What the key trends in trucking/transportation software, specifically as it relates to TruckWin

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Transportation Software - SWOT Analysis

New technology and increasing e-commerce activities are some strengths driving the U.S. transportation software industry. Its weaknesses include high competition and customers being unable to identify the right software for their needs because of lack of awareness. In the following section are analyses of the full details of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of the U.S. U.S. transportation software industry.

SWOT ANALYSIS OF THE U.S. US TRANSPORTATION SOFTWARE INDUSTRY

STRENGTHS

WEAKNESSES

OPPORTUNITIES

THREATS

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

To perform a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis of the U.S. transportation software industry, your research team stared by examining industry reports focusing on the trucking software industry. While we found many reports published by top market research vendors like PR Newswire, Market Watch, IBIS World, and Reuters, most of them featured a global scope and none regarding the U.S. market alone. Nevertheless, we adopted those reports focusing on the global trucking software market because most of them stated that North America is the leader in the "adoption and implementation of transportation management systems." Likewise, we explored business news and blogs published by industry players such as Omnitracs, Paragon Routing, Trucking Research, and Trucking Office. We also supplemented our search with findings published by business and analytics news sites such as Fortune Business Insights, Menafn, and The Analytics News. With the lack of pre-compiled findings specifically focusing on the U.S. market, and reports dominantly focusing on the trucking software segment alone, we amalgamated different reports and pulled different excerpts from each to inform the SWOT analysis presented above.
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Competitive Assessment - TruckWin & AlliancePro

Rows 3-8 columns B and C of the attached spreadsheet have been filled out with the requested information. The transport management solutions (TMS) profiled in column B and C are TruckWin and AlliancePro, respectively. Full details on each solution are included in this spreadsheet, while below are summaries of the findings, including the research methodology used to retrieve the information.

TRUCKWIN

ALLIANCE PRO

  • Omnitracs, the company behind AlliancePro by sylectus, is a leading provider of innovative software and SaaS fleet management solutions for the truckload, service fleets, dedicated fleets, private fleets, less-than-truckload, and parcel and delivery segments in the trucking industry.
  • It has around 800 employees and helps over 30,000 clients manage approximately 1,100,000 mobile assets in over 70 countries.
  • Unfortunately, the vendor does not disclose AlliancePro TMS pricing information.
  • However, Omnitracs includes a phone number (888-795-3288) through which clients can contact it and speak to a representative regarding pricing information or any other questions concerning their software.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Your research team started by uncovering most of the requested information in the spreadsheet from the individual company websites, which are the primary sources of company-related information. Luckily, we retrieved many findings that addressed the various requirements included in the spreadsheet attached. On the contrary, we did not find revenue or total funding information for TruckWin as well as the pricing information for AlliancePro TMS. The lack of information prompted us to explore additional searches.

We then proceeded to search through external business intelligence and profiling companies, such as Hoovers, Crunchbase, Zoominfo, CB Insights, and Owler for any details regarding TruckWin's revenue or funding information but found none. It turned out that TruckWin is not even included in those databases we searched. The lack of a business profile of TruckWin on those business intelligence vendors' databases indicated that TruckWin's has not published its financial data anywhere, including on its website. Therefore, we concluded that the data is unavailable and inputted N/A in the respective cell of the attached spreadsheet.

Third, we also attempted to search for AlliancePro TMS pricing details on external review sites, such as Capterra, Trustpilot, G2, and so on. It turned out that none of these sources contain pricing information for AlliancePro TMS. We only found reviews, features information, and general software review details like pros and cons on each software review site we examined. On some sites such as Capterra, it was explicitly stated that the vendor has not published pricing information, which made us conclude that pricing information for AlliancePro TMS is currently unavailable in public. The company behind the software being privately held is under no obligation to publish such data. Moreover, pricing information for the software is likely provided once a client is ready and willing to use the solution since AlliancePro TMS website states that for more details on their solution, one should contact the company.
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Competitive Assessment - ProTransport & Axon

Rows 3-8 columns D and E of the attached spreadsheet have been filled out with the requested information. The transport management solutions (TMS) profiled in column D and E are ProTransport and Axon Software, respectively. Full details on each solution are included in this spreadsheet, while below are summaries of the findings, including the research methodology used to retrieve the information.

PROTRANSPORT

AXON

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Your research team uncovered the information used to fill out the attached spreadsheet from the company's websites, specifically the pages regarding their TMS solutions. We relied on external sources as well to retrieve information regarding the two companies' revenue, competitive advantages, and software features, such as Capterra, Crunchbase, and RTS Financial. While most of the requested data were found in public sources, revenue data for ProTransport could not be retrieved. Additionally, none of the companies disclosed pricing for their software solution. The same data could not be retrieved from software review sites, including, Capterra, TrustPilot, and G2.

To find revenue data, we started searching for ProTransport's revenue information on the company's press and news section, including its "About Us" where such data is likely to be posted. Unluckily, we did not retrieve any data regarding the company's financials. What we found were general reports regarding the company's solutions and services, and nothing to do with annual sales figures.

Next, we decided to search for ProTransport revenue data in external third-party business intelligence vendors like Hoovers, Zoominfo, Owler, and Crunchbase, which profile companies and provide their annual revenue figures. Likewise, we did not uncover any financial data regarding the company. The data we found relates to general business information such as location, year founded, and general products and services offered, among other findings.

Lastly, we decided to try to triangulate the company's estimated annual revenue. We hoped to use its pricing details and the estimated number of customers to try to calculate its estimated monthly subscription sales, which could help establish its annual sales. Unluckily, this approach failed due to the lack of pricing information and that of its customers. Therefore, we concluded that since these companies are privately held and under no obligation to publish their financial and pricing details, then they have not published such information, that is why it is missing in public.
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Competitive Assessment - TMS & McCleod

Rows 3-8 columns F and G of the attached spreadsheet have been filled out with the requested information. The transport management solutions (TMS) profiled in column F and G are TMS by TruckStop and McCleod, respectively. Full details on each solution are included in this spreadsheet, while below are summaries of the findings, including the research methodology used to retrieve the information.

TMS BY TRUCKSTOP

MCCLEOD

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Your research team filled out the attached spreadsheet rows 3-8 columns F and G with information uncovered from the company's websites, specifically the pages regarding their TMS solutions. Our first approach involved checking the several pages of the respective company websites to retrieve most of the information compiled into the spreadsheet.

Next, we continued to search for related information on the two companies' revenue, competitive advantages, and software features on external sources such as Capterra, Crunchbase, and CCJ Digital. Unluckily, McLeod Software has not published pricing information for its software, which is confirmed by its lack on the website, and software and consumer review sites like Trustpilot and G2. Some review sites categorically stated that the vendor has not published pricing information. Therefore, the absence of McLeod Software pricing information on its website implies that it has published the data officially. Thus, it is unlikely that external sources have such information.

Third, we tried to examine news articles and blogs related to McLeod Software, hoping to find estimates of the software pricing details. We checked several articles and blogs but still did not find any mentions or estimates concerning the pricing information of the solution. Hence, we concluded that since McLeod Software is a privately held company, it is under no obligation to publish its pricing information for the public. In this regard, customers are likely to access pricing information when subscribing for the software. Overall, all the requested details are compiled into the attached spreadsheet rows 3-8 columns F and G.
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