Below are answers to some frequently asked questions:
How do I import data into the software?
Use the Import Wizard to quickly and easily import data (purchasing power, inhabitants, turnover, sales territories, etc.) and locations (customer locations, branch sites, employee locations, etc.). Find out more in our video tutorials.
What's the difference between maps (layers), background maps and online maps?
Maps consist of layers into which you can import data (e.g., your turnover results) and use as the basis for carrying out analyses and optimizing sales territories. You can also visualize your addresses as a point layer. Background maps are pre-formatted maps with certain themes, such as place names, transport infrastructure, landscape types, etc. As such, background maps are ready-to-use templates that can be used in difference designs. RegioGraph also allows you to access online maps and aerial imagery that can then be loaded and displayed in RegioGraph as bitmaps or tiles. Find out more in our video tutorials.
Which data analysis and display options does RegioGraph offer?
The software offers a wide range of options for analyzing and displaying your data. So-called "thematic maps" allow you to illuminate values and relationships in your data using colors, sizes and symbols. For example, you can assign colors to your sales territories according to turnover values; or display your customers according to the assigned representative and generated turnover. Find out more in our video tutorials.
How can I transfer imported customer or location data to a different regional level, such as postcodes?
RegioGraph makes it easy to link any imported data to other map levels (e.g., turnover per territory). Select “Table Draft View ” to manage the spatial connections between your data. Find out more in our video tutorials.
How can I optimize sales territories with RegioGraph?
RegioGraph offers numerous powerful tools for optimizing or restructuring your sales territories based on criteria you specify. The core task involves merging granular geographic levels (such as postcodes) into sales or service territories. These territories are constructed on the basis of the indicated priorities, such as optimal accessibility or an equal distribution of potential. Use the “Planning ” menu to access algorithms for optimizing your sales territories. Find out more in our video tutorials.
How do I calculate drive-time zones around locations?
You can create drive-time zones around any locations in RegioGraph Planning and higher versions. This feature allows you to display distances and carry out associated calculations. For example, categorize your customer locations according to accessibility. To learn more, watch our video tutorials.
How can I export my results from RegioGraph?
Easily export any maps or tables you create in RegioGraph directly into MS Excel and/or as high-resolution images. You can also create reports and export them as PDFs. The software offers numerous batch functions for creating and exporting map series. RegioGraph Strategy gives you the added ability to upload your created maps to a Web server and use them as interactive maps across your organization.
How can I automatically create serial maps, such as customized territory maps for each outside sales force territory?
Use the "Layout Generator" option to automatically create customized maps.
Can I use layers in foreign data formats in RegioGraph?
Yes. You can use maps in MapInfo format (*.mif) and ESRI format (*.shp) . Please note that maps in *.shp format must be saved in the WGS 84 standard (projection: EPSG 4326) in order to import them into the software.
How do I create a layer of a given country’s three-digit postcodes?
As a default, RegioGraph typically includes the one-, two- and five-digit postcode layers for your chosen country.