Serving the bottled water industry since 1980, Advantage Route Systems understands the unique nature of your business. Choosing the correct water delivery software for your company is one of the most important things you can do to increase efficiency. We have helped hundreds of bottled water companies throughout the world improve their office and route operations, and will gladly assist you with yours.
Our software includes a complete system for tracking customers and your interaction with them. Of course, we have the boring stuff like name, address and email addresses, but we also have a full log of interaction with the customer as well as follow-ups and to-dos.
Nobody keeps you on top of customer financial information like we do. A full system for invoicing, payments, statements and managing customer balances. Automated credit card processing makes processing hundreds of credit cards/ACH items a day a snap.
Do you need to track coolers, merchandisers, tanks or other equipment? It is all there with the most complete system on the market. Inventory is effectively tracked from Purchase Order to warehouse to truck to customer. You can even track your returned goods.
Integrated email and SMS lets you effectively communicate with customers as you need to. Whether you want to send a receipt copy to one person or a marketing message to hundreds, it is so easy your 10 year old could do it! Effective and simple. You can even tie our software into your web site with our e-commerce tool.
Our new Mango Mapping tool is the best! You can do geo-coding, route planning, truck tracking, route optimization and more. Based on the world-standard Google Maps, you get that base power along with our many route specific enhancements that make this a dream.
Our Roots Run Deep!
Since 1980, the principles of Advantage Route Systems started developing software for Bottled Water companies. While PCs were very new at the time, some revolutionary software was created that laid the foundation for ARS to be created a decade later. With those extra years of experience, in 1993, we first started developing our first software for the Epson EHT-30 touch screen computer for Modesto Bottled Water in Modesto, California USA.
This handheld device proved to be a game changer for bottled water companies around the world. Its simple - yet powerful - interface has been the gold standard of all handheld software in the industry. The passing of time has strengthened an original idea and made it even better.
From humble beginnings with just two people crafting the software, it is now used in over 30 countries by hundreds of bottled water companies from simple one truck operations to multinational global companies. Scalability is achieved through our powerful desktop software that supports up to 100 users and literally hundreds of handhelds. In addition to 5 gallon (19 L) containers, we also support companies in water treatment and OCS businesses.
Dedicated to an industry that spawned ours, nearly 60% of our installed customer base is still in bottled water deliver. Each day, thousands of trucks in this industry depend on our solutions to collect data in the field and return it safely to our desktop!