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Gannett Publishing Services has deployed RouteSmart Online to standardize routing processes

RouteSmart Technologies announced today that Gannett Publishing Services has deployed RouteSmart Online to standardize routing processes across their nationwide distribution network.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2014

Contact: Chris Walz at cwalz@routesmart.com or 800.977.7284

Columbia, Md – RouteSmart Technologies announced today that Gannett Publishing Services has deployed RouteSmart Online to standardize routing processes across their nationwide distribution network. To further capitalize on savings, Gannett has established a Route Optimization Center in Louisville, Kentucky and is focused on using routing data to maximize their delivery network and expand third-party deliveries. The implementation of RouteSmart Online was completed quickly and Gannett is processing over 2.5 million subscribers each night through the hosted service.

According to Tony Simmons, Director of Distribution Operations & Technology, "Prior to using RouteSmart Online we had no intelligence behind our distribution routing data. We decided to put some smarts and analysis behind it and are already reaping the benefits. We now have a tool that helps us to easily and intuitively respond to volume changes and develop new route structures. With nearly 100 route optimization projects implemented, we have been able to consolidate more than 700 small routes into larger, more profitable routes for our contractors. Savings from ongoing route optimization will allow us to recoup our investment in the RouteSmart Online product this year."

Tony Simmons will be speaking in more depth about Gannett’s decision to utilize RouteSmart Online to become more strategic about their routing processes at RouteSmart’s INTERSECT 2014 User Conference May 4-6th in San Diego, CA.

Chris Walz, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for RouteSmart Technologies comments that, "More than 200 newspapers now depend on RouteSmart Online, and we are optimizing delivery to over 8 million subscribers every night. It is by far the most extreme example of daily route processing through optimization software that is out there. Mobile access to RouteSmart Online further broadens access and usage for over 40,000 carrier routes. We’re excited to be supporting Gannett’s usage of the tool and we’ve formed a close collaboration with their team for promoting use and driving costs out of distribution.”

About Gannett Publishing Services

Gannett Publishing Services (GPS), a division of Gannett Company, is a recognized leader in the publishing industry and manages the production and circulation operations for Gannett’s 82 U.S. daily publications, including USA TODAY, and 443 non-daily local publications in 30 states and Guam. Their RouteSmart Online implementation started in January 2013 and was fully deployed in June 2013.

About RouteSmart Technologies

RouteSmart Technologies offers powerful and scalable solutions for managing the complex challenges of newspaper delivery routing for home delivery and single copy operations. RouteSmart Online is a powerful, hosted solution that automates and optimizes the home delivery process and provides daily optimized delivery lists with turn-by-turn instructions that are accessible on mobile devices.

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