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SAP Transport Management (SAP TM) SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) is a holistic transportation management system that enables shippers, logistics service providers and carriers

Feb 06, 2020




  • SAP Transport Management (SAP TM)

  • SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) is a holistic transportation management system that enables shippers, logistics service providers and carriers to drastically reduce

    transportation management complexity.

    By integrating business and logistics activities across the supply chain network, organisations can improve visibility, efficiency and customer satisfaction.

    SAP Transport Management


    Use advanced planning to consolidate and optimise shipments, maximising return on transport spend.


    Fine-tune planning with demand & shipment volume forecasting and carrier performance analytics.


    Complete process management for all modes of transportation in a single solution.


    Gain real-time visibility into global and domestic shipping across all transportation modes and industries.

  • With SAP TM you can:

    ✓Use the latest technologies to streamline and integrate your transportation management processes

    ✓ Provide executable transportation plans that are cost efficient and compliant with customer requirements

    ✓ Consolidate and optimise all shipments – inbound, outbound, domestic and international

    ✓ Strategically purchase or sell freight capacity with centralised order management

    ✓ Improve transportation logistics to boost on-time deliveries and customer service levels

    ✓ Handle large volumes of transportation and logistics data for state-of-the-art analysis and planning

    SAP TM includes best-in-class and proven transportation management capabilities with complete transportation process support.

  • SAP TM enables accurate forecasting of demand and shipment volumes to fine-tune transportation planning. Enhance freight, fleet and logistics management with real-time visibility into global and domestic shipping across all transportation modes and industries

    to maximise the return on transportation spend.

    Transportation Capacity & Demand Planning

    • Analyse carrier performance & historical data

    • Forecast future transportation needs • Collaborate with carriers to negotiate

    contracts and book capacity

    Transportation Requirements Management

    • Effectively manage requirements from order entry to final settlement

    • Integrate order processing with order-to- cash and procure-to-pay processes

    Freight Planning & Optimisation

    • Create freight plans for individual units and shipments

    • Optimise and consolidate shipments for any transportation scenario

    • Schedule the most freight for the least cost while maintaining SLAs

    Interactive Freight Tendering

    • Setup multistep, automated or interactive freight tendering processes

    • Support for direct tendering and proposal-driven tender processes

    Collaboration Portal

    • Support collaborative business processes between shippers and carriers

    • i.e. Freight order management and settlement, agreement and dispute management

    Freight & Forwarding Settlement

    • Manage simple and complex freight agreements, related master data and calculation rules

    • Automatically calculate freight costs, revenue and profits precisely

  • Technical Information

    SAP Transportation Management 9.4 is based on SAP NetWeaver 7.5. It’s an ABAP-type application that most IT professionals will already be familiar with, reducing the need for training. Simple to integrate, extend and deploy, the application makes it easy for IT to deliver a consistent and reliable user experience.

    • Out-of-the-Box Integration Integrate with SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC), SAP Enterprise Warehouse Management, SAP Event Management, SAP Global Trade Services, SAP Environment, Health & Safety (SAP EH&S), and SAP CRM.

    • Data Model SAP TM has a unique segment-based data model that reduces table size and complexity, for quicker system responses and easier data management.

    • SAP NetWeaver Business Client Take advantage of a dynamic new user interface that gives business users the context they need to best serve customers.

    • SAP Fiori Provide employees with a simple, personalised user experience (UX) across multiple devices using SAP Fiori applications.

    • SAP Visual Business Display SAP TM data on geographical maps and take advantage of interactive functionality within the SAP TM user interface. Note: You must install a front-end client before you can use SAP Visual Business – and SAP Global Trade Services is required for customs management.

    • Adobe Document Services (ADS) Facilitate the printing of documents such as bills of lading.



    ✓ Deep native integration with SAP Business Suite: Built-in real-time, efficient planning and order management with change control and accurate real-time visibility

    ✓ Role-based functionality and modular implementation: The functionalities can be assigned to different roles and the implementation can be module-based

    ✓ End-to-end process and multimodal coverage: SAP Transportation Management covers processes end to end for all modes of transport in one system

    ✓ Support for all movement types: A few examples are truck distribution from warehouse, multimodal domestic shipment, ocean LCL/FCL (less than container load/full container load) shipments and airfreight shipments

    Deploying SAP TM with the Power of S/4HANA

    SAP offers two transportation management solutions: SAP Transportation Management as a stand-alone version on any database and SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain for transportation management as an embedded solution based on SAP HANA.

  • Find out how Invenio created a custom supply chain management solution

    for Universal Music Group in this case study.

    Why Work with Invenio?

    Invenio Business Solutions is an award- winning UK based SAP Gold Partner with a global footprint. Since 2006, we have been developing solutions for global companies to leverage their SAP investment to their full advantage,

    with solutions that drive value and outstanding results. We have created strategic relationships with some of the world's leading organisations, from Universal Music Group and News UK to the governments of Saudi Arabia and The Maldives.

    We are customer focused

    The customer always remains a focus and comes first in everything we do.

    We are experts

    We have to be the best at what we do with a continuous process of learning and knowledge sharing.

    We are flexible

    We constantly adapt to the changing needs of our customers.

    We are value driven

    We create innovative solutions to deliver real business value.

    We are bold

    We boldly accept challenges provided to us by our customers and solve these with our 'can do' attitude.

    We are transparent

    Being transparent with suppliers, customers and our people will create trust and ensure a high ethical practice.

    “Invenio are a reliable partner with an outstanding level of common sense and dedication.”

    Jens Kessler, Chief Information Officer at Universal Music Group

  • For more information contact

    +44 (0) 330 440 1800 | [email protected] UK – Global Headquaters | Invenio Business Solutions Limited

    125 Wharfedale Road, IQ Winnersh, Reading, RG41 5RB, United Kingdom