Tools like Waze or Google Maps make everybody’s life easier in terms of finding the fastest and secure way to get from one location to another. However, what happens if what we need is for the tool to plan a route that is as efficient as possible and also contains several destination points?
What does Google Maps bring to route planning?
Imagine the life of a mobile employee day by day. In each day that person should visit 4, 6, 8 or even more clients. Maybe it’s a delivery man with 20 or 30 delivery points. Taking a look at the map is going to be necessary in order to get to the correct address of each customer, supplier, point of delivery, place of inspection…
In these cases, apps such as Google Maps could be guiding us to a specific location but it sure couldn’t tell us which is the shortest route, the one with less traffic and let alone the route containing all visiting points. So you’ll have to make up with going from location to location hoping to have luck and not get stuck in one of those monumental traffic jams.
However, planning a route is as simple as getting used to geolocation software such as Bixpe. We’ll install a small app on each employee’s mobile phone and, as a result, we can monitor real activity on a web map.
This method allows us to optimize on time routes, because at that very moment it reveals which is the less traveled area, the road where there are more efficiency-drivers, the most suitable route that unites all visiting points… everything in real time. That is, the app not only tells you how to get there, it also tells you how to do it in the most effective, fastest and safest way.
Other significant advantages of planned routes
When it comes to making deliveries, for example, the thing is very clear in terms of differentiate between Google Maps and the route planner software.
- Deliveries should be carried out within the stipulated time.
- Start and end route changes. There are multiple drivers and each one of them can hit the road at any time of the day and also start and end the day at different points.
- Vehicles loads. How much cargo can each vehicle carry? Capacity constraints could affect driving times and, therefore, change deliveries routes.
In each and every one of the above points, navigation apps will not be able to do anything for you. They just cannot help you. However, a smart route optimization solution can. The truth is that a location app like Bixpe can take care of all these issues and many more, making each driver’s route the most efficient possible.
Let us be frank here, it has been proven that a route optimizer can find routes up to 40% shorter, which means a maximum fuel savings and minimum and mileage. It goes without saying, of course, that the time factor is rewarded, being able to attend to more clients in the same day and in a less stressful way.