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OnTerra Systems Introduces RouteSavvy(TM) Online: An Affordable Route Optimization Tool for Small Fleets & Individual Business ProfessionalsNew Route Optimization Web Application Created by OnTerra Systems Allows Small Fleets and Business Individuals to Optimize Multi-Stop Routes; Plot More Than 100 Locations; Save Time and Fuel Costs (October 17, 2011)
DENVER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/17/11 -- OnTerra Systems (www.OnTerraSystems.com), a technology leader in Web mapping, fleet optimization, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) integration solutions and services, today introduced RouteSavvy Online -- a route optimization tool for small business fleets, business professionals who drive to multiple destinations for their work, and individuals organizing errands, carpools, and other multi-destination trips. RouteSavvy Online is based on advanced optimization algorithms which then leverage Bing Maps' Web mapping technology. RouteSavvy Online rounds out the current family of RouteSavvy products, including RouteSavvy Web Service (for developers) and RouteSavvy Map App.
RouteSavvy Online initially was deployed as a "Map App" running on the Bing platform. This new version of RouteSavvy stands alone, i.e. it runs natively in a user's favorite Web browser, and with significant improvements in functionality and performance.
"When you calculate the value of saving time, reducing labor costs, and reducing fuel costs, RouteSavvy Online truly is a 'must-have' tool," said Steve Milroy, OnTerra Systems' president and co-founder. "At just $5 a month per vehicle, RouteSavvy Online can pay for itself within days or weeks of deployment," he noted.
"RouteSavvy Online provides a fast, easy way to optimize a route for more than 100 stops, which saves time, reduces fuel costs, and enhances customer satisfaction," said Patrick Campbell, OnTerra Systems' chief operating officer and co-founder. "RouteSavvy Online is extremely easy to use, and can quickly improve a fleet or business individual's bottom line."
Affordable Pricing Makes RouteSavvy Online a "No Brainer"
RouteSavvy Online from OnTerra Systems is a Software as a Service (SaaS) that is hosted by OnTerra Systems. OnTerra System's RouteSavvy route optimization tool is very affordable. RouteSavvy Online costs $5 per month per vehicle.
Small fleets & individuals can sign up for this powerful and affordable route optimization service at: http://register.routesavvy.com/rstrial.aspx
RouteSavvy Features and Functions
OnTerra's RouteSavvy Online Route Optimizer optimizes multi-stop routes for small business fleets, individuals who travel to multiple locations in the course of their work day, and individuals organizing a multi-destination route. Users may input their destinations into RouteSavvy in three ways: 1) Uploading a spreadsheet with addresses; 2) Clicking on locations in the displayed map which defaults to a user's home or business area; or 3) Manually entering addresses in an input box in the RouteSavvy Web map applications. Once addresses are entered, users also can choose whether they need a round-trip, or a variety of one-way routes. RouteSavvy's powerful algorithms then will calculate the optimal (most efficient) route for the multiple stops.
Of note, RouteSavvy Online can optimize from just a few to up to hundreds of stops, which is considerably more than what comparably priced route optimization tools offer. Users also can specify whether the route should be optimized for distance, time, or time "adjusted for traffic." (The "traffic" mode will access the Bing Maps' traffic information to help optimize the route and time it.) Once this is done, RouteSavvy will develop the most efficient route for the stops that have been entered.
RouteSavvy Online offers has four key benefits:
1) Improved productivity (Handle more calls per day)
2) Time savings (Equates to reduced labor costs in general & reduced over-time labor costs)
3) Reduced fuel costs (More efficient routes equates to less fuel used and savings on the amount of fuel used)
4) Reduced environmental impact (Minimizes a company's "carbon footprint")
RouteSavvy Online Features Significant Enhancements
This new Software-as-a-Service version of RouteSavvy offers significant enhancements to the beta version, including:
- Dual ability to operate via a Web browser or as a standalone desktop application (the original beta version only ran in Bing Map Apps)
- Ability to export route optimization data for use in personal navigation (GPS) devices (Garmin, Tom Tom, etc.)
- Ability to export route optimization data to EXCEL and CSV files
- Enhanced printing capabilities, i.e. users can now print RouteSavvy routes directly from the application for drivers not using GPS technologies in their vehicles
"As a small business owner, RouteSavvy has delivered exactly what I need to be able to spend more time prospecting and less time at my computer. Instead of using a Kings Map [physical atlas] or the other cumbersome mapping programs, with RouteSavvy I just enter the addresses and it does the rest. I now have 30 - 45 minutes a day extra to find and meet with new clients," said David Goldberger, co-founder of Upside Options.
About OnTerra Systems
Founded in 2005, OnTerra Systems is a company of Web mapping experts, programming specialists, and project managers that provide Web mapping services and products, fleet optimization systems and products, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) integration services and consulting. OnTerra Systems provides these services to businesses, non-profits, government, and research organizations that need map-based visualizations of data -- either to improve operations and bring about cost savings; provide company and product location information for customers; support a marketing initiative, or to make connections and see patterns and trends for business or research planning. OnTerra Systems has completed hundreds of Web mapping projects, and is a long-time Microsoft partner. OnTerra can be reached at: www.OnTerraSystems.com, or 720.836.7201.
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