Inserting Addresses from the Address Book Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Stop Insertion)

Your Route4Me Address Book (List/Map) is a centralized database where you and your team members can securely store and manage the information about thousands of customers’ locations, depots, commercial facilities, warehouses, and any other relevant prospects or real-world locations. With Route4Me’s interactive Address Book Map, you can pick all types of addresses and locations right from the map and save them into your synchronized Address Book as contacts, customer profiles, or regular address entries (learn more). In addition to being able to plan new routes with addresses on the map, you can also insert your addresses into the most optimal routes that are already planned right from the map. Route4Me’s Dynamic Stop Insertion automatically suggests the most time-efficient and cost-effective routes that are planned for a particular date and provides precise time and distance shift metrics for each route.

 

To use the interactive map for inserting addresses and contacts from your synchronized Address Book into the most optimal routes, first, go to “Address Book Map” from the navigation menu.

Inserting Addresses from the Address Book Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Stop Insertion)

 

 

Before inserting addresses into the best routes, you can display on the map only those addresses that have already been used for planning routes, as well as the addresses that have not been routed. To display on the map only those addresses that have not been used in routes, drag the “Address Visibility” toggle in the top right corner of the screen to the “Unrouted” position.

Inserting Addresses from the Address Book Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Stop Insertion)

 

To display on the map only those addresses that have already been used for planning routes, drag the “Address Visibility” toggle in the top right corner of the screen to the “Routed” position.

Inserting Addresses from the Address Book Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Stop Insertion)

 

To insert a particular address from the map into the best route, first, right-click on this address and then select “Insert Address into Best Route” from its menu.

Inserting Addresses from the Address Book Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Stop Insertion)

 

Next, use the calendar to suggest the most optimal routes that are scheduled for the preferred date.

Inserting Addresses from the Address Book Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Stop Insertion)

 

Then, select the position at which you want to insert the address into the best route (learn more below).

Inserting Addresses from the Address Book Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Stop Insertion)

 

After that, Route4Me will provide precise metrics on how inserting the corresponding address will influence the time and distance of each suggested route. If the address that is being inserted and the suggested routes have time windows that violate one another, the “Violation” column will display the corresponding metrics.

Inserting Addresses from the Address Book Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Stop Insertion)

 

To select the route into which you want to insert the address, check the corresponding radio button next to this route.

Inserting Addresses from the Address Book Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Stop Insertion)

 

After selecting the preferred route, you can also modify the details of the address before inserting it into the route. In the “Adjust Location Details” tab, the system automatically displays all available details of the address that is being inserted. To modify this data, first, select the field that you want to change and then input the preferred value(s) respectively.

Inserting Addresses from the Address Book Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Stop Insertion)

 

You can also add more data fields to the address before inserting it into the route. To do so, first, select the field that you want to add from the “Field” drop-down list and then input the preferred value(s) respectively.

Inserting Addresses from the Address Book Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Stop Insertion)

 

After selecting the best route and adjusting the details of the address, click on the “Proceed” button to finish.

Inserting Addresses from the Address Book Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Stop Insertion)

 

When you select the “Insert at Optimal Position” option, the address is inserted into the route at the most optimal position in terms of time and distance. (Click on the image below to zoom in ↓)

Inserting Addresses from the Address Book Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Stop Insertion)

 

When you select the “Insert at Optimal Position After Last Visited” option, the address is inserted into the route at the most optimal position after the last stop that was marked as “Visited.” (Click on the image below to zoom in ↓)

Inserting Addresses from the Address Book Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Stop Insertion)

 

When you select the “Insert at End of Route” option, the address is inserted into the route as the last stop (excluding the “End” stop for the “Roundtrip” routes). (Click on the image below to zoom in ↓)

Inserting Addresses from the Address Book Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Stop Insertion)

 

When you select the “Insert at Beginning of Route” option, the address is inserted into the route as the first stop after the “Start.” (Click on the image below to zoom in ↓)

Inserting Addresses from the Address Book Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Stop Insertion)

 

Route4Me provides near real-time data synchronization across all associated computer and mobile devices so that any changes made from the Route4Me Web Platform can be automatically synchronized with Route4Me’s iOS and Android mobile apps in a matter of seconds. Thus, managers and dispatchers back at the office can insert addresses from the Address Book Map into the best routes using the Web Platform and the drivers who are out in the field will be able to receive the corresponding updates on their mobile devices in real-time and swiftly make the needed adjustments.

Inserting Addresses from the Address Book Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Stop Insertion)

 

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