We know what you're thinking, "Load Management, what TMS doesn't have Load Management?". We know, we know. However, AscendTMS displays your loads in a fashion that allows you to manage your day-to-day business with ease. In addition to displaying your loads in an easy-to-read format, the load management screens also contain a summary of the load financials at the bottom. Now, you can clearly see how well your business or department is doing at a glance. True manageability, now that's something to talk about.
Question: Who was your most profitable customer, in Ohio, on Tuesday the 15th of July, where the sales guy was David, and the dispatcher was Mary? Come on - give us a HARD thing to report on, LOL. That's way too easy. While other TMS systems make you jump through hoops to report on what you really need (or want) to know, with AscendTMS if you can dream it, we can report on it. Just enter ANY items you want to report on and in under a second we get you the results in both summary and detailed formats. It's both powerful and easy!
No matter which of the 65 ELD or telematics providers your carrier's choose - we connect to them all. You'll be able to see where your freight is in real-time (both your own assets and any 3rd party trucks), get ETA's, driver speed, hard braking, hours of service left, and even set geo-fencing alerts if a driver goes AWOL on you. And, if you have assets, you can even run multiple varieties of telematics devices in each truck, trailer, or container and you can connect them all to your AscendTMS account in just seconds.
Either use the comprehensive accounting features already built into AscendTMS or integrate your favorite accounting package. If you decide to let AscendTMS manage all of your daily accounting needs, then we provide all of the tools you need, such as invoicing, settlements, accounts receivable, accounts payable, customer statements, profit & loss reports, and financial exporting to Excel. Better still, we made it EASY to understand and manage all of your accounting functions. For those of you with 3rd party accounting software, we have the tools to inegrate with them. The bottom line is that managing your accounting with AscendTMS is EASY.
Let's get down to business, shall we? Why do most people use a TMS? It's to help manage their business or department, right? AscendTMS is designed to do just that. With Load Financials, you can add your Income/Budget and Expenses to a load, monitor your Profit and Losses over the course of time and see if a load has been paid or settled. In addition, you can export your financials to your accounting system. With Load Financials, you will never have to guess how well your business is doing ever again.
Some businesses need the ability to provide different visibility for a Branch Office, Department, Sales Agent or User Group. With AscendTMS, you are able to manage a user's visibility into the system with our Branch/Department Management and User Grouping feature. Users only see the information that they need to in order to perform their work duties. So, if your business needs the ability to customize user groupings, then our Branch/Department feature is for you.
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Decide which users see what items - and who has access to sensitive materials such as accounting screens and profit reports. Better still, we have simplified the process so you can quickly see what users have what roles with a quick glance. You can also combine branch, department, location, or agency user access with particular user roles to further narrow what users see. Restricting or expanding specific user access to a particular role (or roles) gives you more confidence in your team - and minimizes user mistakes.
Scan paperwork or have POD's texted to you from drivers on the road (and we even append them to the right load within your AscendTMS account for you). No other TMS can do this. We even let you manage your company documents (like your contracts, customer packets, carrier packets, credit applications, driver paperwork etc.). Any scanned, imported or texted document can be viewed, tagged, searched, downloaded, printed, or emailed from AscendTMS. Documents can also be attached to your loads, customers, carriers and locations for easy access.
Free GPS load tracking? Yes, we have that - and it is built right into AscendTMS. Would you like to pin-point the exact location of a driver by just using their cell phone's GPS? The AscendTMS Tracker feature sends them a special text message and we simply grab their location and the status of the load for you. The driver can also respond from his phone with the real-time status of the load with one press. NO APPS NEEDED - just our special text message! You can also use this feature to send any other instructions to a driver via standard text message. Yes, we know, it's pretty amazing, right? Click Here for see the Overview.
Do you have loads or trucks to post? With AscendTMS you can post to up to 53 load boards, including DAT, Getloaded, Truckstop.com, PostEverywhere, 123Loadboard.com and Trucker Path, all with one click. Post, un-post and monitor a single load or a group of loads with ease. Save time, save money, and move more loads by posting to 53 load boards at once. Let AscendTMS do all the hard work for you while you keep the freight moving! (Subscriptions to load board services may be required.)
Do you want a free truckload rate index? Do you want to know current line-haul rates for any lane (including low, median, high and average RPM's)? Well, InstaRate is a real-time rate index right at your fingertips. Simply provide InstaRate with the pickup and drop-off locations and presto, you will see average truckload rates for that lane pairing compiled from hundreds of thousands of real loads! (Did you figure out how we came up the snappy name yet?) Use our valuable insight on real-time market rates so you can stay on top of the ever changing market.
If you're a shipper that has your own trucks, our free asset management features will help your business get organized. Manage assets like Power Units, Trailers, Containers and Drivers with ease. AscendTMS also handles driver pay and settlement, IFTA tax reporting, and provides you with the unique flexibility of assigning your own asset (or a 3rd party carrier) to any of your loads - and manage them all from one simple screen. You can even text or track your drivers, too. With AscendTMS, you are in control of everything. You are the king (or queen) of the world!
We partnered with Google backed "KeepTruckin" to give you the best (and Google blessed) ELD you have ever seen. It's $0 for the in-cab unit and just $20 per month per truck (with no contracts). Don't you just love Google! By using both the amazing AscendTMS software and the cutting edge Google ELD from KeepTruckin, you'll get a SEAMLESS solution to manage your entire fleet and your office operations. After using your Google ELD solution from KeepTruckin along with your amazing AscendTMS software you'll wonder why you didn't upgrade your life sooner. Click Here To Learn More About KeepTruckin'!
With Automated Route Review (ARR) you won't have to worry if your stops are ordered in the most efficient manor. AscendTMS does that for you , every load, every time! ARR checks the original route to make sure that the miles have been optimized. If there is a shorter, more efficient route AAR will let you know - even if you re-order or add stops on the fly. You can then choose between the original route or the more efficient ARR route. This is a great tool to make sure that your loads are routed efficiently, saving you miles, thus saving you money.
AscendTMS gives you the tools to completely refute and deny non-legitimate cargo claims with "picture perfect" proof. How do we do it? The driver just takes a quick picture of the cargo at the pickup location and at the delivery location, and texts it to AscendTMS. We will automatically attach the cargo image(s) to the correct load for you. If a claim comes in, you have picture proof of no claim caused by you (with the date and time stamp) - or to minimize the amount of a valid claim. AscendTMS even handles claim forms and claim paperwork. Never pay an invalid claim again!
Want to see how your operation is doing at a glance? Well, the AscendTMS dashboard displays the key information about your business in a simple to read layout. With items like Financial Quick Look, Load Volumes and National Rate and Fuel trends, the Dashboard will surely be a key component for you to help keep your thumb on the pulse of your business.
What is one of the most important things in logistics? Communication. AscendTMS has several features to help you improve your communications, both inside and outside your company. Some of these features include: Two Way Texting - Send a text message to a driver (or to any cell phone) and receive their text replies directly back into your TMS. Instant Messaging - Send and receive instant messages to other members of your company and see their availablity. Document Management - Upload commonly used documents such as Carrier/Customer Setup Packets, Certificate of Insurance Requests, etc. and email them to anyone you desire.
Imagine one place to go where you can search for any load, customer, carrier, reference number, MC number, DOT number, or location within your AscendTMS account and find it in seconds. No more fumbling around in different screens to find something. One place - done! Also, from here you can setup new customers, carriers or drivers with one click, get free real-time credit checks, perform fast carrier onboarding with just an DOT / MC number, do carrier & driver verification and qualification, and get real-time fraud warnings. The AscendTMS Universal Search feature is powerful - and lightning fast.
EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is built right into AscendTMS. We'll connect you electronically to ANY trading partner (shipper, carrier or broker) so you can send and receive load tenders, invoices, and completely eliminate all paper by using standard EDI communications. EDI is often a requirement if you want to do business with larger companies because it is fast, efficient, and error free. And, because we have our own EDI team and our own dedicated EDI servers, you pay 80% less than with any other EDI provider.
AscendTMS is customizable from day one - and we'll even write your custom code requests for free. First, we allow you to change key elements in the system to suit your needs; Don't use a certain truck type? Change it! Prefer to use a new Load Status? Add it! Want your departments or branches to work together? Sync them! Then, if you want a truly custom feature written, or you have a neat new idea for us, we will write the code for you, for free, as long as the entire AscendTMS user community benefits. Welcome to the AscendTMS family!
Never load a bad carrier or bad driver again. Built into AscendTMS is a full carrier verification, carrier qualification, and fraud detection system. Simply enter the carriers MC or DOT number and we do the rest. You can even setup a brand new carrier with just one click. Better still, you can conduct real-time fraud detection and carrier qualification every time you add one of your existing carriers or drivers to one of your loads. Never pick a bad carrier or bad driver again by making good selection decisions. It's all built into AscendTMS. Click Here To Learn More!
Why take a chance working with poorly financed freight brokers? In the end, you'll just get stuck paying both the broker AND the carrier. Get unlimited (and free) broker credit checks anytime you want. Triumph Business Capital, one of the largest financial services firms in the transportation industry, processing almost $2 billion of freight invoices per year, gives you the info you need to only work with solid brokers. With AscendTMS, you can conduct unlimited credit checks, with accurate data, that's updated daily.
DAT load searching and truck matching integration is included in your AscendTMS account. With a click of a button, AscendTMS your "to be empty" truck(s) to DAT's available loads, and gives you the full load details, the company, contact details, credit score, days to pay, and much more. Or, use DAT to gauge if a particular market or lane is tight or loose, and see where the current DAT spot market pricing is. Just enter your DAT credentials and AscendTMS and DAT will do the rest for you without even leaving your TMS.
That's right, AscendTMS gives freight brokers and freight forwarders your own online payment portal. Your drivers and carriers can get paid with ACH, bank wire, COMcheck, T-Check, money code, fuel card deposit, or paper check. You can even offer Quick Pay for a fee. Our payment portal is run by Triumph Bancorp, an FDIC chartered bank, and it allows you to pay ANY carrier or driver in any form they want. And, no more drivers calling you to chase money. And, no more factoring companies calling to verify loads. Now, that's cool!
North America, Europe, Asia, no matter what continent your on AscendTMS is made to work for you. Choose your local currency and start managing your business today. All of the features in AscendTMS such as location search and Automatic Route Review are available to you as well. Go ahead, give us a try! For this we say grazie, obrigado, gracias, arigato and thank you.
AscendTMS is already integrated with many leading logistics service providers - from load boards, financial institutions, factoring companies, GPS tracking services, communication providers, and others.
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Please Note: InMotion Global or AscendTMS are NOT affiliated or owned by a freight brokerage, 3PL, carrier, shipper or other freight management company. Therefore, there isn't a conflict of interest or hidden agenda unlike some other TMS providers you may have encountered. With AscendTMS, you receive an outstanding TMS and logistics software system built with your business in mind.