There are lots of extra dimensions to the basic route planning software from Integrated skills that can help you manage your operation more effectively.
The basic solution allows you to input your operational data and plan the most efficient routes for your service. You can buy our software as a stand-alone product with plenty of information and guidance from us, or you can engage our services on an ongoing basis to maximise the potential of your route planning solution. We also offer a number of related software solutions including in-cab navigation, tracking devices, smartphone apps and online systems.
Here we discuss just a few of the features that you can take advantage of with our route planning software suite.
GPS tracking allows you to monitor the position of your vehicles in real time. More importantly, GPS tracking can be used as part of the route optimisation project to ‘baseline’ your current operation, i.e. find out what the drivers are actually doing as well how long it takes to deliver a service at a particular location. The route planning software can use this data to illustrate the optimal route versus the ‘baseline’ route, highlighting where savings can be made. You can also use GPS data to make mid-journey adjustments or choose the most efficient option for an ad-hoc service or delivery when combining the in-cab technology with real time, Cloud based route planning.
Easy to use layout
The online software solutions provides you with a map-based view of the positions of your drivers, as well as two way messaging and the ability of the drivers to report on road and service issues, i.e. ‘road closed’ or ‘no access to property’.
You might choose to combine this with up-to-date information about changing conditions on the road and use some of our other tools to communicate with your drivers, so they never get caught out by unexpected incidents.
Communication is key to a smooth operation and your routing software offers two-way messaging between you and your drivers. You can work together to utilise information from the route planning software to update journey plans and times.
Planned vs. Actual
At Integrated Skills, we know that things don’t always go according to plan, especially when it comes to driving conditions. While some things are beyond your control, route planning software helps you pinpoint the areas where you can make a change by leveraging data to make improvements. This is achieved using planned vs. actual comparisons which tell you exactly what went well and what could be improved.