SAP announces availability of new version of SAP TM application
Mar 08, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
SAP AG, a provider of enterprise application software and software-related services, has announced the general availability of the 9.0 version of the SAP Transportation Management, or SAP TM, application.
According to the company, the latest version of SAP delivers important innovations for shippers and freight forwarders. Benefits of the new release include improved ocean and new air freight management, superior manual and automated transportation planning, cost distribution, and additional transportation management analytics and reports. The news follows an announcement in November about the benefits of the latest version of the solution.
As part of the portfolio of SAP solutions for supply chain management (SCM), delivery of SAP TM integrates transportation management capabilities with warehouse planning and execution processes in the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) application and transportation execution tracking in the SAP Event Management application. The new release offers customers holistic, end-to-end logistics process support, including integrated planning, orchestration, execution, tracking and settlement of the physical movement of goods.
SAP TM has been extended to cover air freight management for freight forwarders, with specific capabilities for airfreight order, capacity, cargo and gateway management. Other enhancements specific for freight forwarder companies include comprehensive forwarding order and service product management. Updates for ocean freight, manual and automated freight planning, and reporting support both shipper and freight forwarder industries.
"The early availability of SAP 9.0 provides us with highly anticipated freight planning capabilities," said John Ansley, CIO, Linfox. "We are now able to efficiently plan our road trains, leading to better asset usage, for example, cost cutting, and improved customer service through on-time delivery."
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