Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a provider of vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, launched the latest version of its advanced transport solution. Version 6.0 will include a number of significant enhancements across both the Planning and Paragon Live modules to provide customers with the highest quality transport plans and operational insight.

With more than 1,100 transport businesses in 59 countries already using Paragon’s software, this latest update takes advantage of the company’s unrivaled expertise within the marketplace to help deliver continuous operational improvements.

Version 6.0 will be the first Paragon system to feature the ground-breaking planning tool Route Control, which helps mitigate the impact of time-sensitive route restrictions on routing and scheduling. This unique software functionality makes it possible to build routes that comply with time and day-related local, state and national regulations, and road closures resulting from major public events. This will allow transport planners to cut the time spent on manual planning, avoid unnecessary operational delays, and lower the risk of incurring costly fines.

Meanwhile, transport businesses looking to integrate their vehicle tracking system with routing and scheduling software can now benefit from improvements to Paragon Live, the suite of modules designed to improve planned versus actual performance. This includes an auto-correction tool that will refine the exact positions of delivery locations, based on actual tracking events, to automatically improve the accuracy of plans and arrival times communicated to customers. In addition, Paragon has further increased the number of telematics systems that the software interfaces with including the addition of partners in Singapore and China.

Users of Paragon Live that already track planned versus actual transport performance will now be able to benefit from additional reporting functionality. KPIs such as the percentage of deliveries on time can be shared across the business in an effective manner with a new automated report generation tool. This will provide immediate visibility of performance data beyond the transport office, as well as reducing administration by streamlining back-office functions.