Paragon Software Systems has opened a new facility that enables fleet operators to learn how routing and scheduling optimisation can bring ‘real-world’ benefits to their operations.

Located at Paragon’s HQ in Dorking, Surrey, the new 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.

The centre enables existing or potential customers to explore ways of improving how they use their existing technology, or finding out how new Paragon functionality like Arrivals Boards or CANBus data integration works.

"We are delighted to be opening the doors on this new customer facility," said William Salter, MD, 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."

The company said it continues to invest one-third of its turnover in product development and research. Its technology centre will enable Paragon to show customers how the growing functionality of its 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.