Microsoft Bing Maps can be used within Clever Shipment Management to provide additional location mapping and route planning functionality. As standard, a map of the route can be viewed, however enabling the Bing Maps integrations adds significantly enhanced mapping functionality.  See Viewing Routes on a Map for more details on the standard mapping function.

By utilising the Bing Maps API the following additional functionality is available.

  • Enhanced route map, enabled in the application as opposed to calling an external web page
  • See a map of drops for a particular date, colour-coded by route. This allows a planner to visually see which drops could be moved to another route. Drops can be moved from within the map view
  • See a maps of drops for a particular route
  • See a map of the drop destination from the drop address page
  • Geocode a drop address to include latitude and longitude co-ordinates to use with external route planning tools
  • Optimise a route by either distance or time based on usual driving conditions. Optionally use truck routing to optimise based on roads that are suitable for the delivery vehicle
  • See the customers, vendors, locations and post code regions than form a delivery area on the map from the Delivery Area Card
  • If using the Shipment Management Planner Role Centre, see a map of today's drops on the role centre

The Bing Maps integration is available in Clever Shipment Management version 1.3 and later. Enhanced functionality to support truck routing was added in version 1.4.

Note: To use the Bing Maps integration you will need a Bing Maps API key.

Important: The use of truck routing is used as a guide in order to optimise the delivery order on a route and is taken from the latest information provided by Bing Maps. It should not be relied upon that the roads suggested are suitable for a particular vehicle. Truck routing is not available in every country, please check the Bing Maps website for further information.