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AscendTMS Logistics Software

Free Logistics, shipping, and freight management software

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AscendTMS Logistics Software Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

AscendTMS Logistics Software product overview

Price starts from

$

79

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Per Feature

What is AscendTMS Logistics Software?

AscendTMS is a logistics and shipping management software that helps businesses of all sizes streamline operations related to dispatching, accounting, commissions, asset management, and more on a centralized platform. The automated workflow engine uses an If This Then That (IFTTT) algorithm to update load details and statuses and send notifications to staff members.

Key benefits of using AscendTMS Logistics Software

Totally free TMS. USed by over 29,300+ logistics customers worldwide.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Chat
24/7 (Live rep)

Training options

Live Online
Videos
Documentation
Webinars
In Person

AscendTMS Logistics Software pricing information

Value for money

4.9

/5

253

Price starts from

$

79

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Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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AscendTMS Logistics Software features

Functionality

4.8

/5

253
Total Features84 6 categories

Most valued features by users

Dispatch Management
Third Party Integrations
API
Order Management
Reporting & Statistics
Shipping Management
Scheduling
Activity Dashboard

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AscendTMS Logistics Software users reviews

Overall rating

4.9

/5

253

Positive reviews

97%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.55/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

221

25

7

0

0

Pros
We love all the capabilities of AscendTMS. We are highly satisfied with all the features of the program.

SC

Shenika C.

I was most happy with how smoothly we were able to transition to Ascend TMS from our old outdated software. The support team was very helpful and responsive to our questions.

TR

Tracy R.

The Price & The Features are amazing. For a starter, this is a great option for a new brokerage since you can have up to 2 users for FREE on the Ascend platform.

Jarvis J.

Cons
We did occasionally have issues where loads were lost, but customer service noted it and fixed those issues as far as i know.

DM

Destinee M.

My only critique is that there is no open API yet, but I'm told that's in the works.

ML

Matt L.

Ascend DOES have the feature available, but Truckstop.com charges so much to give you the integration code.

AH

Ash H.

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great TMS

Reviewed 2 years ago

I just started my business a year ago at that time I was looking for the best TMS for a small start up company that would fit my needs and I have found Ascend TMS to fit my needs. Customer servie rep was very helpful assisting me with setting up branches.

Pros

Ascend is very user friendly and cost effective

Cons

The shipper directory could use an update

Vendor response

Thanks for the AMAZING review, Tamara. You ROCK!!! The AscendTMS Team

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great option for small business TMS

Reviewed a year ago

Our office was using Google Drive, Sheets, Docs, etc to manage an asset based trucking company and a brokerage. While functional, it was very time consuming to do things this way and required a lot more hands on everything each week. With Ascend, we have been able to streamline processes, manage our databases and engage with Quickbooks to free up time for most of our staff members. This has allowed us to spend more time on other things, such as sales, recruiting and overall growth of our companies.

Pros

I really like the features for the price of this product. It offers efficiencies in our processes on many levels, allows multiple users to access data, combines information in one place and much more. Other similar systems cost many times more than the Ascend program, making this a great option for smaller companies with smaller budgets.

Cons

Updating templates does not automatically update active loads or pre-existing loads which used those templates. This just means you have to manually update existing loads based on the template in addition to the template itself when making changes.

Vendor response

THANK YOU SO MUCH, Erika. You are simply the BEST. I will tell the entire team here how happy you are. The AscendTMS Team.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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What we've been searching for

Reviewed 18 days ago

Easy setup, easy maneuvering through the features and tools. By far my best experience had been the customer service, their response time is quick and genuine in helping to resolve any issues

Pros

Ascend provides all the decision-making tools in one place to make finding loads and better rates more efficient. Integration with multiple Load boards, rate and fuel index displayed on dashboard.

Cons

Transfer of Loads and dispatches from previous TMS cannot be bulk uploaded without their development team doing it. Time consuming to enter each load individually, mistakenly started with wrong beginning Load number and development could not remove it. So Load numbers will not align with original records..... but it's a small matter

Vendor response

What an AMAZING review, Tiffany. Thanks from the ENTIRE AscendTMS team!

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Good For What You Pay

Reviewed a year ago

Overall the TMS allowed me to get up and running, but as we continue to grow, we've reached the point of needing to find a TMS that fits our needs. This is a great startup TMS, but realistically anyone who does over $1 - $2 mil in rev will outgrow the TMS fast.

Pros

This software allows you to get up and running fairly quickly, customer service is good when they are open and you can reach someone to talk with. They always seem to be doing updates which is a good thing I suppose.

Cons

Your always told their doing updates which is a good thing, there is never any type of notice when changes are made, what the changes are that are being made, and if you work on the weekend you can't reach anyone. Today particularly systems are down, been down for over an hour, can't reach a single person for support, help, and prevents you from doing your very basic freight functions. As a business...

Vendor response

Hi Shawn - thanks for the review. YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION. In the last 5 years years we've been down for less than 44 minutes TOTAL. So, I don't think it was AscendTMS that was down, it was likely your Internet connection. Regarding size of our customers, our largest customer is a $9 billion distributor with 360 DC's and 3 separate logistics offices in North America. So, we can definitely support both the biggest logistics operations as well as the smallest operations like yours (hopefully you'll make it to $9 billion one day, too . We are glad you're using AscendTMS, Shawn. We'll keep adding more and more features - AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO BE THE HIGHEST RATED TMS SOFTWARE ON THE PLANET!!

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great TMS. Cannot beat it for the price!

Reviewed 2 months ago

Its great for the cost. Additionally, I do like its documents assignment features.

Pros

I particularly like their online video tutorials and if those don't help their IT is relentless is assessing and helping resolve the problem.

Cons

I do wish the software was a bit more carrier involved. Posting trucks would be a great feature. Also wish there was a lock on loads or accounts so when someone is in the account/loads/files you would know it and couldn't make changes until in the files.

Vendor response

AWESOME review of AscendTMS! Thank you so much, Patrick. The AscendTMS Team!!!

AscendTMS Logistics Software FAQs and common questions

AscendTMS Logistics Software has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $79.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


AscendTMS Logistics Software has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


AscendTMS Logistics Software supports the following languages:
English


Yes, AscendTMS Logistics Software has an API available for use.


AscendTMS Logistics Software integrates with the following applications:
KeepTruckin, Comdata AP Automation, Stripe, Twilio


AscendTMS Logistics Software offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat, 24/7 (Live rep)

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