Thursday, March 26, 2009


The combined strength of MercuryGate in North America and Transwide in Europe now provide a Global On-Demand TMS

Cary, North Carolina/Brussels, Belgium – March 23, 2009 – MercuryGate International, Inc. and Transwide a Wolters Kluwer business announced they have formed a strategic alliance to integrate and resell their solutions. The MercuryGate TMS with Mojo provides end to end transportation planning and execution. Transwide is a global provider of transport execution network and solutions.

Transwide customers use a suite of technology that enables electronic communication, visibility of transport orders, pick-up and delivery time slots booking and transportation document management. MercuryGate customers’ use multi-mode rating and the Mojo optimization engine to plan and execute shipments. MercuryGate is a leading software provider for the Logistics Service Provider (LSP) industry serving both Freight Brokerage and 3PLs, while Transwide has established a leading position in serving Fortune 1000 manufacturing and logistics companies. By combining the companies solutions, MercuryGate customers will have robust appointment and dock door scheduling and strengthened carrier portal functionalities along with immediate access to over 6,000 transport companies in Europe and USA, while Transwide will be able to offer greater value to its customers by offering a full chain of transportation solutions from planning to settlement.

“MercuryGate’s leading position in the on-demand TMS market in North America, and its planning and optimization solutions perfectly complement Transwide’s European leadership and electronic transport execution suite” said Fabrice Maquignon CEO of Transwide “our multinational clients will now have access to a global SaaS end to end transportation management solution”.
“Transwide has a long standing track record in online services to the transport & logistics industry. Their commitment provides the support we need for our global clients,” said Monica Wooden, MercuryGate CEO. “We are strong in North America and now our TMS will be available to the rest of the world.”

Adrian Gonzalez, Director Logistics Executive Council for the ARC Advisory Group commented, “The ‘on demand’ or ‘software-as-a-service’ deployment model continues to gain traction in the TMS market, due to its lower upfront costs and faster time-to-value. However, most solution providers have achieved critical mass, in terms of clients and trading partner connections, in only a single country or geographic region. This partnership between MercuryGate and Transwide, therefore, lays the foundation for creating a more global ‘on demand’ TMS solution and connectivity network. The combination of MercuryGate’s capabilities for logistics service providers (LSPs) and optimization tools with Transwide’s extensive network of European carriers and execution functionality should bring enhanced value to clients if integrated successfully.”

About MercuryGate
MercuryGate delivers solutions that allow shippers, carriers, freight forwarders and third party logistics providers to plan their transportation, execute their freight movements, and analyze the performance of all involved. Customers optimize loads, rate and route loads, spot quote through both private and public bid boards, tender freight, track movements, audit carrier freight invoices, and send customer invoices. Through a customizable workflow engine, MercuryGate customers are able to move the straightforward parcel, LTL (less than truckload), and truckload shipments as well as the more demanding multi-leg ocean, air, and rail movements. Customers may then analyze the information gathered as they move freight to provide key performance indicators on their internal business as well as on carriers, suppliers, and all parties in the supply chain. For more information, visit

About Transwide
Transwide is a global leader of transport execution network and solution providers; it offers a suite of technology solutions to enable the electronic communication and visibility of transport orders, pick-up and delivery time slots booking, real time tracing of shipments, transport documents dematerialization and performance monitoring, on a multimodal and global scale. Transwide has more than 6,000 companies working on its network and serves carriers and shippers equally. For more information, visit

About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2008 annual revenues of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Visit for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.