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Paragon exhibits latest routing and scheduling solution at the CV Show 2014, Stand 4J02

Paragon Software Systems will demonstrate its latest transport optimisation solution at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, giving fleet operators an opportunity to learn how Paragon’s routing and scheduling solution can significantly improve efficiencies and reduce transport costs. This year’s CV Show will be taking place from Tuesday 29th April to Thursday 1st May at the NEC Birmingham.

Whilst reading about the features of any software will give you an idea of what it actually does, it is difficult to visualise just how it works, how you can alter or update a schedule by pressing a couple of keys on your keyboard, and how real-time and historical data can help you to fine-tune your transport schedules.

At this year’s CV Show, visitors will have the opportunity to actually see Paragon’s truck routing software in action, and see how it can be used for daily route optimisation, strategic analysis, fixed route planning and home delivery scheduling.

Coupled with Paragon’s low-bridge avoidance HERE mapping option, the solution eliminates the need to manually input these physical limitations. This streamlines the production of accurate, feasible and cost-effective transport schedules, which can be further refined by incorporating INRIX-based road speed data. The solution can also interface with Google’s map display which provides useful information about traffic conditions affecting planned routes.

Visitors will also be able to see how linking the Paragon solution to the fleet’s tracking system gives managers real-time vehicle performance visibility and enables schedule adjustments to be made if a vehicle encounters an unforeseen problem. It also enables fleet managers to compare planned versus actual schedules in terms of both route and arrival/departure times. Repeated deviations on a particular leg of a route may indicate a known obstacle, such as a school zone, or consistently longer wait times at a particular site. Such repeated deviations can be taken into account for future schedules.

Overall, the solution makes the transport plan more realistic with more reliable customer delivery times, and more achievable and therefore welcomed by drivers.

Many big name commercial fleets have been using Paragon’s routing and scheduling software for more than 20 years, and with good reason. "Paragon remains focused on its commitment to developing and implementing solutions that support the changing needs of today’s transport operators," says William Salter, Managing Director, Paragon Software Systems. "Fleet operators have realised that effective use of routing and scheduling software not only improves efficiencies and service levels, but also provides a good return on investment by reducing costs."

Join Paragon at Stand 4J02 at the Commercial Vehicle Show, which will be held at the NEC in Birmingham from Tuesday April 29th April to Thursday 1st May.

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