8 points to consider when selecting a route planning software

Before purchasing a route planning software, here are some crucial points decision-makers must take into account.

Quick Optimization of Routes

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to quickly process optimal delivery routes. Make sure you select a software that can process optimal routes in seconds.

Quick Optimization of Routes
Autosave Function

Autosave Function

Last-mile delivery counters interruptions like technical errors, power failures, natural calamities or cyber attacks. Ensure that your route planning software frequently saves last-minute updates and secures crucial data.

Real-time and Updated Mapping Data

Look for a route planning software that provides up-to-date and real-time mapping data. It saves time in deliveries and minimizes the burden of updating delivery information.

Real-time and Updated Mapping Data
Dynamic Route Planning with Multi-Route Feature

Dynamic Route Planning with Multi-Route Feature

Businesses must look for a route optimization tool with two features.

  • Providing multiple optimized route choices, so that drivers can select the route that serves a minimum time.
  • Easily reroute previously planned routes and reallocate more stops to a vehicle during the last-minute delivery changes.

Geocoding

Find out if the route planner software has a geocoder tool that converts bulk ambiguous addresses into accurate geographical coordinates.

Geocoding
Import and Export of Addresses

Import and Export of Addresses

Verify these two crucial aspects before buying the software.

  • Ease of facilitating to and fro data movement
  • Ability to upload abundant customer data in universal formats like .csv, .pdf, .xls etc.

In-Built Delivery Analytics and Reporting

Look for a route optimization tool that has a centralized dashboard showing accurate and detailed analytics of on-ground operations.

In-Built Delivery Analytics and Reporting
Historical Data Introspection

Historical Data Introspection

Go for a route planning software that can effectively examine historical data and build insights from it.

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How can Locus help manage your logistics?

  • Locus’ proprietary geocoding engine converts the fuzziest of the addresses into precise geographical coordinates thereby helping your on-ground executives locate addresses easily.
  • Digitize all your operational variables such as fleets, delivery persons, etc to come up with the best route plan every day.
  • Track your orders in real-time with the Locus Live Dashboard. Locus’ last-mile delivery app Locus On The Road (LOTR) helps delivery partners process orders.
  • Visualize and tweak your scheduled plans via three key metrics— geography, time, & vehicle(fleet)—with a birds-eye view of your entire operations.
  • Build your own reports and analyze important parameters that you need to make key decisions.

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