Route Editor – Route4Me Web Platform

Route4Me’s Route Editor is the primary Web Route Management tool for opening, viewing, and managing your planned and optimized routes. In the Web Route Editor, you can view the selected route on the interactive map, check route progress, view route metrics, adjust route optimization settings, etc.

Furthermore, Route4Me’s Web route optimization software supports real-time route data synchronization. Thus, you can adjust your dispatched routes in real time and all route changes will be instantly synced with mobile apps of your field members.

Additionally, Route4Me’s Web route planning software supports GPS vehicle tracking, driver monitoring, team communication, and so on. Accordingly, you can track drivers and monitor vehicles in real time right on the live map in the Route Editor.

 

Open a Web Route in the Route Editor

To open a multi stop route in the Route Planning Editor, first, go to your “Routes List” from the navigation menu.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

Next, click on the preferred route to open it in the Route Planning Editor (Route Editor). Alternatively, Route4Me’s Web route planner also enables you to open web routes from the Routes Maps.

Route List

 

Stops Manifest and Route Tools

Route4Me’s Web route planning software supports multiple tools for managing route stops and destinations. Accordingly, the left section of the Web Route Manager displays all stops and destinations on the opened route.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

The right section of the Route Editor displays the adjustable interactive map with an overlay of the opened route and multiple route tools. The map settings can be adjusted to display the preferred data. The map also provides multiple real-time and simulation tracking features. At the bottom of the map, you can find the customizable Summary Table that provides aggregated route metrics.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

Assign Users and Vehicles to the Opened Web Route

In addition to planning optimal routes, Route4Me’s Web route optimization software also supports route dispatch to driver apps. To assign a user or a fleet vehicle to the opened web route, click “Edit” in the toolbar and select one of the preferred options. To edit the route’s optimization, delivery schedule, route name, etc., click “Edit” in the toolbar and select “Route Settings“.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

Adjust Web Route Settings

Next, you can adjust the settings of the opened web route and click “Update Route Settings” to apply the changes. After that, the Web route optimizer will instantly apply the new optimization settings and sync them across linked devices in real time.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

To open a particular stop on the route, click on the corresponding stop on the left side of the Route Planning Editor.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

Stop menu or stop manifest displays all available information about the opened stop in content-grouped sections. You can modify the information in the editable fields using multiple route tools in real-time and instantly apply the changes. The opened stop is also highlighted in the blue color on the map.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

Address Information and Address Visit Details

The “Address” section displays editable fields with the address information and stop’s alias, as well as the latitude and longitude coordinates of the corresponding stop. The “Address” section also displays the stop’s type that can be adjusted (Delivery, Pickup, Break, Meetup, Visit, Service, Drive-By.). You can modify the content of the “Address” section in real-time.

The “Address Visit Details” section displays the visitation and departure information of the corresponding stop:

  • Marked Arrival Time (not editable): Displays the timestamp that is manually created by a driver upon arriving at the corresponding stop on the route;
  • Marked Departure Time (not editable): Displays the timestamp that is manually created by a driver upon departing from the corresponding stop on the route;
  • Detected as Visited (not editable): Displays the automatically generated timestamp that is created upon a driver entering the geofenced area set around the corresponding stop on the route;
  • Detected as Departed (not editable): Displays the automatically generated timestamp that is created upon a driver departing from the geofenced area set around the corresponding stop on the route.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

Order Details

The “Order” section of the stop displays the main information about the order that is set to be executed upon visiting and servicing the corresponding stop. The items in the “Order” section can be edited in real-time. To view the descriptions of the items in the “Order” section, please refer to our Route4Me Glossary.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

Customer Information

The “Customer” section of the stop displays the available contact information of the prospect associated with the corresponding stop on the route. The items in the “Customer” section can be edited in real-time.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

Time

The “Time” section displays the information about the stop’s Time Windows, Service Time, Marked Time on Site, and Detected Time on Site. Time Windows and Service Time can be edited in real-time.

  • Marked Time on Site (not editable) displays the time spent by a driver on site of the corresponding stop on the route (computed based on the time interval between the Marked Arrival Time and Marked Departure Time);
  • Detected Time on Site (not editable) displays the automatically detected time spent by a driver on site of the corresponding stop on the route (computed based on the time interval between the Detected as Visited and Detected as Departed).

Route4Me Route Editor

 

Estimated Arrival/Departure Times

The “Estimated Arrival/Departures Times” section displays the Planned, Predicted, and Actual times of the corresponding stop on the multi stop route:

  • Planned Arrival Time (editable through the route scheduling): This is the estimated time when a driver will arrive at the corresponding stop;
  • Planned Departure Time (editable through the route scheduling): This is the estimated time when a driver will depart from the corresponding stop;
  • Predicted Arrival Time (not editable): The Predicted Arrival Time constantly changes based on the previously visited stops to accurately reflect when a driver will arrive at the corresponding stop on the route;
  • Predicted Departure Time (not editable): The Predicted Departure Time constantly changes based on the previously departed stops to accurately reflect when a driver will depart from the corresponding stop to the next stop on the route;
  • Actual Arrival Time (not editable): This is the time when a driver actually arrived at the corresponding stop (based on the geofence data);
  • Actual Departure Time (not editable): This is the time when a driver actually departed from the corresponding stop (based on the geofence data).

Route4Me Route Editor

 

Adding Notes

Notes can contain delivery statuses, descriptive text, uploaded images, captured signatures, etc. Adding notes to stops helps to document important information about performed routing activities and make sure that you are always on the same page with your team members and your customers. To add a note to the stop, click on the corresponding button at the top of the stop’s menu.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

Fill out the note’s content and click “Add Note” to finish. Please note that the notes menu may differ depending on the custom notes settings.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

A note icon next to the stop’s address indicates that the corresponding stop has one or multiple attached notes. To view the note(s) attached to the stop, scroll down to the bottom of the stop’s menu.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

Adding Custom Data

Adding custom data allows attaching additional information that can not be added through the predefined sections/fields. To add custom data to the stop, click on the corresponding button at the top of the stop’s menu.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

Fill out the corresponding fields with the preferred data and click “Add Custom Data” to finish.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

To view the custom data added to the stop, scroll down to the bottom of the stop’s menu.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

Moving Stops

You can easily change the sequence of stops on the route by moving them within the route. Additionally, you can also move stops from one route to another in real-time using the Timeline in the Routes Map. To move a particular stop, click on it and drag it to the preferred sequence position on the route.

Furthermore, Route4Me’s Web route planning app supports real time route synchronization. Thus, when you change the sequence of stops on a route, the new route sequence will be automatically updated on the driver’s app in real time.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

Alternatively, right-click on the stop and select “Move to Sequence No“.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

Then, select the preferred sequence number and click “OK” to finish.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

Delete Stop, Make Origin, Make Last

Route4Me’s Web Route Editor also provides easy-to-use route tools to delete the stop, make the stop origin (the first stop on the route), and make the stop last one on the route. To do so, right-click on the stop and select one of the preferred options.

Route4Me Route Editor

 

 

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