Overview & Comparison

Chain.io vs SPS Commerce

Chain.io seamlessly connects supply chain companies across the global supply chain so that business leaders can focus on innovation and customer satisfaction, instead of the distractions of complex enterprise integrations. Learn why logistics pros choose Chain.io over integration platforms like SPS Commerce.

Chain.io’s technology platform leverages industry best practices that solve real-world business problems for logistics service providers, shippers, and logistics software companies.

Secure, cloud-based architecture.

With Chain.io, your data is safe, secure, and never intermingled or analyzed. Our platform was born in the cloud, so our platform is available, reliable, and secure 24/7/365.

Best practices for this decade, not the last.

Chain.io has deep supply chain roots, and we’ve built our business around the most important business processes that shippers, logistics providers, and software vendors will need to excel at in the coming decade, and we're working to establish integration standards to transform the industry.

Rapid onboarding.

With Chain.io, your time-to-value is accelerated. Migrations, vendor integrations, and customer onboards that usually take months can be handled by Chain.io in just weeks.

Let your data flow freely.

Are you a freight forwarder who needs to transmit updates about milestones or a shipping notice? A shipper who needs to receive those milestones from your cargo owner? A software vendor who’s sending and receiving data via an API to a customer’s TMS? Chain.io opens the door.

Chain.io vs SPS Commerce

A side by side comparison:

Chain.io vs SPS Commerce

Overall, Chain.io is a a better choice for connecting your global supply chain ecosystem of forwarders, shippers, and software providers.

Chain.io has a deep understanding of the supply chain industry, offers a wide range of pre-built connectors and integrations, and is easy to use.

Chain.io's microservice architecture makes it easy to quickly onboard your internally developed systems using our Standard JSON APIs, XML files, or even old-fashioned EDI. No matter what technology level you're working with, Chain.io can adapt to your unique needs.

Leveraging our canonical data model and supply chain best-practice based process library, even non-technical leaders are active product users to configure flows and connect with customers.

Our data model also empowers responsible integrations. Our adapters were created using industry best practices that we're working to standardize. So when one network, system, or adapater is updated, our network is updated - there's no need to spend extra time maintaining the tedious connections of one-to-one integrations.

Within the Chain.io platform, logistics professionals stay in charge of their data. You'll be able to choose where, when, and how you want your data to flow between customers, partners, and software providers.

Chain.io offers:

  • A reliable, immediate data pipeline to bridge decades of technology
  • Pre-built connections to the leading supply chain software providers, making integrations faster across the industry
  • A wider range of pre-built connectors for supply chain business problems
  • An easy to use platform that can be configured by non-technical users
  • Greater ability to scale and can handle growing data volumes and increasing integration complexity
  • More features for automating key supply chain business processes and workflows
  • More comprehensive data security and supply chain industry compliance standards
  • Greater access to real-time data and integration monitoring
  • Stronger support resources and a growing developer community

One Platform to Manage Every Supply Chain Integration

With the Chain.io platform, logistics service providers, shippers, and software companies can quickly snap together the business applications used by customers, partners, or software vendors and seamlessly integrate data between a TMS, ERP or any other platform in your ecosystem.

When you're managing complex supply chain processes like consolidations, cross-docks, direct shipments, or e-commerce fulfillment, the details matter. Chain.io was built specifically for these core logistics processes.

Plus, our team has decades of real-world experience in supply chain and logistics. Our integration technology was built specifically to address the needs of shippers, logistics service providers, and freight-focused software platforms.

Chain.io is the top choice for logistics tech providers, freight forwarders and shippers.

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Chain.io is trusted by world-class supply chain leaders.

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

"Chain.io has provided both technical and logistic expertise to architect connectivity that works in the real world. Chain.io's flexible platform has allowed us to seamlessly integrate with various SaaS providers, helping our development teams focus on delivering customer value instead of being bogged down in understanding mappings."

Christian van Eeden
Christian van Eeden
VP of Transformation Architecture
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics
Rate Management at Magaya

"Chain.io’s serverless architecture coupled with their strong industry knowledge makes it very easy and efficient for us to onboard customers and integrate to various systems in the logistics industry."

David Luttrell
David Luttrell
Rate Management at Magaya
John S. Connor Global Logistics

"Chain.io offers impactful integration solutions that provide us with greater visibility into our data and overall efficiency. Their team brings in-depth logistics knowledge and a focus on providing a smooth integration experience."

Butch Connor
Butch Connor
Vice President
John S. Connor Global Logistics
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