Optimize

If you can dream it, you can do it.
Walt Disney (1901-1966)

Route optimization and ETA calculation (Estimated time of arrival) helps delivery companies to reduce costs and increase first time delivery success.
A perfect optimization solution not only drops delivery addresses into a black-box called optimizer, but takes into account various conditions of your individual business to produce a result that increases your delivery performance.

Features

  • Flexible architecture
    • Cloud based (ORTEC cloud service)
    • Server based (ORTEC)
    • Mobile device based using ALK CoPilot optimizer
  • Per-Route optimization or entire depot optimization
  • Courier profiles
    • Speed profile
    • Stop processing time
  • General profiles
    • Weather conditions (rain/snow), etc.
  • Server based traffic restrictions
    • Time restrictions
    • Delivery day restrictions
    • Safe place delivery information
  • Automated Geocoding
    • HERE cloud service
    • Local address databases
  • Manual Geocoding
    • Full country database for address completion on mobile device
  • Resequencing by courier
    • Recalculating ETAs based on courier defined new sequence

General Features

  • Multi-Language Support
    • Available in over 15 different languages
    • On-the-fly language switching for multi-lingual countries
    • End-to-End UTF8 support
    • Language tool for easy translation to any language and character set
  • GPS-Tracking
    • Periodical location transmission to dispatch
    • Detail breadcrumb recording for later analysis (each n meters or x seconds)
  • Text messages
    • Communication with dispatch
    • Message history
    • Emoticons support
  • Fullscreen virtual keyboard
    • Free definable keyboard
    • Emoticons keyboard
    • Latin layout
    • Cyrillic layout
  • PTT Push-to-talk voice communication
    • WIFI (depot) or 3G network (road)
    • Send voice message to one/group/all couriers
    • Store messages for delayed or repeated listening
    • Silent on special processes (e.g. during signature capture)
  • Telephony integration
    • Unrestricted or restricted to special phone numbers (dispatch, consignee numbers)
    • One-click dial on current consignment
    • Bluetooth-headset support
    • Call-reason recording
  • Dynamic Dialog System
    • Easy XML definition for dynamic dialogs
    • Includes multi media content
    • Process- or consignment-related
    • Used for
      • Surveys
      • Instructions
      • Documentation
    • Multimedia-Training for couriers and dock workers
      • Audio-training (e.g. while driving)
      • Video-training (e.g. while waiting)
      • Textual Instructions
      • Peer-to-peer distribution of large multimedia content in depot

  • User interface features
    • Free formattable multiline/multifont/multicolor lists
    • Free configurable full-screen virtual keyboard
    • Support for handhelds with/without keyboard
    • Swipe & gesture support
    • Marquees
    • Letter bars
    • Gradient coloring
    • Rounded corners
    • Smartphone style message boxes
    • Combined text/image buttons
  • Turn-by-turn navigation
    • Sygic or ALK Co-Pilot
    • Single-key switch between navigation and application
    • "Show-on-map" - Feature on loading process
    • 2-way-communication with complementary navigation devices
  • Onboard Diagnostics Integration
    • Support via Bluetooth
    • OBD2-Interface
  • Camera features
    • Free definable number of photos per process
    • Photo with Camera
    • Photo with Imager
    • 3 Image sizes stored: Full, Medium, Thumbnail
    • Free definable, which image to transfer online (3G network) or delayed (depot, docking-station)
    • Draw on photo to mark damages etc.
  • Wireless features
    • Push communication
    • Connect business process with transfer type
      • WIFI in depot
      • 3G on the road
    • Least cost routing
    • Automatic cradle detection (USB or WIFI)
    • Compressed & encrypted data transfer
  • Backup features
    • Permanent SD-Card backup after each transaction
    • Backup up n days for desaster recovery
  • Security features
    • Screen lock with Password
    • Encrypted data transfer