Paragon Opens New Technology Centre
Dorking, UK, Sept. 10, 2015—Paragon Software Systems has opened a new Technology Centre at its Head Office in Dorking. Designed to showcase the latest developments in Paragon’s map-based routing and scheduling optimisation software, the facility – the first of its kind in this sector – provides a high tech environment where Paragon can model customers’ operations to help optimise savings at every step of the delivery journey.
The Paragon Technology Centre is split into different zones designed for demonstrations, testing, one-to-one training and business reviews. Tracking and telematics software, as well as Paragon’s electronic point of delivery software, fleXipod, are available to view on a wide range of handheld devices. Whether customers are interested in improving how they use their existing solution, or seeing for real how new Paragon functionality like Arrivals Boards or CANBus data integration works, the Paragon Technology Centre will bring this to life.
“We are delighted to be opening the doors on this new customer facility,” said William Salter, Managing Director, Paragon Software Systems. “With more and more customers wanting to integrate our routing and optimisation software with telematics and tracking, we can use the Technology Centre to show how everything links up in real time and delivers real-world benefits.”
Paragon continues to invest one-third of its turnover in product development and research. The Technology Centre will enable Paragon to show customers how the growing functionality of Paragon software can meet their evolving routing and scheduling requirements, whether it is to enhance their planning process, reduce fuel costs, improve driver utilisation to counter the driver shortage, or meet the challenge of home delivery services.
“The Paragon team has a huge knowledge base built up over decades of operating in the transport and logistics industry, and the thing that sets us apart is our ability to share this expertise with our customers,” added Salter. “The investment in this facility demonstrates a continued commitment to our customers. We look forward to welcoming them and our industry partners to the new Technology Centre.”
Paragon Software Systems is a market leader in transport optimisation with over 3,300 routing and scheduling systems installed in more than 1,000 client sites in 50 countries. Paragon helps companies reduce transport costs by up to 20% through more efficient deployment of vehicles and drivers. Headquartered in Dorking, UK and with US offices in Dallas, Paragon is a respected pioneer in routing and scheduling with over 30 years of know-how.
Paragon is employed by transport operations ranging from just 10 vehicles at a single site to hundreds of vehicles operating from several sites. The system is used for routing and scheduling optimisation; managing transport resources; strategic planning; scheduling home deliveries continuously as orders are being confirmed; and managing the execution of the transport plan in real time using vehicle tracking technology.
Paragon assists many leading companies with their logistics including ASDA, Royal Mail Group, Harrods, Sainsbury’s, AB Agri, CEVA Logistics, Wincanton, DHL, Norbert Dentressangle, Linde, Fuller’s, John Lewis, Tesco, Martin-Brower, Raleigh and many others.