Planned vs Actual Route Time: Using Route4Me’s Dashboard for Comparing the Actual vs Planned Times on Your Scheduled and Active Routes
Route4Me’s Dashboard is a flexible and powerful analytics and reporting solution designed to help you collect multiple types of actionable last mile intelligence generated by your remote teams and visualize it all in a single centrally-synched control panel. You can use your account Dashboard for monitoring real-time progress of your team or individual remote members, auditing the productivity statistics of your organization, exporting customizable reports, and more. Furthermore, Route4Me’s Dashboard supports detailed comparison graphs that allow you to compare your planned routing and logistics KPIs with the actual performance of your infrastructure. For example, Route4Me’s Dashboard permits you to compare the Planned vs Actual travel times on your scheduled and already dispatched routes. Matching the scheduled vs real route times is extremely useful for comparing the planned with the actual performance of your drivers, monitoring the real-time progress on all or individual routes, contrasting monthly or weekly KPIs, identifying plan deviations, and much more.
To monitor the Planned vs Actual time on your scheduled or active optimized routes, first, go to “Dashboard” from the navigation menu.
Next, you can display the preferred data in your Totals section to get a quick overview of other route metrics. To view the detailed comparison chart of the Planned vs Actual times on your routes, select the Time (Planned vs Actual) chart in the Graphs section of your Dashboard. To do so, first, click on the three dots menu icon and then select the preferred option(s) from the menu(s).
After that, you can filter the Planned vs Actual route times data for a specific day or date range and/or by particular team member(s). To filter your data for the preferred day(s), first, click on the calendar in the top right corner and then select one of the available time ranges or specify any custom day or date range accordingly. NOTE: When filtering metrics by date, your Dashboard shows the data of all routes that are scheduled for the selected day or the dates within the specified date range.
For a more detailed insight into how your team is performing, Route4Me enables you to filter the Planned vs Actual route times data by team member(s). Thus, for example, you can monitor the real-time or historical route times that individual or all drivers are scheduled to complete vs the actual route times they have been on the road. To do so, select one or multiple team members from the corresponding drop-down list in the top left corner of the Dashboard. NOTE: When you select a user with sub-users, you can check the “Include All Sub-Users in the Report” box if you want to display the data of all associated sub-users too. When using the members filter, your Dashboard displays all available data of those routes that the selected team member(s) are assigned to. To learn more about creating and managing team members and Route4Me’s Team Hierarchy, visit this page.
Next, you can group your Planned vs Actual route times by day or by available stop types. To consolidate the data in your Dashboard by day, select the corresponding grouping option, and make sure to filter the data for the preferred date or date range. When grouping information by day, your Dashboard shows all data sorted by one day of each date within the selected date range.
For maximum flexibility, Route4Me supports multiple optimization types that are capable of accounting for different route destination types. Depending on your specific routing and business requirements, you may have pick-ups, deliveries, meet-ups, service, and other stop types on your optimized routes. Route4Me allows you to consolidate your data in the Dashboard by each stop type present in your planned routes. To group the data in your Dashboard by all available stop types, select the corresponding grouping option. Once your Planned vs Actual times data is consolidated by stop type, you will be able to see how much route time is scheduled and how much time your drivers have already been on the road between different stop types on your routes.
In the Route4Me Routes List where all your routes are synched, you can check the Planned vs Actual times of individual routes using the following columns:
- The Estimated Time column displays the total estimated time of each route scheduled for the selected date. The Estimated Time of a route is computed in the following way: Total Travel Time + Total Service Time.
- The Actual Traveled Time column displays the actual time that has been driven, walked, or cycled on each route scheduled for the selected date.
You can also use the Progress (%) column to check the progress percentage of each planned route.
The Total Time of a route (in the Route Editor) is comprised of the Total Travel Time + Total Service Time. The Actual Travel Time is the time that the assigned driver has actually spent on the road while completing the given route. Thus, the Actual Travel Time includes only the on-road time and doesn’t include the time on-site (service time). With Route4Me’s next-generation GPS tracking technologies, you are able to get precise real-time Actual Traveled time intelligence generated by your drivers and telematics vehicles on all your routes. Furthermore, all collected raw telematics data can be automatically organized and easily visualized in your Dashboard. To learn more about Route4Me’s GPS tracking and telematics solutions, visit this page.