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Top Business Intelligence Tools Emerge

Monday, September 24, 2012

Along with IDSC Product Enhancements, a Broad Range  
of Business Intelligence Capabilities Emerge

ORLANDO, FL--TMW Systems®, the leading transportation management software provider to the transportation and logistics industry, today announced significant enhancements for its Optimization product line-IDSC Netwise®, IDSC MatchAdvice®, IDSC TripAlert® and IDSC ExpertFuel®, as well as a new suite of Business Intelligence solutions that includes TMW Data Warehouse, the TMW Data Warehouse Explorer and TMW Transport Analytics Visual Solutions. The enhancements and new products offer customers of TMW Systems increased levels of insight about their business operations and financial performance in near real-time to make faster, more informed decisions. These new developments are being demonstrated during the TransForum 2012 User Conference and Exhibition this week at The Peabody Orlando in Orlando, FL.

"This year, we're introducing significant new business intelligence tools called Transport Analytics Visual Solutions that build on our TMW Data Warehouse product. These new solutions benefit from centralized and normalized data that can span several operations and applications, from vehicle tracking and performance to order and shipment details to asset maintenance activities," said David Wangler, President and CEO of TMW Systems. "The first targets for our new Transport Analytics solutions will prove immediately recognizable to truckload carriers - Utilization, Unscheduled Maintenance and Fuel Management. All three have a demonstrated impact on company profitability and operating efficiency."

Key enhancements and new developments announced for the Optimization group include:

 • ExpertFuel
  o Added consideration for Diesel Exhaust Fluid availability in fueling networks
  o Added Hours-of-Operation detail for fuel stop planning 
  o Added EFS and Comdata sources of nationwide diesel pricing data

• IDSC Netwise integration with the TMW Data Warehouse

• IDSC Netwise, IDSC MatchAdvice, IDSC ExpertFuel and IDSC TripAlert gain a web-based management and reporting portal enabling additional analysis capabilities

• Integration of all products to electronic driver log solutions from PeopleNet, Qualcomm, and DriverTech

• New Location Analysis consulting service applies proprietary hub analytics algorithms to freight movements for the purpose of analyzing historical flow densities across lanes, regions and business activities 
  o Uses freight flow patterns to evaluate new or existing facilities such as terminal locations and maintenance facilities in order to minimize unproductive mileage in freight networks
  o Rationalize and right-size existing facility networks regularly to match new shipment flows and changing business patterns as customers and volumes shift over time
  o Support decisions to increase or decrease location capacities, staffing resources, driver recruiting activities for certain domiciles and location viability with concrete, objective information to drive cost-effective operations

• TMW Data Warehouse and Data Warehouse Explorer
  o Creates a common analytical database across TMW products and third-party data sources
  o Supports exploratory data mining and ad-hoc data reporting without requiring IT expertise to write SQL scripts or other programs
  o Simple exports to create and share reports throughout organization in multiple formats

• Transport Analytics Visual Solutions
  o Each solution targets a specific transportation business challenge: Utilization, Unscheduled Maintenance and Fuel Management are the first to be released
  o Delivers proven best practices through visual KPI displays by connecting underlying metrics spanning a range of departments and activities and multiple data sources to identify contributing factors 
  o Dashboard presentation of cross-organizational business metrics influencing the target also offers drill-down capability for deeper research and analysis

For details about new Optimization software capabilities and modules, please call 800.401.6682 or email: Solutions@tmwsystems.com. Information can also be requested through the company's website at tmwsystems.com.

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