Generating Orders from the Contacts in Your Address Book for Planning Routes
The Address Book is a centralized database of all contacts and addresses that are stored on your Route4Me account. You can easily generate orders from your Adresse Book contacts and plan entire routes with them using your Android device. Being able to effortlessly plan and optimize routes with your customers’ locations on the go allows you to increase the mobility and flexibility of your business operations. You can learn more about generating and using orders on your Android device here.
To plan a route with a set of particular Adress Book contacts, first, you need to generate orders from the corresponding contacts. To do so, first, go to “Address Book” from the navigation menu.
Use the search bar at the top of the screen to navigate through the contacts in your Address Book. You can search for contacts by aliases, full or partial address names, custom data, etc.
Then, tap on the contact that you want to convert into an order.
After that, select “Generate Order” respectively.
Then, schedule the order for a specific date and tap “OK.” Orders can be scheduled for your convenience. However, the orders scheduled for a specific date can be re-used for planning routes that are scheduled for different dates.
Once the order is generated, the corresponding notification will indicate so at the bottom of the screen. Repeat the process to convert more contacts that you want to use for planning a route into orders.
Next, go to “Orders” from the navigation menu.
On the “Orders” screen, you can view all orders generated from the corresponding contacts. All orders are assigned the same aliases as the aliases of the contacts that they were generated from. Use the search bar at the top of the screen to navigate through the list.
To plan a route with a set of orders, check the boxes next to the orders that you want to select, and then, tap “Plan Route with Selected” respectively.
After that, specify the route’s settings and tap on the checkmark icon in the top right corner of the screen.
Once the route is planned, you can edit it, navigate it, and perform other preferred activities. All routes planned on your Android device are instantly synchronized and become available across all authorized devices.