Finding software can be overwhelming. Software Advice has helped many delivery businesses determine their software needs and choose the best system that optimizes route planning and manages scheduling.

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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 business... Read more

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Dossier Fleet Maintenance

Dossier is a hybrid fleet maintenance solution that helps fleet owners and managers to manage business operations involved in maintaining a fleet. Key features include a central automated dashboard, predictive scheduling and maintenance... Read more

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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, fuel tracking, records management and reporting. AUTOsist... Read more

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Verizon Connect Reveal

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

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ManagerPlus

ManagerPlus is a powerful fleet maintenance solution designed with its users in mind. ManagerPlus takes the guesswork out of maintaining vehicles with preventive maintenance scheduling, inventory management, and in-depth reporting... Read more

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Mobiwork MWS

Mobiwork MWS is a suite of field service solutions that features GPS tracking, inventory management, billing and invoicing, work order management, electronic forms, scheduling and dispatch and contact management. It offers cloud-based... Read more

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Whip Around

Whip Around is a cloud-based fleet management system which assists transport, logistics and delivery firms with fleet inspection, team management and DOT audits. Its key features include GPS tracking, data import, alerts and reporting. Whip... Read more

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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 requests,... Read more

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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

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FleetLocate

FleetLocate by Spireon, is a GPS-based fleet tracking software that provides actionable business intelligence with real-time monitoring of assets and workforces to enable timely, informed decisions that allow you to optimize resources,... Read more

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Locus Dispatcher

Locus Dispatcher is a fleet management solution that caters to midsize and large businesses across various industries such as e-commerce, 3PL, home services and retail. Features include dispatch management, driver management, maintenance... Read more

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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 management... Read more

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Wise Systems

Wise Systems builds autonomous dispatch and routing software that uses machine learning to continuously improve fleet efficiency and customer service across last-mile operations in food, beverage, courier, energy, field service, and... Read more

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IntelliShift

IntelliShift, a division of VTS, is disrupting multi-use fleet management with a next-generation unified platform. IntelliShift provides an end-to-end cloud-based solution tailored to each customer's operational goals. Solutions include... Read more

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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 include... Read more

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Dispatch Science

Dispatch Science is an end-to-end SaaS Delivery Management Platform for middle and last-mile delivery companies with fleets of 25 to 1,000 drivers. It includes order entry, rating & pricing, dispatching, driver’s mobile app, billing... Read more

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ClearPathGPS

ClearPathGPS is a fleet management system that specializes in working with small to midsize local fleets in construction, HVAC, electrical, delivery, moving and storage, landscaping, tree service, solar and many others. ClearPathGPS... Read more

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RouteMagic

RouteMagic is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed to help businesses streamline delivery operations, van sales, and accounting processes. RouteMagic is designed for manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors... Read more

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Oracle SCM Cloud

Oracle SCM Cloud is a cloud-based supply chain management solution that offers distribution, manufacturing, inventory management and fleet management within a suite. The product features product development, which allows users to... Read more

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Fleet GPS tracking by High Point GPS

High Point GPS Tracking and Dispatch is a web-based solution designed to help companies coordinate and track their fleet of vehicles in real-time. Each vehicle is installed with a tracking device with a constant satellite and cellular... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: June 27, 2020

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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