Consolidate orders and maximize the return on your transportation spend – with our transportation management system (TMS). Accurately forecast demand and shipment volumes to fine-tune transportation planning. Enhance freight, fleet, and logistics management. And gain real-time visibility into global and domestic shipping across all transportation modes and industries.
Transportation Capacity and Demand Planning - Analyze carrier performance and historical data for trade lanes to plan for future transportation needs. Collaborate with carriers to negotiate freight contracts and book ocean and air carrier capacity for domestic or international shipments.
Transportation Requirements Management - Effectively manage transportation requirements from order entry to final settlement. Integrate order processing with order-to-cash and procure-to-pay processes.
Freight Planning and Optimization - Create freight plans for individual units and shipments – and optimize and consolidate them for domestic, international, single, or multimodal transportation scenarios. Schedule the most freight for the least cost while honoring service constraints.
Interactive Freight Tendering - Set up multistep, automated, or interactive freight tendering processes, including peer-to-peer and broadcast tendering. The software supports direct tendering of orders and request for proposal-driven tender processes.
Freight and Forwarding Settlement - Manage both simple and complex freight agreements and related master data, as well as calculation rules for carriers and customers. Calculate freight costs, revenue, and profits precisely and automatically.
Collaboration Portal - The SAP Transportation Management portal for carriers supports collaborative business processes with shippers, including:
SAP Transportation Management 9.4 is based on SAP NetWeaver 7.5. It’s an ABAP-type application that most IT professionals will already be familiar with – reducing the need for training. Simple to integrate, extend, and deploy, the application makes it easy for IT to deliver a consistent and reliable user experience.
Out-of-the-Box Integration - Integrate with SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC), SAP Enterprise Warehouse Management, SAP Event Management, SAP Global Trade Services, SAP Environment, Health & Safety (SAP EH&S), and SAP CRM.
Data Model - SAP TM has a unique segment-based data model that reduces table size and complexity – for quicker system responses and easier data management.
SAP NetWeaver Business Client - Take advantage of a dynamic new user interface that gives business users the context they need to best serve customers.
SAP Fiori - Provide employees with a simple, personalized user experience (UX) across multiple devices – using SAP Fiori applications.
SAP Visual Business - Display SAP TM data on geographical maps and take advantage of interactive functionality within the SAP TM user interface. Note: You must install a front-end client before you can use SAP Visual Business – and SAP Global Trade Services is required for customs management.
Adobe Document Services (ADS) - Facilitate the printing of documents such as bills of lading.
System requirements for SAP Transportation Management
System and software requirements vary according to specific customer scenarios – please refer to the SAP Transportation Management Sizing Guide for details. Also, please see the SAP Transportation Management Product Availability Matrix for the latest information on updates and releases.
Your database selection depends on the Netweaver release that you choose. Please refer to the PAM for more details relevant for each release.
DB2 FOR Z/OS, DB2 LUW 64-BIT,DB2/400,MAXDB 64-BIT, MS SQL SERVER X86_64,ORACLE 64-BIT, SAP ASE for Business Suite,SAP HANA database.
iPad OS, Linux Client, Mac OS, Windows Client 32-bit, Windows Client 64-bit, Windows for X86, Windows for X86_64
Apple, Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer
Licensing and purchasing options for SAP Transportation Management
You can purchase SAP Transportation Management as an on-premise application that is licensed on the basis of freight value. Or you can choose a hosted cloud model with a subscription license – using SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. This gives you the ability to license based on the freight requirements and the number of users that your business needs today, and add on incrementally as you grow. Contact your local SAP account executive for additional licensing and purchasing options.
NIBCO – a leading producer of valves, fittings, and piping products – is shipping more for less. How? By using our transportation management software to accelerate shipment planning, improve carrier selection, and gain greater control over freight spend.
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Pañalon is one of Europe’s largest transporters of bulk liquids, powders, and granulated products for the chemical and automotive industries. Read how they’re using SAP to automate fleet management and gain full visibility of 950+ containers, tanks, and trucks.
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