Frequently Asked Questions About Routing Software
Why is Route Optimization Important?
Route Optimization provides a large return on investment for fleet dispatchers. Not only do optimized routes decrease fleet miles but they can prevent late arrivals. And with Wise Systems’ platform, we provide updates and notifications for dispatchers, customers, and other parties so that there is clear communication and important parties have real-time ETAs. This can improve client relationships and provide additional value to your customers. Additionally, optimized routes save on gas which is beneficial for both your budget and the environment.
How Does Route Optimization Work?
There are a variety of ways to approach route optimization. Even without the benefit of software and automated route planning, dispatchers & drivers have been attempting to optimize routes for decades. But with next-gen technology dispatchers can discover the most cost-effective routes for their team and use data to constantly improve their routes.
Should My Business Use Static or Dynamic Routing?
Static routing is fairly common among fleet management. And while it doesn’t provide the best optimization it is what many drivers are used to. Regardless of the strategy you use, Wise Systems’ platform can help. Our routing software can help plan static routes in advance or provide real-time dynamic routing allowing your drivers to adapt to day-of obstacles. In fact, we find that combining zone-based routing with dynamic is an ample way to help your team adjust to optimized routing. By setting geographic zones for your drivers, it is easier for drivers to stay in their comfort zone as they adjust with dynamically optimized routes.
How Can Businesses Improve Delivery Success Rate?
Wise Systems’ platform allows dispatchers and drivers to use a zone-based model. Dynamic routes can take getting used to, and the transition can be difficult to handle overnight. By providing your drivers with geographic zones that they individually cover, optimized routes can help improve efficiency without sacrificing familiarity.
What Features Should I Look For In Route Optimization Software?
When it comes to fleet management software you want to make sure it has all of the features you need for your team. Wise Systems’ provides a variety of products that don’t stop at just optimizing routes. Our driver application provides turn-by-turn navigation as well as a variety of helpful tools that can decrease the need for paperwork for your drivers. Additionally, our clients can make use of a unique customer portal that can send automated messages to delivery recipients. This portal can help improve communication and is customizable, allowing our clients to add their branded assets to the portal. Features like this provide extra value and functionality to route optimization software, for more information on our product features please contact our team.