Transportation management systems (TMS) should be about rapid time-to-value. However, the market is saturated with costly, complex, slow to implement and tough to maintain transportation solutions that serve far too few companies. Descartes TMS takes a completely different approach to transportation management. The solution provides easy to use, end-to-end multimodal functionality, comprising order and contract management, optimized consolidation, carrier selection, execution and freight audit. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) 2.0 delivery model, which includes the Descartes Global Logistics Network™ (Descartes GLN™), making the solution ready to implement on day one and already providing electronic communications to many of the carriers you use today. Descartes’ “pay as you use” approach is highly cost effective for small to large enterprises and reduces costly license fees. Many organizations need more advanced functionality that extends beyond “traditional” TM solutions. Descartes Networked TMS is part of the Descartes Transportation Management Suite which provides robust capabilities in the areas of route planning and wireless mobile solutions, global shipment visibility, dock appointment scheduling, yard management, ocean contract management and freight audit, and reporting services - all built upon the same cloud-based advanced technology platform.