Revenue Constraint – Route Planning Business Rule
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With Route4Me’s dynamic routing software, you can effortlessly account for the revenue that is expected to be generated from your planned routes with just a touch of a button. When planning and driving your optimized multi stop routes, Route4Me route optimization software enables you to set a customized revenue limit and define the maximum amount of the revenue that is planned to be generated from the entire route, as well as the revenue that should be generated from each stop on the route. The Revenue Constraint allows you to track your revenue flow and make sure that you always get correct information from your team, as well as your customers. Moreover, with Route4Me’s near real-time data synchronization, managers and dispatchers back at the office can make changes to the expected revenue amount of any order, and the drivers out in the field can receive instant live updates on their mobile devices using Route4Me’s Android and iOS Route Planner apps.
Viewing and Modifying the Revenue Limit and Revenue Parameters on the Route4Me Web Platform
To view or change the revenue limit and expected revenue of a particular stop, first, open the route that contains this stop in the Route Editor and then click on the corresponding stop to open it. In the Order section of the opened stop, you can view its expected revenue in the Revenue field. To modify the expected revenue amount, click on the corresponding field and then input a new value respectively. To apply the same revenue amount to all stops on the route, first, click on the gear icon in the Revenue field and then select the corresponding option.
Adjusting the Summary Table to Display the Expected Revenue Limit and Revenue Parameters
To view the expected revenue for the entire route, you can use the Summary Table. To do so, first, click on the gear icon next to the route’s name.
After that, go to the Vehicle Utilization tab and then check the following boxes:
- Revenue: Displays the total expected revenue for the entire route;
- Revenue Maximum: Displays the revenue limit which is the maximum revenue permitted for the entire route;
- Revenue Utilization: Displays how much revenue is actually generated throughout the entire route based on the aggregated data of all route stops (in percentage).
For the Summary Table to display the Revenue Maximum and Revenue Utilization parameters, you need to define the Maximum Revenue per Route value in the route’s Optimization tab when planning the route or when the route is already planned.
Once enabled, Revenue, Revenue Maximum, and Revenue Utilization values of the entire route are aggregated based on the revenue data of all route stops and displayed in the Summary Table at the bottom of the interactive map.
Learn more about how to use and customize the Summary Table.
Overview of Revenue Parameters in the Route Manifest
To get an overview of how the revenue is distributed throughout the entire route, you can use the Route Manifest. To do so, in the Route Editor, first, go to View and then select View Manifest respectively.
Next, in the Route Manifest, check the Revenue box in the Order tab. After that, you can get a comprehensive overview of the entire route and how much revenue is expected to be generated at each stop.
Learn more about how to use and customize your Route Manifest.
Exporting Revenue Data
To export all revenue data for the entire route, first, go to File, then select Download as from the list and after that select Export CSV respectively.
Next, check the Revenue box to add the corresponding data into the export file and then click on the Export button to download the file to your device. You can use the Field search to find the corresponding box.
Learn more about how to export your route data.
Viewing Revenue Parameters on Route4Me’s Mobile Apps
To view the revenue parameters of a particular stop from Route4Me’s iOS and Android mobile applications, first, you need to open the route that contains the corresponding stop. Next, tap to open the stop you want to check and then select Destination Info from the stop’s menu. The example below shows how to view the revenue parameters of a particular stop using Route4Me’s iOS app. To view the expected revenue of a particular stop from an Android device, repeat the similar process using Route4Me’s Android app.
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 effortlessly synchronized with Route4Me’s iOS and Android mobile apps in a matter of seconds. Thus, managers and dispatchers back at the office can modify the expected revenue of any stop/order and instantly synchronize these updates with the mobile devices of the drivers who are out in the field.
Learn about how to plan and optimize routes with the Advanced Revenue Constraint.