SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Onfleet, which offers cloud-based software for managing local delivery operations, announced today a major upgrade to its platform – Onfleet now offers the first end-to-end delivery management solution that integrates route optimization, enabling businesses to optimize, dispatch, track and analyze delivery operations through a single platform.
With the recent rise in consumer expectations around on-demand delivery and transparency, companies ranging from Amazon and Uber to local restaurants and liquor stores are spending a lot of resources on last-mile fulfillment. Onfleet aims to reduce the time and effort spent on custom solutions and third-party collaboration so businesses can focus on their core product. In April 2015, the company raised $2m from investors including CrunchFund, Winklevoss Capital, Playfair Capital, dunnhumby Ventures and the Stanford-StartX Fund.
Onfleet's new route optimization engine improves efficiencies by accounting for historical traffic data, real-time road speeds, and other data, and accounting for various constraints (e.g. time windows, capacity, time on location). This helps ensure that delivery windows are met and provides real-time tracking of the driver through the last mile.
The Onfleet platform includes intuitive iOS and Android apps for drivers, a web dashboard to manage deliveries and routes, automatic SMS notifications and real-time driver tracking for customers, and a powerful API that allows businesses to build custom integrations into the Onfleet platform.
Businesses using Onfleet benefit from maximized driver output, fuel cost savings, faster deliveries, greater downstream visibility and forecasting, intelligent auto-dispatching, and the ability to plan scheduled routes in advance. Customers benefit by receiving their deliveries on time, and gaining visibility into exactly when their delivery will arrive.
Companies that outsource their deliveries can also use Onfleet, to collaborate with third-party couriers, maintaining visibility through the last mile.
"One of the most complex areas of starting and running a business that delivers to consumers is managing logistics, and we have solved that problem with a simple, cloud-based software," said Khaled Naim, Co-Founder and CEO of Onfleet. "Onfleet has already powered more than one million deliveries in 30 countries. We're excited about our new route optimization engine – feedback from our early customers has been tremendously positive."
One of those early customers is CERNX, the leading provider of time-critical, same-day transportation and logistics services to businesses throughout the United States. David Coupar, Director of Operations & New Business Development at CERNX, said, "Many of our customers are startups operating on tight budgets. Onfleet has enabled us to cut our route times by 50 percent, and the number of drops attainable within a four-hour window has doubled. For any company offering to-door delivery solutions, this is a godsend."
Route optimization is available as an add-on to Onfleet's flagship delivery optimization platform. Delivery businesses can request a demo and get access today at onfleet.com or by emailing email@example.com.
Onfleet's cloud-based software makes it easy for businesses to manage local delivery operations. Onfleet has powered more than one million deliveries in 30 countries, helping companies such as HelloFresh, Pizza Express, Lugg, NimbleRx and UrbanStems provide the ideal customer experience. Based in San Francisco, Onfleet's investors include CrunchFund, Winklevoss Capital and Stanford StartX. For more information, visit www.onfleet.com or follow us at @onfleet.