OnTerra Systems and Bing Maps have introduced a new version of its RouteSavvy route planning software based on Bing Maps (version 8) that significantly increases the performance of this route planning tool designed for small to mid-sized fleets, according to the company.
"RouteSavvy on Bing Maps v8 literally makes the display of routes with many locations as much as roughly three times faster," said Steve Milroy, president and founder of OnTerra Systems.
In addition to speeding the processing and display of optimized routes with multiple stops, RouteSavvy's migration to Bing Maps Version 8 also provides additional features and functions for fleet managers and route planners who use RouteSavvy.
New features available in RouteSavvy on Bing Maps v8, include new Streetside View menu selections and folder counts.
RouteSavvy users can now toggle over to a street-level view, which is helpful in determining if the location is correct. The increased number of stops that can be shown in a print-out, PDF, or mobile app has increased from 20 to 100.
This release also includes many enhancements to help RouteSavvy users manage data and projects, including At-A-Glance Folder Counts, Project Name Display, and Save Project Prompts.
At a quick glance, users can also see how many locations are in a folder/area which can help organize territories and routes. The project name is now displayed in RouteSavvy and relevant exports. This can help users managing many different regions or routes and can more easily switch between projects without losing context. The "Save Project" Prompts function provides an additional level of prompting for users to save their existing route planning before starting another.
"The migration from Bing Maps Version 7 to Bing Maps Version 8 has brought significant performance improvements and an array of new features for RouteSavvy users," Milroy said. "RouteSavvy already has proven to save money that goes straight to the bottom line, as well as improving productivity and customer satisfaction. These new performance improvements and features make RouteSavvy even easier and faster for fleet managers and day-to-day route planners to use."