Display news overview

The new validation round starts with the updated questionnaire version 2019


The annual validation of the Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) listed on ensures the high quality of the information stored in the »WMS database«. The »Team warehouse logistics« of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) enables WMS customers to make a precise system selection according to individual criteria and detailed system comparisons based on continuously updated manufacturer specifications.

In 2019, the »Team warehouse logistics« once again revised the validation questionnaire, taking into account current market developments and trends. Thus, the »WMS database« remains up to date in its function as a logistics platform for WMS-providers and WMS-customers.

The annual validation of the systems is based on the completion of a questionnaire comprising round 3,700 aspects; almost 800 of these aspects were revised for the new 2019 version. For this year's validation round, the focus was placed in particular on the holistic consideration of the questionnaire. Redundancies of aspects in different chapters could be reduced by optimizing the sequence and critically questioning numerous aspects. In addition, the subject areas »Ergonomics« as well as »Value added services« were completely revised. Furthermore a separate examination of the »Pick-by-Vision« technology was introduced. In addition, the section »Batches« has been optimized. Comments from the previous validation round were included in the form of new aspects. The overall scope of the questionnaire in version 2019 has remained essentially unchanged.

In the course of the update, questions on current and future developments and trends were also revised and evaluated in the »WMS MARKET REPORT COMPACT«. This has recently been published and, like its predecessor version, it is available as a free whitepaper for you to download from

The »WMS database« on is one of the world's leading platforms for the functional comparison of Warehouse Management Systems. WMS-providers have the possibility to present their products within the database and have them validated by the manufacturer-independent »Team warehouse logistics«. After successful validation, the system receives the validation label, a quality seal of the industry. WMS-customers can use the »WMS Online Selection« to quickly find out which system best suits their warehouse or requirements by means of a comprehensive search criteria catalogue. Similarly, interested visitors can find information on more than 100 validated WMS reference projects on the platform.

Further information:

Your contact person:

M.Sc. Mauro Napierala

Phone: +49 (0) 231/9743-263


Further information that could be interesting:
To make this site work properly, we place small data files called cookies on your device. Find out more about it: Data privacy