California, US: ESRI’s ArcLogistics, the GIS-based routing and scheduling software known for helping organisations save as much as 30 percent in vehicle-related costs, is now available as a software plus services solution. Those looking to improve their delivery or service routing can download the software client and leverage Web services, including a street map and imagery for route display, as well as route solvers, all hosted by ESRI.
ArcLogistics helps organisations optimise delivery and service routes based on their unique business operations including vehicle capacities, specialties, truck restrictions and customer time windows.
The new release continues to build on the field-proven results of the ArcLogistics desktop product, developed in the late 1990s. The availability of ArcLogistics online provides a lower cost of entry for small fleets and gives potential customers the ability to try the service before subscribing. Like earlier versions, it also does not require GIS knowledge. Its workflow-driven interface provides a step-by-step process for entering and scheduling locations, vehicle, driver/crew and order information.