Descartes Transportation Management Suite vs. Trimble Fleet Mobility

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Descartes Transportation Management Suite
Score 7.1 out of 10
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Descartes Systems Group in Ontario offers their suite of Transportation Management applications.N/A
Trimble Fleet Mobility
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Pricing
Descartes Transportation Management SuiteTrimble Fleet Mobility
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Descartes Transportation Management SuiteTrimble Fleet Mobility
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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Community Pulse
Descartes Transportation Management SuiteTrimble Fleet Mobility
Considered Both Products
Descartes Transportation Management Suite
Chose Descartes Transportation Management Suite
Descartes is significantly more complex and provides much greater features than Peoplenet. Their customer service is also markedly better.
Trimble Fleet Mobility

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User Ratings
Descartes Transportation Management SuiteTrimble Fleet Mobility
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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(0 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
Online Training
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1.0
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User Testimonials
Descartes Transportation Management SuiteTrimble Fleet Mobility
Likelihood to Recommend
Descartes Systems Group
Well suited for private wholesale fleets making deliveries to their retail customers.
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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
  • Easy for drivers to use
  • Good reporting
  • Good customer service
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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
  • Interaction with other programs such as Geotab.
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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
Descartes is significantly more complex and provides much greater features than Peoplenet. Their customer service is also markedly better.
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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
  • Improved overall service to customers.
  • Improved accuracy of delivery to customers.
  • Improved efficiency of drivers.
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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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