BASIC ROUTE FACTORS
Each business is unique. You may deliver healthy meal kits or visit clients to complete maintenance tasks. With Routimo, you can customise settings for every project.
Choose whether you would like to optimize to save time or minimize distance travelled.
Task completion time
Want to ensure each task is completed within 5, 10 or 20 minutes? In Routimo, you can set an average completion time for all tasks or assign a specific time to each task.
To complete certain tasks, you may need to use a refrigerated truck or some other specialized vehicle. In this case, you can specify which tasks require specific vehicle types.
In Routimo, you can specify a vehicle’s carrying capacity based on the weight of packages. Avoid the risk of overloading your vehicles.
- Starting point and destination
Does your driver start the journey from home and end it at your business? Set the start and end points for your route.
Are some tasks more important than others? Do you want to impress certain clients? Assign priorities to your tasks and those locations will be given priority in our optimization algorithm.
With Routimo reports you can track variables like active drivers, the number of locations visited, the number of pending locations, and many more.
- Time windows
Can your clients not be reached at all hours of the day? Use the time windows option. Set client’s availability for your task. For example, Monday to Friday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Do you visit your clients regularly? Do you visit them twice a week, every Tuesday, every 14 days, or once a month? With Routimo, you can create schedules for client visits and plan routes for a week, a month, or even a year.
Does your business have branches in different cities or regions? By using the Auto-regions function, Routimo will assign tasks to the relevant department.
Import your delivery/task data directly from Excel. With column mapping, data files don’t have to be adjusted to any format. You can also export data to Excel files.
- Driver’s mobile assistant
With our mobile app, your drivers always have access to their current work schedule. They can also report task completion on the go. Real-time data allow you to monitor the progress of your team’s tasks.
The driver’s mobile app offers much more than just access to work schedules. It can also be used to turn on the navigation to the next location quickly. Avoid errors when entering the address and increase efficiency on your drivers.
PERFECT YOUR ROUTES
There are 3 ways to shorten the distance or journey time for your routes. Simply choose your priority when planning.
Change the sequence of visits
Changing the sequence of visits along your route can often shorten the distance even by 17%. This is the first important step to reduce the costs of your fleet.
Add new regions
You can achieve the best results in terms of increasing effectiveness by making a new regional schedule for your fleet. What we do is we upload all locations and we let the system plan a new work schedule.
Change the route parameters
Why not modify the start and end of work to plan for traffic? You can also change the optimization target (distance vs. time) or adjust any uneven workload among your vehicles.
DRIVER’S MOBILE APP
Easy-to-use mobile app for Android and iOS. Send planned routes to your drivers. Monitor task completion.
In the mobile app your driver has access to:
a list of planned locations (addresses) and the order in which they should be visited
a map showing the planned route
detailed information about every task – client’s contact number, package number, comment, time window, priority
general overview of the progress of all tasks
completed tasks and planned tasks
map – open a default navigation system in your phone with just one tap – you will get directions to the specified location
task completion – confirm that a task has been completed (or not)
comments – add a comment to any completed or uncompleted task
phone call – call your client quickly from the task panel
task cancellation – cancel a task from your daily schedule directly on your mobile – this might prove useful if your client cancels a visit