Elite EXTRA is a web-based order and dispatch management tool used to streamline marine distribution operations. It provides highly flexible dispatching and optimized routing, real-time GPS tracking, essential mobile functionality, and robust reporting, offering you a flexible and cost effective delivery-management solution.
Elite EXTRA’s advanced and intuitive web application can be accessed anywhere through an internet connection and a web browser. Integrated directly with your ordering platform, EXTRA continually ingests orders or new appointments, automatically optimizes routes, and allows you to easily dispatch to your drivers. After dispatching, your drivers will receive all pertinent order information in EXTRA’s free mobile application where they can collect signatures, photos, and enter notes at the point of delivery or service. Communicate with your staff in real-time while tracking their route progress on an interactive map in EXTRA’s web application.
Here are a few key features that can be used for marine parts and equipment distribution (see our Features page for additional features):
Optimized routes are the first step in ensuring efficiency in your marine distribution operations. By utilizing EXTRA’s optimization engine, your routes will be built according to customer time windows, traffic, proximity, customer preferences, and much more. Optimization happens in seconds, allowing you to get your drivers on the road as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Auto-Route allows you to select a group of orders or appointments and automatically optimize routes for a specific number of drivers or vehicles. Or, select a group of orders or appointments and allow the system to build routes that fulfill your time windows with the least amount of drivers. Select any order and Auto-Suggest will run a full audit of all your drivers’ locations to find the best driver to complete that order.
Utilize the asset scheduler to plan out your drivers’ deliveries days and week in advance using a clean calendar view. Time windows and required stop time are taken into account automatically and will allow your team to see if there will be any conflicts prior to the route starting. Once the schedule is complete, easily dispatch the routes to your drivers at the required times.
Full visibility of your drivers and routes is the key to making informed decisions on the fly. See your drivers’ locations, speed, and route ETA’s on a live map in EXTRA. Easily change routes on the fly, which are pushed out to the drivers’ devices. Additionally, communicate with your drivers in real-time with the built-in EXTRA messaging tool.
Your drivers, equipped with the EXTRA driver mobile application, can gather electronic signatures or take photos at the point of delivery or service. All signatures and photos are automatically uploaded to the web where they are attached to a proof of delivery or service document in EXTRA. Those documents can then be set to automatically email to your customers or your team.
Keep your customers’ informed of their expected pickup times with automatic email and text alerts. When the driver leaves for the route, email and text notifications will be sent to your customers with their order information and the driver’s estimated time of arrival. Your customers can then follow along utilizing a tracking link as the driver arrives at their location.
Informed decision-making is powered by information. With EXTRA’s 80+ reports, you will be able to access the information that you need at any time. Additionally, set up auto-reports to send to your email automatically whenever you need them.
Elite EXTRA’s advanced dispatch management software can streamline your marine distribution operations! For more information about Elite EXTRA, go to eliteextra.com, or contact our Sales Team at 1-888-484-8729 or firstname.lastname@example.org.