RouteSmart for Utilities
CYCLE DAY BALANCING & ROUTE OPTIMIZATION
Precise Utility Routing that Minimizes Resources and Increases Efficiency
Servicing your customers must be an efficient process every month, and billing must be accurate and timely. Reading meters for monthly billing processes requires more frequent updates than ever because your territories are growing and technology is always changing.
RouteSmart route optimization software enables utilities to balance meter reading workloads into contiguous geographic areas across all of your cycle days. The new cycle days are balanced on service times, geographically compact, and more efficient to read.
Most importantly, RouteSmart works within your required business rules. Advanced solvers allow users to maximize efficiency gains by creating geographically compact cycle days, while minimizing the day changes based on assigned rules of a maximum number of days shifted forward or back.
RouteSmart software leads you through a process of optimizing your entire operations, beginning with cycle day balancing to daily workload balancing, to detailed work on your walking and driving routes.
- Cycle Day Balancing: Balance meter reading workloads into contiguous geographic areas across all of your cycle days. Set rules for maximum cycle day movement while creating more geographically compact cycle days. The new cycle days are balanced on service times, geographically compact, and more efficient to read.
- Daily Route Balancing: Once cycle days are balanced, it becomes much easier to create daily routes that provide appropriate workloads for all of your meter readers.
- Route Sequencing: Minimize travel distances through advanced settings that allow you to have complete control over the meter read sequence. Solver options allow you to control the walking and driving flow of routes up and down the streets and within buildings. Set maximum parameters to allow your users to park their vehicles and perform the routes in manageable loops. Finally, perfect your meter read sequence with tools designed to effectively integrate your local area knowledge.