Acuitive Solutions Recognized in Gartner’s 2018 Market Guide for Freight Audit and Payment (FAP) Providers

Company recognized as a Representative Vendor for its regional North America FAP services platform

Freight audit and payment, especially for goods shipping into the U.S., is highly is complex. If not managed aggressively, shippers can be stuck with significant additional freight charges and costs.”

— Phil Marlowe, founder and president, Acuitive Solutions

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, September 27, 2018 / — Acuitive Solutions, which provides cloud-based software for complex international transportation management to the world's best-known retailers, announced today it has been listed as a Regional Provider in Gartner’s September 2018 Market Guide for Freight Audit and Payment (FAP) Providers.

According to the report, authored by Bart DeMuynck, research vice president, supply chain for Gartner, “Improved freight spend visibility and freight audit accuracy are needed to improve transportation performance and lower freight costs in the face of increasing transportation challenges. Supply chain leaders can use this research to profile outsourced service providers for freight audit and payment.”

The report also noted that vendors included in the market guide “have customers that are successfully using their products and services.” Acuitive was one of 18 technology vendors referenced in the market guide for regional FAP services.

“Freight audit and payment, particularly for inbound U.S. international ocean and air freight, is particularly complex, and if not managed properly can saddle shippers with significant additional expense,” noted Phil Marlowe, founder and chief logistician for Acuitive Solutions. “Especially considering today’s challenging capacity environment, platforms that can automate and improve audit accuracy, particularly through structured, pre-payment audit processes, can save shippers significant direct and administrative costs.”

Acuitive’s cloud-based platform provides multimodal e-procurement, logistics payment process automation and global TMS solutions. It automates its clients’ accounts payable processing, including general ledger coding, and focuses on prepayment audits specifically for ocean, air and dray carriers. Acuitive Solutions serves leading companies in the home center, premium fashion, retail, home and office décor, and apparel markets. Customers include Ralph Lauren, JOANN Stores and Tory Burch.

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About Acuitive Solutions — Charlotte, NC-based Acuitive Solutions deploys a cloud-native global TMS platform that helps reduce cost and bring unprecedented efficiency and responsiveness to global supply chain management operations. Founded in 2002, Acuitive has built a portfolio of integrated, Web-based software tools and workflows that facilitate real-time collaboration and provide an extraordinary degree of control and agility for businesses, their local and global service providers and suppliers to manage the complex process of international air and ocean freight shipping. Acuitive serves leading companies in the home improvement center, premium fashion, retail, home and office décor and apparel markets. Our focus is on what we do best: superior, truly global transportation management solutions. For more information, call (704) 321-4992, email us at, or visit us on the web at

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Source: EIN Presswire