Using the GPS features within AroFlo's calendar, you can create an efficient job run for your resources by scheduling tasks within the same area, or route urgent jobs to the nearest available resource.
We recommend that when creating a new client or location, you generate GPS coordinates so GPS Scheduling will be available to you. AroFlo uses these coordinates to compare distances between jobs, and to help your field staff locate job sites. If you don't include GPS coordinates in your client or location cards, you will see a blue banner and messagewhen you try to use the GPS scheduling feature.
Find nearest task
Once you have scheduled the first task of the day to a resource, you can quickly find and schedule the next nearest task.
Hover your mouse over the task schedule, then click (building icon).
You should now see a list of all current tasks sorted by distance.
Use the search boxes at the top to filter the list. Columns can be added or removed from this list view by clicking (Columns icon).
Click on the address at the top of the Search Tasks window to be taken to the map. From there, you can double click on a task (red icon) to assign it to the current resource. The amount of time blocked out for the task on the resource's calendar is set in the Calendar General Settings.
Double click to add a task to the current resource, or drag the task to the appropriate resource in the calendar.
Continue until all tasks are scheduled.
In the Search Tasks window, you can display the due date of each task by clicking the Columns button and selecting Due Date > OK.
Find nearest resource
If a resource is unable to attend a job or you have an urgent call out, you can quickly find and schedule the nearest available resource.
Enable GPS tracking
This feature is only available for resources that have 'Enable AroFlo Field Tracking' enabled on their user card. For more information, see Enable AroFlo Field Tracking.