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The localion platform supports the digital transformation of companies whose business processes require spatial intelligence. The location and optimization services of the localion platform provide your ERP, CRM, SCM, order management or Field Service Management with all the information for the optimal route to the customer or location.


The localion platform is part of the DIGITAL CORE - the digital image of your business world. And if a solution is missing, we will quickly and accurately develop a web application for you that exactly covers your use case.


The localion platform is also the solution if your location data is sensitive. If, for example, the DSVGO , your service claim or the confidentiality clauses provide a solution for the map display, finding locations, routing or distance matrices completely in your own Prescribe infrastructure.


Another reason why companies choose the localion platform is our industry-specific map material , because this is often the only way to digitize .

Selected Features

Routing
Flexible route profile – from pedestrians to cars and emergency service vehicles, right through to trucks and combine harvesters
Individual routes
Route calculations for any number of destinations
Detailed route statistics
Route geometry and turn-by-turn instructions
Optimisation
Matrix calculations – whether 10x10 or 1,000x1,000
Optimisation of routes – also with more than 1,000 destinations
Ideal positioning of customers on existing routes allowing spontaneous orders to be fulfilled without affecting costs, as far as possible
Journey time and route-based optimisation options
Mapping
Detailed map presentation
Map design can be configured to any requirements
Map tiles for display in GIS systems and web apps
Geocoding overview maps for whole regions
Geocoding
Find coordinates for an address
Addresses for a coordinate
Addresses in a postcode district
Free text and form-based search
Infrastructure
LOGIBALL xMaps can be used
Flexibly scalable in order to be able to meet high performance and parallelism requirements
Self-hosted or hosted by LOGIBALL
Central management of the entire infrastructure

Use Cases

LOCALION ® SMART ROUTES FÜR SAP FSM

When a digital world matching reality pushes scheduling to a new level of confidence and satisfaction

Benefits

+ schedule your field service more reliably with the best real-time and predictive traffic information
+ increase customer touch time by connecting FSM to the real world out there
+ use precise traffic information for individual vehicle types
+ maximize effectiveness of your SAP FSM installation by a ready-to-use cloud service
+ delight your field force and your customers by next gen smart dynamic routing

Starting Point

The SAP Field Service Management solution considers many different constraints in scheduling mobile work forces. Drive times - as being one of the critical factors - are derived from a static routing service not considering the actual traffic predictions for the planning times. This may in practice lead to service teams running into foreseeable delays (congested roads and rush-hour traffic, road work, etc.) on their ways to the next jobs causing unnecessary delays or in some cases even the need to reschedule.

Solution

With localion® smart routes for SAP FSM LOGIBALL offers an optional routing service incorporating most realistic drive times for the SAP FSM scheduling engine. Based on our powerful localion® platform technology with real-time and historical traffic data incorporated to get best traffic predictions possible. These types of data streams are currently mainly in use in dynamic navigation apps in the automotive industry and offer almost global coverage meanwhile. On demand, additional services can be added like severe weather warnings, parking search time, etc.

Service package

SAP end users can order localion® smart routes for SAP FSM directly at LOGIBALL. The connection is very simple by configuration in the SAP FSM backend.

FREIGHT COST BILLING WITH SAP CONNECTION FOR A LEADING TIMBER COMPANY

Exact calculation of freight costs for routes with off-road sections

Benefits

+ Correct billing of kilometre-based transport costs across all road categories, including private roads
+ Easy system integration via Service API
+ One-off annual payment for use of localion B, regardless of the number of transactions

Starting Point

The timber industry commissions transport providers on an ongoing basis, to transport timber from forest to plant. Transport services are billed by the service providers through SAP based on the number of kilometres. Calculating the kilometres covered by the transport company is a real challenge, as the loading point is rarely on public roads, and generally in forests. This means that vehicles must often travel for several kilometres on private roads and routes only suitable for trucks. These are not covered by conventional routing solutions, but still have to be billed.

Solution

Start point and end point are transferred from the SAP system via a service API, and the kilometres covered according to road category then returned to SAP. A localion B backend was created for the customer in the cloud. A special navigation map for the timber industry ensures that the routing is correct. This navigation map will also be used a thousand times over in the LOGIBALL Business Navigator Forestry system, which is why the solution was so readily accepted by transport companies.

Service package

The system was installed, tested and supplied to the customer by LOGIBALL. Access to the service is provided via the service API.

ROUTE PLANNING WITH AD HOC MAP EDITING

Web app allows easy editing of the map for route calculation benefits

Benefits

+ Planning based on real-world scenarios, and therefore properly cost-optimised
+ Route planning can react flexibly to changes in the actual situation
+ User-friendly and self-explanatory map editing
+ Planning system readily accepted

Starting Point

Good planning of optimal routes for delivery runs to private customers is absolutely vital due to the cost situation. The key factor here is how well the data basis – in this case the road map – reflects reality. Every day there are changes to the road network, whether through roadworks, road blocks, diversions, etc. Company-specific issues can also affect the selected route, for example through roads not being used because of risk factors. It is crucial here that these changes are integrated into the planning systems as quickly as possible.

Solution

Various changes to the European road network can be made for around 200 employees through a web application. After registering and reviewing these changes, they are factored into the localion B backend for all future queries via the service API. If the base map, in this case TomTom, needs to be updated, these changes are automatically reconciled and taken into consideration once more.

Service package

The solution has been developed, installed, tested and provided by LOGIBALL. Access is provided through a web application, which is extremely user-friendly. LOGIBALL also monitors system operation.

FAQ

Why localion platform? Why not Google Maps or OSM?

There are many reasons why localion platform is preferred over Google Maps:

  • Handling of sensitive data – GDPR, security policy
  • Performance in the private cloud
  • Special requirements of routing
  • Persistence of API call results
  • Special quality requirements
  • Business processes which do not burden consumers
  • Direct points of contact in service and support
  • Adaptability of web services
  • Control of the update process
  • Full source code transparency
  • Self-hosting as a paradigm in critical applications
  • Specification of the data supplier, even several at the same time: TomTom, Here, OSM
  • Use of special industry-specific navigation maps for forestry, emergency services, rail networks, indoor scenarios, site maps and much more Forst, Rettungswesen, Schienennetze, Indoor, Sitemaps und mehr
  • Availability of an offline mobile component (localion M) M)
  • Competition aspects
  • Industry-related aspects
  • Billing model

 

For OSM, there are other points to consider in addition to the above:

  • Infection risk to data, arising from special licensing terms
  • Highly heterogenous surface data
  • Missing content

 

Come and talk to us. If we feel that an alternative such as Google Maps or Here offers a better solution, we will tell you. That’s a promise!

Are the ongoing costs for localion platform much higher?
Je geringer das Transaktionsvolumen und die Sonderanforderungen, desto wahrscheinlicher ist es, dass die laufenden Kosten bei Google Maps geringer sind. Bei steigenden Anforderungen und höheren Transaktionsvolumen ändert sich das allerdings schnell.

 

Die Preise für eine localion platform Installation beginnen bei 10 T€. Hochleistungsfähige Installationen können je nach Anwendungsfall als Komplettpaket mit Daten, Service und Support im sechsstelligen Eurobereich pro Jahr liegen.

Is an investment in localion platform future-proof?
Wir arbeiten erfolgreich daran, dass wir die Entwicklung des vollautomatischen Transports von Menschen und Gütern mit unseren Lösungen unterstützen.

 

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