Switching from Opendoorlogistics to Route4Me

Why Switch?

Unlike ODL Studio, Route4Me has interactive reports and a geofencing feature. Also, it doesn’t make you install additional software. The better choice between these two route optimization programs is clear.

 

Switching from Opendoorlogistics to Route4Me

Switching over to a new route planning solution is easy. This guide will show you how to quickly migrate your addresses to Route4Me.

 

Exporting Address Data from Opendoorlogistics

1. Open ODLStudio program as you usually it do when working with it. Select the table which you want to export.

Move routes from Opendoorlogistics to Route4Me easily

 

2. Click to export data, and then set the file type and click “Save.” After all these steps, your data will be successfully exported.

Move routes from Opendoorlogistics to Route4Me easily

Note that Route4Me will preserve ALL EXPORTED DATA, including addresses, latitude and longitude coordinates, and custom data.

 

Importing Address Data into Route4Me

You can import your address data to Route4Me for one-time or recurring usage.

 

Importing Addresses for One-Time Usage

To import addresses for one-time usage:

1. Open a new tab in your browser and go to www.route4me.com
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2. Select “Login” and enter your credentials.
Optimize routes better with Route4Me instead of Opendoorlogistics

 

3. Select “Routes” → “Plan new route.”
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4. Select “Upload a File” in the route planning options window.
Move routes from Opendoorlogistics to Route4Me easily

 

5. You also have the option to set your route parameters, such as tour type (round trip or end at a stop), navigation preference (shortest distance or shortest amount of time), and how many sub-routes you want to create (for when you have multiple drivers servicing those addresses). When you’re done, select “Create Route and Proceed to Add Addresses.”
Always get an optimized route when you switch from Opendoorlogistics to Route4Me

 

6. Click anywhere on the upload area, then navigate to the exported Opendoorlogistics spreadsheet.
Move routes from Opendoorlogistics to Route4Me easily

 

7. Review your addresses on the map. Addresses that need your attention are marked under the “Review” and “Not Found” tabs. Edit addresses as needed, then select “Finish Import.” The system will optimize the address sequence and open your planned route.
Switch to map route planner Route4Me from Opendoorlogistics

 

8. If you need to add addresses/stops to your planned route, select the “Insert” tab and then select the “+ Addresses” option:
Move routes from Opendoorlogistics to Route4Me easily

 

9. Type in the address and select “Finished Adding Addresses.”
Move routes from Opendoorlogistics to Route4Me easily

 

10. If you want to keep your current address-to-route distribution while uploading multiple routes, you need to consolidate the routes into a single spreadsheet, add a column called “route_no,” and then upload the spreadsheet to Route4Me.
Always get an optimized route when you switch from Opendoorlogistics to Route4Me

 

Note that you can view multiple routes on the same map. To do this, go to “Routes” → “Routes Map.”
Switch to map route planner Route4Me from Opendoorlogistics

 

Click the checkboxes next to the routes you want to display to make the routes appear on the map and in the timeline section.
Switch to map route planner Route4Me from Opendoorlogistics

 

Importing Addresses for Recurring Usage

For recurring usage, upload your addresses to Route4Me’s address book. The address book allows you to keep track of your addresses and all the information that is important about them, such as how often you visit them, the date they were last visited, etc.

1. In your Route4Me account, select “Address Book” → “Address Book List.”
Move routes from Opendoorlogistics to Route4Me easily

 

2. Select “File” → “Upload Addresses”
Move routes from Opendoorlogistics to Route4Me easily

 

3. Click anywhere on the upload area, then navigate to the exported Opendoorlogistics spreadsheet.
Move routes from Opendoorlogistics to Route4Me easily

 

4. The system will notify you if there are any geocoding issues you need to review. Click the “Show x destinations” button next to “Addresses to review.”
Move routes from Opendoorlogistics to Route4Me easily

 

5. Modify the addresses as needed, then select “Add to address book.”
Move routes from Opendoorlogistics to Route4Me easily

 

6. Your addresses and all the information associated with them will be added to the address book. If you want to view the locations on a map, go to “Address Book” → “Address Book Map.”
Switch to map route planner Route4Me from Opendoorlogistics

 

7. Here, you can use the addresses to create territories, apply advanced filters, and make custom address selections.
Switch to map route planner Route4Me from Opendoorlogistics

Once the migration is complete, you’ll be able to start enjoying the many benefits that Route4Me has to offer.

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