Flexibility up – complexity down

LogiMAT 2023: Flexibility up – complexity down

PASS Logistics Solutions at LogiMAT 2023

PASS Logistics Solutions AG will present software for sustainable transport logistics at LogiMAT in hall 8, booth C55. The motto: Less complexity brings more flexibility.

Whether a small company or a large corporation – with its newly structured product portfolio, PASS Logistics Solutions AG has route planning software ready for all requirements. The core of all solutions is now the MAPSERVICES service engine, which provides geodata and algorithms for optimization. It is the basis for the web-based planning tool PASS MAPS as well as the enterprise software PLANTOUR. It can also be integrated into customers' own applications. "Our goal is to give customers maximum flexibility in their planning while reducing complexity to a minimum," explains Jan Junker, CEO of PASS Logistics Solutions AG. In concrete terms, this means that the algorithms and data can be individually adapted, but standards as well as pre-assignments ensure the greatest possible simplicity in parallel.

MAPSERVICES has been extended by a "network editor", which makes it possible to edit the road network and, for example, to store closures or restrictions. These changes are also preserved during map updates. For cloud users of the PASS route planning solutions, these updates are now carried out automatically: permanent road works and long-term road closures are made available on a daily basis. In order to be able to evaluate the traffic situation even better, a "live traffic layer" based on TomTom also provides real-time data. A new service in MAPSERVICES ensures the uniform use of different telematics app providers: It enables planned tours to be transmitted from both tools, the course of the tour to be recorded or the estimated time of arrival to be calculated.

Complex trip planning made easy

PASS also has the new release of the enterprise tour planning software PLANTOUR in its luggage. The biggest innovation here is that the solution can be operated in a hybrid cloud mode, meaning that the service layer and map data are no longer installed locally. This reduces the customer's hardware requirements and allows updates to be installed more quickly.

The new visualization component "operational plan" provides an overview: it displays route plans in a timeline diagram. The release says goodbye to individual road networks and speed profiles – the algorithms use historical speeds and also take into account the restrictions of the vehicle classes.

Lightweight gets more functions

The web-based tool PASS MAPS expands PASS with several expert functions: On the one hand, this includes tools for weekly and frequency planning, and on the other hand, the activation of the telematics service. Tours planned on the web interface can now be transferred directly to a telematics service. In addition, a new module allows the creation of an exportable distance work.