Switching from Opendoorlogistics (Open Door Logistics – ODL) to Route4Me

Why You Should Switch from Opendoorlogistics to Route4Me

What differentiates Route4Me from Opendoorlogistics is that Route4Me provides more versatile solutions capable of facilitating the needs of virtually any business that requires logistics and routing services. Route4Me offers powerful and user-friendly route planning and tracking solutions for generating actionable intelligence and optimizing your costs and assets distribution, as well as increasing the overall efficiency of your routing operations. With Route4Me you can effortlessly organize all your routing data in one centralized interface that can be easily accessed by multiple team members from any computer device or using one of the dedicated iOS and Android mobile apps.

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Route4Me Optimization Engine

Route4Me’s optimization engine is designed to process hundreds of thousands of addresses in a fast and smooth manner. All you need to do is input your routing information into the system, and Route4Me will automatically process, correct, geocode and filter it, outputting ready-to-use data for planning and optimizing efficient and cost-effective routes. Route4Me offers multiple types of route optimization that are designed for facilitating the commercial needs of small and enterprise businesses.

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Route4Me Marketplace

Unlike ODL’s platform, Route4Me’s Marketplace enables you to fully configure your own custom subscription plan and include only those features and functionalities that you actually need for accommodating the particular needs of your business or business model. For more convenience, you can choose among various industry-specific packages of preselected modules which are focused on solving the unique problems inherent to specific industries. Customizing your subscription plan allows you to gain more control over your operations, as well as eliminate unnecessary and undesired expenses.

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Route4Me is the best alternative to Open Door Logistics on the market. To learn more about how Route4Me’s solutions can help you in growing your business and making your operations more efficient, visit this page.

 

How to Switch from Opendoorlogistics to Route4Me

Switching to Route4Me is fast and easy, all you need to do is export or copy your Opendoorlogistics routing data and import it into your Route4Me account. To do so, first, create a new Route4Me account using the Marketplace. You can get a free trial for 7 days without any payments or attachments.

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To export your Opendoorlogistics routing data, first, click on the download icon on the left side of the main screen.

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Next, select the format of the export file and then click “Save” to download your Opendoorlogistics routing data.

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Once you exported your Opendoorlogistics routing data, proceed to format it into a spreadsheet and upload into your Route4Me account.

 

Formatting Files for Uploading to Route4Me

To import routing data into your Route4Me account, first, format it into a spreadsheet. For a spreadsheet to be successfully processed, it should contain a header row and data rows. The header defines the type of information you are importing, while the corresponding data rows contain the actual information you input into the system. The only mandatory column is the “Address” column which should include the street name and number, city, state, and zip code. Currently, Route4Me supports CSVXLS, and XLSX upload file formats. You can learn more about spreadsheet requirements on this page.

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Importing Your Opendoorlogistics Routing Data for Planning Routes

To start planning routes using the exported Opendoorlogistics data, first, go to “Plan New Route” from the navigation menu.

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Route4Me offers multiple methods for importing your data into the system. You can upload spreadsheets with thousands of addresses or contacts, and Route4Me will do all the computing and processing for you, delivering corrected and geocoded route destinations. Route4Me allows you to upload scanned documents, import files from various cloud-based storage services, or pick addresses right from the map using Route4Me’s Interactive Map Editor. Select “Upload a File” to use the formatted spreadsheet.

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After that, specify the preferred route parameters and then click on the corresponding button to proceed.

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Then, either drag and drop the file/spreadsheet into the corresponding window or click “Browse File to Upload” and then upload the file from your device. Currently, Route4Me supports CSVXLS, and XLSX upload file formats. For the most accurate results, it is recommended to use CSV file format spreadsheets.

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Once you uploaded the spreadsheet, Route4Me processes the imported data and displays it in the corresponding window. For the system to process the data automatically, select the “Auto (attempt detection)” option respectively.

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Alternatively, you can manually match column titles to the data contained in the corresponding columns.

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Next, click “Continue to Review.”

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In the “Verify Addresses on Map” window, you can view all imported and processed addresses on the map, as well as check their geocoding statuses. Green colored dots indicate that the corresponding addresses were successfully geocoded with “High Confidence.” Addresses that have yellow colored dots next to them should be reviewed and fixed accordingly.

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Geocoding is the process of giving/assigning latitude and longitude values/coordinates to street addresses for accurate location detection and precise GPS tracking.

 

After reviewing the imported addresses, click “Finish Import” to plan the route.

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Once the route is planned, it is optimized and then opened in the Route Editor where you can modify it, as well as added to the Routes List with all your routes.

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Importing Opendoorlogistics Addresses and Contacts into Your Route4Me Address Book

Route4Me offers centralized and interactive tools for managing all your contacts and addresses. Contacts and addresses can be used for planning routesgenerating orderscreating territories, and more.

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To import Opendoorlogistics addresses and contacts into your Route4Me Address Book, first, go to “Address Book List” from the navigation menu.

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Next, prepare a spreadsheet that includes the addresses and contacts downloaded from your Opendoorlogistics account. The import spreadsheet should contain a header row and data rows. The header defines the type of information you are importing, while the corresponding data rows contain the actual data you input into the system. The only mandatory column is the “Address” column which should include the street name and number, city, state and zip code of the corresponding address.

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Once you prepared the spreadsheet, in your Address Book, click “File” and then select “Upload Addresses” from the list.

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After that, either drag and drop the file/spreadsheet into the corresponding window or click “Browse File to Upload” and then upload the file from your device.

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Once you uploaded the spreadsheet, Route4Me processes the imported data and displays it in the corresponding window. For the system to process the data automatically, select the “Auto (attempt detection)” option respectively. Alternatively, you can manually match column titles to the data contained in the corresponding columns.

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In the “Verify Addresses on Map” window, you can view all imported and processed addresses on the map, as well as check their geocoding statuses. Green colored dots indicate that the corresponding addresses were successfully geocoded with “High Confidence.” Addresses in the yellow “Review” tab should be reviewed and fixed accordingly. To finish importing the data, click on the corresponding button.

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Once you imported your addresses and contacts into the system, you can use them for planning and optimizing routesscheduling recurring eventsgenerating orders, as well as many other routing activities.

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