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  • April 19, 2018

Gartner Recognizes Oracle as a Leader in TMS

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Joan Lim, Sr Product Marketing Manager

Gartner recently released its Magic Quadrant™ Report for Transportation Management Systems (TMS), and we’re excited to announce that Oracle has once again been named a leader and is positioned highest for ability to execute.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems,  Bart De Muynck, 19 March 2018. This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Oracle. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

What makes a Leader? 

According to Gartner:

Leaders have a compelling vision and a reliable Ability to Execute. Leaders in the TMS market have broad, deep and differentiated functionality that addresses a broad range of user requirements. These vendors have proven products and track records of customer success, and have demonstrated momentum in growing their market presence. Leading vendors support sophisticated and complex transportation strategies for large customers with substantial freight spending, as well as their ability to deploy their TMSs in smaller shippers. They also meet the needs of users throughout the transportation process, with offerings from tactical planning and procurement to freight payment and audit functionality. Leaders should also offer adaptable technical architectures that allow for rapid innovation, which is needed to stay ahead of market demands. Furthermore, Leaders must have an SCE convergence strategy as well as real examples of converged processes supported by their offering.

Leaders, as a rule, are innovators with compelling strategies for addressing the ongoing market changes related to the emergence of new technologies; expanded model support, including the integration of dedicated and private fleet planning and execution; and support for global transportation operations. Leaders are extending the reach of TMS beyond traditional shippers to include LSPs and other styles of transportation, such as bulk commodities or vehicles. They are also adding functionality to address the unique needs of emerging markets. They are out in front of the evolution of transportation management as an enterprise-shared service. Leaders are also furthest ahead in supporting the transportation needs of multiple geographies and adding capabilities to support the complex needs of multileg global logistics and transportation. Leaders listen to their customers but, just as importantly, their customers look to them for thought leadership, and they establish symbiotic relationships.

Key Characteristics:

  • Reasonably broad and deep TMS offering
  • Proven success in Level 3 and Level 4 transportation networks
  • Participation in a high percentage of new deals
  • A strong and consistent track record
  • Consistent performance and vigorous client growth and retention
  • Enduring visibility in the marketplace from both sales and marketing perspectives
  • Proven ecosystem of partners
  • Global scale

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