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WorkWave Route Manager

WorkWave Route Manager is a cloud-based route planning solution that allows delivery and service providers to build routes, track drivers and stay connected. Route Manager enables users to plan around time-windows and customer req...Read more

4.26 (62 reviews)

31 recommendations

Verizon Connect

Verizon Connect Reveal is a cloud-based electronic logging device (ELD) and fleet management platform that provides GPS fleet tracking to help businesses gain a 360 overview of all fleet management operations. High-resolution maps...Read more

3.15 (752 reviews)

20 recommendations

Route4Me

Route4Me is a cloud-based fleet management solution designed for small, midsize and large businesses. Primary features include route planning and routing guides. It allows users to type-in or upload customer addresses and plan a r...Read more

4.42 (311 reviews)

14 recommendations

Samsara

Samsara is a cloud-based fleet management solution that offers features such as GPS tracking, trailer tracking, dashboard camera, routing and dispatch, reefer monitoring and more. It is designed to help small and midsize fleet bus...Read more

4.15 (233 reviews)

14 recommendations

eMaint CMMS

Cloud-based eMaint CMMS software enables maintenance professionals to monitor, capture, store, and share historical asset performance data and use it to maintain and prolong equipment life. Small or growing organizations and multi...Read more

4.41 (253 reviews)

13 recommendations

AUTOsist

AUTOsist is a cloud-based fleet maintenance management solution for businesses of all sizes and types. Key features include maintenance tracking and reminders, inspection checklists, work orders, fuel tracking, parts inventory tra...Read more

4.66 (120 reviews)

13 recommendations

Cigo

As a last-mile management solution, Cigo is a cloud-based solution that streamlines service and delivery operations for businesses within furniture, appliance, pharmacy, grocery, construction, industries by providing integrated co...Read more

4.89 (9 reviews)

12 recommendations

Azuga Fleet

Azuga Fleet is a cloud-based fleet management solution for businesses of all sizes. It caters to various industries including transportation, pest control, commercial security, specialty contractors, construction, equipment rental...Read more

4.13 (157 reviews)

11 recommendations

Whip Around

Whip Around is an intuitive and easy to use digital vehicle inspections and maintenance software. To us, the most important destination a driver reaches is their home at the end of the day. Whip Around effortlessly and accuratel...Read more

4.81 (457 reviews)

10 recommendations

ManagerPlus

ManagerPlus is a powerful enterprise asset management software designed to help managers and maintenance professionals get the most out of their assets and equipment. The ManagerPlus software is customizable, making it the ideal p...Read more

4.20 (142 reviews)

10 recommendations

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Subscription models

  • Per employee/per month: This model allows you to pay a monthly fee for each of your employees.
  • Per user/per month: Users pay a monthly fee for users—normally administrative users—rather than all employees.

Perpetual license

  • This involves paying an upfront sum for the license to own the software and use it indefinitely.
  • This is the more traditional model and is most common with on-premise applications and with larger businesses.

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ClearPathGPS

ClearPathGPS specializes in providing full fleet and asset visibility for field services businesses in construction, landscape, HVAC, plumbing, agriculture, and more. An intuitive yet easy-to-use mobile app + web platform that all...Read more

4.90 (118 reviews)

6 recommendations

MobiWork

MobiWork® prides itself as the top software solution that helps companies with technicians in the field to carry out their job efficiently without any delays but with superior logistical coordination, dispatch, GPS tracking, payme...Read more

4.87 (47 reviews)

6 recommendations

Satrack

Satrack is a fleet management solution for businesses of all sizes. It enables users a full 360-degree view of the fleet’s daily operations with real-time data on fleet metrics such as vehicle health, driver behavior, and fuel con...Read more

5.00 (1 reviews)

5 recommendations

Force by Mojio

Force by Mojio is a smart GPS vehicle tracking solution designed for small business fleets with 2 to 30 (or more) vans, cars, or light trucks. Track your vehicles live on a map, keep tabs on your drivers and monitor vehicle health...Read more

4.67 (54 reviews)

3 recommendations

Cetaris

Cetaris Fleet is a cloud-based solution that helps businesses streamline maintenance operations for vehicles through data capturing and analysis. Key features include fleet maintenance, preventative maintenance, inventory manageme...Read more

4.73 (15 reviews)

3 recommendations

DriveCam

Lytx is the world's leading provider of video telematics, analytics, safety and productivity solutions for commercial and public sector fleets. Our unrivaled Driver Safety Program, powered by our best-in-class DriveCam® Event Reco...Read more

4.22 (27 reviews)

2 recommendations

Bringoz

Bringoz is a cloud-based solution designed to help carriers and shippers manage processes related to route planning, dispatching, asset sharing and resource allocation. Key features include 3PL management, demand planning, third-p...Read more

4.75 (4 reviews)

2 recommendations

Quickbase

Quickbase is a low-code application development platform that enables organizations to unite information, people, and workflows within distribution in a single, cloud-based platform. Unlike traditional software solutions, Quickbas...Read more

4.45 (243 reviews)

1 recommendations

NexTraq

NexTraq is a cloud-based fleet management solution that caters to businesses in industries such as construction and heavy equipment, food and beverage, manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, utilities and more. Key features i...Read more

3.64 (44 reviews)

1 recommendations

Dispatch Science

Dispatch Science is a SaaS Route Optimization and Transportation Management System for middle and last-mile delivery companies with fleets of 25 to 1,000 drivers. It includes order entry, rating & pricing, dispatching, route optim...Read more

5.00 (3 reviews)

1 recommendations

Buyers Guide

Last Updated: June 27, 2022

Delivery scheduling software is critical for delivery-based businesses. These systems offer efficiency, accountability and critical insight for delivery scheduling and management. Properly designed schedules and driver monitoring tools help delivery organizations optimize routes, make deliveries on time and maximize fuel usage.

Many delivery scheduling software capabilities are often packaged into larger fleet management systems. These comprehensive systems provide tools for managing critical tasks besides delivery scheduling, including vehicle maintenance management, billing and invoicing and delivery dashboard management.

This Buyer's Guide highlights the delivery scheduling software market and pinpoints critical features to help you determine the best system for your needs.

Here's what we'll cover:

What Is Delivery Scheduling Software?
Common Features of Delivery Scheduling Software
Benefits of Delivery Scheduling Systems
What Type of Buyer Are You?
Market Trends to Understand

What Is Delivery Scheduling Software?

Delivery scheduling software supports calendar management for delivery schedules. The software also helps drivers and dispatchers manage delivery assignments. And due to the driving-intensive nature of these operations, delivery scheduling software also often includes route optimization that enables drivers to meet deliveries on time and lower fuel usage.

Delivery-based organizations have two primary options to choose from based on the breadth of capabilities they need. These two different types of software are:

  • Stand-alone scheduling. There are plenty of scheduling-specific software options. These systems aren't necessarily built for managing delivery optimizations, but they might be the best option for start-ups or smaller businesses moving to software for the first time. Some of these scheduling-based systems might provide more advanced operational features, but their primary function is creating, organizing and managing calendars.
  • Full delivery management suite. Formal fleet management systems are a great fit for supporting the day-to-day needs of delivery management. These systems offer numerous capabilities outside of just route planning, including managing maintenance, driver schedules, payroll and accounting and more.

 

Common Features of Delivery Scheduling Software

Regardless of which software you put on your schedule to checkout, be sure it offers these core features:

Scheduling

Make efficient schedules for drivers and vehicle inspections. Ensure that drivers have a mobile device that provides them the delivery instructions. It should also have RFID and barcode scanning to track products and deliveries, while GPS tracking in the vehicle will allow the office to track movements.

Route optimization

Use real-time GPS and traffic data to create the easiest and most fuel-efficient delivery routes. This will keep expenses low, reduce driver fatigue and ensure timely deliveries.

Inventory management

Digitize the manual process of tracking product inventory so that supplies don't run out.

Billing and invoicing

Use the billing and invoice creation feature as an independent solution or integrate it with your accounting system to accurately track all transactions.

Delivery dashboard

Get a snapshot of the status of all recent, open and scheduled deliveries. Drill down to specific driver deliveries to spot trends and get a holistic review of performance.

Delivery notifications

Notify customers upon completion of delivery. Mark the order complete on mobile site/app so that back office knows status of job.

Benefits of Delivery Scheduling Systems

One great benefit of delivery scheduling software systems (and most all modern fleet management software) is GPS tracking and the many newfound efficiencies and increased safety, productivity, and transparency it enables.

Our research found that telematics provides tons of positive benefits for fleet-based, driving-oriented organizations like delivery businesses. The benefits come from telematics systems recording and relaying real-time data about vehicle locations and driving metrics. This data can be analyzed and used to establish performance benchmarks for safe and efficient driving best practices.

Benefits of Telematics-Enabled Software

Revenue-Boosting Benefits of Telematics-Enabled Software for Fleet Organizations

With real-time routing and optimized scheduling, delivery drivers are more likely to meet drop-off times and get more drops done in a day. And organizations can save on operational costs in the long run with reduced fuel costs via greater efficiency.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

There are a few primary types of buyers who are looking to adopt delivery scheduling software capabilities. These buyers include:

  • Manufacturers delivering inventory to stores or selling products directly to consumers.
  • Retailers looking to support delivery of products bought either in-store or online.
  • Restaurants looking to support their own food delivery operation with software.
  • Courier organizations selling delivery services.
  • Third party logistics (3PL) operations completing shipping and/or order fulfillment for contracted businesses.

These different types of delivery scheduling software buyers have unique needs based on the nature of their operations.

Market Trends to Understand

While you might strictly be in the delivery management space, it's important for you to maintain a familiarity and understanding of technology developments and best practices in the general fleet management space. You never know when you might come across new software capabilities that will knock even more off your operational costs:

Environmental awareness and sustainability practices for fleet organizations. Awareness and support for environmentally friendly and carbon-neutral/positive operations continues to grow. And organizations of all shapes and sizes need to take notice. For delivery management businesses, employing fuel use-boosting scheduling and routing software will show favorably with potential clients and help you go a long way in pleasing constituents concerned with corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Individual/combined driver metrics and reporting dashboards. There aren't many fleet management systems on the market today that don't offer some level of in-depth reporting and analytics capabilities for quantifying driver performance. Valuable driving metrics like average speed (relative to local speed limits), acceleration and braking monitoring and severity of turning measurements enable safe driving monitoring. And keeping track of the average number of deliveries made on time helps delivery organizations determine efficiencies and create accountability for drivers.

Mobile devices. Pretty much every delivery driver in your organization has a mobile device. Whether that's a personal device or one issued to them by your business, these devices are critical in maximizing efficiency for all modern fleet organizations. For that reason, mobile applications have risen to offer strong value add-ons for fleet/delivery software. These apps enable drivers to stay in contact with dispatchers, communicate with other drivers and clients/customers and complete critical operations while in the field.

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