A sustainable way to reduce the carbon footprint of your Field Workers

A sustainable way to reduce the carbon footprint of your Field Workers

With last mile success being 40% of the cost of a worker in the field, it’s more important now than ever to ensure first time delivery, inspection and visit rates! Reducing CO2 Footprint and Sustainability is also critical in our approach to improving climate change.

8 Simple Ways XY Locate can help optimise your workforce operating costs include:

Route Optimisation

XY Locate leverages the best in breed route optimisation partners such as PTV Group (www.ptvgroup.com) and HERE Technologies (https://www.here.com/). These vendors allow us to reduce field operating costs by up to 21% by producing the most efficient route and sequence for field jobs. This is turn is significantly reduces the amount of travel and fuel consumed completing field workforce tasks. It’s better for the environment by reducing CO2 emissions. This improved efficiency means field workers can complete more jobs having saved time on travel and planning. Route optimisation is a digital process, so takes away the headache of manual planning!

Digital Processes

By making your processes digital, you are creating a digital audit trail in our platform which we store in Microsoft Azure (https://azure.microsoft.com/) for 15 Years. There is no more paper. Field workforce inspections and deliveries and completed via our mobile app and synchronise almost immediately with our Cloud Web Platform. You no longer need to purchase, store and maintain paper documents. These digital documents are instant and available whenever to you and your customers!

Digital Automation

Our System has open API Documentation, simply meaning, we can connect data flows between your existing systems. We can configure our API connectivity to seamlessly pull your data into our system for execution in the field at the click of a button. Not only that, our route optimisation takes between 10-15 seconds to run, so you are taking hours out of manual route planning by simply clicking another button! All tasks are digitally sent down to our mobile device automatically so field workers cannot deviate from the tasks at hand and must answer the flow of questions prompted within the app. You can customise these data capturing questions making steps mandatory where necessary. The app automatically pushes data back and forth between our web platform to ensure you have real time data at your fingertips.

Real time visibility

Our system provides a real time location of your employee within the dashboard. We update this location every 30 seconds, so you know exactly where your field worker is as well as know when they started, how far they’ve travelled and how long they’ve got left to travel in their day! By having this real time visibility, you can check they are a following the optimised route and sequence as well as being able to provide real time ETA’s to customers expecting your field worker. Another way to make sure your employees are contributing to reducing their CO2 Footprint is using our Refurbished Mobile Device Partner, Greenmarket. (www.greenmarket.eco)

Navigation

We don’t claim to be navigation experts, so we pass the data over to Google Maps (https://www.google.co.uk/maps). This way, your field worker is getting the most accurate travel directions to their destination. This will help avoid traffic and congestion to ensure your ETA’s are met as well as providing the field worker visibility of their journey ahead within an app they are familiar with.

Enhanced Customer Visibility

Our platform has the ability to send tracking links, be it email or SMS messages. These customised messaging options allow customers to get real time visibility of their field worker along with an automatically updating ETA. This helps ensure that the end user contact is going to be at the site for the visit / delivery. It also reduces the impact on your support desk as the customer is able to track the visibility without needing to call in or bug you to their whereabouts!

Co-ordinate Accuracy

Making the visit, inspection or delivery first time is essential to help reduce costs and repeat visits. Our Co-ordinates are based around typical XY Co-ordinates as well as incorporating new services such as what3words (https://what3words.com/). We show a variance in any field workforce tasks to ensure you have visibility of where transactions are actually taking place. Improving accuracy is king in a world where first time success is a must! Our system has self cleansing co-ordinates too! Any tasks completed on a regular occurrence outside of the stored system co-ordinates will result in them being updated in our database automatically to the actual location the transactions have been taking place!

Notifications

Digital notifications to customer, field workers and operation managers mean nobody in the cycle misses a beat. Real time visibility, rejected tasks, unsuccessful deliveries, tracking links and SMS ETA windows means everyone is kept in the loop meaning there is no surprises or delays.

Want to see it in action and reduce your operating costs? Book a demo today.

https://calendly.com/xylocate/30min?month=2022-06


8 Ways to reduce your Workforce Operating Costs

With last mile success being 40% of the cost of a worker in the field, it's more important now than ever to ensure first time delivery, inspection and visit rates!

8 Simple Ways XY Locate can help optimise your workforce operating costs include:

Route Optimisation

XY Locate leverages the best in breed route optimisation partners such as PTV Group (www.ptvgroup.com) and HERE Technologies (https://www.here.com/). These vendors allow us to reduce field operating costs by up to 21% by producing the most efficient route and sequence for field jobs. This is turn is significantly reduces the amount of travel and fuel consumed completing field workforce tasks. It's better for the environment by reducing CO2 emissions. This improved efficiency means field workers can complete more jobs having saved time on travel and planning. Route optimisation is a digital process, so takes away the headache of manual planning!

Digital Processes

By making your processes digital, you are creating a digital audit trail in our platform which we store in Microsoft Azure (https://azure.microsoft.com/) for 15 Years. There is no more paper. Field workforce inspections and deliveries and completed via our mobile app and synchronise almost immediately with our Cloud Web Platform. You no longer need to purchase, store and maintain paper documents. These digital documents are instant and available whenever to you and your customers!

Digital Automation

Our System has open API Documentation, simply meaning, we can connect data flows between your existing systems. We can configure our API connectivity to seamlessly pull your data into our system for execution in the field at the click of a button. Not only that, our route optimisation takes between 10-15 seconds to run, so you are taking hours out of manual route planning by simply clicking another button! All tasks are digitally sent down to our mobile device automatically so field workers cannot deviate from the tasks at hand and must answer the flow of questions prompted within the app. You can customise these data capturing questions making steps mandatory where necessary. The app automatically pushes data back and forth between our web platform to ensure you have real time data at your fingertips.

Real time visibility

Our system provides a real time location of your employee within the dashboard. We update this location every 30 seconds, so you know exactly where your field worker is as well as know when they started, how far they've travelled and how long they've got left to travel in their day! By having this real time visibility, you can check they are a following the optimised route and sequence as well as being able to provide real time ETA's to customers expecting your field worker.

Navigation

We don't claim to be navigation experts, so we pass the data over to Google Maps (https://www.google.co.uk/maps). This way, your field worker is getting the most accurate travel directions to their destination. This will help avoid traffic and congestion to ensure your ETA's are met as well as providing the field worker visibility of their journey ahead within an app they are familiar with.

Enhanced Customer Visibility

Our platform has the ability to send tracking links, be it email or SMS messages. These customised messaging options allow customers to get real time visibility of their field worker along with an automatically updating ETA. This helps ensure that the end user contact is going to be at the site for the visit / delivery. It also reduces the impact on your support desk as the customer is able to track the visibility without needing to call in or bug you to their whereabouts!

Co-ordinate Accuracy

Making the visit, inspection or delivery first time is essential to help reduce costs and repeat visits. Our Co-ordinates are based around typical XY Co-ordinates as well as incorporating new services such as what3words (https://what3words.com/). We show a variance in any field workforce tasks to ensure you have visibility of where transactions are actually taking place. Improving accuracy is king in a world where first time success is a must! Our system has self cleansing co-ordinates too! Any tasks completed on a regular occurrence outside of the stored system co-ordinates will result in them being updated in our database automatically to the actual location the transactions have been taking place!

Notifications

Digital notifications to customer, field workers and operation managers mean nobody in the cycle misses a beat. Real time visibility, rejected tasks, unsuccessful deliveries, tracking links and SMS ETA windows means everyone is kept in the loop meaning there is no surprises or delays.

Want to see it in action and reduce your operating costs? Book a demo today.

https://calendly.com/xylocate/30min?month=2022-06

 


Bike Week – How XY's Lee Morgan ditched the car and hasn’t looked back!

With bike week upon us, there is no better time to discuss how our MD has made the switch from driving to cycling to the office, to not only better the environment but better his self-development!

We asked Lee what his thinking was behind the switch.

“I’ve always been an avid cyclist, having competed in some endurance events including Ironman triathlons, that said, I’ve always been an avid motorist driving my short 6km journey to work daily and enjoying the warmth, comfort and music within a car.

I first decided to cycle in due to school traffic congestion on my drive. The 6km journey was at times taking 20mins to get door to door. One day I got so frustrated I decided to see if I could channel my anger and do it quicker on my bike. Low and behold, almost an identical time from door to door but much more exhilarating. I enjoyed it, but have to admit, getting a full sized road bike in and out of the office with cleat shoes on etc was also a bit challenging considering how short the ride was.

I’ve always marvelled at the ingenious engineering of a Brompton bicycle, a folding bike so compact it slides under a desk. With the money I was saving by not driving decided to treat myself.

The benefits of commuting with a bike are vast. I’ve been able to trim up, loose weight and extend the rides as part of my training. I am reducing my carbon footprint by powering my transport with my legs as well keeping the air cleaner and less polluted (not sure my sweat particles count). I’ve been able to explore more around me and take in what’s there. One of the biggest benefits for me is the mental health side. It’s just me on my bicycle with my thoughts. I’ve started listening to self-development podcasts with my Shokz jawbone headphones and have begun really utilizing that time on the bike to better my mental state.  The money I’ve saved has been tremendous and the ride really gets the blood pumping for my arrival at my desk. To anyone who hasn’t tried it, just try it once! I promise you wont look back!”


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About XY Mobility

XY Mobility takes you to the next level of visibility, allowing every step of the journey to be tracked, actioned  and reported on. Our XY Mobile App is customisable to meet your unique business requirements.

Let XY Mobility change your business at a click of button!

Get ahead, by moving into a paperless environment today. Automate your clients communication and billing and reduce admin time and costs, moving into an exciting new digital world.

Driver Application

Simplifying the way your driver’s operate is key to creating an efficient distribution process and your fully customised version of the XY mobile app allows your driver to maximise his efficiency as he interacts in real time with the Customer and Operations . Everything he does throughout the day is actionable through the mobile application, reducing time wasting tasks by automating data capturing, providing clear concise communication and direct incident alerts. The result: drive efficiencies up and costs down.

Customer Interaction

XY Mobility takes your customer experience to the next level! With a seamless flow of real-time information from the driver feeding instantly to your customers mobile device, your customers know exactly the current status of their delivery. By maximising your customer’s visibility you will enhance their satisfaction. Happy customers mean more business.

Operational Control Room

XY Mobility seamlessly tracks the present, guided by the past and constantly predicting the future. Valuable data gathered in the servicing process is centralised and reported on, creating an environment where future decision making is driven by intelligent data. XY Mobility gives the operating room the power to manage on exception, with automated incident and on-time tracking, your business can make real time decisions to get the most out of your resources.


Ten crucial FAQ about route optimization software

https://blog.ptvgroup.com/en/transport-logistics/ten-crucial-faq-about-route-optimization-software/


XY Locate - Presence in Turkey

XY Locate - Presence in Turkey

We are delighted to announce XY Locate have entered into an exclusive partnership with Logiwiser to represent us in Turkey.

Turkey’s location, bridging continental Europe with Asia and the Middle East makes it the perfect logistics hub for companies operating on a global scale. This factor in tandem with the significant economic growth the country has experienced over the past decade make it an attractive market for our product offering.

Logiwiser have a plethora of experience in assisting organisations across an array of industries to enhance their logistics and supply chain operations. As a company that have a detailed understanding of the Turkish logistics market, we are excited for the opportunities that XY Locate and Logiwiser work on together.

Soner Türker - Founder of Logiwiser