Grasshopper vs. OptimoRoute

Overview

In today’s freight industry, there’s a growing number of platforms designed to help companies improve their logistic capacities. But which one is right for you? To help you find the right solution for your company’s needs, we compared Grasshopper and OptimoRoute in this blog- both great platforms managing deliveries. 

OptimoRoute 

OptimoRoute is a delivery scheduling software that offers businesses with route optimization solutions. Whether you own a restaurant, a delivery network, or even a cleaning service, plan your routes efficiently with live tracking data to reach your customers quickly. Assign tasks and distribute the workload evenly between your employees on the OptimoRoute schedule to stay proactive. A simple technology that’ll help your team stay organized and move fast.  

Grasshopper 

Grasshopper Labs was founded with a single mission in place: to embed technology into the traditional industry’s supply chain + logistics processes, and to help customers discover the efficiencies a cutting-edge technology can provide in their business. Grasshopper empowers hundreds of delivery terminals, retailers, and logistics networks that service thousands of customers every day. Its technology provides businesses with end-to-end ERP solutions designed to help operate your logistics and business growth cost-effectively with real-time visibility through an entire operating system. 

GrasshopperOptimoRoute
IndustryGH offers complete ERP solution for supply chain + logistics management for:
– Small / Medium / Large product retail (furniture, sports/medicalequipments, etc)
– Final-mile delivery operations
– LTL + FTL carriers
– Delivery networks
OR offers routing + staff scheduling solutions for:
– Small / Medium goods + retail [groceries, pharmacy, etc]- service-offering companies [pest control, cleaning services, etc.]
– Delivery networks
Complete MobileManagement
CRM– Instant quote
– Online billing management system
– Self schedule delivery by recipient
– ePOD + eBOL
– Real time tracking (including heavy goods)
– Complete visibility + Recorded history into operations, per order: from scheduling,shipping, communications, to billing management
– Real-time order tracking 
– ePOD 
– Inform customers of delivery status with tracking link via customizable SMS/email
Billing Management(x)
Integrated Shipping CalculatorGH provides integrated pricing system with complete transparency based on service level for you to manage considering: distance, service level, fuel, account profile, etc(x)
Route OptimizationGH OrchesTruck module automatically generates your most efficient routes in consideration to make the shipping process easier, including large bulky products. OT calculates:
– Volume density
– Account profile
– Service level
– Region/Manifest management
– Real-time traffic data
With additional filters updated in real-time to adjust at your convenience
OR’s main function is to provide scaled flexibility in route optimization for deliveries. Plan your stops with passengers, or goods moving through locations with auto-generated routes: 
– Real-time route modification
– Insert additional orders to your stops
– Assign and schedule routes to drivers directly through mobile app based on: priority, time window, date, order type, etc
Tracking– Real-time driver tracking + Order status
– Complete transparency into order status with recorded history + present data: date of booking, hub, warehouse, claims, payment, damage, inspection, calls, outbound, etc
– Real-time driver tracking + order status
– Access orders, schedule, and navigation through mobile app
– Send customizable emails + texts to confirm shipment arrival
Automatic Notifications
Delivery SchedulingThe consumer (ultimate recipient of delivery) can self-schedule deliveries for their shipment by accessing a list of open dates using GH transparent technology. This information is then transferred through GH API to notify delivery teamOR offers an easy scheduling ability to efficiently plan and dispatch your drivers to their next tasks, up to 5 weeks at a time. You will have to create multi-day schedules that match arrival times per customer’s request
Warehouse + InventoryManagement SystemComplete WMS built into mobile app with automatic notifications:- manage inventory across multiple locations
– Usage allocation / Forecasting
– Inbound / Outbound lane update
– Oversee SKUs + in-stock merchandise
– Track item dimension/weight/condition to estimate vehicle capacity + confirm readyto ship
– Split/combine + manage returns for oversized products
– Barcode scanning
(x)
Order ManagementFull tracking of each piece in every order, from time of pickup -> to the consignee delivery, whether its on a truck or in your warehouse:
– Across multi regions
– Generate any reports (performance, revenue, success rates, distance, etc)
– Track / analyze P&L data by region, quarter, customer, etc
– Built-in notifications system
– Cost automation calculator
– Customer surveys
Optimize your delivery routes and scheduling for your team:
– Mobile app for drivers
– Live tracking + ETA
– Weekly planning + workload balancing
– Generate reports from route data
– API integration
– SMS/Email communication
IntegrationsGH provides customized flexibility to integrate with your business enterprise systems to enable a seamless operation control, including but not limited to:
– Shopify
– QuickBooks
– Amazon S3
– SalesForce
– CommerceHub
And more!
Integrate third party software with OR’s web service API in order to fulfill unsupported business features such as accounting, importing orders, and your ecommerce platform
Calls Recording(x)
Customer DashboardGH isn’t just for your team – your customers also have access to the dashboard, where they can check on and update all of their orders without the hassle associated with excessive email traffic. All changes in order status or specifications are automatically communicated to the appropriate team members.Your team can access and managethe order dashboard for complete visibility
Reports & DocumentationReports can be generated off of pretty much any request (ePOD/eBOL/hubs, etc) – all deliveries made within a chosen date range on behalf of a chosen retailer, all orders in the warehouse ready to be scheduled, even all pieces ready to be picked from inbound trailers.– Collect ePODs in mobile app with digital signatures/photos/notes
– Generate reports from route data only. Review each driver’s performance rate
Business InsightTrack your critical KPIs automatically, with customized reports for you to analyze and assess your business performance:
– Sales + deliveries
– Margin by customer + cost per delivery
– Analyze performance of individual teams, hubs, regions, etc.
– Optimize spending
– Export all reports to CSV
(x)

Whether you’re a white glove service provider, LTL network, furniture business, or a small eCommerce company, Grasshopper offers an all-in-one package solution for your team to seamlessly operate your business, end-to-end. From managing your WMS and route optimization to accounting and analyzing business performance, let Grasshopper integrate with your enterprise system and tailor to your company’s needs to maximize your profit growth. 

To learn more about Grasshopper, feel free to contact us here. We would love to tell you more about what our technology can do for your business.

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Bryan Tankus