Ascend TMS: Features For Brokers and 3PL's

Load Management

Feature Ascend TMS (SHARED) Ascend TMS (DEDICATED) Description
Auto Mileage Calculations Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Automatic Accessorial & Fuel Charges Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Least Cost Routing and Load Optimization Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Load Building Wizard Yes Yes Unlimited Use
PO / Order / Cargo Management Yes Yes Unlimited Use
PO / Order / Cargo Management using your external ERP System Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Repeat Shipments / Create Duplicates Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Profitability Analysis (per active load) Yes Yes Unlimited Use
See Market Line-Haul Rates (by load or lane) Using Data From All Other Ascend TMS Users Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Load Logs / Activity Tracing (every action) Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Fuel Surcharge Management Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Default Rate Management Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Invoicing (Print or Email) Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Export to Quickbooks Accounting Yes Yes Unlimited Use (email for availability details)
Header / Footer / Terms & Conditions Management for All Confirmations Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Preferred Carrier Management Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Check Call Frequency Monitoring Yes Yes Unlimited Use

Carrier Tendering

Feature Ascend TMS (SHARED) Ascend TMS (DEDICATED) Description
Available Truck Searching Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Your Available Loads Posted To Your Website with LoadLink™ Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Auto-Add New Carriers With Just their MC Number (we do the rest) Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Create Detailed Carrier Confirmations Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Carrier Equipment Management Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Carrier Insurance & CSA Compliance Management Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Carrier Packets Sent via Email Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Carrier Pay Deductions Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Carrier Portal to publish your own Lane Bids and manage the bid with LoadLink™ Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Your Own Carrier Web Portal for Tender Acceptance By Carriers using LoadLink™ Yes Yes Unlimited Use
FuelCarrier Service Notes, Load History, and Carrier Ratings Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Fuel Surcharge Management By Carrier Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Real-Time Spot Market Rate Guide Yes Yes Unlimited Use
FMCSA / DOT Real-Time Lookup Yes Yes Unlimited Use (email for availability details)
Insurance Compliance Validation with Blocking for Invalid Carriers Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Lane Bid Management Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Load Board Posting Interface For Getloaded and Truckstop Yes Yes Unlimited Use (email for availability details)
Mapping and Driver Directions Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Load Quoting System To Send Professional Quotes Out via Email Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Overages, Shortages, & Damages (OS&D) Management Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Default Carrier Rate / Pay Management Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Load Allocations Per Carrier Yes Yes Unlimited Use

Portals & Imaging

Feature Ascend TMS (SHARED) Ascend TMS (DEDICATED) Description
Carrier Portal for Check Calls for Real-Time Load Updates with LoadLink™ Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Document Imaging (BOLs, PODs) means all paper documents can be scanned and attached to the load inside Ascend TMS Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Internal (Private) Load Board Yes Yes Unlimited Use

Carrier Settlement

Feature Ascend TMS (SHARED) Ascend TMS (DEDICATED) Description
AP / AR Settlement & Payment Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Carrier Factoring Management Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Settlement with Variable Carrier Terms Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Text Advances and Settlements To Drivers Yes Yes Unlimited Use (email for availability details. SMS Account Needed)

Business Intelligence / Reporting

Feature Ascend TMS (SHARED) Ascend TMS (DEDICATED) Description
Detailed Ascend TMS profitability / Cost Reports Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Reporting Module Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Quick Rate Guide (State to State) Based on ALL Ascend TMS™ Users Nationwide Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Dashboard Showing Rate Trends Nationwide Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Default Load Reports Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Load Status Checklist / Business Rules Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Dropdown List Management Yes Yes Unlimited Use

Collaboration

Feature Ascend TMS (SHARED) Ascend TMS (DEDICATED) Description
Access Available Capacity In The Network In Real-Time. You can see all Ascend TMS™ asset carriers who have empty trucks scheduled near your available loads. You simply decide if you want to call them to negotiate a rate and secure the truck. Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Instant Messaging with other Ascend TMS™ users. Much faster than emails for quick messages about loads with your team. Yes Yes Unlimited Use

System Administration

Feature Ascend TMS (SHARED) Ascend TMS (DEDICATED) Description
Free Users Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Customize Confirmations with Your Logo & Company Info Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Lead Creation and Tracking Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Parent / Child Customer Management Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Training / Knowledge Base Built-In Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Unlimited Shipping Locations, Carriers, Branch Offices and Loads Yes Yes Unlimited Use
User Management / Roles Yes Yes Unlimited Use

Support

Feature Ascend TMS (SHARED) Ascend TMS (DEDICATED) Description
Email Support Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Ticketing System Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Phone Support Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Training / Knowledge Base Built-In Yes Yes Unlimited Use
Onsite Training Yes Yes Travel not included
Annual User Conference In Florida Yes Yes Travel not included

System Differences** (Between The Shared and Dedicated Versions)

Feature Ascend TMS (SHARED) Ascend TMS (DEDICATED) Description
Database / Data Shared Your Own Database
Servers Shared Your Own Servers
Two Mirrored Server Locations No Yes Two perfectly mirrored systems in two distinct physical regional locations so you are never down.
Server Size Choice No Yes Up to “mainframe” power options
Custom System Integration No Yes Automatically connect to your ERP or accounting systems etc. /td>
Custom Coding Available No Yes Create new or custom screens as needed
Auto Generate Carrier Advances / and Payments with T-Check No Yes T-Check Account Needed
Sandbox Test Server No Yes New code test environment fully separate from your Ascend TMS (Dedicated) system
EDI Connectivity with trading partners No Yes Inbound / outbound data EDI
Onsite Training Option (Your Office) No Yes Travel not included

Ascend TMS Pricing

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  • Users: Always Free For < 3 Users
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3 or more users

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$ 49 pp/mo
  • All 300 Features
  • Unlimited Everything
  • Monthly User Cost: $49
  • Users: First 60 Days Free
  • Monthly Server Cost: $0
  • Shared servers

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3 or more users

[Dedicated Servers]

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$ 49 pp/mo
  • All 300 Features
  • Unlimited Everything
  • Monthly User Cost: $49
  • Users: First 60 Days Free
  • Monthly Cost For Servers: Call
  • Dedicated servers

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