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SAP Transportation Management

SAP Transportation Management

Consolidate orders and maximise 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.

Why SAP Transportation Management?

Because it dramatically reduces transportation complexity – and integrates business and logistics throughout your network. You can either run SAP Transportation Management traditionally using core ERP systems or with SAP S/4HANA – decentral or embedded. With SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) you can:

  • Use the latest technologies to streamline and integrate your transportation management processes 
  • Provide executable transportation plans that are cost efficient and compliant with customer requirements
  • Consolidate and optimise all shipments – inbound, outbound, domestic, and international
  • Strategically purchase or sell freight capacity with centralised order management
  • Improve transportation logistics to boost on-time deliveries and customer service levels
  • Handle large volumes of transportation and logistics data for state-of-the-art analysis and planning

SAP named a market leader in TMS systems

Learn how SAP Transportation Management can simplify the lives of business users and IT staff:

Functional Capabilities
  • Transportation Capacity and Demand Planning - Analyse 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 Optimisation - Create freight plans for individual units and shipments – and optimise 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:
    • Freight order management
    • Freight settlement
    • Freight agreement management
    • Dispute management
Technical Capabilities
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, personalised 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.

Operating Systems iPad OS, Linux Client, Mac OS, Windows Client 32-bit, Windows Client 64-bit, Windows for X86, Windows for X86_64
Web Browsers 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.


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Ensure a successful implementation and maximise your ROI with information resources that support the different phases of SAP Transportation Management – from planning and installation to operation.


Plan your installation

Refer to Master Guide: SAP Transportation Management 9.4 for important information about installation and upgrade planning

Confirm that you have a license key

To request permanent license keys, you need authorisation under myProfile*. To extend your authorisation, please contact an SAP user administrator*.

Download the software

Visit the SAP Support Portal* to download the SAP Transportation Management software installation package.


Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation

Complete the installation steps

Refer to Master Guide: SAP Transportation Management 9.4 for a step-by-step overview of the
installation process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.


Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation


Manage your SAP applications

Refer to the Application Operations Guide for SAP TM 9.4 SP00* to learn how to manage, maintain, and run your SAP applications at peak performance.

Ensure the security of SAP TM

Download the SAP Transportation Management 9.4 Security Guide* for important information on ensuring the security of your software.


Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation


Enhance your knowledge of SAP TM

View the SAP Transportation Management training and certification catalogue of instructor-led courses and e-courses – and train when and where it’s convenient for you.

Stay up-to-date with our learning maps

Consultants, get role-specific learning maps with SAP implementation and operation information. These online knowledge products cover our latest products and upgrades.


Need help planning your SAP education? Learn how our education consulting services from SAP can help



Plan and carry out a successful upgrade to the latest release of SAP Transportation Management – so you can take advantage of the new features and capabilities right away.


Identify the upgrade paths

Download the Product Availability Matrix to review upgrade paths for SAP Transportation Management.

Download the matrix now*

Plan your upgrade

The Upgrade Master Guide contains important information about SAP TM upgrade planning.

Read the guide

Plan landscape changes

The Landscape Planner lets you visualise your existing system landscape, simulate changes, and analyse the impact. 

Use the planner*




Identify dependencies

Use the Upgrade Dependency Analyser to determine if your upgrade will have an impact on your other systems.

Access the analyser


Size the implementation

Use the Web-based Quick Sizer tool to help you select an economically balanced system based on your requirements.

Open the Quick Sizer tool*



View the product road map
Refer to the SAP Transportation Management road map to see how the technology is planned to progress over time.

Complete the upgrade steps

Refer to the SAP TM 9.4 Upgrade Master Guide for an overview of the upgrade process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.

View the guide*

Ask the community

Visit the SAP Transportation Management community for the latest technology news and updates. Ask questions, post comments, and discuss issues.

Visit the community


Need additional help with your upgrade? Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your upgrade


Get the support you need to keep SAP Transportation Management running at peak performance. Our experts can help you maximise the value of your software, take advantage of new business models and capabilities, and more.

Expert Community

Connect with SAP experts – and get the latest news and views on SAP Transportation Management implementations, upgrades, innovations, and best practices.


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