Routing and Scheduling Software Provider Appian Logistics
Acquired by Trimble Transportation
Logistics technology leaders combine for growth, enhanced TMS offerings
Cleveland, Ohio. May 19th, 2011--Trimble Transportation announced today that it has acquired privately-
held Appian Logistics Software, with offices in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The addition of Appian expands TMW's presence in logistics planning and transportation management for 3PLs, dedicated logistics operators, courier services and private fleets operating in retail, food & beverage distribution and restaurant supply markets, among others. Terms of the transaction were not made public.
"TMW can now offer industry-leading, last-mile routing and scheduling optimization solutions for dedicated and private fleets with Appian's Direct Route software and complementary applications. We are proud and pleased to welcome the Appian organization and their well-respected products to the TMW portfolio," said David Wangler, president and CEO of Trimble Transportation, based in Cleveland, OH. "We already serve many customers jointly with Appian and together we work with at least 21 of the top 25 dedicated carriers in the United States. As with our previous acquisitions, we will continue to develop, support and sell the entire Appian product line to protect our customers' technology investments," he concluded.
With Appian products, TMW adds to its existing offerings for freight network design, lane and bid analysis and load optimization solutions. Current Appian customers gain direct access to integrated enterprise transportation management solutions and a wide range of complementary and best-of-breed applications, from business intelligence to asset maintenance, under Trimble Transportation.
"Customers continue to invest in Appian software and recommend it frequently to others because we deliver unmatched value and performance in logistics operational efficiency," said Mike Kositzky, president of Appian. "With Trimble Transportation, we've found a business that places the same high priority that we do on developing innovative solutions targeting improved productivity, superior customer service and long-term profitability for their customers."
Appian and Trimble Transportation were both recognized recently by Inbound Logistics Magazine as part of their 2011 Top 100 Logistics IT Providers list. Founded in 1987, Appian Logistics Software optimizes short term routes, territories and schedules for 3PLs, courier services and a wide variety of private and dedicated fleets operating in direct store delivery, grocery, beverage, building products, retail and restaurant supply.
About Trimble Transportation
Trimble Transportation is the leading provider of enterprise transportation software, including TL2000, TruckMate, Innovative IES and TMWSuite. For use with all major operations platforms in the trucking industry, TMW also offers TMT Fleet Maintenance software, IDSC ExpertFuel for fuel purchase optimization, IDSC Netwise for yield optimization and IDSC MatchAdvice and TripAlert to improve asset utilization. Customers include private and for-hire trucking, 3PLs and shippers, brokerage, construction, ready mix concrete, municipal fleets, heavy-duty repair and waste management operations. With offices in Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, and Vancouver, TMW currently serves more than 1,800 customers managing over 500,000 power units and maintaining more than 1.7 million assets worldwide, including North America, Europe, China and Latin America.
For more information, please visit www.tmwsystems.com or call 800.401.6682.
Director of Marketing
Trimble Transportation Inc.