April 5, 2010
New Release of Esri ArcLogistics Helps Small Fleets Save Money
Redlands, CaliforniaEsri's ArcLogistics, the geographic information system (GIS)-based routing and scheduling software known for helping organizations save as much as 30 percent in vehicle-related costs, is now available as a Software plus Services solution.
Those looking to improve their delivery or service routing can download the software client and leverage Web services, including a street map and imagery for route display, as well as route solvers, all hosted by Esri. Customers purchase a subscription based on the number of trucks they need to route, making it affordable for small fleets and scalable for larger enterprise operations.
ArcLogistics helps organizations optimize delivery and service routes based on their unique business operations including vehicle capacities, specialties, truck restrictions, and customer time windows.
The new release continues to build on the field-proven results of the ArcLogistics desktop product, developed in the late 1990s, whose users consistently reported operational cost savings of 15 to 30 percent. The availability of ArcLogistics online provides a lower cost of entry for small fleets and gives potential customers the ability to try the service before subscribing. Like earlier versions, this release requires no GIS knowledge; its workflow-driven interface provides a step-by-step process for entering and scheduling locations, vehicle, driver/crew, and order information.
ArcLogistics goes well beyond finding the shortest path between a set of stops by incorporating driver and vehicle costs, capacity, schedules, and street restrictions when creating routes.
Organizations that implement ArcLogistics typically see reductions in fleet-related expenses including fuel, maintenance, capital investment, and route planning time. Their customer service and on-time performance improve through the provision of tighter time windows. Anyone who operates a fleet of vehicles and is interested in ArcLogistics can download the software and try it free for 30 days. To get the trial or more information, visit www.esri.com/arclogistics. Outside the United States, contact your local Esri distributor. For a current distributor list, visit www.esri.com/distributors.
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