Benefits

All PTV Smartour services at a glance:

  • Automatic planning and optimisation of combined consolidated and distribution transport and mixed transport
  • Optimisation based on precombined trips or free planning
  • Manual scheduling and suggestion functions
  • Optimised trip plans even with quantities and journey points that vary daily
  • Configurable preplanning with task field allocation, group order mapping and routes and quantity splitting
  • Resource assignment planning with reassignments
  • Multiple depots and alternative depot scheduling
  • Inclusion of different vehicle profiles
  • Calculation of transport costs, toll charges and CO2 emissions
  • Central administration and structuring of roles and rights, orders, vehicles and drivers
  • Cooperative trip planning across several subsidiaries or employees
  • Configuration that is flexible and user-oriented
  • Easy connection to external systems
  • Integrated master data maintenance
  • Stand-alone solution or multi-user system
  • Telematics
  • Freight calculation

Telematics connection Full transparency of the vehicles on the road.
 

With PTV Smartour, vehicle control and route assignment are performed directly from transport planning. Thanks to the telematic connection, the software reads consignment information relevant for transport from the ERP system and applies it to delivery route planning. The information about the planned routes is then read back into the system.

What added value does this provide?

The dispatcher at the central office can see exactly where his vehicles are currently located. This gives him a complete overview of the status of all routes and consignments. And he can take the current route into account for planning the next route.

Multi-users Different locations – one database.
 

Do you wish to use your trip planning software at several workstations, but all users should access the same data?
Right. Several employees will need access to all task fields, but only some will have planning rights? Perfect. PTV Smartour is just what you need.

And what‘s it good for?

For example two or more dispatchers can share a planning area. This means orders from both employees are planned to the same resources (e.g. drivers and vehicles).

Mixed vehicle types Planning with mixed vehicle types in one software.
 

You plan depot-based transports as round trip. Then you will also have long-distance transports, i.e. ones without depots, to coordinate. Wouldn‘t it be better to display these transports in one mutual plan? No problem for PTV Smartour.

Need an example?

With the help of PTV Smartour a scheduler can plan a combination of local and long-distance trips.

Data supply Integrated data supply with all information relevant to transport.
 

Differing opening hours of incoming goods departments. Limited clearance on customers‘ sites. Tail lift required. Your system can‘t display all this? Then simply store this information in PTV Smartour.

A practical example:

Opening hours Mon. 04:00-12:00 and 14:00-18:00, Tues.-Thurs. 7:00-16:00, Fri. 7:00-12:00. Storing this data in PTV Smartour is no problem, so you can profit from automatic trip planning.

CO2 calculation Lay the foundation today for one of tomorrow‘s priorities.
 

The keyword here is „Green Logistics“. Calculate pollutant emissions, transfer the data to other systems and continue editing them there. So there‘s nothing to get in the way of emission offsetting.

And what for?

For example as proof on an invoice or delivery note. Use this emissions data as the basis of offsetting and you can set yourself apart from the rest with one of
tomorrow‘s priorities today.