SEKO wades into SaaS global TMS market
May 8 2017
Gelnius, a spin off of freight forwarder SEKO Logistics’ technology division, will provide an order-to-cash transportation management system for enterprises and a “Lite,” modular version of the TMS in late summer.
By Eric Johnson | American Shipper
SEKO Logistics is primarily known for being a global freight forwarder and non-vessel-operating common carrier.
But the Itasca, Ill.-based company on Monday formally launched a technology division aiming to recalibrate how the global shipping industry thinks of transportation management software.
The new entity, called Gelnius, is essentially a spin-off of the transportation management system (TMS) SEKO has used for years to serve its clients.
The first version of the Gelnius TMS, called Enterprise, is designed primarily for large global shippers with complex order-to-cash requirements and a sophisticated understanding of their technology needs. Gelnius will release two other versions of the product, TMS Lite, and Marketplace, in the third quarter of 2017.
The TMS Lite version is designed for small to mid-sized companies that want multi-tenant software with “predefined business logic, pre-book functionality, a consolidation tool, exception management, (and) a defined set of carrier integrations,” the company said.
The Marketplace, designed to work in tandem with the Lite version, is for companies that want to build module-by-module.
The launch version has been piloted by customers over the past year as SEKO has built on its capabilities and expertise in the freight forwarding space.