Electricity and water meter readings are usually read manually by staff who visit the locations on foot. However, walking routes are not always optimised and this can have a negative effect on the amount of people and resources required in each reading cycle. Integrated Skills has developed a series of innovative route optimisation software solutions, which can reduce the amount of staff resources required and even produce a profit.
Our route planning and route optimization software can assist with many tasks, including meter reading routes, smart meter installation routes, smart meter inspection routes, smart meter maintenance routes, and route analysis and redesign.
GIS technology has come a long way in modern utility services. However, a lot of companies continue to rely on manual techniques or scheduling software for route or territory planning for field service crews, meter operations and meter inspections.
RouteSmart for ArcGIS provided by Integrated Skills, allows users to balance their routes on several parameters such as total route time, number of crews available, and geographic preference. As a result, driving and/or walking time are minimised and meter reading efficiency is increased.
RouteSmart has a great interface that allows data exchange with other systems. Last but not least, this innovative software can create detailed directions per street level and detailed maps of service areas and individual routes. RouteSmart uses up-to-date official data from trustworthy databases such as the Ordnance Survey and HERE (formerly NAVTEQ).
Less distance, less overtime
RouteSmart’s updated GIS interface offers a wide variety of specs that allows you to control every detail of your smart meter inspection routes. RouteSmart can be used for the optimisation of walking and driving of handheld meter reading routes, as well as mobile AMR route development.
If your aim is to minimise costs in smart meter inspections, try RouteSmart technology today. To learn more about RouteSmart and other GIS-based products that can help you with route planning, visit our website.
About Integrated Skills Limited
Integrated Skills, operating out of Romsey near Southampton, is a specialist provider of routing and route optimisation software, smartphone & tablet solutions, environmental management software, highways management software as well as environmental consultancy in the following sectors:
- Environmental service operations
- Highways service operations
- Parcel & post
- Newspaper deliveries
ISL is a partner of ESRI for the ArcGIS platform.
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