TMW Acquires Another Trucking Software Firm, ISDC
September 18, 2007 Alex Woodie
TMW Systems, the Cleveland, Ohio-based developer of enterprise i5/OS and Windows applications for the trucking industry, continued its acquisition spree yesterday when it announced the purchase of Integrated Support Decision Corporation (ISDC), another software company developing solutions for the trucking industry.
Since it was founded 28 years ago, ISDC, which is based in Richardson, Texas, has been developing software products designed to help companies in the transportation industry minimize their costs and maximize their profits. Its products, which support every major platform including i5/OS, help users achieve higher revenue per loaded mile, control the route, and minimize fuel and out-of-route costs, and are used by 21 of the top 100 trucking firms in the country, according to TMW.
TMW says it plans to continue to develop and support all of ISDC’s products, including rnNetwise Enterprise, Netwise Frontline, Match Advice Netwise Supply Chain, Expert Fuel, Trip Alert, and Route Advice, and its two Web services, TruckloadRate.com and FuelAdvice.com. TMW develops three main ERP systems for trucking firms, including TL2000 for the System i, TMWSuite for Windows, and TruckMate for Windows.
TMW has been doing its share to help consolidate the sector of the IT industry serving truckers. One year ago, it acquired rival Maddocks Systems, and in June, it acquired another rival, TMT Software. Today, TMW claims 1,800 customers.
Also this week, TMW announced a new release of TruckMate, which was previously developed by Maddocks. Version 8.0 brings more than 4,000 enhancements, the company says, including support for 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and databases, a new user interface, a new reporting function, and many other enhancements.