EDC RC Software has a new route optimizer feature. This article will help you understand how to optimize routing and get the best of this performance driven functionality.
What is the route optimizer?
EDC RC Software’s route optimizer allows you to order your route stops in your calendar based on the quickest driving time. Although it does not replace a GPS, it gives you a good first-hand view of your route optimization. Your GPS can then fine-tune the route using live traffic and construction information. This feature is compatible with regular delivery routes and shredding routes.
EDC RC Software’s route optimizer uses the free MapQuest engine. This free version accepts 15,000 transactions per month. Based on a 6 days a week schedule, with around 550 route optimization requests per day, the free account covers the needs of most record centers and shredders.
How do I use it?
- Sign up at developer.mapquest.com You will obtain a key similar to this one: Fmjtd%7Cluur2q6r2h%2Caw%
- Go in the System Information module. Copy and paste the key in the MapQuest API key field.
- Accept the changes.
- Routes will now be measured in driving time and be optimized to provide the shortest driving time.