In Fall 2022, we’ll be releasing a major upgrade to our routing functionality that will allow you to:
plan extra-large routes (up to 500 waypoints),
create multi-day routes based on users’ working schedules,
plan routes for multiple users (entire team) as once, with the locations being distributed in the most efficient way between participating users based on their working schedule and preferred start/end locations,
account for various job constraints set in routing settings or controlled directly from your CRM on a per-job basis, like
job type (service, pickup, delivery, or pickup and delivery in one route),
required truck capacity with configurable dimensions,
required skills (configurable),
allowed and disallowed drivers,
In advanced routing, you are planning jobs. Depending on the job type, a job may result in one or two locations in the resulting routes. There are 4 types of jobs in Mapsly:
While pickup, delivery and pickup-delivery jobs can be planned without using capacity, these types of jobs are typically used in scenarios where vehicles have limited capacity and jobs have non-zero capacity (their cargo takes up certain space in vehicles).
Capacity can be one-dimensional, or can include multiple dimensions each being expressed by an integer number.
You may assign skills to drivers and jobs, and Mapsly will be assigning a driver to a job only if the driver has all the skills required by the job.
A skill is simply a text variable. You can store skills in your CRM as comma-separated text values in a text field, or in a single- or multi-choice picklist.
Since job constraints and vehicle parameters are controlled by CRM fields, you can easily implement variable constraints and parameters whose values are based on a condition — by adding new custom fields and filling them in with workflows using Mapsly automation suite (or your CRM’s automation capabilities).