Roadnet Anywhere updated
Omnitracs has released Roadnet Anywhere v4.4 incorporating tools to quantify savings and analyze effectiveness of route-optimization practices. Updates to the Roadnet mobile app provide drivers with real-time views into their route progress.
The new Optimal Routes feature allows users to measure the effectiveness and impact of routing decisions on cost, time, and distance. Users can generate theoretical route-level scenarios to compare against actual routes.
'Business Optimal' represents the ideal route, taking into consideration customer delivery windows, order of deliveries and other service-related constraints. 'True Optimal' represents the theoretical best sequence with no constraints. Comparing actual routes to the Optimal Route scenarios can provide insight into the decisions made by routers, as well as highlight instances in which an over-emphasis on customer service has led to overall inefficiency.
Route optimization is an area where small changes can make a big impact on the bottom line, but even if executives know that intuitively, instinct needs to be backed by data, says Omnitracs. With Roadnet Anywhere v4.4, executives can see the current and potential ROI of their route optimization practices.
Also new is the MyStats page within the Roadnet Mobile app for iOS and Android. It gives drivers a real-time view into their performance, without having to interrupt their routes. Drivers who are ahead of or behind schedule can adjust their performance without having to be notified by a manager. Managers can control which stats the drivers have access to, including adherence to schedule, how long they've been on the route or remaining deliveries.
A key ingredient to achieving operational improvement is providing drivers with timely input and coaching in how they're performing, the company says. This enhances the ability of customers to provide such feedback to drivers.