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COMING SOON >

Find out about new features coming soon to TourSolver

> Coming soon

Find out about new features in the next release of TourSolver…

> To be continued

Here are some enhancements you can expect to see in the near future

> What next?

Looking further ahead, these new options are under development

What's new?

Discover the recent novelties of TourSolver by reading the release notes. Click on the button below to learn more:

Release notes



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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 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 230 countries: that’s a target population of 7.2 billion inhabitants!
    In addition countries, users in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are now part of the TourSolver community. :)

TourSolver is now almost worldwide!

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.

  • User management interface in the TourSolver mobile app: linking App users with 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
  • Adding constraints after import, where these have been overlooked or forgotten, with a unique shared value for all visits

Geocoding addresses

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

  • Wizard for interactive treatment of incorrect or incomplete addresses



 Geographic sectorization of visits

 

  • Geographic sectorization of visits imported into the simulation, before routes are optimized:
    • Choice of team to sectorize
    • Automated sectorization depending on the number of resources in a team
    • Sector balancing depending on the number of visits and/or depending on a balancing indicator (quantity to deliver, visit duration, etc.)
    • Assisted modification of the sectorization on the basis of a geographic distribution of visits by resource or group of resources
    • Assignment of sectors to a resource or n resources following sectorization, to be taken into account when the route is optimized


 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

Validation and publication of results to the TourSolver mobile app

  • Route validation: publication for TourSolver mobile app users
  • Mobile app users notified via e-mail of validated routes

Exporting the results

  • Export of the road-book in Excel format (XLSX, XLS) with a map

  • 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.)




 Route fulfilment and fleet tracking

 

Fulfilment page

  • This page tracks route fulfilment as and when it is updated with information uploaded by TourSolver mobile app users.
  • Selection form showing characteristics and fulfilment information for each step along the route.

List view

  • List view presents route fulfilment tracking for one TourSolver mobile app user at a time, and for a given date.

Map view

  • Map view presents route fulfilment tracking for one or several TourSolver mobile app users, and on a given date, with real time resource geolocation, and access to the collected positions history for the day.

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Table view

  • Table view shows route fulfilment tracking information for one of the TourSolver mobile app users, and at a given date, depending on the fulfilment status for each visit.

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.

Configuration

  • Interface to configure and personalize the mobile app user interface
  • Configuration of route export to the TomTom WebFleet fleet management system
  • Configuration of route export to a third party application, using the Webhooks API and operating principles


 Mobile App communicating fulfilment information

 

This mobile app also allows resources to interact from the field with TourSolver: agendas, visits outstanding, visit sheets, fulfilment status of visits, signature, photos, personalized reporting, tracking...

Information is uploaded to the planner who monitors operations in real time, and takes operational decisions as necessary.

Learn more


 Route optimization API from your application

 

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

Now you can see results of optimisations performed via the TourSolver API directly in the user interface of TourSolver. 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… 

Discover TourSolver API


COMING SOON IN TOURSOLVER

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

Coming soon...

TourSolver

  • Handling of prohibited transit zones, depending on vehicle type and environmental classification in the PREMIUM version
  • Route optimization: personalised management of vehicles types, with handling for heavy goods specifics (length, height, width, total weight, axle weights, etc.) )
  • Graph showing geocoding statistics, providing better scope for estimating geocoding precision
  • New optimization results presentation page
  • Choice of measurements system (distances, weights)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI) on fulfilment of routes during the course of the day (in the Fulfilment page)
  • Graph showing the fill rate for routes available in the fulfilment page
  • Sending of SMS: link to a portal for viewing the approach of a delivery (resource or vehicle) in real time.

App mobile

  • Emergency or alert messaging function (SOS type) for lone worker security

To be continued...

TourSolver

  • Retrospective dashboard comparing planned/fulfilled routes and analysing past activity (features variable organizational and temporal perimeter)
  • End customer access to a web information page in real time, for tracking the final approach by the resource (delivery, sales rep, technician)
  • Ongoing handling of customer data and prospects database
  • Thematic mapping of customer data
  • Search around customers or prospects nearby a visit
  • Dashboard with retrospective indicators, efficiency measurement for teams on the ground, comparisons between planned and actual fulfilment, etc.
  • Route export to the Masternaut fleet management system
  • Restitution of route fulfilment tracking collected from fleet management systems (FMS)
  • Choice of recipient(s) for the route plan export + filtering of export options
  • ...

App mobile

  • Handling for bar codes or QR-codes and transmission to TourSolver
  • System for posting important events (routes becoming available, addition or deletion of a visit in the course of a route…)
  • Messaging integrated within the application for exchanges between the planning manager and mobile resources
  • ...

And what next?

In the longer term, here are some of the developments currently under way for the TourSolver application:

  • Export of routes to other fleet management systems (Ocean, Orange Business Services...)
  • Team working in TourSolver, management of user rights, data sharing between users
  • Optimization preferences (prioritising cost, number of routes, etc.)
  • Dual-level user interface, with start-up and advanced modes
  • Connection to other storage platforms you may use (databases...)
  • ...

Join us and help develop the TourSolver experience!

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