Switching from the Road Warrior Route Planner to Route4Me
Why You Should Switch from RoadWarrior to Route4Me
What differentiates Route4Me from RoadWarrior 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 app.
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.
Unlike RoadWarrior’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.
Route4Me is the best Road Warrior alternative 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 RoadWarrior to Route4Me
Switching to Route4Me is fast and easy, all you need to do is export or copy your RoadWarrior 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.
To download your routing data from the RoadWarrior mobile app, first, open the route that you want to export and then tap “Route Info” in the bottom right corner of the screen.
After that, tap “Share Route” and then select one of the available sharing methods respectively. After sharing the route, you can use the shared routing data for importing into your Route4Me account.
To export your routing data from RoadWarrior’s website, first, click “Reporting” on the main page.
Next, adjust the corresponding report settings and then click on the “Download Report” button to export your routing data.
Once you downloaded or copied your RoadWarrior 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 CSV, XLS, and XLSX upload file formats. You can learn more about spreadsheet requirements on this page.
Importing Your RoadWarrior Data into Route4Me for Planning Routes
To start planning routes using the downloaded or copied RoadWarrior routing data, first, go to “Plan New Route” from the navigation menu.
Next, select one of the corresponding import methods. 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.
After that, specify the preferred route parameters and then click on the corresponding button to proceed.
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 CSV, XLS, and XLSX upload file formats. For the most accurate results, it is recommended to use CSV file format spreadsheets.
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.
Next, click “Continue to Review.”
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.
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.
Importing Your RoadWarrior Users Data and Creating Team Member Accounts
With Route4Me you can effortlessly manage your whole team and make sure that you always delegate the right tasks to the right people. Route4Me enables you to build a structured and easily manageable network of users with different roles, responsibilities and the corresponding account level permissions. For more convenience, Route4Me allows you to invite multiple people at a time and assign a different role to each invitee using a single form.
To create new user accounts using your RoadWarrior team members’ information, go to “Users” from the navigation menu.
Next, to create a new user, click on the “Add Sub-User” button and then fill out the user’s profile information respectively. Depending on the user role permissions, some users can assign work to their sub-users, while other users can only see the work assigned to them, complete the work, but unable to remove or modify the work assigned to them. To learn more about creating new users and setting user role permissions, visit this page.