Descartes Logistics Technology Platform vs. Trimble Fleet Mobility

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Descartes Logistics Technology Platform
Score 8.7 out of 10
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The Logistics Technology Platform is a supply chain management offering from Descartes Systems Group headquartered in Ontario.N/A
Trimble Fleet Mobility
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
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8.8
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Likelihood to Renew
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User Testimonials
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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.
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Trimble
Appian is well suited for optimization of routes and contrary to what Appian claims, it is not well suited for scheduling.
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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
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Trimble
  • Appian is excellent for use in both the analysis arena and ongoing operations support. The speed to solution and quality of solution is at the top of the market.
  • The configurability of the system gives the user the flexibility to address almost any route problem imaginable. Analysts have the ability to recreate the "world" to fit their customer's needs rather than forcing the customer into a predetermined framework.
  • The installation of the software is flexible and can be structured to fit any work group's format, from a centralized core to a distributed mobile analysis team.
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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
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Trimble
  • Transit times are sometimes inaccurate/inconsistent.
  • Software can slow down as a route file undergoes many changes.
  • Large quantity of input files can sometimes create confusion/inconsistency when route files are shared by multiple users.
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Likelihood to Renew
Descartes Systems Group
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Trimble
Many issues with the system and I will probably recommend other type of software if the question arises. Because of the investment my company has made, I will use the system for now.
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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.
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Trimble
Appian was best suited for an analysis environment both functionally and from a cost structure standpoint. Other packages are targeting ongoing operations and their cost structures reflect that goal. The purely analytical environment can underestimated in these situations. There is definitely a need for non operation specific analysis tools in the marketplace.
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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
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Trimble
  • Improved service to customers by being more aware of ETA's and how they relate to each store's receiving hours.
  • Reduced transportation costs in dynamic environment where routes are optimized daily using Direct Route.
  • Better customer service to field by generating e-mail notifications for following day's ETA's, along with notifications when trips are behind schedule.
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