PRN: Less is More: the Simplified Interface of the Viamente Route Planner Empowers Multi-vehicle Dispatching and Fleet Optimization
Less is More: the Simplified Interface of the Viamente Route Planner Empowers Multi-vehicle Dispatching and Fleet Optimization
MILAN, November 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
TheÂ Viamente Route Planner, the first and only Self-Provisioning Software as a Service (SaaS) for Fleet Routing and Optimization, is coming out with a new release today which, among several other improvements, introduces twoÂ radical upgradesÂ aimed at providing full control over Fleet Management operations.
Through constant dialogue with its community of users, from Field Services Team Leaders to Transport Fleet Managers, Viamente has designed and launched a brand new User Interface for an even leaner management of the Route Optimization process.
The firstÂ remarkable improvement is the "Timeline" visualization which allows a more intuitive and complete understanding of a Fleet's overall Workload and organization. Complex information has been made simple to access and with one single comprehensive glance it's possible to be on top of vehicles' Routes, Load Capacity and drivers' Workload distribution. The Timeline also shows graphically the Service Times for each stop and the layout makes modifications easy and quick.
The secondÂ major newÂ aspect is in fact a new way to modify Route Plans. The Viamente Route Planning software delivers optimal stop sequences, but sometimes it may be necessary to adjust them to some customer's particular needs. An easier Drag & Drop function has been introduced and it is now possible to Drag & Drop Orders from one Driver to another or within the same Driver's schedule.
Moreover, it is possible to verify immediately the impact of these modifications on the Fleet's Workload through a comparison with the Route Plan originally suggested. At the same time, possible violations of constraints concerning Drivers (e.g. Load Capacity) or Orders (e.g Time Windows) are highlighted and brought to attention.
"We aim at making our customers' life easy and at boosting their profits" says Antonio Perini, CEO at Viamente. He then continues: "For us, giving optimal solutions and offering a great decision-support system is not enough: we want to move towards a real Computer-Aided Planning tool which permits users to keep all variables under control. In order to provide spot-on solutions to our customers, we ask them directly which features we should implement. That's why together with the new UI we're launching a Knowledge Base portal designed to grant easy access to information about the Route Planner and to stimulate exchange among users. The first useful tips have already started arriving through our Community Questions and have been brought to the attention of our Product Management team."
Viamente s.r.l. is a privately-held Italian company that develops and markets worldwide innovative online technology for Vehicle Routing Optimization. Feeding a full set of proprietary algorithms with accurate and up-to-date digital map data, Viamente calculates the optimized Route Plans for the user's Vehicles and suggests the smartest assignments, scheduled stop sequences and turn-by-turn driving directions that minimize the overall operating expenditures while maximizing the service level and complying with all the logistic constraints. Viamente's cloud-based services include an intuitive web application called Viamente Route Planner and an API to access the underlying Viamente Routing Engine.