In December 2014, Microsoft decided to discontinue Streets and Trips. Here is a list of some of the best alternatives on the market for sales reps who need routing software.
When Microsoft Streets and Trips discontinued their services, sales reps across the country were asking… now what?
Though this program was once helpful and popular, it eventually became an outdated technology. With the rise of smartphone and tablet applications, sales reps can now route and make any last-minute changes on the go.
Here are some of the best alternatives to Streets and Trips
Badger Maps is arguably the best routing software on the market for sales representatives. This easy-to-use app is available on the iphone, ipad and web. Using live traffic data, Badger can optimize your sales route and is flexible to any last-minute changes on the go.
MapBusinessOnline is a business mapping software that businesses can use to enhance workflows, and improve efficiencies through map services and optimized routing. This interface is not that easy to use and it is on the pricier side at $75 for three months for exclusively US maps.
RoadNet is a premier routing service that is mainly targeted toward fleets in a variety of industries that have massive amounts of deliveries. The fleet and mobile management software provides territory and street-level route plans, multi-stop vehicle routing and scheduling, and real-time vehicle GPS tracking.
TripIt is a route planning software service that uses Google Maps to find the best route for your trip. TripIt also allows you to access your route on-the-go with their mobile app available on the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android.
MapQuest Route Planner is another alternative route planning software that will help you find the fastest route. Though the interface is nice to look at, MapQuest is a tedious app to use because you have to individually input every location rather than being able to do an automated upload of your entire client list.