Increase productivity of sales and field force by optimally planning locations, territories and visits
Why is field planning essential?
Determine the ideal location of your next branch, depot or distribution office. Cluster sales and distribution territories that facilitate efficiency. Plan customer visits in a way that minimize driving times: As many different scenarios are possible, solving these optimisation problems is challenging. PTV xServer helps to balance the different factors to find the optimum solution.
The PTV xServer Field Service Management API is a software developer component, available as a cloud-based service or an on-premise solution. Due to its standardized interface, the component can be easily integrated into an existing field management architecture.
Features of Field Service Management API
Ensure your field staff spends most of their time with your customers
Create visit plans that consider all relevant restrictions, customer requests and visit frequencies. Receive exact daily and weekly schedules, optimised to reduce your employees’ driving times.
Make the best use of your sales resources with smart territorial planning
The PTV xServer Field Service Management API determines the optimal number and distribution of sales territories for you. It factors in sales potential, turnover, number of customers and employee workload and suggests balanced sales territories. Additionally, the API allows you to include framework criteria like existing customer relationships, area size and residential locations of the sales resources. Even natural barriers like mountains, lakes and rivers without bridges or adequate road connection can be considered by using the underlying road network.
PTV xServer Software Developer Kit
Convert addresses to geocoordinates and vice versa with high accuracy to display geographic data on digital maps with the PTV xServer Geocoding API.
Digital Maps API
Display geographic data and traffic information on customised digital maps to enable vehicle routing and optimisation with the PTV xServer Digital Maps API.
Route Planning API
Plan and optimize truck-specific routes considering truck attributes, toll and live traffic information with the PTV xServer Route Planning API.
Emissions Calculation API
Calculate and report your fleet’s emissions with the PTV xServer Emissions Calculation API.
Traffic Information API
Use live and historic traffic data to avoid delays and optimise route planning and calculation with the PTV Traffic Information API.
Fleet Planning Optimization API
Plan, schedule and optimize truck routes to ensure the most efficient use of your fleet with the PTV xServer Fleet Planning & Optimisation API.
Fleet Tracking API
Use GPS tracking to locate your fleet in real-time with the PTV xServer Fleet Tracking API. Monitor driver behaviour and progress and ensure drivers, vehicles and cargo are safe.
Employ geofencing and corridor fencing to prevent theft or removal of vehicles and equipment and keep high-security transports safe with the PTV xServer Geofencing API.
Fleet Service Management API
Increase productivity of sales and field force by planning locations, determining territories and booking visits with PTV xServer Field Service Management API
Load Space Optimization API
Optimize cargo loadings by minimizing free volumes and considering unloading sequence to make trips more efficient with the PTV xServer Load Space Optimisation API.
Business Connector for use with SAP
Integrate the PTV xServer software components into SAP environments such as SAP ERP and SAP TM easily and quickly. Reduce development efforts and realize significant cost savings.