The pricing and costs of dispatch software depends on the type of program you need, how you will pay for the program and the number of users who will use the program at the same time.
Consider the following industry specific guidelines concerning the pricing and costs of dispatch software programs:
1. Look at all the options, including upgrades, for purchasing truck dispatching software programs.
2. Find a budget friendly individual transportation for hire software program that includes route planning.
3. Consider the benefits of a contract based dispatch program for service calls if you have numerous simultaneous users, including dispatch personnel and service technicians.
Know the price of truck dispatch software programsTruck dispatching software prices depend largely on the number of trucks you have on the road at one time, the number of dispatchers and the upgrades or additional features you need. Another consideration is that Internet based trucking dispatch software is usually more affordable and mobile than disk based systems.
Price individual transportation for hire dispatch programsIndividual transportation for hire dispatch programs are usually Internet based programs that include routing software to make it easy for your drivers to choose the fastest and most efficient route for pick ups and drop offs. Take the number of vehicles in your fleet that run at the same time into account when choosing a program.
Look at the prices for service call dispatch systemsService call dispatching programs are designed to take into account the length of time it should take to complete a job. These programs usually feature billing software and, in some cases, online repair tickets. While it is possible to purchase these programs at a flat rate, that rate depends on the number of dispatchers and technicians that use the program at one time, which can get expensive. A more cost effective option is usually a contract based program that is a flat monthly or yearly rate, regardless of the usage.
- Make sure that the transportation software you purchase is compatible with your computer's operating system. If you want to synchronize the program with accounting or inventory software, find out if you can integrate the software.