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Capterra's highest rated TMS system & the world's most popular, with 21,200+ clients (brokers, carriers and shippers). The world's only free tier option. No contracts. No installs. TRULY cloud based.

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AscendTMS is the world's most popular TMS software (21,200+ active users), for Freight Brokers, 3PL's, Trucking Companies and Shippers. NO upfront fees, NO license fees, NO support fees, NO contracts. They are 100% independent and NOT affiliated with any broker, carrier, or other transportation entity. Get instant TMS access from ANY device with NO installs, NO hardware, NO setup. Compare to TMW, McLeod, Mercury Gate, Aljex and other old legacy systems. AscendTMS has Capterra's BEST RATING!

Contact Details

InMotion Global

http://www.inmotionglobal.com

Founded in 2002

Located in United States

AscendTMS Logistics Software Pricing Overview

AscendTMS Logistics Software pricing starts at $59.00 per month, per user.There is a free version of AscendTMS Logistics Software.AscendTMS Logistics Software does offer a free trial.See additional pricing details for AscendTMS Logistics Software below.

Powerful Load Management
Powerful Load Management
Powerful Load Management
Track By Text Message
Included Rate Guides
DAT, Truckstop, & CHR
53 Load Boards Included

Starting Price

  • $59.00/month/user
  • Always free for <3 user (Basic Sub) $59pm for >3 users (Premium Sub)

Free Trial

  • Yes

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online

AscendTMS Logistics Software Features

3PL Management
Barcoding/RFID
CRM
Cross Docking
Fleet Management
Inventory Management
Order Management
Shipping Management
Supplier Management
Transportation Management
3PL
Barcoding / RFID
Billing & Invoicing
Customer Management
Customer Portal
Import / Export Management
International Forwarders
LTL Management
Local Forwarders
Rate Management
Shipment Tracking
Truckload Management
Warehouse Management
Waybills
Air Shipping
Bills of Lading
Container Shipping
Freight Shipping
Ground Shipping
Import / Export
Ocean Shipping
Parcel Shipping
Quotes / Estimates
Shipment Tracking
Warehouse Management
Demand Planning
Electronic Data Interchange
Import/Export Management
Inventory Management
Order Fulfillment
Sales & Operations Planning
Shipping Management
Supplier Management
Transportation Management
Warehouse Management
Billing & Invoicing
Carrier Management
Customer Management
Dispatch Management
Driver Management
Fleet / Equipment Management
Load Management
Order Management
Quotes / Estimates
Routing
Scheduling
Shipment Management
Billing & Invoicing
Dispatch Management
Driver Management
Driver Settlements
Load Optimization
Maintenance Management
Mileage Tracking
Quotes/Estimates
Routing
Scheduling
Trip Logs
Vehicle Management

AscendTMS Logistics Software Reviews

Showing 5 of 177 reviews
Overall
4.8/5
Ease of Use
4.8/5
Customer Service
4.9/5
Matt L.
CEO
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 15, 2019

“Excellent TMS”

OverallThe billing process has really improved thanks to the seamless integration with QBO.
ProsIt's incredibly user-friendly and customizable. I've used several (far more expensive) TMSs in the past decade, and AcendTMS is the best by far. The ease of use, integrations, and great customer service have made me a huge fan.
ConsMy only critique is that there is no open API yet, but I'm told that's in the works. I'm glad they're taking their time with it.

Vendor Response

By InMotion Global on August 16, 2019
Hi Matt - thanks for the great review. You are amazing! The AscendTMS Team.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 15, 2019
John J.
owner
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 17, 2019

“My experience with Ascend TMS logistics software”

OverallIt's a great system, I especially like how it integrates with Quick books. Your customer service department is great. I would especially like to thank representative
ProsAble to navigate through it easily. It has all the functions I require. Customer service is great. I would certainly like to bring to your attention that I could not be more pleased and satisfied with your representative Maria Giarrusso. I was having a few issues with my load posting with Nextload, and she immediately got in contact with representative@ Nextload, and between the two of them it was corrected in no time. She was keeping me updated as repairs were being done , to see if she could help me in any way until the issue was resolved . That really meant a lot to me , and to my business. Her customer service skills are beyond excellent !! She makes you feel very comfortable as she walks you through any issues you might be facing as a new or existing customer. She is very kind, and extremely patient !! She is without doubt a fantastic representative for your company. Her attention to detail and her professionalism shines through constantly, you don't find that very often these days ! It's obvious that not only does she know what she is doing, she does it with a wonderful attitude and disposition. She is very professional and informative, not to mention sweet and kind !! Thank you, Maria.
ConsI feel that it should come with at least one of the two big load boards like DAT or Truckstop . The list of manufacturers to approach for business is way outdated . 60% if businesses are no longer in business.

Vendor Response

By InMotion Global on July 19, 2019
John - thanks for the most AMAZING review. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! The AscendTMS Team
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 17, 2019
Anthony V.
President
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
February 16, 2017

“Excellent Program for all levels of freight brokerage”

OverallAs a small business , this software gives me everything I need to process orders. It is easy to use and helps me keep track of my shipment statuses for my customers. I understand there is a section to add in my factoring email addresses into each order, but I am curious to know if I can just add an e-mail once and have it appear on all loads. i.e. my wife takes care of my accounting and instead of going in and adding her onto every account so she is copied, I would like to have her appear by entering her e-mail address once somewhere. If there was an alert or e-mail when a delivery date passes and a status is in transit, that would be helpful as well. There are a few little things here and there, but nothing major that I would change. I am a one man show, and would like to add a user, but me and my wife use the same login, and was wondering if a second user could be added at no cost. Otherwise at the moment this is great value. thanks for being my provider of choice. your team is exceptionally friendly. Bill Nofsinger is a great guy, energetic and a heck of a sales guy. You simplify brokerage software like no other, and I don't know why anyone else hasn't done this before. All the other programs I have used are not only more expensive, but much more complicated. Anytime you or your team is up here in Canada I'd love to take you out for a beer. All the best. Anthony Villa
ProsEase of Use, but a mobile version would help me to be in front of customers more often
ConsI actually love everything about the software, but as you build there are a few features that I would add to give it an even better user experience, i.e. automatic e-mail notifications based on the status the user sets, mobile version, integrating contacts into all send load docs section
Recommendations to other buyersI already recommend this to everyone that is getting into the business. It is highly customizable and everyone wants something specific to them.

Vendor Response

By InMotion Global on February 16, 2017
Anthony - what a great review. Thanks for all the detail. We love that you love it! The AscendTMS Team
Source: Capterra
February 16, 2017
Kimberly C.
Owner/Broker
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, Self-employed
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 1, 2019

“Ascend Review”

ProsAscend 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.
ConsWhile 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.

Vendor Response

By InMotion Global on August 2, 2019
Hi Kinberly - You ROCK. Thank you SO much. You are such an important client to us. The AscendTMS Team.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 1, 2019
Greg M.
Director Sales/Operations
Logistics and Supply Chain, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: Capterra
February 15, 2017

“Powerful and Efficient TMS Platform. ”

OverallWe were searching for an new TMS platform to move our operations to from the legacy platform in use. After searching over 10+ platforms we decided on AscendTMS. Our decision was based on Features , Platform Scalability, Ease of Use, Training and Cost. Compared to platforms costing hundreds of dollars a month for single users with setup fees of $2000-$4000, Ascend could not be beat. Getting a REAL WORKING Platform to try for FREE for 30 Days / not just a "sandbox demo" was the closer. Moving from a much more complicated TMS platform, we were up and doing orders within 20 minutes. While much younger than many other platforms out there, new features are being rolled out on regular basis. It does lack a few things I would prefer from the load management side but from what I have been told by their customer service team many are in development for early 2017. For small / midsize carriers / 3pl Logistic firms this platform really cannot be beat. It an excellent balance of features and cost effectiveness. We have no complaints or regrets in committing to this Ascend at this time. Once the new features roll on I have no issue changing my 4 stars to 5 stars for Features and Functionality.
ProsEase of Use, Fast Setup, VERY Cost Effective, Easy to customize workspaces for our own preferrences.
ConsLacks some features currently that can speed up or improve the steps needed for load management. Integration with tracking such as Macropoint. No automatic status notification updates for customers ie: Trucks on site, Loaded. Delivery, POD name. Dispatch team must use a few extra steps to do these.
Recommendations to other buyersIts a great product overall. If you have no TMS platform currently--Ascend is an absolute winner...you will not be disappointed. IF your coming from a mature/legacy program that has many of the integrated features you may find yourself wanting more. BUT that should not be a deterrent from giving Ascend a serious look. Especially if looking for a Cloud based system that is built on the latest software code. For the cost effectiveness / lack of contract commitment to features it has it really is a great product.

Vendor Response

By InMotion Global on February 15, 2017
Greg - thanks for the amazing and detailed review. We truly appreciate it. The AscendTMS Team
Source: Capterra
February 15, 2017