If you’ve ever purchased a transportation management system (TMS) for your organization – or any of enterprise software – you know that the term “software as a service” (SaaS) gets thrown around a lot. The problem is, it means different things to different people, and some vendors twist the meaning of the term to make it fit what they’re trying to sell you.

At Talking Logistics, our own JP Wiggins discusses why it’s important to look beyond terms like SaaS or cloud in order to really understand your options, including:

  • Private versus public hosting
  • How data models influence the flexibility of the TMS
  • How security models factor into the ease and speed of integration

With this knowledge, you’ll have a better idea of how the TMS features fit your needs and get a stronger understanding of how your TMS will perform when the rubber meets the road.

Read the full article at Talking Logistics.