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A unique user experience

Your first route optimisation in four simple steps...

Set up your first route optimisation in just 4 easy steps:  

  1. My activity
    Define the country in which you are working, the terminology you wish to use, so the tool talks your business-specific language: this will include the type of vehicles you deploy, and application preferences so TourSolver Cloud becomes YOUR very own business solution, customised for your needs and business strategy. If necessary, you can also manage your worksites
  2. My resources
    Create your team in just a few clicks, including characteristics for resources such as location, working hours and the main constraints to be applied.
  3. My visits
    Import or drag-and-drop your file of customers to visit. This might be possible from an existing template or model. These customers will have their map locations stored as geographic data and will be ready to be optimised.
  4. Optimisation and results
    The optimisation engine will calculate the best solution and present the results that you can then export in various formats

... 2 simple steps the second time you use the application! 

The second time you use TourSolver, there will be no need to redefine your business activity or your resources, so long as the information stored has not changed.
Save time so you can move forward with your core business strategy. In just two steps, import the next visits directly and optimise them. View the optimisation result before exporting it for deployment in the field.   

One step at a time Help, integrated in the application to help you exploit all the application's functionalities to the full

At any time you can click on the icon to display step-by-step explanations of how to use all the features in the current page. This will help you remember the most important notions for the step in progress. It's fast, it's easy, and that's TourSolver!

A single "?" menu is grouping the discovery help, the documentation and FAQ, the input of opinion/grading, the access to the technical support

My activity

Describe your business in a few clicks, and any preferences for using the software to ensure maximum efficiency.

Country and geographic coverage

  • Choose your default country for using TourSolver. This will be indispensable for the localisation of addresses in the map and to maximise route optimisation performances.

  • TourSolver now covers 201 countries: that’s a target population of almost 6 billion inhabitants!
    After the countries, and islands of Oceania, let's welcome Japan in the TourSolver community :) Southeast Asia will follow soon.

Map and countries list

Custom terminology

  • When you choose your business activity, this will determine the default terminology for the whole of the application.

  • Terminology used in the application can be customised to suit your preferences: each main key word in the user interface (Resources, Visits, Sites, Simulations) can be modified according to a list of choices.


Vehicle type

  • The vehicle type will automatically set average speeds used in calculation according to routes and accessibility to the different types of routes for itinerary calculations
  • Several transportation modes: vehicle types or pedestrian mode

Site / depot administration

One or several sites or depots, along with their characteristics and constraints, can be defined in the application.

Optimisation preferences

  • The return to a starting point can be authorised or not, so several routes per day can be handled (in the case of restricted vehicle capacities in relation to collection or delivery)...
  • The duration allocated to the optimisation of the routes is also customisable

Date mode

Absolute date mode (based on a calendar) or relative date mode (based on day numbers)


My resources

Define your teams of resources and their characteristics: for example, where they are based, the hours they work, etc.

  • Use the Wizard to create one or several teams made up of n resources, with common constraints (geographic localisations, working hours or break times, etc).
  • Add individual resources swiftly, either with characteristics inherited from the team, or traits that can be customised.

  • Edit characteristics specific to each resource (email address, phone numbers, working hours, capacity, etc.)
  • Delete a team or individual resources.



Advanced settings - Resources

TourSolver also features advanced settings for configuring operating constraints to apply when managing resources (vehicles and personnel).
 
This means you can customise the characteristics of your fleet or any other team so they closely reflect the specificities of your business in the following areas:  

  • Vehicles and accessibility
  • Team schedules
  • Routes (start and finish points, minimum and maximum durations) 
  • Loading/Unloading in the case of delivery/pick-up
  • Costs used further down the line for route optimisation  
  • Nights away in the case of multi-day routes
  • Driving and Drive-time legislation 

My visits

Data import

  • Download an Excel data model containing constraints often used in TourSolver
  • Download a ready-to-use sample visits file


  • Import visits from an Excel, CSV, or TXT file, using drag-and-drop from the file if preferred
  • Import visits from Google Drive (Sheets) or Microsoft OneDrive (Office 365)

  • Choose the spreadsheet containing visits to import into TourSolver   
  • Use the mapping wizard to handle data being imported into TourSolver Cloud

Geocoding addresses

  • Instant Geocoding on address for visits, and localisation of visits on a map   

  • Wizard for interactive treatment of incorrect or incomplete addresses


 

Optimisation and export of results

Route optimisation

  • Confirmation of the available team and resources on start-up of the route optimization
  • Route status information on start-up of the route optimization

  • Optimization of single-route over one day
  • Multi-route optimization over one day
  • Optimization of routes over several days
  • Optimization of multi-site (multi-depot) routes
  • Tracking during the optimization of how relevant indicators such as cost, number of kilometres, etc. 
  • Saving of data and parameters in a reloadable simulation

Savings simulator

  • Presentation of the main economies or savings made at the end of the optimisation
  • Option to auto-diagnose by comparing a situation as it happens and its optimised result with TourSolver

 

Results

  • Presentation of results of the optimized routes plan:
    • List of route stops by route 
    • Calendar (Gantt diagram)  
    • Map display of the route with route stops numbered in sequence
    • Detailed informations on the selection (route, resource, visit)
  • Filtering and coloring the routes to display in the map or in the list

Modifying a routes plan manually

  • Transferring a route stop in the itinerary of one particular day
  • Deleting a route stop
  • Re-assigning a stop to another route
  • Verification of constraints following modification of routes
  • Re-optimization of the modified route or routes

Exporting the results

  • Export of the road-book in Excel format (XLSX, XLS) with a map, or in PDF format
  • Export of the routes plan in iCal format for one or several days
  • Send routes plan by email to resources in iCal format to enable automated filling of your chosen agenda (Microsoft Outlook, Google Agenda, etc.)

Use of the results

  • Use of iCal files into planning tools (Microsoft Outlook, Google Agenda, etc.), included app mobile
  • Use of the informations of geolocation of addresses of visites associated to the events created into the plannings for the navigation via your dedicated apps (Google Maps, Waze, Here Maps, etc.)



Simulations management

  • Saving and history of simulations of route optimisations completed   


  • From the home screen, access the list of recent simulations or the full list of all simulations, for loading or deletion.


 New API to optimise your routes via the software interface

An API is now available so you can harness the power of the route optimisation engine that drives TourSolver, whether you are using a CRM, ERP, WMS, TMS or any other application.

Now you can see results of optimisations performed via the TourSolver Cloud API directly in the user interface of TourSolver Cloud. Optimise your routes automatically from an external application, and use these results directly in TourSolver!

Click here to go straight to the TourSolver API documentation and try it out, and create a TourSolver user account. Then contact us to obtain your API software login. We will help you integrate the API using JavaScript or Java examples… 



 



COMING SOON IN TOURSOLVER CLOUD

Below is a foretaste of functionalities under development, available soon in TourSolver Cloud:

Geographical coverage

  • Extension of geographic coverage to the following countries:

Countries in dark blue are already covered, the next colour blue in the gradient represents countries currently undergoing development, next are countries where availability is in response to individual customer demand, and the palest blue represents countries with no availability as yet.

After Japan, Southest Asia will come soon in TourSolver Cloud.

Functionalities

Coming soon... the version 4.0!

  • TourSolver Mobile app (smarphones and tablets) for sharing the optimized route plan with the mobile forces, and follow the visits fulfilment
  • Module for monitoring the visits fulfilment, by displaying in real time the fulfillment time and the visits status
  • Mobile app users management, association between mobile users and resources
  • Mobile app configuration
  • Validation of the optimized route plan triggering the availability of the routes for mobile app users
  • Notification by email to the mobile app users after validation
  • Excel export with a map of each route (on every covered country)

and then...

  • First use: easy access to sample data integrated in the application
  • Easier access to the constraints documentation
  • Export: choice to send the routes plan by email to a group or to individual recipients: resource / other recipient
  • Mobile app: capability to input photos and signature associated to a visit and shared with TourSolver
  • Management of prohibited road transit zones
  • Addition of a visit to a plan of routes that have already been optimised, impact and re-optimization
  • Importing a file of resources (vehicles and personnel)
  • Choice of optimization preferences (giving priority to cost, number of routes, etc.)
  • User experience enhancements
  • ...


AND WHAT NEXT?

Looking further ahead, here are our planned developments for TourSolver Cloud:

  • Teamwork and users rights administration
  • User interface at two levels, with beginner and advanced modes
  • Handling of traffic statistics in route optimisations  
  • Sectorization prior to route optimization
  • Vehicle tracking as the mobile resources travel
  • Links to your other data storage universes: databases, TMS, CRM, ERP...
  • Export of routes to fleet management environments such as TomTom WEBFLEET, Masternaut...
  • ...

Join us and help develop the TourSolver Cloud experience!

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