TPA – Route Scheduling for Field Staff

The software prototype enables a significant efficiency increase in route scheduling. It is tailored to meet the requirements of field staff, especially for small and medium-sized companies.

The TPA-pilot-system was developed for efficient route scheduling. It takes all relevant planning parameters into account and calculates an optimized multi-day route for an employee, filling gaps between fixed appointments with suggestions to visit new potential customers. Geographical, organizational and legal constraints are taken into account, such as:

  • customers’ addresses
  • urgency of visits
  • potential customer’s addresses
  • ratings for potential customers with respect to deal-probability and achievable turnover
  • realistic driving-times

Customizable Plans
The proposed routs can be individually customized by the employee, allowing unexpected opportunities to be seized or obstacles to be circumvented flexibly.
The planning tool is fully functional as a prototype and was successfully tested on real world customer-data.