PTV xTerritory 1.20.1 Blog Series

xTerritory-Server-Icon_Puzzleteil-grau_64pThe PTV xTerritory Server allows you to plan and change territories and territory centers based on locations such as, for example, customer addresses, or based on smaller administrative area units such as postcode areas. Common use cases are in the management of sales representatives, the planning of warehouse locations and their delivery areas and in delivery planning.

Moreover the PTV xTerritory Server is one of the newbies in our PTV xServer family and was presented in the PTV Server 1.20 Release but nevertheless the 1.20.1 Release already includes three new features of the PTV xTerritory Server which you will discover in the following Blog Series.

#1 Tour Estimator

On our first post we will present you the tour estimator that provides a quick way to estimate the route travel times within a territory without using PTV xTour Server.

#2 Activity limits for territory planning

There we will explain how it is possible to set activity limits for territories to limit the total numer of activities within a single territory.

#3 Consider incompatibilities of locations and territories

Last but not least you will get to know how incompatibilites of locations and territories can be considered in the PTV xTerritory.

1.20.1

If you want to see how these features are included in the PTV xTerritory Server you can join the Webinar on 15th of September additionally to this blog series. There we will present all new features of the PTV xServer 1.20.1 Release including these three.

 

PTV xServer 1.20.1 release on Tuesday!

Tuesday, 18th of September 2015, our new PTV xServer 1.20.1 release will be ready for download!

Highlights of the new 1.20.1 Version:PTV_Mapserver_80x80

PTV xMap Server: There is a new way to display Truck Attributes and Traffic Incidents. In case of multiple factors for one single road segment, all symbols will be displayed in a group box.

 Emissionsberechnung_80x80PTV xRoute Server: The standard COPERT Australia is now available for the emission calculation. For the UK, these emissions can now be calculated based on factors defined by DEFRA.

PTV xTerritory Server: The new Tour Estimator provides a quick way to estimate the route travel times within a territory. Furthermore, it xTerritory_Server_400x200is now possible to set activity limits for your territories to limit the total number of activities within a single territory. There is also the opportunity to consider incompatibilities of locations and territories.

Webinars

At this point we would like to remind you of our webinar that takes place at 15th of September 2015 where we will demonstrate the new features of PTV xServer.

Plan and optimize your clusters

xTerritory_Server_400x200Optimal territories play a very important role in the management of sales representatives and service technicians, the planning of warehouse locations and their delivery areas as well as delivery planning.

PTV xTerritory Server is designed to process big amounts of data and to plan and optimize territories and territory centres based on locations. Locations can be customer addresses, postcode areas, warehouse or sales representative locations.

You can plan new territories from scratch, re-assign existing locations to territory centres or improve an existing territory structure. Simple territory planning with PTV xTerritory server offers a range of possibilities:

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  • Planning balanced territories e.g. according to revenue potential, number of households.
  • Creating territories which are geographically compact, based on actual kilometers of road and travel times, to reduce travel time and maximize time with the customer.
  • Quick simulation of various planning scenarios (“What would happen if” cases).

In some cases, it is important to consider relationships that should remain unaltered. The planning algorithm allows you to define existing unalterable assignments between territories and locations. This ensures e.g. that established relationships between customers (locations) and sales representatives (territory centres) will be kept.

Another option is predefining groups of locations prior to territory planning to keep them together during the planning process. Grouping locations can be useful e.g., when customers with the same postcode should always be visited from the same field manager.

Get an first impression by unsing our demo in the Code Sample Browser. If you need further information have a look at the use case on our Website or contact our product support about technical questions. PTV xTerritory Server is available for download in our Customer Area via PTV Developer Zone (login is required).

Discover the new release of our PTV xServer family 1.20

PTV_xServer_1.20_80x80PTV proudly presents the new version of PTV xServer family.   Our established and new PTV xServer are available for download from our Developer Zone now. (login is required)

 

  • PTV xLocate ServerDownload
  • PTV xMap Server
  • PTV xMapmatch Server
  • PTV xRoute Server
  • PTV xTour Server
  • PTV xDima Server
  • PTV xCluster Server
  • PTV xLoad Server NEW
  • PTV xTerritory Server NEW
  • PTV xServer Bundle

Together with the 1.20 release two brand new PTV xServer are available:

xTerritory-Server-Icon_Puzzleteil-grau_64pPTV xTerritory Server for Cluster Planning
PTV xTerritory Server allows you to plan and change territories and territory centres based on locations. Common use cases are the management of sales representatives, the planning of warehouse locations and their delivery areas as well as delivery planning.

xLoad-Server-Icon_Puzzleteil-grau_64pPTV xLoad Server for Loading Space Optimization
Use PTV xLoad Server to optimise the loading space and plan the positioning of transport units. After defining the characteristics of the truck’s loading space and the transport units, PTV xLoad Server delivers a loading space layout, which shows the wall distribution and the location of the individual transport units. More information regarding the two new PTV xServer will follow soon.

Highlights of the new 1.20 version:

Two new Feature Layer Themes are integrated in the PTV xMap Server where they are rendered with according icons and available object informations. To gain more accuracy and better planning basis you can consider these two new Feature Layer Themes in the routing of the PTV xRoute Server as well.

TA_scale_250Feature Layer Theme Truck Attributes provide information about road restrictions according to truck characteristics like for example weight and height.

TI_scale_150Feature Layer Theme Traffic Incidents offers realtime traffic events which have an impact on the traffic state. This  dynamic FeatureLayer and can be downloaded from the Layer Delivery Server with the PTV Content Update Service plugin.

Please notice that PTV provides the corresponding data at the earliest in April. But we would be delighted to supply data sets before the given date.

Emissionsberechnung_80x80Another highlight, the emission calculation according to HBEFA 3.2 is available as an additional data package for the PTV xRoute Server.

WebinarWe would like to remind you to join the upcoming webinar at 12th of March, 2015. In this webinar we will demonstrate the new features of PTV xServer 1.20 and our brand new Data Manager for PTV xServer internet.