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Load Reports, Load Reporting, And Analytics

The Load Reports option in AscendTMS allows you to report on active, canceled, and archived loads created by you or anyone in your operations team.  No load is ever truly lost.  You can reach the load search page here:

In the search field, you can type anything related to the load such as location, carrier name, etc.  To narrow down your search, you can choose to enter other information, such as origin or destination state, beginning or end date, branches and load status.  All matching fields will have red font.

Export Load Data

You also have the option to export the load data results into a spreadsheet. Exporting your data into a spreadsheet allows you a myriad of options in terms of segmenting and charting. 

Advanced Reporting And In-Depth Analytics

Some users want to run complex data segmenting, forecasting, and even include artificial intelligence on their data. Doing so is easy. We recommend the free Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) solution. You can learn more HERE.  We highly recommend you watch the overview video on the Microsoft website. 

Their solution is totally free and includes significant cloud storage for your data, results and charts. Moreover, it allows you to update data daily, weekly, or monthly (or any time period you choose), and appends the new data to your old data - making reporting and forecasting much more accurate (and easy). 

Related imageIf you prefer to use an alternative reporting tool, you can also do that, too. There are hundreds of web-based reporting tools available that are extremely powerful - and many are totally free to use.  

Powerful Reporting = Initial Learning Curve

The Power BI tool is extremely powerful - and may seem complex to new users at first. The Power BI tool is probably more powerful than any reporting tool you have ever used. So, we advise that you watch the videos and training sessions on the Power BI website first. 

Most users like to start slowly when dipping their toe into the water with deep analytics and complex charting. So, in the beginning, export a simple data set from your AscendTMS account first, and then play with it in Power BI before you take on tasks like long-range forecasting and using their AI tools. 

Pretty soon you'll grasp the "easy" stuff - and then can take on more complex reporting and charting over time. 

The same goes with other web-based reporting tools. Just start slowly, and build from there.

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