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Viamente – Route Planner!

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Route Manager Series 7 has a new, integrated route optimization tool to make your routes more efficient!

The landscape of route optimization software is always changing.  There are some old products; ones like Microsoft MapPoint® that are now discontinued and then are the startups that pop up everywhere.  It is often difficult to find something that is easy-to-use; affordable and powerful enough to do what you want.  Then, there is the whole ‘integration thing’ of making it work with the software you already own.

Advantage Route Systems has solved all of these issues and has taken an ‘off-the-shelf’, powerful routing solution and integrated it with Route Manager Series 7.  You will find Viamente Route Planner a perfect blend of power; simplicity and functionality with a short ramp-up time and compelling results.  This web-based tool has been around for many years and is stable; refined and able to do an outstanding job of reducing miles yet looking at available resources effectively.  It also takes into account store opening hours and many other ‘nice’ features.

We have integrated this tool into our software through our Route Dispatch Manager. You can optimize your routes in three simple steps:

 1. Export your routes from Route Dispatch Manager into Viamente
 2. Optimize your routes using Viamente’s easy-to-use web tool

 3. Import your routes back into Route Dispatch Manager.

It’s that easy! Your trucks are now saving you money. Want to optimize multiple routes? Sure! Want to move a stop to another route to improve efficiency? Done! Viamente gives you the most efficient routes that can then be put right back into Route Manager with the click of a button. Run your routes and you are ready to go. With an affordable monthly subscription, you will be saving time, money and fuel in no time!

This new tool will be available on June 3rd!

A Viamente Story: Watch how another company used Viamente to optimize their routes!

For more information, click here to visit out website or check out our specification sheet.

New routing tool for RM Series 7!

After June 3rd, you will never look at your routes the same way again! 

 

 

New Routing Tool for RM Series 7

Early in June, you will have another option when it comes to optimizing your routes for your deliveries.  We have a new tool in Series 7 which integrates with our Route Dispatch Manager so you can reduce mileage; save fuel and keep labor costs under better control.

 

Our marketing team is working in overdrive mode to get out new marketing materials to all of our our Series 7 customers so you can appreciate the many benefits of this exciting new tool.

 

Stay tuned as we get ready to announce our latest Series 7 upgrade. We will be sending out flyers to you each week on this great new product.

 

Go home early!

Vacation, anyone?

Go on vacation with the piece of mind that everything at the office is taken care of. We have you covered!
Partnering with Advantage Route Systems gives you something money can not buy: Time and piece of mind. Fishing trip on a Friday afternoon? Great! Kid’s soccer game on a Saturday morning? No problem.

We have you covered and we pride ourselves on our ability to provide you with efficient solutions for your business’s needs. Wouldn’t it be nice to have time for a little relaxation? Stop missing out on what life is all about.

Call us today, you’ll be glad you did.

Contact our Sales Team at 1.888.294.7688 or 1.209.632.1122 (outside USA) You can also email us at Sales@AdvantageRoute.com.  

We look forward to helping you!

Go Green, Go Paperless!

Provide your online customers with an easier, more environmentally friendly way to receive their statements

Within Route Manager, go to Lists > Customer Setup Codes > Statement codes. Under Statement Types click the radio button next to “E-Mail” and check the box next to Web ‘Paperless’ Code.

You will also need to change your eStoreFront settings to give your customers the option to select “Paperless Billing”. Go to eStoreFront Setup > Control Panel and under Misc. check the box next to Allow customers to ‘Go Paperless’.

When your online customer chooses to “Go Paperless” their account will automatically be updated to the new Statement Code and they will begin to receive their statements via E-Mail. You will not need to update anything through Route Manager. Save time, money, and a tree!

If you have any questions, contact our Sales Team at 1.888.294.7688 or 1.209.632.1122 outside of the USA. You can also email Dan at  DOconnell@AdvantageRoute.com  or visit our website at www.AdvantageRoute.com. We look forward to helping you!

RMA Tech Tip #4

How would you like to see your Company Logo at the top of your statements?

 

With RMA Statement Logos you can send statements out in style!

 

This is also a great solution if you wish to have a different company name or address shown on statements for the “Make Checks Payable To” field.

 

Instructions can be found in the manual listed below, or feel free to send your logo over to us and we can format it to work in the system.

 

See below for an example of a statement logo!

 

 

For more information on setting this up, please review the RMA Supplemental Manual 2-17 found on ARS247.com or click below to email Support and a tech support representative can help you out!

RMA Version 6.2.5 R6 Now Available!

RMA Version 6.2.2r3 is available for general distribution to all of our RMA customers. This update is free to all of you who are on a support and service plan. To download, please visit ARS247.com > Downloads.
So what’s in this newest and greatest release? Here are some of the key features:

Desktop Changes:
Customer Pictures showing under wrong account due to MS-DOS converting “Long Name Format” to “8.3 Short names”
Customer Information > Invoice Drilldown – Fax button not working – Fixed issue where the FAX button was not popping up the Fax Number prompt.

Windows CE Handheld Changes:
Automate Unlock Codes – Morning/Afternoon Routines have been changed so that it will automatically obtain a Handheld Unlock Code if you have exceeded the number of Handheld Licenses per your account. Unlock codes will be automatically tracked on your account for future reference.

Mango Mobile Handheld Changes:
Automate Unlock Codes – Morning/Afternoon Routines have been changed so that it will automatically obtain a Handheld Unlock Code if you have exceeded the number of Handheld Licenses per your account. Unlock codes will be automatically tracked on your account for future reference.

Customer Message Centre Changes:
Status Monitor: add “Pending” filter option – Added new Filter option for Pending.
Customer Information > Invoice Drilldown – Fax button not working – Fixed issue where the FAX button was not popping up the Fax Number prompt.

On the go and need to know?

When you are on the go and need to know, you need
Mango Supervisor!

If you are out in the field and want to know what your routes are doing today, then Mango Supervisor is the perfect tool!  You can use your Android phone to access your route sales data so you can quickly see who is in and who is out.  As the day progresses you can also see sales by route or invoice level detail.  If you have RMLive, you see this all in real time!  If you don’t, then you will see the sales data as each route is uploaded.

 

There is no better way to know what is happening when you are out of the office than to use Mango Supervisor.

 

Check out these screens to get a look at what this tool is all about!

After logging in, you will see the Route Summary screen.  This is where you have a synopsis of all route activity for a given date.  All routes are shown and display scheduled and completed stops; skipped customers and off route activity.  Finally, you see the total sales for the route up to this point.

By touching and route on the summary screen, you can get more details on each customer planned or visited by route.

Finally, if you touch a stop on the route detail screen, you can see the individual activity for a stop.  Here is where you can see products purchased; payments made and other invoice specific data.

Call our sales team today to receive a FREE 15 day trial of Mango Supervisor! Have you purchased RMLive? If so, you are entitled to a FREE copy of this powerful tool.

This affordable tool starts at only $99! (Quantity discount pricing available.)

Thank you!

We had a great time in Atlanta at the 2015 Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo! Thank you to everyone who attended and stopped by our booth!
If we didn’t get a chance to speak with you, feel free to contact us. We would love to discuss your route accounting needs and fill you in on what you missed at the show.

If you did stop by our booth, you can expect to hear from us this week. We look forward to talking with you!

209-632-1122 (outside US)
888-294-7688

Mango Supervisor!

Mango Supervisor

Mango Supervisor is our latest in Handheld Route Management Software! It lets you see what your routes are doing as they complete their deliveries and service calls. This Android-based application lets you monitor your route activity- no matter where you are! It is like having RMLive in your pocket.

After logging in, you will see the Route Summary screen. This is where you have a synopsis of all route activity for a given date. All routes are shown and display scheduled and completed stops; skipped customers, and off route activity. Finally, you can see the total sales for the route up to the point at which the last delivery was made.

By touching a route on the summary screen, you can get more details on each scheduled or serviced customer.

Finally, if you touch a stop on the route detail screen, you can see the individual activity for a customer. Here is where you can see products purchased; payments made and other invoice specific data.

What our customers say…
“As an owner that also drives a collection truck, the app allows me to check in on how my driver’s day is progressing without having to interrupt the drivers. If I see that my drivers are falling behind or have skipped a customer I then can give them a quick call. And when a customer calls in for a pickup I can quickly review location and remaining capacity of the truck fleet in order to best route the call-in.”
– AR Recycling

People Newsletter!

April 7, 2015 –    In This Issue:

Our Team
Congrats Caley!
Welcome Kevin!
Goodbye Brandon

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You are a part of the ARS team!

Just like your organization, there are always some changes going on within ARS.
We like to keep you informed of the ones that affect you directly.  Today we have
three things we would like to make you aware of with new people:
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Congratulations, Caley!

Last week, Caley was promoted to Manager of our Support Services team.  Caley represents
the classic American Success story of a person who worked hard, took on additional
duties and in less than 3 years went from a new hire as a time clerk to the department
Manager of Support Services.  As our manager, she is in charge of all tech support
team members -making sure they are trained; follow up on our open tickets and consistently
deliver quality, timely service to every customer.  It is a big job but she is completely
qualified to handle it!  Most of you have worked with Caley for several years and
know her strengths for following up and ensuring customer satisfaction.  Welcome,
Caley!
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Welcome, Kevin!
Just hired is Kevin Starkey who will start on April 13.  Kevin is friends with several
people at ARS and we have known about him for the last year or so.  Things finally
worked out and Kevin is joining us next week.  He is no stranger to computers, customer
support and other IT related items.  For over 7 years he has done this in several
environments.  Most recently, working at an Apple store as customer service rep.
He is used to high volume, high intensity service and will be a tremendous asset
to ARS and all of you as well.  We are excited to have him join us and watch him
grow over the next few months and years.  So, when you hear a new voice, that most
likely is Kevin!
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Goodbye Brandon

About a week ago, Brandon left ARS for another job.  He was a great worker while
he was here and found a new job that will let him grow in a different direction.
We wish him well.
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We all thank you for your support!  We truly look forward to coming to work each
day and being of service to you.  We always appreciate the opportunity you give
us to help you.  With new people in new positions, we are confident that we can
do an even better job of bringing quality support to you!

About Us

For over 21 years Advantage Route Systems has been providing quality software to route companies like yours. Our customers include companies that span across several continents, from small one-truck operations to large corporations. We have solutions, products, and modules that address business needs for delivery companies, and have become “the handheld experts” and are #1 in the route delivery industry. We enjoy the opportunity to work with companies across the globe and we tailor our software to meet their needs.

Contact Info

3201 Liberty Square Parkway Turlock, CA 95380 USA

888-294-7688 or 209-632-1122 (outside US)

Sales@AdvantageRoute.com

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