Insert Addresses into Routes Using Quick Actions
Besides fuel, workforce, and many other expensive resources, Route4Me also helps you to save as much of your valuable time as possible. In addition to saving your time with powerful optimization algorithms that compute the most efficient routes, the user interface of Route4Me’s Web Platform is designed to be as fast and easy-to-use as possible. With Route4Me’s Quick Actions, you can effortlessly insert any address from any interface of the Platform into the most optimal route with a touch of a button. When you want to quickly insert an address into the best route, Route4Me’s Dynamic Stop Insertion can automatically suggest the most time-efficient and cost-effective routes that are planned for a particular date, as well as provide precise time and distance shift for each route. To learn more about using Quick Actions and intelligent search, visit this page.
You can activate Quick Actions for inserting addresses into the best routes from any screen on the Route4Me Web Platform (i.e., Routes List, Routes Map, etc.). To do so, use the following keyboard shortcuts:
- Mac OS: “Command + G“
- Windows: “Control + G“
After that, you can use the intelligent search to find the feature or command that you want to execute. To find the Dynamic Stop Insertion through the intelligent search, input the corresponding keyword(s) into the search field and then select one of the preferred results. Alternatively, you can use the following Quick Actions keyboard shortcuts to open the Dynamic Stop Insertion directly:
- Mac OS: “Command + I“
- Windows: “Control + I“
After that, input the address that you want to insert into the best route into the “Location” field.
Next, use the calendar to suggest the most optimal routes that are scheduled for the preferred date.
Then, select the position at which you want to insert the address into the best route (learn more below).
After that, Route4Me will provide precise metrics on how inserting the corresponding address will influence the time and distance of each suggested route. If the address that is being inserted and the suggested routes have time windows that violate one another, the “Violation” column will display the corresponding metrics.
To select the route into which you want to insert the address, check the corresponding radio button next to this route.
After selecting the preferred route, you can also modify the details of the address before inserting it into the route. In the “Adjust Location Details” tab, the system automatically displays all available details of the address that is being inserted (if you are inserting the address from your Address Book). To modify this data, first, select the field that you want to change and then input the preferred value(s) respectively.
You can also add more data fields to the address before inserting it into the route. To do so, first, select the field that you want to add from the “Field” drop-down list and then input the preferred value(s) respectively.
After selecting the best route and adjusting the details of the address, click on the “Proceed” button to finish.
When you select the “Insert at Optimal Position” option, the address is inserted into the route at the most optimal position in terms of time and distance. (Click on the image below to zoom in ↓)
When you select the “Insert at Optimal Position After Last Visited” option, the address is inserted into the route at the most optimal position after the last stop that was marked as “Visited.” (Click on the image below to zoom in ↓)
When you select the “Insert at End of Route” option, the address is inserted into the route as the last stop (excluding the “End” stop for the “Roundtrip” routes). (Click on the image below to zoom in ↓)
When you select the “Insert at Beginning of Route” option, the address is inserted into the route as the first stop after the “Start.” (Click on the image below to zoom in ↓)
Route4Me provides near real-time data synchronization across all associated computer and mobile devices so that any changes made from the Route4Me Web Platform can be automatically synchronized with Route4Me’s iOS and Android mobile apps in a matter of seconds. Thus, managers and dispatchers back at the office can insert addresses into the best routes using the Web Platform and the drivers who are out in the field will be able to receive the corresponding updates on their mobile devices in real-time and swiftly make the needed adjustments.