Paragon adds user defined business constraints to its route optimization software

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Updated Dec 2, 2011

Paragon Software Systems Inc. says it now offers User Defined Feasibility Checks as standard to all its routing and scheduling optimization software customers. The new functionality is designed to ensure that planned transportation schedules are realistic and practical by allowing users to apply their own business constraints to route planning and optimization processes.

The company says the new feature can be used to ensure that all deliveries are completed before any collections are scheduled, certain customers always go on the same route, certain delivery types always are completed before others, or specific customers are always first on a route due to unloading difficulties.

“Paragon’s unique comprehensive set of parameters allows customers to control the routing optimization process,” says Phil Ingham, Paragon support director. “These special features ensure that the transportation plans are both realistic and practical. With its ability to include customers’ specific business constraints, the software extends its power to work for them, saving them considerable time while increasing efficiency and service and reducing costs.”

Paragon says the special configuration feature extends the ability to use routing optimization in areas where companies have put off investing in technology because they assumed it would not help; they can use the extended flexibility to produce optimized routes and schedules that fit around their individual operational needs, such as “deliver to company A first every day on route B regardless of every other scheduled delivery.”