General cargo, loading traffic, sea freight and preferably also a module for air freight. When forwarders decide on a new transport management system, the solution should be able to cover all sectors if possible. The requirement is quite understandable, but the hard and fast line can usually only be maintained with compromises in the functionalities. This is especially true when logistics service providers want to penetrate new business areas.
Best-of-breed, on the other hand, in the area of IT systems means using the most suitable software solution for each business purpose. Accordingly, best-of-breed strategists focus on modularity and combine solutions from different providers. These special solutions - for container logistics or combined transport, for example - are combined to create an integrated system landscape. It is simply a matter of interfacing with the industry-specific range of functions.