Switching from WorkWave Field Service Route Planning to Route4Me

Why Switch?

While using WorkWave, do you ever experience any technical issues? Do you find their mobile app clunky and confusing to use? Are there any other problems you have to deal with?

If so, don’t worry. WorkWave isn’t your only route planning option.

Route4Me has been downloaded over a million times, making it one of the most used route optimization programs in the world. Companies love what our software does for their bottom line. Route4Me is able to generate perfectly optimized routes in less than a single minute, which allows businesses to save time and make more money.

 

Switching from WorkWave 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.

 

Migrating Your Drivers and Vehicles

The Route4Me interface allows you to easily add each driver and vehicle to the platform. If you want to upload everything at once, simply send us a spreadsheet file containing the user data.

For each driver, you need to include:

  • – First and last name
  • – A valid email address
  • – Password (can be changed later)

For each vehicle, please include:

  • – Vehicle name
  • – Vehicle plate no.

All data can be modified at any time, and more information can be added in the future as needed.

 

Exporting Address Data from WorkWave

Follow these steps to export your WorkWave route addresses and information:

1. Log in to your WorkWave account.

2. On the left-hand side of the screen, click the “Export Routes” drop-down menu.

3. Select either “Export to Excel file” or “Export to CSV file“ to save the file to your computer.

4. Name your file and choose a location to save it to.
Move routes from WorkWave 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
Switch to routing optimization software Route4Me from WorkWave

 

2. Select “Login” and enter your credentials.
Switch to routing optimization software Route4Me from WorkWave

 

3. Select “Routes” → “Plan new route.”
Switch to driving route planner Route4Me from WorkWave

 

4. Select “Upload a File” in the route planning options window.
Move routes from WorkWave 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.”
Move routes from WorkWave to Route4Me easily

 

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

 

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 WorkWave to Route4Me easily

 

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

 

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

 

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 route mapping software Route4Me from WorkWave

 

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 WorkWave to Route4Me easily

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 WorkWave

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

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