MapMechanics has launched a new version 2.0 of its Territory Manager which is designed to provide greater precision, flexibility and control when modelling geographical territories.
It can be used for defining sales areas, franchise areas and dealerships, allocating resources and creating depot networks.
Version 2.0 allows users to take account of drive times in the planning process; stipulate where the key location should be within each territory; and “lock” some existing territories, so that these are retained while others are re-optimised.
It can also define territories by grid lines or other regular shapes where more specific boundaries such as postcode sectors are not available.
Territory Manager can take many different criteria into account at the same time, and weight them according to user preference. For example, it can simultaneously balance numbers of customers, driving distance from depot and volume of goods.