Telogis adds Business Analysis Tools to its Route Planning Software

Building advanced business analysis tools into Telogis Route simplifies and accelerates the time it takes to integrate customer requirements into the system and evaluate route scenarios.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.,March 22, 2011Telogis Inc., the platform for location intelligence, has enhanced its Telogis Route multi-vehicle route planning, optimization and scheduling system with new advanced business analysis tools. These tools expedite the integration of customer requirements into the software, and build intelligent routes that take into consideration such variables as driver schedules, customer delivery windows and customer preferences. Additionally, this Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) system bundles routing and dispatching functionality from Telogis Fleet and Telogis GeoBase into a single application for strategic and dynamic planning.

“Telogis Route gives a powerful tool to companies to understand and improve their operations in a way that was never before possible,” says Newth Morris, president, Telogis Route. “Routing solutions are notoriously difficult to understand. We're changing this with a single, integrated platform and a proven SaaS solution. A key to this is getting good information into the system and really understanding the outputs. Our new data tools provide user-friendly and powerful tools to do this.”

Data in customer relationship management (CRM) programs and software applications isn't always current and reconciled. Telogis Route now checks all integrated systems for inconsistencies in data that could create routing problems, such as deliveries being requested outside of a time any drivers are scheduled to work. This integration makes Telogis Route easier to use and provides data analysis functions not found in other routing software solutions.

The new, enhanced version of Telogis Route also features exporting functions for use in business intelligence tools and leading software programs to analyze routes. This allows companies to compare the quantitative metrics of various route scenarios and make intelligent business decisions based on the data.

About Telogis Route

Telogis Route is the only true SaaS route optimization product available to companies who rely on effective routing in their day-to-day work, including food and beverage distributors, pest control, waste management, field service, and trucking and logistics professionals. As a cloud-based solution, Telogis Route requires no special hardware and has lower upfront costs than legacy client-server solutions, resulting in a more rapid return on investment. It eliminates the need for expensive licenses, hardware and maintenance, and allows large companies to cost effectively deploy the solution across many locations. The common infrastructure offered by this utility computing solution provides companies with a powerful tool to solve routing problems and ensure fast and effective customer service.

The system combines routing and scheduling capabilities into a single offering and incorporates relevant constraints and cost factors to optimize fleet schedules. Business rules such as delivery windows, driver skill set and specialty vehicle equipment are modeled along with costing factors such as fuel economy, driver rate and job revenue to calculate optimal schedules. Telogis Route also supports commercial vehicle restrictions such as bridge height and weight, historic and real-time traffic and custom routing rules such as avoiding left-hand turns. By automating the process through a sophisticated modeling program, companies can generate operational savings of greater than 20 percent over manual route planning.

Telogis Route leverages the power of Telogis GeoBase, the leading enterprise geospatial platform that other software developers rely on to build software solutions. This ensures that the system features the latest advances available in multi-vehicle route planning, optimization and scheduling.

Telogis Route integrates seamlessly with Telogis Mobile and Telogis Fleet, making it the only common enterprise mobility platform in the market. This allows companies to plan a workday in Telogis Route, transmit the plan to Telogis Mobile and track progress in Telogis Fleet.

About Telogis

Telogis Inc., the platform for location intelligence, is dedicated to enhancing the value of its customers' businesses through intelligent integration of location technology, information and services. Telogis was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., with offices in Europe and Latin America as well as development centers in Austin, Texas, and Christchurch, New Zealand. Telogis' products and services are used and distributed in more than 60 countries worldwide. To learn more about Telogis visit www.telogis.com or call toll free at 866-TELOGIS (866-835-6447).