Manhattan Associates Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced the latest release of its Transportation Management System (TMS), with improvements to the solution’s robust and proven modeling capabilities, enhancements to carrier connectivity and benchmark rating, and expanded global logistics support. The company also announced that it has been named a Leader in Gartner Inc.’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems.
Manhattan TMS is a cloud-first offering that improves carrier collaboration and connectivity, delivering network-wide visibility to enable advanced strategic and operational planning, execution and real-time route adjustments necessary to improve efficiencies. In this latest release, Manhattan has expanded the breadth and flexibility of its industry-leading TMS solution to help shippers and carriers optimize their transportation networks and fulfill their customer commitments in a more profitable manner. The following are some of the new features added in this release:
- Advanced Transportation Modeling – Manhattan has expanded its TMS solution’s built-in strategic network modeling capabilities with user productivity enhancements, such as embedded Gantt chart visualizations for extended horizon analyses. The company has also added order splitting – which allows users to more accurately simulate real-world capacity constraint scenarios.
- Mobile Enhancements – Previously designed for carriers, Manhattan TMS Mobile now also gives shippers and transportation planners mobile access to real-time shipment status updates, resulting in improved service levels and enhanced customer support. Available on Android and iOS platforms, TMS Mobile now offers users the option to leverage non-commercial third-party navigation apps (such as Google Maps and Waze) to enable turn-by-turn directions. The app also now offers seal management and Spanish and Portuguese language support.
- Partner Ecosystem Expansion – Manhattan TMS’s functionality has been extended, with native integration to DAT Solutions to leverage DAT’s benchmark market rates for analysis against contract rates. Manhattan has also further strengthened the existing integrations with our market-leading partners in the areas of tracking, visibility and digital freight matching.
- Contract Management – The solution’s rating capabilities have been expanded to support additional complex, global rating and accessorial requirements. These include the ability to save rate templates, which minimize rate maintenance, as well as creating an audit trail to track all rate changes.
“Manhattan is dedicated to helping our customers overcome the challenges of today’s transportation environment through a significant and continued investment in TMS technology, resources and strategy,” said Gregg Lanyard, director of Product Management for Manhattan Associates. “We’re commited to developing state-of-the-art transport capabilities that provide significant, differentiating and sustainable value to our customers via the industry’s most sophisticated and innovative TMS solution.”
Manhattan TMS was also recently named a Leader in Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems. The Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluates companies based on their completeness of vision and their ability to execute. Manhattan believes this recognition reflects the product’s deep functionality, as well as the company’s platform vision and its dedication to the transportation and logistics industry. A complimentary copy of the full report can be downloaded here.