Descartes Logistics Technology Platform vs. Flexport

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Descartes Logistics Technology Platform
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
The Logistics Technology Platform is a supply chain management offering from Descartes Systems Group headquartered in Ontario.N/A
Flexport
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Flexport in San Francisco offers a freight forwarding solution via its eponymous platform, designed to bring visibility, analytics, and collaboration to large shipping operations.N/A
Pricing
Descartes Logistics Technology PlatformFlexport
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Descartes Logistics Technology PlatformFlexport
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Descartes Logistics Technology PlatformFlexport
Top Pros
User Ratings
Descartes Logistics Technology PlatformFlexport
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Descartes Logistics Technology PlatformFlexport
Likelihood to Recommend
Descartes Systems Group
Descartes Logistics Technology Platform has a control tower view which we have used a lot. It permits us to check on [the] real-time status of every truck, also has the features and option to communicate with the trucks' ELD, which gives us the most liable information about his current location and status.
Read full review
Flexport
Flexport changed the way we looked at importing. Prior to Flexport, importing was a bit of a black box, with low transparency which meant adding a buffer to shipment times to account for unforeseen delays. Historically we had inboxes full of documents with no roll-up view. Now we have a roll-up view, and visibility to underlying documents should we ever need them.
Read full review
Pros
Descartes Systems Group
  • An easy and free of hassle mobile application
  • Precise location of a truck in a map view
  • Identify possible delays to stops
Read full review
Flexport
  • Real time visualization of importing status.
  • Dedicated staff members on the back end who genuinely care about doing good work.
  • Native reporting dashboard.
  • Search function for all historical shipments.
Read full review
Cons
Descartes Systems Group
  • Intelligence, it gets stuck in some areas of the country
  • Integration with [other] apps, we would appreciate a collaboration with [other] tracking apps that can share the same information if they are being installed [on] the same device
  • A better and clean dashboard, its face needs a renewal, a fresh look, adapted to the current trends
Read full review
Flexport
  • Occasionally we're asked to provide duplicate information (HTS codes, or documentation).
Read full review
Support Rating
Descartes Systems Group
No answers on this topic
Flexport
Support teams are fantastic. I've been lucky enough to meet teams from NY, LA and HK offices. They have prioritized building a culture of talented and energetic people who push projects and tasks forward. They don't sit back and wait for things to happen they're constantly pushing things forward to be on time with all information organized and ready.
Read full review
Alternatives Considered
Descartes Systems Group
It is a powered tool that can be used by any of the current logistics (and why not?, non-logistics companies), that need a reliable, accurate, and well-based amount of information of the fleet, with ease. Using the [latest] technologies, integrating a wide view of transportation, inventory, [and] custom status on a single but not simple platform.
Read full review
Flexport
Historically we worked with and agent who and did not have a software platform like Flexport. We made the decision to test volume, and they quickly earned the rest of our business. The on boarding process was easy, pricing was competitive and the product delivered in every way we were promised.
Read full review
Return on Investment
Descartes Systems Group
  • Positive, we can do our things faster than ever with using the information shown in the platform, avoiding unnecessary calls and interactions
  • Increasing the liability of the gathered information about trucks' actual/real location
  • A solution to improving our overall shipment visibility
Read full review
Flexport
  • Increase in confidence and visibility into shipping timeline.
  • Increased historical data access, trending and reporting.
Read full review
ScreenShots