AscendTMS Logistics Software

AscendTMS Logistics Software

Free Logistics, shipping, and freight management software

About AscendTMS Logistics Software

AscendTMS is a logistics and shipping management software that helps businesses of all sizes streamline operations related to dispatching, accounting, commissions, asset management, and more on a centralized platform. The automated workflow engine uses an If This Then That (IFTTT) algorithm to update load details and statuses and send notifications to staff members.

AscendTMS’s load financial module lets supervisors add budgets and expenses to specific loads and monitor overall profit or loss across certain time periods. The route optimization functionality lets team leaders add or edit pickups and drop-offs, calculate traveled distances, and generate ETAs based on weather and traffic conditions. Managers can configure commissions for certain activities and calculate payroll based on multiple methodologies, including pay per mile, hourly, per case, per pallet, and more. It also provides a built-in messaging tool, which lets team members send and receive messages from within the platform, facilitating quick communication across the organization.

AscendTMS comes with an API, which allows organizations to integrate the system with several third-party solutions. It offers electronic data interchange (EDI) capabilities, which let shippers, carriers, and brokers exchange documents, including tenders and invoices. Administrators can set up branch, department, location, or agency based access rights, restricting stakeholder access to specific information.


Key benefits of AscendTMS Logistics Software

Totally free TMS. USed by over 29,300+ logistics customers worldwide.


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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(345)
Value for Money
4.9/5
Features
4.8/5
Ease of Use
4.8/5
Customer Support
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Casey
Casey
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

CEO

Reviewed on 24/04/2019

As an owner of a 3PL I have to use software that keeps track of all my top line revenue, gross...

As an owner of a 3PL I have to use software that keeps track of all my top line revenue, gross margin, and commissions for my sales team. Ascend does a great job of all of that. The board itself where I keep track of the companies shipments is very easy and simple to view. It has to be when you're moving a high volume of loads and need to stay organized. Overall great product.

Pros

1. In the cloud.
2. UI is great.
3. Easy to add users, delete users.
4. Great reporting.

Cons

Nothing. They continue to improve their software every month adding new integrations and add ons.

Response from InMotion Global

Wow wow wow! Thank you for that amazing review! The AscendTMS team!

Jacob
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great Customer Service!

Reviewed on 14/12/2022

I'm a very new user. I've been using this product for less than a month as of today. But so far,...

I'm a very new user. I've been using this product for less than a month as of today. But so far, any issue I've had has been very quickly resolved by the CSR team.

Pros

I love how quickly the Ascend team responds to inquiries. I have worked with other software companies, and none were as quick to reach back out with a solution.

Cons

If you don't have some sort of carrier setup integration, i.e. RIMS or some similar service, the uploading of documents can be tedious as you can only upload one doc at a time.

Alternatives Considered

Rose Rocket

Reasons for Choosing AscendTMS Logistics Software

Pricing...Mcleod is very expensive and has regular upgrades that you are required to pay for. With Ascend, the upgrades are all free. And being a web-based application, the upgrades are much simpler than those at McLeod Software.

Reasons for Switching to AscendTMS Logistics Software

We needed a product that could integrate EDI for our customer(s). For the price, Ascend was the best option.

Response from InMotion Global

YOU ROCK!!!! AMAZING!!!! Thank you so SO much, Jacob!

Daniel
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Feature-rich, but somewhat clunky and time-consuming.

Reviewed on 15/02/2018

Since the software integrates with other offerings, I ended up signing up with Triumph Business...

Since the software integrates with other offerings, I ended up signing up with Triumph Business Capital for factoring (because they were integrated) and Triumph has been great.

Pros

Ascend tries to be many things, with a host of integrations from DAT load board to Triumph Business Capital for factoring. There is a lot going on and for the most part, the software does its job. The address auto-populate feature is very helpful when entering new addresses. That is sort of where the positives stop for me.

Cons

There are simply too many steps to go through to enter and dispatch a single load. Instead of having everything on one screen to be entered quickly, you have to fill out one screen, click to go to the next screen, click to go to the next screen, all for one load. It simply took me too much time. I ended up switching over to Trucking Office (I am a smaller operation) and the difference in time spent dispatching was very noticeable. All in all, it was not bad software, just did not work out for me. There are also minor glitches with the formatting of the website interface that bugged me, like text running outside of a box, just little aesthetic touches that were distracting.

Response from InMotion Global

HI Daniel, it looks like you just had a BASIC subscription to AscendTMS and so you didn't get "all the goodies" you needed. If you want all the bells and whistles in AscendTMS you need to upgrade to the PREMIUM subscription for just $49.

Once you get a PREMIUM subscription - you will see that ALL of your needs will be met, from driver payroll and full accounting to IFTA reports and load tracking etc.

Thanks for the review.

Kimberly
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Ascend Review

Reviewed on 01/08/2019

Pros

Ascend TMS keeps growing with me as my company grows. They have partnered with some great companies to add even more features that make my company able to post loads to more load boards and process loads more quickly, and . We are able to work more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Cons

While it is easy to learn, there were parts of the software that I did not know much about - mainly the accounting. I learned how to do much of it on the fly. Watching the videos helped and the support from Ascend TMS has been great. I would like to see a "user's group" set up so people who use the software can share tips, how to's, etc.

Response from InMotion Global

Hi Kinberly - You ROCK. Thank you SO much. You are such an important client to us. The AscendTMS Team.

Maria
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Customer Service Speaks for itself

Reviewed on 31/03/2023

What stood out to me the most with this software was my interactions with Elwood Black. He provided...

What stood out to me the most with this software was my interactions with Elwood Black. He provided me with the live links to all trainings offered, he ensured I knew how to access all the walkthrough videos, and checked in on us throughout our entire trial process to ensure no additional assistance was needed. This has been by far my best customer service interaction since we have opened our business. We truly appreciate not only your software and it’s functions but also the amazing representative assigned to us.

Pros

All the features are absolutely incredible. They have made it impossible for you to need additional software outside of your typical load board subscriptions. The walk through videos provided are beyond informative they make it impossible to struggle utilizing and navigating the software.

Cons

I wish there was an option for a monthly subscription with at least up to 3 users at a cheaper rate.

Alternatives Considered

3G Transportation Management and Tai TMS

Reasons for Switching to AscendTMS Logistics Software

These other products either offered poor customer service attitude until you are willing to purchase their product, or they expect you to just learn the software as you go.

Response from InMotion Global

AMAZING! What can I say. THANK YOU!!!

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AscendTMS Logistics Software FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for AscendTMS Logistics Software.

AscendTMS Logistics Software offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 99.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

AscendTMS is available across two pricing plans, outlined below. Basic: Free forever for less than 3 users Premium: $99 per month (per user) They also offer a 30-day free trial for their premium plan PLUS up to one year free from over 70 AscendTMS integrated partners (see: https://inmotionglobal.com/features/specialoffers.html).

AscendTMS Logistics Software has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

AscendTMS Logistics Software supports the following languages:

English

AscendTMS Logistics Software supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

AscendTMS Logistics Software integrates with the following applications:

Comdata AP Automation, Motive, Stripe, Twilio, UPS Ready

AscendTMS Logistics Software offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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