TMW Systems Inc. Acquires IDSC Software Company
Monday, September 17, 2007
The Transportation Industry’s Principal Provider of Software in North America Announces the Acquisition of Industry Pioneer
Cleveland, Ohio – TMW Systems, Inc., the largest provider of enterprise management software to the transportation industry in North America, announced today that it had acquired Integrated Decision Support Corporation (IDSC). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
IDSC is the leading independent provider of optimization-based decision support software for the trucking industry. Twenty-one of the Transport Topics Top 100 trucking companies utilize IDSC, whose software works with all major dispatch and operations software platforms. Its solutions are critical to carriers looking to achieve higher revenue per loaded mile, control the route and minimize fuel and out-of-route costs.
“Today’s announcement represents one more step in our strategy to create a portfolio of solutions to the transportation industry of unprecedented breadth, quality, and value,” said Dave Wangler, president and CEO of TMW Systems. “TMW’s mission is to deliver products that deliver compelling competitive advantage with a minimum of risk for customers.” With IDSC’s proven decision support solutions, and TMW's leading ERP and fleet maintenance applications, TMW can provide a seamless solution for the results-driven trucking company, or focused complementary solutions that address specific needs. In addition, IDSC’s TruckloadRate.com and FuelAdvice.com add significant strength to TMW’s broad portfolio of Internet based applications.
Customers of both companies will benefit from this acquisition through expanded products and services, broader geographic reach and greater scale. As an early indication of its commitment, TMW Systems has extended its Lifetime Support Policy to include IDSC’s entire product line. This policy states that TMW Systems is committed to supporting any customer of any product as long as they continuously subscribe to support and maintenance or renewals.
TMW plans to accelerate growth of IDSC products, expand R & D investments, and increase employment. “With access to TMW’s more than 1,500 customers, and TMW’s considerable technology, personnel and financial resources, we have an unparalleled opportunity to grow our customer base,” said Richard Murphy, CEO of IDSC. Customers will see additional improvements in support, accelerated innovation, and improved integration. All IDSC products will be supported, enhanced, and expanded including Netwise Enterprise, Netwise Frontline, Match Advice Netwise Supply Chain, Expert Fuel, Trip Alert, Route Advice, TruckloadRate.com, and FuelAdvice.com.
Founded in 1983, TMW Systems, Inc. is the largest provider in North America of enterprise management software solutions designed specifically for the trucking industry. Leveraging the organization’s hands-on expertise in trucking, information technology, and commitment to R&D, TMW offers trucking companies of all sizes, operating in every segment, access to the industry’s broadest set of business solutions. TMW’s products including TMWSuite® for Windows®, TruckMate® for Windows®, and TL2000® for the IBM System i (iSeries) platform – enable carriers to easily integrate vital real- time data from every facet of their operations into a single system to maximize operational efficiency, deliver superior customer service, and ensure long-term profitability. With offices in Cleveland, OH, Vancouver, British Columbia, Durham, NC and Indianapolis, IN, TMW currently serves more than 1,500 customers managing over 225,000 trucks worldwide including North America, Europe, China, and Latin America. For more information, visithttp://www.tmwsystems.com/ or call (800) 401-6682.
IDSC provides optimization-based decision support software to the transport industry. It has been recognized throughout its history as an industry pioneer for applying mathematical optimization techniques to power to load matching optimization and fuel optimization programs. IDSC has remained a leader in the field for 28 years. Throughout that time, it has remained committed to providing customers with a strategic advantage with its optimization-based decision support planning and execution software. IDSC is based in Richardson, Texas.