portatour® - ROUTE PLANNING SOFTWARE FOR YOUR SALES FORCE
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16 September 2021 ·
o you employ a sales force (in addition to your service team)? Do your sales reps have lots of prospects and customers in their territories? Do appointments, visit frequencies and other factors need to be taken into account when planning visits in the field? Are you required to spend hours every week planning routes? Then we are pleased to introduce the portatour® route planner platform for your mobile sales force. portatour® is an affiliate of FLS within the Solvares Group and the European market leader in dynamic route optimisation built for field sales teams.
In this article we introduce 5 reasons why you should optimise the route planning of your sales force with portatour®. Spoiler alert: more than 1,500 companies in more than 20 countries have already chosen portatour® to optimise their sales performance!
CLEVER ROUTE PLANNING MADE EASY
portatour® route planning enables you to visit each customer according to the required frequency. An intelligent algorithm automatically selects the customers to visit and optimises the route accordingly. Customers with high priority are scheduled more frequently and no customer is ever forgotten. In addition, specific business hours and preferred visiting times are also taken into account. This way, you can implement your sales strategy or your ABC customer classification with portatour® in practically no time.
IMMEDIATE RESCHEDULING AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON
Field work is full of surprises. A customer meeting is cancelled, an important appointment has to be postponed at short notice, a visit takes much longer than planned, or a traffic jam significantly increases your travel time. In such situations, your sales force has a clear advantage with portatour®. At the push of a button, portatour® reschedules the day and suggests different customers en route. This way, your sales force always has a personal assistant at hand and gets the most out of their working day.
MORE TIME FOR CUSTOMER VISITS
Every week, your sales team wastes valuable hours planning their sales routes and spends far less time selling. These hours would clearly be much better invested in prospect visits. Automatic route planning with portatour®, creates optimised routes in seconds. From experience, companies using portatour® reduce their planning effort by up to 75%. As a result, your sales force gains several hours per week. Your team can use this time to do what they do best: making sales.
COST SAVINGS AND REDUCED CO2 EMISSIONS
Is examining your fleet costs a hair-raising experience? Then portatour® will infuse some Zen back into your working day. Thanks to its intelligent algorithm, portatour® optimises driving distances in a mileage-efficient way. According to our customers, each sales representative drives up to 15% fewer miles with portatour®. That is equivalent to about 3,700 saved miles per sales rep (based on an average of 25,000 miles travelled per year). These mileage savings has two important effects: you reduce the CO2 emissions of your field sales team and lower your vehicle costs. It's a win for the environment and your budget.
MOBILE-ENABLED AND RAPID IMPLEMENTATION
As a web app, portatour® is always available to your field sales teams on all devices and without installation. On their mobile phone, tablet or laptop, your employees always have the most accurate data at hand. As "Software as a Service" (SaaS) portatour® offers you the advantages of rapid implementation and means faster maintenance and background updates. Your personal account manager at portatour® accompanies you throughout the introduction of the tool and supports you competently afterwards during daily use.
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