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Cargo Transportation and Logistics

Pursue new business models, from quote to cash to seamless transactions, to thrive in the digital era.

In a crisis, people come first

Cargo transportation companies are looking for help and tools to adapt and be resilient. Learn how SAP can help with these free offers.

See how customers are succeeding with SAP

SAP Road Map for Cargo Transportation and Logistics

Explore our cargo transportation and logistics road map to learn about current industry solutions, planned innovations, and future direction.

Current release highlights

  • Machine learning-based solution to automatically categorize customer support requests and provide recommendations 
  • Marketing planning for strategic campaign and program management, including target setting 
  • Online validation and error handling for posting without the need for Web services 
  • Defining, planning, and monitoring the optimal maintenance strategy for the asset management organisation

Upcoming innovations

  • Customer retention enhancement to proactively decipher data and provide propensity of customer retention 
  • Infusion of machine learning for customer retention and business integration from Web to freight shipment solutions 
  • Optimised usage of rail assets based on real-time reporting and monitoring of assets in the rail yard or terminal 
  • Scheduling of board enhancements, automatic leveling, schedule simulation, and individual technician assignment

Future plans

  • Inject machine learning and AI in customer experience processes, while adhering to GDPR requirements 
  • Expand the digital and social partner ecosystem with additional capabilities 
  • Provide a self-service portal for inquiries and end-customer-initiated actions on invoices 
  • Enhance predictive maintenance and service and asset network and collaboration capabilities 

Get the facts

100 %

of the greenest travel and transportation companies in the world run SAP solutions.

Newsweek, World's Greenest Companies

89 %

of the most innovative travel and transportation companies in the world run SAP solutions.

Forbes, The World's Most Innovative Companies

50 %

of reduced asset downtime possible with real-time analysis

SAP Strategy: Deliver The Intelligent Enterprise

Solve your specific cargo transportation and logistics needs

Create an intelligent transportation enterprise

Find out how you can close the experience gap and unlock new sources of growth with the Intelligent Enterprise. 

Find cargo transportation software tailored to your needs

Dramatically reduce transportation complexity and integrate processes and logistics throughout your network with cargo transportation software from SAP.

SAP Transportation Management

Accurately forecast demand and shipment volumes to fine-tune transportation planning, consolidate orders, and maximise the return on your transportation spend. Our integrated software can help you gain real-time visibility into global and domestic shipping and enhance freight, fleet, and logistics management.

SAP Transportation Management add-ons for container shipping liners for SAP S/4HANA

Reduce workload and support segregation of duties by streamlining container shipping processes and providing consistent information through customer quotations, documentation, settlement, and execution with integrated commercial and operational processes.

What are the leading analysts saying about SAP?

Building resilience in the face of disruption

Find out why IDC reports that adding predictive capabilities and intelligence to asset management is the cargo passenger and logistics industry’s biggest opportunity for transforming business and staying resilient in uncertain times.

Get the latest news and trends from experts

Timothy Motter
Director of Supply Chain and Logistics Management

The future of transportation relies on intelligence

Learn how successful transportation companies are relying on intelligence to provide them with the tools and tactics they need to create security during uncertain times. 

Maurizio Cattaneo, Joerg Ferchow, Daniel Wellers, and Christopher Koch

The time to prepare for resource disruption is now

Discover why the costs of managing, powering, and moving products and services are about to change dramatically, and what you can do to prepare.

Communities and Events

Visit our community for cargo transportation

Stay up to date on the latest news, trends, and ideas in the cargo transportation industry through blogs, discussions, and events – and find out how SAP can help your cargo transportation business run better. 

SAP Cargo Transportation Forum

The SAP Cargo Transportation Forum provides the latest information on how transportation companies can drive digital innovation. Learn from SAP customers, SAP executives and further industry experts on how digitisation can drive success for your business.

Manage your cargo transportation and logistics business enterprise-wide

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