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Users who handle a large territory can save time and costs by not driving back home at the end of every day, but staying overnight on the way.
In the section Overnight Stay on the way, you specify which days of the week you can stay overnight. In addition, you specify the Minimum Distance of the overnight stay from home. As such, portatour® only plans an overnight stay on the way, if the drive back home at the end of the day is longer than the distance in Miles or the duration in Minutes.
Note that portatour® does not schedule an overnight stay on the way in any case simply because you have allowed it for certain weekdays. An overnight stay on the way must meet the above minimum distance criteria and also bring relevant benefits in terms of time savings to be suggested by portatour®.
If there are preferred overnight locations within a sales territory – e.g. favorite hotels or hotels with special offers – then also specify the maximum driving time to one of these preferred places. The administration of preferred places is explained in the portatour® Anywhere user manual. After the last customer call of the day, if portatour® cannot find a preferred place within the specified approach time, then the daily schedule ends at the last customer. In this case, the user decides in which nearby hotel to stay.
Sales reps usually adapt weekdays individually. Set the Minimal Distance from Home to the standard of your organization.