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Route planning vs. route optimization

Author image - Eoin Comerfordby Eoin Comerford on
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In everyday speech, it's common for many of us to use terms that are similar - but not actually synonyms for one another - as if they're interchangeable. Sometimes this is a misunderstanding, and other times it's people who use certain words as shorthand with colleagues and friends. But when this sort of thing gets in the way of understanding a critical concept, it's time to nip it in the bud. For example, the terms "route optimization" and "route planning"...

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Essential features to look for in route optimization software

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Today's field sales teams, fleet managers and delivery drivers have plenty of technological options at their fingertips. From digital calendars and schedules to GPS-based navigation apps that provide turn-by-turn directions, it seems like the modern road warrior has everything they need. Route optimization software should be a key weapon in the arsenal of any member of your organization who travels on a regular basis. But not all tools that bill themselves as route optimization solutions are created equal. Failing to...

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Why sales and service teams need route optimization

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Virtually every organization that relies on teams that have to travel on a regular or even merely an occasional basis can benefit in a significant way from the eSpatial data visualization and mapping platform. In a post-pandemic landscape (and one affected by the looming realities of climate change), it's important to ensure that travel is always as efficient as possible. Neutralizing common pain points Professional route optimization software is well-equipped to solve some of the most common issues that may...

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What is route optimization?

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The business world has been fundamentally changed by the events of 2020 and 2021. Even as businesses reopen, more people get vaccinated and the threat of COVID-19 lessens, certain company processes (namely sales) will need to evolve to keep up with current best practices. Even after these transformations, your employees will still need to travel by car in various contexts. Field sales reps may take fewer trips, but they won't phase out in-person routes entirely. Depending on your business, you...

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How your sales team can survive — and thrive — in these times

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This is part two in a multi-article series exploring how you can help your sales team cope with an unpredictable pandemic recovery period. Read part one. In the first entry of this blog series, we examined the major effects that the COVID-19 pandemic had on the sales environment during 2020. We concluded that while the crisis wasn't devastating to sales across the board, it still led organizations to deal with considerable changes, including large-scale shifts to remote operations. The evolutionary...

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How to Target Clients as Economies Re-open

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Economies around the world are beginning to re-open. Many are taking a phased approach, allowing certain businesses to open earlier than others. If some of your customers are opening in an early phase, you need to have a plan to serve them. Depending on your business, you may need to start delivering a product, providing a service or having a salesperson get in touch. In all these cases, you have to identify which of your customers are opening and when....

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Best Route Optimization Software: 7 Essential Features

Author image - Heather McLeanby Heather McLean on
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How to pick the best route optimization software for your sales team. Our seven essential features to look for before you buy. Seven essential features to look for in the best route optimization software Upload your customer destination information Add multiple stops along the route Include start and end times for meetings or deliveries Edit and adjust destinations, routes and schedules on the go Route planning efficiency Integration with top navigation apps Share routes with team members Today's field sales...

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Strategic Planning for Sales Territories: Creating a Roadmap for the Future

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In a recent blog, we looked at how eSpatial's new Territory Manager can be used for operational scenario planning. Our hypothetical regional sales manager had to quickly cover a territory after a sales rep left the company. Now we'll look at how Territory Manager can be used for long-term strategic planning. Territory Manager allows you to save multiple versions of your territories. This is helpful during strategic planning because you can easily share them with key stakeholders, giving everyone the...

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How to Meet SLA Requirements with Mapping Software

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When your company has a service level agreement (SLA) in place with clients, meeting that obligation is a top priority. The company has staked its reputation on providing an agreed level of service. If you want to maintain a good working relationship with your clients and earn new business, meeting that commitment is critical. Whether you're providing repairs for enterprise clients, emergency services or anything else that requires you to be on site quickly, mapping software can help. It should be part...

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Save on Fleet Costs with Mapping Software

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Maintaining and operating a fleet of vehicles is a major expense for any business, and it can fluctuate significantly based on fuel costs, insurance premiums and much more. So how do you reduce fleet costs? There are many strategies that can reduce the cost and ensure you're getting the most out of your money. Whether your fleet delivers services or transports goods, using data to make decisions is the best way to keep costs down. Fleet costs fall into several...

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Connect your Sales Team to their Customers with Maps

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Keeping a sales team motivated can difficult. Sales teams start the month firing on all cylinders, but can lose momentum as the end of the month and targets loom near. This can be symptom of the sales team becoming disconnected from their goals. What goals do sales reps care about? Achieving sales targets and earning commission, but the problem can be connecting your sales team to these goals in a unique way that provokes a meaningful motivation. Sales teams need to...

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Maximize Your Sales Team's Time with Route Optimization

Author image - Colm Kennyby Colm Kenny on
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Have you ever made plans to a visit a list of places and meet people, only to realize half way through the day that you won't get a chance get to half of them? Its one thing to not be able to meet friends because of a busy social calendar - But missing out on meeting potential clients is a different matter. Missing that meeting could affect your relationship with that client negatively, or result in losing a deal with a...

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Help Your Team to See the Bigger Picture with Data Visualization

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Working on a team is great.  You have people to share responsibility with, people to bounce ideas off, and people who know exactly what you're going through on a daily basis. Team leaders, however, sometimes have to deal with team members who are so focused on the small day to day tasks that they lose sight of the bigger picture. They fail to see what an important part of the puzzle they are. If you have members on your team...

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The Importance of Route Optimization and Planning for Sales Teams

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In a previous post, we wrote about the importance of mapping software for field service management companies. In that blog, we looked at how thorough route optimization can save time and fuel. This is also important for sales teams who can invest a lot of time and resources to meet with clients in different territories. In today's business world, organizations need to be cost-efficient, and for sales reps on the road, fuel and time are can be major costs. Route...

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