Magenta Technology, developer of the Maxoptra vehicle routing and scheduling system, has developed an online application that automates job despatching for users of TomTom's telematics and fleet management solutions.
The app, called Planndit, links job details from Maxoptra directly to TomTom Webfleet, eliminating the need to manually type in job details. For companies offering facilities management services, this makes job despatch and sequencing quick and easy, saving time and eliminating errors.
It means being able to despatch routes to any TomTom Pro in less than 30 seconds per route, and that includes verifying the overall route on a map and optimising the route sequence within the process before it is sent. The app simply connects to the TomTom service and pools the devices in use so jobs can be sent to the correct operative.
The Maxoptra app automatically calculates distance and driving time for the route and each individual address. The route sequence can be optimised for the best cost by re-ordering stops with a simple drag-n-drop. Notes for the driver can be added and sent with the address to the driver's TomTom Pro with a simple click.
Maxoptra is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform designed to enable quick decision-making within ever-changing operational environments, such as service management, facilities management and distribution. The Planndit app is a module available as a low cost, pay-as-you-go service and includes a simple 3-step wizard to take the user through the process, eliminating the need for any training.
Stuart Brunger, Business Development Director for Maxoptra, commented: "In talking to TomTom users it was clear that, although telematics promised big benefits, there was something missing. What they needed was an integrated system; a seamless link between their job management system and TomTom. With the Planndit app, we have addressed this with a solution that transforms job despatching and customer service delivery by linking Maxoptra and TomTom Webfleet to create an integrated operations system."