Today, optimal route planning is a decisive competitive factor: companies have to transport their goods quickly and cost-efficiently, and dynamic transport management is essential. Also - or especially in times of crisis. With the new release of the route planning software PLANTOUR, PASS provides its customers with a modern tool that covers all dispositive business processes.
"Our users can look forward to numerous new features and functions, we have improved, simplified or even completely revised and replaced many areas", clarifies Jan Junker, Head of Business Unit Industries at PASS.
The improvements at a glance:
New optimization service POS
The new algorithm PASS Optimization Service (POS) works strictly cost-based and allows a fine-grained control of the optimization target. This makes the optimal tour real: as fast as possible, as short as possible, and as few vehicles as possible.
More details and more overview
In the past the PLANTOUR map stopped at D-A-CH and the roads were the end of the detail level. The new maps were created with a love for detail and now show not only the complete world map but also individual buildings and a detailed railroad network.
Improved route calculation
Network calculation and coordinate intersection are a thing of the past - the calculation process has been greatly simplified.
Historical traffic data in the map profile
High accuracy in terms of speed and journey times, as historical data is included for each road section at 5-minute intervals.
Better geocoding via POIs
A great help for chain stores or direct suppliers: With PLANTOUR an extensive POI library can now be used automatically for geocoding.
Location optimization with delivery frequencies
The location optimization module now takes into account delivery frequencies, a feature that is often requested and desired.
PLANTOUR can now also pull map data, route calculation, geocoding and optimization services from the cloud.
But PASS has not only been busy optimizing in the background, but also on the surfaces: A straightforward design, new icons, modern colors and clearly structured menus provide a breath of fresh air.
Detailed information about the innovations can be found in our Logistic News PLANTOUR Special.