Route Operations Matrix – Concurrent Operations Matrix

Route4Me’s Operation Matrix gives you a comprehensive visual overview of your routes’ progress in real-time. The Operation Matrix displays your selected routes or all routes scheduled for the current date side by side. You can view the precise visitation progress of each route with color-coded metrics. All metrics are updated in real-time, allowing you to easily track your routes. You can learn how to use the Operation Matrix to view multiple routes, stops, stop details, progress, schedule predictions, and more.

Route4Me Operations Matrix, near real-time route tracking, stop details and schedule tracking, color-coded stop status and schedule tracking.

 

 

Open Routes in Operation Matrix – Routes List and Routes Map

To open the Operation Matrix, go to “Routes” from the Navigation Menu on the left to open your Routes List. Then, go to “View” in the top bar and “Operation Matrix“. To open routes scheduled for the current date, select “With Routes Scheduled for Today” from the menu. Alternatively, you can open the Operation Matrix for one or multiple selected routes. To do so, first, select the routes that you want to open by checking the respective boxes. Then, select “With Selected Routes” from the menu.

To open routes in the Opeartions Matrix, select "View" from the top bar, go to "Operation Matrix" and select which routes to open.

 

Additionally, it’s possible to open the Operation Matrix from your Routes Map. Go to “Routes” from the Navigation Menu on the left and select “Routes Map“. Then, go to “View” and “Operation Matrix“. To open routes scheduled for the current date, select “With Routes Scheduled for Today” from the menu. Alternatively, you can open the Operation Matrix for selected routes. Select the routes you want to open by checking the respective boxes. Then, select “With Selected Routes” from the menu. To open the Operation Matrix from the Routes Map, go to "View" and then "Operation Matrix". From there, you can open routes scheduled for the current date or open one or multiple selected routes.

 

Operation Matrix Overview

Once you have opened the preferred routes in the Operation Matrix, you can track their progress. The routes opened in the Operation Matrix are displayed with route numbers instead of route names. The earliest routes are displayed first, i.e., the earliest planned route is the left-most route and is displayed as “1“, while the latest route is displayed as “5” (or a higher number if you select more routes) and is the right-most route.

Additionally, the percentage number displayed over each route indicates how many stops on the respective route have already been marked as “Visited” or have been “Detected as Visited” by geofencing.

The Operation Matrix interface displays routes by number based on their scheduled start. Additionally, you can see route progress as a percentage, stop status, and color-coded route stop updates.

The Operation Matrix displays route progress based on the set Stop Status on route stops by drivers using Route4Me’s mobile apps. Each stop on the selected route(s) is displayed as one of the following icons.

IconsDescription
DepotThe depot, or Departure Address from which the corresponding routes start.
VisitedIndicates that the respective stop has been marked as “Visited” by a driver or “Detected as Visited” by the system when drivers enter a geofence.
Just ArrivedIndicates that a driver has just arrived at the respective stop and is in the process of servicing this stop accordingly.
UnvisitedIndicates that the respective stop has neither been marked as “Visited” by the driver nor has been “Detected as Visited” by geofencing.

 

Additionally, stops in the Operation Matrix are color-coded. Each color corresponds to a respective stop status and when it was set compared to the expected route schedule.

Red: The stop was marked as “Visited” one hour or more behind schedule.
Red-Yellow: The stop was marked as “Visited” within one hour or less behind schedule.
Yellow: The stop was marked as “Visited” on schedule.
Yellow-Green: The stop was marked as “Visited” within one hour ahead of schedule.
Green: The stop was marked as “Visited” one hour or more ahead of schedule.
Route stop updates are color coded based on how far behind or ahead they have been logged from the predicted schedule.

 

View Stop Details and Schedule on Operation Matrix

Furthermore, the Operation Matrix enables you to view the scheduling details of any stop on any route. To do so, simply hover over the preferred stop. The stop’s details window shows the name of the associated route, the date for which the route is scheduled, the stop’s alias and address, and the available visitation scheduling details, which show the following information.

To see stop schedule details, hover over the respective stop in the Opeartion Matrix.

Details ColumnDescription
PlannedThe estimated arrival or departure time when a driver is expected to arrive at or depart from the respective stop.
Dynamic (Predicted)The time when a driver is predicted to arrive at or depart from the stop, taking into account the visitation progress of previous stops.
ResultThe difference between the Planned and Dynamic (Predicted) times. The Result time indicates how far behind or ahead of schedule the given stop is expected to be visited.
– When a stop is expected to be visited ahead of schedule, the “Result” time is displayed as a negative value in green.
– When a stop is expected to be visited behind schedule, the “Result” time is displayed as a positive value in red, orange, and yellow, depending on how close it is to being on schedule.

 

Managing, Sharing, and Exporting Routes Opened in the Operation Matrix

Additionally, from the Operation Matrix, you can access route management features, share routes, and export routes. To do so, click the Gear Icon next to the preferred route to access the following options.

Access additional management, sharing, and export features on the Operation Matrix by clicking the Gear Icon on the preferred route.

OptionsDescription
Open RouteOpen a particular route from the Operation Matrix in the Route Editor, where you can view the route’s progress and modify this route accordingly.
View on MapOpen the selected route on the Routes Map, where you can view and compare it to other planned routes side by side on the map, move stops between planned routes using the timeline, and more.
View ManifestView the Dynamic Predictive Manifest for a particular route. You can customize the Route Manifest to get a detailed overview of the route’s metrics and other relevant information.
Share RouteShare a route from the Operation Matrix with one or multiple people by Email or public URL link.
Assign UserAssign a user to a particular route in the Operation Matrix by selecting one of the available users from a list.
Export RouteExport a route from the Operation Matrix with a preferred file type.

 

 

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