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Route Manager Coming For Android PDA

July 23, 2013 -    In This Issue:

ROUTE MANAGER FOR ANDROID
WHAT THE SOFTWARE LOOKS LIKE ON ANDROID
HARDWARE OPTIONS FOR ANDROIDS
WHERE WE GO FROM HERE

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Route Manager for Android
Many of you have been asking us if we were going to offer an alternate hardware platform to Windows Mobile. We have been looking at this for several years and now we are pleased to announce that we have chosen Android as an alternative. Coming in September,  you will now have a choice. It will also open up many doors for you as you select new handhelds.

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What the software looks like on Android

Are you curious as to what the software will look like on the Android handhelds?  If so, take a look at these sample screens so you can compare them to what you have today. Do they look remarkably similar to your Windows devices? That is intentional so you can reduce training time with your drivers – should you choose to make a switch!

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Hardware options for Android

There are many, many handheld (PDAs) that run the Android operating system. That is why we chose it! You can choose from a number of different sizes from 3 to 10″ screens. Also, there is a ton of creativity going into these devices and the marketplace looks bright for even more in the future.

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Where we go from here

August will be a busy month as we finish coding and get a few selected customers using the new program to make sure it will stand up to day-to-day use in the field. As indicated earlier, the first release of the program will be for certain industries until we perfect the code and then release it for all industries.

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Read MoreJuly 23, 2013 3:48 am - Posted by edit

July 11, 2013 – In This Issue:

ESTOREFRONT SPECIAL
NEW CLOUD SERVICES
RM2000 NEW RELEASES
CURRENT SOFTWARE VERSIONS

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eStoreFront Special

Web sites have evolved significantly from 10 years ago when just ‘having’ a web site was ‘cool’. Now, your customers demand more! Not only do they want to see their account balance, but they want to make payments, order products and more! eStoreFront lets them do this, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Learn More
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New Cloud Services

We have seen a real growth in interest for remote hosting services. While we have been doing this since 2009, we have recently revamped our program with a whole new plan. It has been designed to be more affordable for small companies with 1 – 5 users. Being more affordable, it is right for almost every ARS customer! Learn More
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RM2000 New Releases
It is finally here! The all new RM2000 with eStoreFront 5 compatibility is ready for you! Now you can upgrade to the best web site tool we offer and let your customers experience the finest in 24 hour a day support. Even without eStoreFront, there are many new features to make your job easier! Learn More
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Current Software Versions

Keeping your software up-to-date is always a good idea. Listed here are all current versions for our core products and also some optional modules. Check out your software and compare it to the chart below. Learn More 
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Advantage Route Systems, Inc. – 1.209.632.1122 – 1.888.294.7688 – Sales@AdvantageRS.com – www. AdvantageRS.com

Read MoreJuly 15, 2013 8:25 am - Posted by edit

June 3, 2013 -    In This Issue:

RDM ENHANCEMENT
NEW FACE OF ARS
RMA VERSION 6.1.2R1
NEW FORM
LOOKING FOR GOOD MEN & WOMEN

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RDM Gets Major Feature Enhancement

Route Dispatch Manager (RDM) gets long awaited multi-stop drag and drop functionality for easier route planning. Many of you are now using RDM for your route planning.  This new feature makes moving stops even more flexible to set up your days and do your routes.  Learn More
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New Face of ARS in Ohio

We have something new and exciting to share with our Route Manager customers in the great state of Ohio! We have a new official representative in Columbus who is dedicated to helping you at your office whenever you need him. Meet Scott Hutson!Learn More
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New RMA Version 6.1.2R1
Latest release of RMA is now available!  Go to www.ARS247.com to get it!  You will want this before upgrading to eStoreFront 5.
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New Form that You May Want to Use

Do you get the feeling that your drivers and other field personnel are ‘hard’ on your handhelds and just don’t take care of them like they should? That is a common problem and it’s called responsibility. Take a look at the form below and see if this can help you!  Learn More
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Looking for a Few Good Men and Women

It is no secret that it takes a lot of good people to make a company like ARS work!  Just like you, we face challenges trying to find the best help to fit in with our corporate culture and goals. If you know of someone who might be a good fit for  us, please send us their name.  Learn More
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Read MoreJune 3, 2013 8:31 am - Posted by edit

May 28, 2013 – In This Issue:

NEW ESTOREFRONT 5
NEW RMA RELEASE
THANK YOU

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All new EStoreFront 5!
After many months of intense effort by our programming team, we are happy to announce the release of eStoreFront 5! This all new eStoreFront version will give your customers their best web experience, yet! Learn all about the many new features below!

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New RMA release

On Friday, we finished a new release of RMA for you to put to work. Check our web site for all of the details, but this new version allows you to start collecting your data for the all new EStoreFront 5! This way you will be ready when you decide to upgrade!

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Thank you for all your ideas and suggestions

Earlier this month, we asked for feedback on your needs and projects that you would like for us to do. We heard from over a dozen of you and we are happy to report that we completed many of your suggestions and requests. Learn More
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Advantage Route Systems, Inc. – 1.209.632.1122 – 1.888.294.7688 – Sales@AdvantageRS.com
- www. AdvantageRS.com
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Read MoreMay 28, 2013 11:48 am - Posted by edit

May 6, 2013 -        In This Issue:

MAJOR SOFTWARE ANNOUNCEMENT
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION MONTH
ROUTE VOICE 2000
CURRENT SOFTWARE VERSIONS

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Major software announcement coming in a week!

We normally don’t like to tease you with what is coming, but in the next week we have two major announcements that will change the way you do business as you use your Route Manager and QRoute software. Just giving you a heads up so you will be ready.  Learn More
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Customer appreciation month

We have been plowing ahead rapidly on a bunch of new products. We have been putting in extra time to get these done. Now, we are stopping for the rest of the month  to focus on custom changes requested by you. Let us know what you need.  Learn More
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Route Voice 2000 May special

Route Voice 2000 is our special for the Month of May. RV2000 is a turn-key calling system that automatically contacts your customers saving you time and money. Now you can save over $700 on this great calling tool.  Learn More
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Current software versions

Keeping your software up-to-date is always a good idea. Listed here are all current versions for our core products and also some optional modules. Check out your software and compare it to the chart below. Learn More
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Advantage Route Systems, Inc. – 1.209.632.1122 – 1.888.294.7688 – Sales@AdvantageRS.comwww.AdvantageRS.com

Read MoreMay 6, 2013 10:46 am - Posted by edit

May Promotion

Route Voice 2000

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RV2000 is a turn-key calling system that automatically contacts your customers.  Each day, RV2000 will call your customers and remind them of their next delivery.  It uses your Route Manager data (with phonenumbers) and interfaces seamlessly to deliver a recorded message that you can create!

This tool will help you save time and do something you only wish you had time to do. While you are tending to customer service, it is chugging away calling 100 customers per hour. These reminders eliminate bottle build up and will increase sales.

Here are some bullet points on key features and benefits for your company:

* INCREASES SALES – Remind customers of their delivery so they are ready to buy
when the route driver arrives.
* SAVES TIME AND MONEY – Deliver an important message while you tend to other activities.
Eliminate the cost of postcards, reminders, and live calling.
* IMPROVES CUSTOMER SERVICE – Maximize one-on-one time with clients. RV2000 takes
care of repetitive, time-consuming “reminder” calls.
* REDUCES PAST DUE BALANCES – You can even leave a gentle reminder for customers
who have not paid their bill.
* PROMOTES CUSTOMER INTERACTION – Give customers a chance to reply or order product.
* MAINTAINS DETAILED CALL LOGS – Keeps a detailed record of the success of each
call.

For more information on RV2000 visit our web site at http://www.advantagers.com/modules/route-voice
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A complete, plug and play computer that you connect to your network (just add electricity
and phone lines!) with these features:

* Fully-assembled desktop running Windows 7
* Route Voice Software and Manual
* Dialogic 4 Port Board
* All necessary cables and accessories
* 4 hours of configuration assistance
* 1 year warranty

For more information call Calise at 888.294.7688 ext. 299 or CDeBow@AdvantageRS.com
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Special Pricing for May 2013

Sale Price – $2999

Regular Price – $3795

Save $796

Read MoreMay 4, 2013 5:25 am - Posted by edit

Q-Route

Keep QuickbooksTM and eliminate your route books.

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Created for Route Delivery and DSD Companies, Q-Route is a powerful program that takes the simplicity of QuickBooks(TM)and integrates it with a powerful on-route handheld computer. All deliveries and sales become paperless transactions and, at the end of the day, the collected data is transferred to QuickBooks(TM)- saving you time and money while providing accurate data!
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Only 12 Days Left to Save!

Don’t miss this opportunity to save on an amazing software and hardware package. You will love the simplicity of our Q-Route software and handheld computer.

Q-Route – Handheld kit includes:

* Q-Route Software – 1 user
* 1 Handheld license
* BM-170 handheld
* PTB-3 inch printer
* Leather holster for handheld and printer
* 50 rolls of receipt paper
* Stylus pens and screen protectors
* SD card
* Complimentary support / training calls*
Complete kit: $1495.00 original price $1685.00
Each additional kit: $1095.00 original price $1252.00
*Call or e-mail for complete details. Offer expires 4/30/13.

For more information please contact Travis at 888.294.7688 ext. 562 or e-mail THenderson@AdvantageRS.com.  Visit our web site at www.QRoute.com.

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Read MoreApril 18, 2013 8:23 am - Posted by edit

ARS BACKUP!
Only 4 days left to save $100!
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This month ARS has had a handful of customers that have lost their data. Some had
ARS Backup and some did not. For those customers who had their data backed up they
saved hours of time and hundreds of dollars. Protect your company from fire, flood
or theft!

What Is ARS Backup?
ARS Backup is powerful software developed by Advantage Route Systems to automate
your data backups.

* A fully automated daily backup process that stores your data on ARS’s off-site servers.
* Each day you will receive a notification email that your data has been safely received.
* By utilizing this service you will have an alternate plan, should a natural disaster, or an unforeseen circumstance interfere with your regular business routine.
* Immediate access to your data when you need it.

How do I sign up?

* Visit our web site: www.arsbackup.com
* Fill out the sign up form
* Make sure you are running RM2000 Version 8.81 or later or RMAdvanced
* If you need to upgrade your system or need any assistance please call 888.294.7688
ext. 299 and Calise will be able to assist you
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For more information please contact Calise at 888.294.7688 ext. 299 or e-mail CDeBow@AdvantageRS.com.
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Special Pricing

From now until March 31, 2013 ARS will waive the Set-Up Fee! $100 value

Read MoreMarch 27, 2013 9:13 am - Posted by edit

March 11, 2013 -        In This Issue:

NEW QROUTE RELEASE
RM2000 UPGRADE
TWO SERVICES YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS

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New QRoute Release

We are happy to announce that we have released an update to our QRoute program.  This was based on feedback from our customers. You can get full details on what was done and download a copy if you go to our www.ARS247.com web site. Learn More
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RM2000 Upgrade

You have been waiting – now we are ready to release it! RM2000 Version 11.2 will be released on Tuesday, March 12 to our customers. This is the latest in 15 years of improvement on one of our best entry level route accounting systems available.
Learn More
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Two Products You Will Not Want To Miss

For many years, we have been promoting two important services that can benefit your business – ARSBackup and MangoGeo. In this article, we refresh your memory on how they can help you and save you money.  Learn More
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Advantage Route Systems, Inc. – 1.209.632.1122 – 1.888.294.7688 – Sales@AdvantageRS.com
- www. AdvantageRS.com

Read MoreMarch 12, 2013 8:26 am - Posted by edit

ARS BACKUP!
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Are You Backing Up Your Data Each Day?
If you’re one of our many customers concerned about what would happen to your business if something devastating happened to your Route Manager data, then you must read this article!

What Is ARS Backup?
ARS Backup is powerful software  developed by Advantage Route Systems to automate your data backups.

* A fully automated daily backup process that stores your data on ARS’s off-site
servers.
* Each day you will receive a notification email that your data has been safely
received.
* By utilizing this service you will have an alternate plan, should a natural disaster,
or an unforeseen circumstance interfere with your regular business routine.
* Immediate access to your data when you need it.

How do I sign up?

* Visit our web site: www.arsbackup.com
* Fill out the sign up form
* Make sure you are running RM2000 Version 8.81 or later or RMAdvanced
* If you need to upgrade your system or need any assistance please call 888.294.7688 ext. 299 and Calise will be able to assist you
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For more information please contact Calise at 888.294.7688 ext. 299 or e-mail CDeBow@AdvantageRS.com
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Special Pricing!
From now until March 31, 2013 ARS will waive the Set-Up Fee!
$100 value

Read MoreFebruary 26, 2013 11:43 am - Posted by edit