What is a SaaS TMS?
A SaaS TMS is a cloud-based solution for managing transportation operations and logistics.
The software is hosted by a vendor and delivered to customers over the internet. Customers pay a subscription fee to access the software and receive regular updates, security patches, and support from the vendor.
What is an on-premise TMS?
An on-premise TMS is a traditional, locally installed software solution for managing transportation operations and logistics.
This TMS is hosted on the company’s own servers, rather than being delivered as a service over the internet. This type of TMS requires an initial investment in hardware and software, as well as ongoing maintenance and upgrades.
5 reasons to choose a SaaS TMS over an on-premise TMS
Below are 5 reasons that a SaaS TMS is the right choice in the 21st century:
A SaaS TMS is accessible from anywhere with an internet connection, making it easier for remote workers and multiple offices to access the same data and collaborate effectively.
On-premise TMS requires physical access to the server hosting the software.
A SaaS TMS is generally more affordable upfront since there are no hardware or software expenses.
On-premise TMS requires an initial investment for hardware and software, as well as ongoing expenses for maintenance and upgrades.
A SaaS TMS is typically easier to scale, as users can simply add or remove users as needed without any hardware or software upgrades.
On-premise TMS requires a hardware upgrade if the system is not able to handle the increased workload.
A SaaS TMS is automatically updated by the vendor, ensuring that users are always using the latest version of the software.
On-premise TMS requires manual updates, which can be time-consuming and potentially costly.
A SaaS TMS is typically more secure due to the vendor’s investment in secure infrastructure and data protection.
On-premise TMS requires the organization to manage their own security.