During the course of developing Inspector IQ, a big question in my mind was this: how do I take advantage of the info every inspector has (and ignores) to make for a more efficient route? For my purposes, I defined an ideally efficient route as how many jobs-per-hour an inspector can complete.
Many field inspectors have a large amount of jobs at any given time, but in their day to day, only focus on the jobs that are either 1) due by a certain date, or 2) concentrated in a certain area. So how do we improve on this, while still allowing the Inspector to focus on the highest priority jobs? Good software is the answer, and IIQ implements some techniques that help. When the Inspector loads into IIQ ALL of their jobs (not just the ones they plan to route that day), a few techniques are used to improve the route automatically: