PTV Group to Expand AscendTMS Functionality
Functionality from xServer by PTV Group has been integrated into the AscendTMS transportation management system. PTV Group xServer will provide AscendTMS with distance and duration calculations, replacing Google Maps and PC Miler. It will also provide new functionality, including maps and interstate mileage reports (FMCSA reporting), with an eye toward integrating additional powerful optimization components in the future.
“It is a privilege to have been chosen to partner with AscendTMS, a global software leader in the logistics industry. The first phase of the integration has been a success and we’re looking forward to supporting AscendTMS through the rest of the rollout,” said Chris Wickman, Business Development Executive at PTV Group America. “We believe our calculations and optimization will give AscendTMS a competitive advantage in a crowded software environment, and we’ll do all we can to support them.”
PTV Group xServer provides logistical operations with optimization and calculations, such as routing and scheduling, fleet cost calculation, and mobile asset management, via application programming interfaces (APIs). Its purpose is to boost the performance of existing software systems through the integration of the components they need most. With AscendTMS, it’s built right into their core TMS software.
Tim Higham, AscendTMS CEO, stated; “PTV are the undisputed world leader in commercial truck mileage, routing, and optimization, providing real-time truck ETA’s calculated by looking at distance, traffic, road construction, and weather. When combined with AscendTMS, PTV gives users powerful tools that provide superior logistics services to our customers while saving them money – all without the need for technical expertise or IT staff.”