Custom Logistics Software Development

Helping brokers, shippers, and carriers manage data—just the way they want it.

Atomic Object project team in the field with a custom logistics software client

Atomic Object project team in the field with a logistics client

Custom logistics software lets innovators respond to their changing landscape quickly. They know what data they need to outcompete and land more deals, and custom software puts it in their hands.

Our goal is to maximize your return on investment. And we deliver on time and on budget, thanks to our smart budgeting and reliable process.

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Satisfied Logistics Software Clients

Our Take on Software in the Logistics Industry

At Atomic, we balance consultation with craft. We’ll be your guide, helping you make smart decisions that work for your business. Based on what we’ve seen in logistics, here are three challenges waiting to be solved by custom software:

Ineffective Pricing

Custom software can put industry data to work for you—helping you quote competitively without leaving money on the table.

Unwieldy Transportation Management System

Sometimes, a generic TMS becomes more of a bottleneck than a benefit. Custom solutions let you build a tool around your process—not the other way around.

Unreliable Demand Forecasting

You need to make quick decisions. When those choices are informed by your own data, shown the way you want to see it, it’s a beautiful thing,
“We thought we had fantastic software, and then Atomic’s team came in and watched us to understand what the individual users were doing. It caused us to think about what we do, and it helped us realize that maybe there was a more efficient process.”

Co-owner and Sales Manager at Masterpiece Flower Company

Logistics Software Decision Guide

Logistics Industry leaders face a decision when it comes to software: should they build it or buy it?‍‍

Off-the-shelf solutions may almost fit your needs. Should you spend more for custom logistics software bespoke to your operation?

There are pros and cons to both approaches. But how do you weigh them in your particular case? At the end of the day, the decision comes down to cost and control.

Our free guide for logistics leaders helps them weigh the benefits and costs of each decision.

Atomic’s Custom Logistics Software Services

World-class software talent; U.S.-based

Our co-located team is ready to design and develop your logistics software. Interdisciplinary teams are better at solving problems. And the most capable consultants want to manage themselves. Our software designers, developers, and delivery leads work together to squash bureaucracy and deliver value—fast.

Here’s a team we recently staffed on a project. Click on each Atom's photo to learn more about their passions, read their recent blog posts, and understand how their experience could unlock your project's potential.

"I had a really smooth experience in every aspect. It’s hard to find an experience where the account manager acts cordially, and then my engagement with the developer was smooth, and then the billing went smoothly — it was smooth through all aspects of the project.

Merchandising Operations Manager, GFS Canada

A better logistics software product—and a better time building it

20 years’ experience has taught us how to help you make the right choices for your users and your bottom line.

First, we help our clients in the logistics space ensure they build the right software. We do this using a proven process informed by Human-Centered Design principles.

Then we transform those findings into functioning software, released to clients in two-week increments.

We supply design, development, and delivery expertise together. That means you spend less time managing vendors and more time delivering impact.

Atomic prizes transparency, and clients who engage with us feel that. Each team tracks project progress against the remaining budget. If any problems arise, the team surfaces them. No surprises.

That’s why our clients give us top marks for quality and satisfaction:

You’re the hero of your software project

Here’s how we leverage your expertise to design and develop customized solutions. It’s a time-tested process that breaks down problems and unlocks your opportunities.

Our clients appreciate us for adapting our process to what works best for them. We won’t shoehorn you into an inefficient process that doesn’t match what you're trying to accomplish. Our clients are busy, and they insist on transparency and value across the entire software creation process. We deliver.

That’s why 36 clients came back to us when they had an additional project—many for more than one product. These additional new product investments total more than $33 million.

"I wasn't sure that we would be able to pull this together for the scope of work that we had outlined and the budget that we had assigned. I didn't know if we were really going to get something at the end that was operational and usable. We just weren't sure. I'm pleased to say in hindsight that those things all worked out."

Lead Applications Engineer, Eaton Vehicle

Access to a Trusted Network

Logistics industry challenges are increasingly complex.

Software and connected devices are just one part of a growing transportation ecosystem.

Atomic plays well with other consultancies in our field, and our trusted network of partners specialize in areas of Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, DevOps, Product Design and Engineering, Compliance, and more. Based on your needs, we'll help identify the right fit and manage the relationship for you.

Let us help you build the right solution to help you seize your next big opportunity.

Delivering On Your Budget

Many clients’ first question is, “What will my custom logistics software product cost?” While each project has its own budget, transparently sharing our historical project cost data gives people a sense.

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Once you contact us, you’ll be put in touch with one of our Managing Partners. They’ll answer your questions about Atomic and ask about your ideas, goals, timeline, and budget. The call should take 30 minutes.

If everyone wants to move forward, we'll schedule a more in-depth meeting. After this, we’ll send you a free budget model for your project.

In the last 12 months, we’ve helped 68 business leaders develop free budget models they used to chart next steps—whether or not it was with us.

If we’re not a good fit for your project, we’ll help you figure out where to go next.

Put our experience to work on your next project

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