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Export and Share your Routes

Last Updated: Feb 13, 2013 01:37PM EST
After Defining your Drivers, selecting Drivers and Orders to serve and Optimizing your Routes, you are ready for performance!

Right under Add Orders, three buttons give you different options for exporting and sharing your optimized Routes.



Choose the option that better suits your needs:
 
  • Print Directions (All Routes -map or directions- or one Route at a time)
  • Export Routes (Excel/CSV, files for GPS devices, Route Links)
  • Send Routes via email (Route Links and files for GPS devices)
 

Print Directions

By clicking this button you can visualize and print Route Directions and a Map. You can decide to print only a map by choosing "Map" (one Route at a time or all Routes at once), or the Directions (one Route at a time or all Routes at once).

When printing Directions, by  ticking/unticking the options at the top of the generated page,  you can incluse/exclude map/turn-by-turn directions/step details/custom fields.
 

Export Routes 

By clicking the button Export Routes you can download Routes in several different formats:

  • An Excel or CSV file that lists all the Scheduled Orders, complete with information about the Drivers who will serve them, Scheduled Times, Total Driving Times, etc.
  • The option Export as GPS files allows you to download files ready to be uploaded to GPS devices. Please note that here you can choose directly the format you prefer (.itn, .gpx) , regardless of the file type you set for your Drivers (see How to set your Driver 's Details).
  • Export Route Links: download at once all the Route Links your Drivers will receive via email.
 

Send Routes via email

With the Viamente Route Planner you can send via email the optimized Routes to all Drivers with one click.

They will receive a link with online Maps and turn-by-turn Driving Directions, along with every other piece of information relevant to the Orders scheduled for each of them.

The Route description includes:
 
  • A Map with a Route overview (satellite, map, hybrid, terrain)
  • The ordered and scheduled sequence of Orders
  • All the Order fields you imported (like Addresses, Name, Time Windows, Load Requests...)
  • Any custom field (like Invoice Nr. or Order Nr.)
  • The Estimated Times of Arrival at each Order
  • The Time Drivers will Depart from Orders after service
  • The Starting Time and duration of a Driver's Lunch Break
  • The Turn-by-Turn Driving Directions
 

Send files for GPS devices

Regardless of what device your Drivers use (TomTom, Garmin, Navigon), along with the Route Link you can send files which can be easily uploaded to their GPS device. Read here how to do it.
 

Open a Route Link with a Smartphone

Today Internet is mobile and your Drivers can tap on their iPhone, Android, iPad or Blackberry devices the Route Link they receive via email. The Viamente Routing Optimization software is cloud based and allows you to open Route Plans directly on your Driver's smartphone.
 

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