Kuebix: SaaS TMS Born on the Cloud

Dan Clark, Founder & President, KuebixDan Clark, Founder & President
Cloud technology is dramatically changing the logistics management landscape by enabling TMS delivery via subscription or SaaS model. This means that businesses can get a complete transportation management solution quickly and affordably. Additionally, cloud-based TMSs are typically mobile compatible and encourage collaboration, which leads to increased efficiency. Many TMS providers are moving their technology to the cloud to keep up with this trend. However, few TMSs were originally developed on cloud technology and offer all the benefits of a true cloud-based system. Enter Kuebix TMS, a “born on the cloud” SaaS TMS that supports all transportation modes, serves as a central repository for all supply chain data, and includes a built in CRM solution.

Back in 2007, freight industry veteran Dan Clark researched the available transportation management offerings and identified the need for a new breed of TMS. Clark and his team began building their TMS on what has become the gold-standard of cloud technology, Salesforce’s Force.com platform. Kuebix unveiled its technology to large enterprises in 2010 and has established a significant presence in the grocery, retail, distribution and manufacturing industries.

Knowing that businesses of every size could benefit from a TMS, Kuebix began developing a TMS in 2013 to serve the needs of small to medium-size businesses (SMBs). Kuebix TMS was officially announced in early 2016 and offers a solution powerful and flexible enough to manage a company’s entire supply chain. Kuebix TMS eliminates the hours previously spent calling carriers or logging into multiple carrier websites. In minutes, companies can sign up with Kuebix and begin booking plus managing all their LTL, TL and parcel shipments using their negotiated rates. Freight audit, carrier pay, claims management, analytics and the Salesforce.com CRM are some of the functions that make Kuebix the ideal TMS for SMBs.

With Kuebix TMS, companies are up and running with a complete transportation solution in about the same time that it takes to book a flight online

“With Kuebix TMS, companies are up and running with a complete transportation solution in about the same time that it takes to book a flight online,” comments Dan Clark, Founder and President of Kuebix.

For businesses with additional logistics needs, Kuebix offers a series of Premier Apps, Managed Services and Integrations that meet the challenges of even the most complex supply chain. Premier Apps are delivered in a fraction of the time of other enterprise logistics solutions and companies only pay for the apps they need. For companies looking to partially or fully outsource transportation management, Kuebix offers a suite of Managed Services. Plus, Kuebix’s integration capabilities allow it to connect with any data source from complex ERP systems to 3rd party systems such as produce temperature monitors.

A major challenge for businesses today is being able to access information and collaborate with all stakeholders in real-time. Through its advanced integration capabilities, Kuebix becomes the central control tower and data repository for a company’s entire domestic and international supply chain. Every stakeholder can now analyze real-time data within Kuebix cloud-based portals in order to rapidly make decisions. “Kuebix really becomes the heart of a supply chain,” states Clark. “Gone are the days of multiple, disconnected sources of information. Kuebix brings all supply chain data and supply chain stakeholders together in the cloud.”

Looking forward, with data growing at the fastest rate in human history, Kuebix is identifying ways to further leverage its unique integration and data repository model to forecast logistics patterns and potential efficiencies. Imagine something like Alexa or Siri built into a TMS that proactively suggests cost saving opportunities. “TMS is no longer going to be a ‘nice to have’ technology,” concludes Clark. “It will be a fundamental part of every successful supply chain.”