Telogis Announces Route Planning Suite

Telogis Announces Route Planning Suite, Enhancing its SaaS-Based Platform for Managing Sales, Deliveries and Merchandisers

LAS VEGAS – National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Convention – Sept. 30, 2013 — Today’s beer and beverage distributors need integrated solutions that encompass all aspects of their supply chains including sales, delivery drivers and merchandisers. With this in mind, Telogis launches the Telogis Route Planning Suite as an extension of its industry-leading Telogis Route solution. Telogis provides a comprehensive Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based location intelligence platform for companies that require dynamic routing, real-time work order management, commercial navigation, telematics and mobile integration services for their workforces in the field.

Telogis’ platform approach for the food and beverage industry – or any sizeable mobile enterprise – gives customers a seamless, integrated SaaS solution on which to build a more productive, efficient and compliant fleet and manage all aspects of their mobile operations. The Telogis platform combines strategic and dynamic planning, advanced mobile apps that log delivery drivers’ Hours of Service (HOS) and other compliance requirements plus easy-to-build mobile forms, commercial navigation and telematics.

Telogis’ new approach to the Telogis Route Planning Suite supports static, fixed-route and territory planning as well as dynamic routing. This enables Telogis customers to be more responsive and provide a higher level of service for their own customers. The Telogis Route Planning Suite ensures that plans are built so that key customers are visited regularly and operations teams can more effectively manage last-minute orders, resulting in increased efficiency, revenue and overall customer satisfaction.

“Whether companies are making hundreds of service calls a day or delivering the world’s best ales and microbrews, Telogis can help distributors manage all field resources including sales, delivery drivers and merchandisers,” said Newth Morris, president, Telogis Route and Navigation. “The Telogis Route Planning Suite is the latest example of our commitment to world-class R&D and providing customers with the most comprehensive products and services in the industry.“

Telogis Territory – insights and analysis in the ultimate strategic planning tool

Telogis Territory provides the tools operations leads require to effectively plan, analyze and create specific, geo-fenced territories for delivery drivers, technicians or sales staff before performing any scheduling or route optimization. Telogis Territory examines all of a company’s set jobs or deliveries plus relevant details for the jobs and defines optimal groups – organized by geographic, non-geographic (filters) and hybrid territories. Once the groups are defined, Territory optimizes them, making the data easier to analyze and a customers’ mobile resources easier to schedule.

Telogis Schedule – productivity meets flexibility

As the second module in the Route Planning Suite, Telogis Schedule functions as the long-term planning tool that can help make sense of complicated routing matrices. Customers are able to easily modify jobs, incorporate new customers, change time windows and multi-day routes plus label and recycle routes with a new, built-in Master Route capability. Schedule also enables customers to custom-tune their long-term routing plans to include the inevitable variations that take place in day-to-day operations such as holidays and seasonal ebbs and flows.

Telogis Plan – dynamic routing at work

Designed for daily operations teams, Telogis Plan gives managers a day-ahead view and allows them to review and revise last-minute changes and distribute the plans out to a team of delivery drivers for execution. The customizable day-ahead view helps companies of all sizes make organization out of the chaos that often surrounds last-minute routing changes. Working at the depot level, Telogis Plan helps customers achieve optimized, balanced and on-time routes which often result in higher productivity, better customer satisfaction and greater profitability, along with the peace of mind that comes from well-orchestrated routes, even at the last minute.

Further information on Telogis Route Planning Suite can be found at www.telogis.com/solutions/route or by visiting the Telogis booth at the NBWA Annual Convention, (Booth #906) at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas today through Wednesday, Oct. 2.

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; Toronto; and Christchurch, New Zealand. Telogis’ products and services are used and distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide. To learn more about Telogis, visit www.telogis.com or call toll free at 866-TELOGIS (866-835-6447).