Many businesses visit the same set of customers on a regular basis. Examples of this are cleaning, document shredding and pest control service providers, and businesses that deliver water, snacks and beverages.
Significant savings can be achieved through route optimization. A key first step is to know your costs. Only when you know those cost, can you start to control them.
Many larger organizations have adopted some type of route optimization software in the past. Many have had successful implementations and are happy with their vendor today. On the other hand, there have also been many cases where the results were not what was expected. And, in many of these cases, a considerable amount of time and money was spent before abandoning the implementation.
Walzik, Inc today announced the Strategic Movements QuickBooks Interface, a connection between QuickBooks Online and Strategic Movements, their web application for route planning, scheduling, and dispatching.
Businesses are always in the process of reducing costs. Last mile product delivery is one place where costs can be reduced. Any business that does not use some type of route optimization or dynamic routing is leaving money on the table.
There are many ways to use Strategic Movements and one of the most common is take the work that needs to be done and to match each to a driver or vehicle so that the overall transportation cost is minimized. The simplest and easiest to use is the Daily Process.
Donna discusses how process automation is used to connect various applications in this three minute video.
One of the newer buzzwords in the IT world is Robotic Process Automation, or RPA for short. According to the Wikipedia article on the subject, it is an emerging form of business process automation technology based on the notion of metaphorical software robots or artificial intelligence (AI) workers.