If your core business offering is doorstep delivery of products and services, then your business model would revolve around the efficiency of your delivery executives. So, you have to find new ways to increase their efficiency, in order to escalate business gains. Well, there are many employee tracking tools available today, but do they perform the last mile job admirably well?
The answer would be “No”. Most of the employee tracking tools are meant for stationary, office-only employees, and do not count the scenarios that may arise in the field. There are many grey areas left by the traditional employee tracking tools. You are never too sure about the delivery executive’s exact (real-time) location or the distance the employee has to traverse to drop an order. Lack of such insights can have a huge impact on your business. How? Well, read on and you would understand.
As a first, without the real-time knowledge of the delivery executive’s location, you cannot effectively schedule the upcoming deliveries. There are many instances when the delivery professionals have to travel extra miles to make a delivery happen, which could have been avoided if a better tracking mechanism was in place. Then there is the big issue with travel reimbursements for delivery executives. Without a proper tracking mechanism, the businesses have to believe whatever the employee tells and disperse reimbursements likewise. Therefore, businesses tend to overspend in this regard. Apart from this, a good employee tracking tool (meant for on-field executives) would allow the business to plan out the day effectively. Right in the morning, the executive has a fair idea about the listed deliveries expected for the day. The employee also stays happy with the schedule and logical route mapping for the deliveries. This helps businesses not only manage their deliveries better but also to keep their delivery executives happy!
So, now the question is: which employee tracking system would give your business solutions for all the above-mentioned problems? We have just the solution for you – RoadCast Synco. This robust employee tracking system creates a detailed employee card for each of your delivery executives. Managers can track and monitor the real-time location of the executive, the distance they have covered in a day, the deliveries they have made and the time spent per visit. It also allows the management to assign the orders to a specific executive on the go. With all these features, accountability and transparency are increased in an organization. This helps the businesses upgrade to #SuperManpower. If you too are searching for one such tool, then we have a free trial available for you.
Running a business is much like swimming in the strong river current. If you aren’t active in pushing forward then you get carried downstream and into obscurity. When talking about business success, you have to mention good business performance in the same breath. It is only by virtue of good business performance that a business can overcome its competition and obstacles posed in front of it. And to improve your business performance you need the help of Sales Force automation tools. With the adoption of Sales Force automation, businesses can guard two vital ends – their employees and customers. No wonder then that Sales Force automation has gradually become a vital implementation for rapidly improving businesses. Below are some reasons for which your business can gain with Sales Force Automation:
Improves Customer Satisfaction
Modern day customers desire more from the brands they align with. They want personal attention. And this can be done effectively with Sales Force automation. Sales Force backend is a treasure trove of customer information. With some clicks, you can know all about the customer helping you cater to personal care every time. In some of the modern-day Sales Force automation tools, details cards for each of customers is created which helps you track their history within a couple of seconds.
Easier Time Management
Customers expect their deliveries to arrive on time and at convenient timings. It is not easy to manage the customer expectations in this regard when you have hundreds of scheduled deliveries and are working with many delivery executives. Welcome to the world of modern-day Sales Force automation, where you can view the list of deliveries, the addresses of customers, their time preferences, list of deliverables, pricing and many other relevant details from a neat dashboard.
Organizes Business Deliverables better
There is a high probability of your delivery schedule going haywire or worse still some of the deliveries not being made! You can prevent this with the adoption of Sales Force automation tools. With access to the Sales Force dashboard, your managers can schedule all the deliveries for the day efficiently (after consulting with the delivery executives). This will ease many tensions typically associated with the delivery process.
Increases Efficiency & Accountability
With neat plans and real-time tracking in place, the employees quickly understand their responsibilities. They understand that every minute counts, as their performance is being tracked and kept a note of. This, in turn, helps your business deliver better and timely.
Now that you know, you would be in search of a robust Sales Force automation tool for your business. Let us introduce you to RoadCast Synco which delivers the businesses the benefits of all the above-mentioned features and much more. It can provide your business with one platform to automate everything. From planning the delivery route to expenses incurred by the employees. Switch to RoadCast Synco, and upgrade to #SuperManpower. Request a demo today & explore a whole new world of possibilities.
5 Weekend Getaways around Delhi. Places to visit around Delhi on a weekend.
Here’s our list of 5 best weekend getaways around Delhi. Staying in the Capital can be a hectic life devoid of peaceful time or a brief escape from the everyday lifestyle. You often think that the city is sucking you dry with its pollution, ever-increasing traffic, work & the extreme & unpredictable weather. What is most needed is a long weekend & a plan to keep you from going insane. If you think a weekend is not enough to completely rejuvenate, here is a list of places near Delhi that will surely give you a tranquil escape from the city.
Camp Dhauj, Haryana 35 Km
Just about 35 Kms from the heart of Delhi, Camp Dhauj is located near the Delhi – Haryana border, close to Faridabad. Driving down to the location takes about 1 hour 45 minutes from Connaught place. Situated in the Aravali Hills, the place offers a wide variety of activities for everyone. Whether you seek adventure or peace, the place has both to offer.
The place is a perfect get-away for bird photography. One can spot over 70 kinds of bird species in the area. There are activities like rappelling, zorbing, hiking, river crossing & rock climbing to name a few.
Damdama Lake, Haryana 50 Km
Damdama Lake is about 50 Kms from the heart of Delhi. It is located a few kilometers off the Delhi – Sohna highway. The lake itself has nice picnic spots around it. In recent times, the place has become a hub for adventure camps & resorts. Aloof from the city, it’s a great place to spend some quality time with friends or family. Adventure camps offer a variety of activities such as still water rafting, boating & camping. There are options of nice hotels too around the area for those who prefer luxury over adventure.
Hill Fort, Kesroli & the Neemrana Fort-Palace, Rajasthan 150 Km
Located in Alwar, Rajasthan, these majestic forts offer more than just a nice view. Both the forts are heritage hotels with all modern day amenities. The Palace fort has swimming pools, a gym & a spa to help you detox & relax. You can explore the local handicrafts in the town which is built around the fort.
Mathura & Vrindawan, Uttar Pradesh 150 Km
The abode of Lord Krishna, Mathura & Vrindawan spew vibrance & color all year round. During Holi, being in Mathura is no less than magical. If you visit these cities during Holi you will surely witness a spectacle full of color.
You can visit a number of temples of Lord Krishna in the two cities. Dwarkadheesh is one of the main attractions in Mathura where hordes of devotees visit every day.
Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan 250 Km
Infamous as a haunted fort, the Bhangarh fort is located at the border of the Sariska wildlife reserve. This place is the right getaway for those who like to get their adrenaline doze out of fear. Backed by several stories & instances of paranormal activities, entry into the premises after dusk & before dawn is strictly prohibited.
The fort becomes a resting place for forest animals after dusk. It is said that if you stay in the vicinity of the fort, you can hear the sounds of animals getting worked up at night, as though there is some kind of a presence there that is bothering them.
If you have been to these places or are planning to go, share your experiences with us on our social pages & we will feature your story. Create & share your journeys with Roadcast, because memories are best made when shared.
Most of us want to travel but are unable to do so. Wondering how to make sure that you travel? The most common saying that we hear from the time we are young is “All work and no play makes jack a dull boy”. The truth is that most of us find ourselves in Jack’s shoes once we are out of college. An essential balance between our work & leisure is kind of missing because of our lifestyle. Taking out time to relax & rejuvenate is a task that is always hindered by hectic work hours & the daily job stress. Well, jack is dull, jack doesn’t like learning & exploring, jack is bored ; don’t be like Jack. Here are 5 ways to make sure that you get the time off that you need.
Here are some cool life hacks to get around the work stress & find time to revitalize. If you follow these 5 rules, you will always end up with a sure shot weekend getaway plan that wont end up getting cancelled.
1. Be inquisitive
You can learn so much more in just one day while you travel. Never satiate your hunger to learn or know more.
That hunger to know more about people & places will drive you towards making sure that you travel. Traveling is the most fun way of learning; history, architecture, cultures, languages, geography, economics, lifestyle, adaptation, nature & wildlife, ideologies & philosophies – there is so much to absorb. If you think about it, its all these learning experiences that shape you. So always be eager to learn by traveling; that way you will try to move mountains to find time & travel.
2. Be independent
Most often, plans get cancelled when you are dependent on other people. If you are one of those people who hasn’t traveled alone before, it may seem a bit farfetched. Its normal to think that it will get boring if you are on your own. On the contrary, the truth is that you might start out alone, but you will never end up being alone. If you ever plan to travel on your own, you will always end up meeting other solo travelers. Now-a-days, traveling is a mass phenomenon.
People from all walks of life travel to all kinds of different places. So, if you plan to travel solo, it is very likely that you will end up meeting people who have similar interests as you. Look forward to meeting new people & learning new things from them; it will surely drive you to travel every chance you get.
3. Be impulsive
A very common cause of cancelled plans is too much planning. Planning overly & well in advance leads you into finding out too many flaws in the plan itself & you eventually end up cancelling. So the next time you need a break, DON’T PLAN! Be impulsive when it comes to making plans. Don’t give too much thought to where you will travel next. Make a plan just a few days before you actually travel, pack your bag & just leave.
4. Make a bucket list
Instead of planning where to go, plan what to do. Make a bucket list of all the things that you want to experience : food (street food, sea food, exotic food, fast food), cultures(music, dance, art), adventure(climbing, diving, jumping, surfing), nature(photography, camping, hiking). Be specific when you write your bucket list. To get an idea of a bucket list, one that has all the things that you want to do like there is not tomorrow, watch THE BUCKET LIST. Your real plan should be to strike out every item on that bucket list. So each time you want to strike out an item, plan a trip. Travel to a place that will help you complete a task from your bucket list.
5. Use Roadcast
Download the Roadcast app today & create your journeys. Creating & sharing journeys with everyone will inspire others to travel & take on the journey that you experience. Ask your friends to share their journeys with you. Roadcast is the newest travel social network. The app lets you create & share journeys in real-time. Your friends can see you live as you travel & you can share your experiences by dropping markers at any places of interest.
Tell your friends more about a place using these markers. Add photos & a description to make your journeys informative. Moments are best experienced when shared. Find other travelers who post journeys using Roadcast & drive yourself towards an endless love & passion for travel.
Roadcast – The group travel social app with real time tracking
Roadcast – Group travel social app with real time tracking that makes your journeys memorable. Roadcast helps you stick together while you interact with your group & enjoy each moment of your journey. With this simple app, the journey becomes as amazing as the destination. Roadcast is a new age, social travel app that lets you connect with your whole group. The app offers great fun features such as real-time location tracking, location marking & group chat. Roadcast’s real-time location tracking is one of its kind. It’s the only two way live tracking platform. In simple words, all the group members can see each others’ location in real-time. To mark places of interest & save memories, Roadcast offers a location marking feature.Markers are a fun way to share a place of interest. You can add photos & a description to your markers to make them more informative. The best thing about Roadcast is that your whole journey gets saved with all your pictures & routes. You can relive the journey anytime you like as it gets saved.
Anyone can start a new journey & invite everybody else to join the journey. The leader/ group admin’s path is visible to everyone. Everyone can see each other’s location in real-time. You all can chat in the group & drop markers. The admin can choose to keep or delete markers in the journey. Traveling in groups with your friends & family can be the best kind of travel experience. Group travel is a very common phenomenon in India, where a large population travels with their family at least once every year. The fun begins much before the actual day of travel, with frequent gatherings over food & drinks, specially organized to plan for the trip.
With Roadcast, group travel becomes safer & very convenient. You can share your journey with all your friends on your favorite social websites. Download the Roadcast app today & create your account to travel the social way.
“It’s better to be Mr. Late than Late Mr. “. Amidst such quirky road signs, one can find the road to Shambhala. For those of you who don’t know, Shambhala is believed to be a version of paradise on earth in Tibetan Buddhist and Hindu traditions.
So we started our 12-day long journey on the 19th of June, stuffing our cars with our baggage & food at dawn. We started out from New Delhi.
Ladakh Road Trip Journey Day 1 New Delhi to Patnitop – 670 Km
Our first day, we had to cover the most distance on road compared to all the other days. The 650 odd Km drive through the states of Haryana, Punjab & Himachal Pradesh, during peak summers isn’t very exciting. Still, we managed to keep our energy high with food. It’s a normal thing, isn’t it? Our first major halt was at The Haveli in Jalandhar. After a quick lunch break, we resumed our journey to Patnitop. There wasn’t much to do on the first day, except wonder & anticipate what lies ahead in the next 11 days.
Finally, at around 8 in the evening, we reached Patnitop, where we prepared for next day’s journey.
Ladakh Road Trip Journey Day 2 Patnitop to Sonmarg – 260 Km
We departed from Patnitop at 9 in the morning. Patnitop onwards, the drive is pretty usual; hilly roads & greenery. This “usual” part ends once you enter Kashmir. On your way from Patnitop to Kashmir, you pass through the famous Jawahar Tunnel. The entrance to the tunnel is heavily guarded. You can see guards & CCTV cameras everywhere. It looks like a scene straight out of a Hollywood military flick. Also, photography is strictly prohibited in that area.On entering Kashmir, you will notice a sudden change in terrain. From the hills of Himachal, you will now see lush green valleys & plantations. The highlight of this day was our destination, Sonmarg. As you are about to enter Sonmarg, you will notice hordes of wild horses scattered around the valley, beautiful streams flowing along the road & patches of snow. Sonmarg is somewhat like the green open fields of Switzerland.
On entering Kashmir, you will notice a sudden change in terrain. From the hills of Himachal, you will now see lush green valleys & plantations. The highlight of this day was our destination, Sonmarg. As you are about to enter Sonmarg, you will notice hordes of wild horses scattered around the valley, beautiful streams flowing along the road & patches of snow. Sonmarg is somewhat like the green open fields of Switzerland.
Ladakh Road Trip Journey Day 3 Sonmarg to Kargil – 125 Km
Once we got up in the morning, we headed for a short trek where we were next to the wild horses who didn’t care that we were so close to them. They were busy grazing. Kind of like how we are. When we are eating, we don’t care what’s happening around us till we are done. We had breakfast & left for Kargil. The drive from Songmarg to Kargil is quite the drive. The view is so scenic that it is difficult for the driver to concentrate. Beautifully constructed roads running alongside the Sindh river.
As far as the eye can see, there isn’t a single car on the road, except a few bikers. The only thing that worried us was what lay ahead; the Zojilla Pass. The hype around it was that there isn’t any road & it is a long stretch that will tire you out. The former turned out to be true as there was only gravel & rocks in the name of a road, however, the latter isn’t true as we had crossed it in hardly an hour.
You can notice the change in climate & terrain as you get closer to Kargil. The mountains have lesser vegetation & the air gets cooler.
Entering Kargil, we noticed that even walking itself made us a little breathless. As the day came to an end, we prepared for our most awaited destination – Leh.
Ladakh Road Trip Journe Day 4 Kargil to Leh – 211 Km
On the fourth day, we finally made our way to Leh. Now there was no need to even point out how beautiful the road & the views were. The whole drive is through the barren, rocky mountains of Ladakh. The drive itself was so comforting & peaceful. We effortlessly passed through our second pass – The Namika La at a height of 12,000 Ft. We stopped briefly to click photographs.
Between Namika La & Leh, we stopped at the Buddhist town of Lamayuru that is built around the famous Yuru Monastery. The town and the monastery are very old, one of the first to be built in Ladakh. The monastery is still kept in its original state, even the old wooden flooring intact.
You can enjoy some good vegetarian Tibetan or Italian Food at the monastery’s in-house café. If you ever visit there, you should definitely try the Red Sauce Spaghetti Pasta.
Once we left Lamayuru, we couldn’t help but look around in awe. We had never seen anything like this before. Vast areas separating mountains with a great road running in between. You will encounter a stretch where you will notice cars parked to the side & people clicking pictures. It’s an endless stretch of a flat road as far as you can see. Once you enter Leh, you will notice a significant number of military bases & personnel. The barren mountain desert is nothing short of incredible. Leh is a well-established town with a significant population & traffic. We met our travel agent Mr. Abid, who guided us to what was our home for the next few days. We had booked a guest house by the name of Dream Ladakh, which was situated on Changspa road, a little away from the busy city.
Ladakh Road Trip Journey Day 5 Leh
The 5th day was more about getting acclimatized & resting our bodies to avoid any health issues. Apart from the usual mild headache, we were all doing fine. For some, who didn’t feel too good, they took Diamox, recommended by the doctor. At 12,000 Ft., in a place with hardly any vegetation & thin air, it is essential to stay hydrated & avoid any kind of exertion. We visited the local market, had amazing awesome Thenthuk & momos while in the evening we hung around with our guest house owner’s children & their dog. To our surprise, the guest house owner, Thundup Namgyal, is the present captain of the Indian Ice Hockey team. You can see trophies & medals hanging around everywhere. We had awesome home-made food for dinner, cooked by his wife.
Ladakh Road Trip Journey Day 6 Leh to Nubra – 150 Km
In the morning we left for Nubra Valley. The Journey from Leh begins with South Pullu, North Pullu, Khardong La & Khalsar in between, until you finally reach Nubra. The road from Leh to South Pullu is narrow but smooth. From South Pullu onwards, till North Pullu, there is no road. You practically drive on gravel & rocks. The 20 Km stretch takes forever to cover & is very tiring till Khardong La. The key is to drive slowly & cautiously to avoid any damage to the car or the tyres.
Once you reach Khardong La, you see a sign that reads “The world’s highest motorable road”. THAT SIGN, gives you a sense of achievement. It’s something you can always boast about. From Khardong La we headed for Nubra via. Khalsar. It is incredible seeing such vastness surrounded by barren mountains. As we headed for Diskit, a small town in Nubra Valley where we had our arranged for our stay, we passed through sand dunes. Partially, Nubra has a sandy desert.
Once we checked in to our hotel around 2 p.m., we left for Hunder, a place where you can see the unique Bactrian camels (2 humped camels). Hunder is a vast desert area with hordes of these special species of camel. It is mind boggling how you experience such different types of terrain at such a high altitude, between mountains. You can enjoy a camel ride at Hunder or just look around & appreciate the wonderful view.
Ladakh Road Trip Journey Day 7 Nubra to Pangong – 160 Km
On day 7, we experienced the best part of our entire trip. We made sure we left on time as certain roads may get blocked due to increased flow of water caused by rapid melting of snow during noon. What made this drive so incredible was the beautiful picturesque Shyok Valley, through which we passed. Beautiful green & yellow Trees & pink flowers, next to the Shyok River. On exiting Shyok, we reached Durbuk, where we had tea & Maggie at one of the small cafes there.
Durbuk onwards, the road is great. We crossed Hemis National Park where one can experience wilderness & nature closely. We saw wild horses, mountain cows, goats & marmots. With just a few kilometers left to Pangong Tso, we got a glimpse of the bluest blue color far ahead. It was a view of the lake itself. The closer we got to the lake the more mesmerizing it seemed. The lake stretched as far as we could see & that was only a small part of the giant. The whole lake stretches to about 300 Km with its major part in China.
As we reached our tents we headed for the lake where we dipped our feet in the icy cold salt water. One can sit next to the lake & enjoy its beauty till sundown. We made way for our tents as it got dark. Another highlight of the place was the sky. It’s like you can see the whole galaxy all at once. Different shades of purple & red in the sky with a zillion stars.
Ladakh Road Trip Journey Day 8 & 9 Leh
On the 8th day we made it back to Leh to relax & revitalize. We played soccer with the ladakhi boys, enjoyed good food & met a few people. On the 9th day we visited the famous Thiksey Monastery. The gigantic monastery is built on a hill. The monastery has what we thought was the most beautiful statue of Lord Buddha – Maitreya or Future Buddha. The huge colorful statue was one of a kind. One could practically look at it all day long.
After Thiksey, we visited the residence of the King of Ladakh – The Stok Palace. We saw several ancient artifacts & learned about Ladakh’s rich culture & heritage.
Ladakh Road Trip Journey Day 10 Leh to Sarchu – 260 Km
Day 10 was the beginning of our journey back home. The journey, though about to end, still had a few highlights down the sleeve. We left from Leh to reach Sarchu in Himachal. As we crossed the city, we wondered when would be the next time we get to visit the place again. On the way from Leh to Sarchu, you will encounter 3 passes: Nakee La, Lachulung La & Tanglang La, Tanglang La being the highest in terms of altitude. The passes are all devoid of any kind of roads. Your best bet for crossing safely is a travel friendly weather.
On your way to Sarchu, you will cross Pang. This spot is so picturesque that you will be forced to get out of the car & take pictures.
From Pang, we reached Sarchu. Sarchu is also a beautiful vast valley surrounded by grass covered green mountains. The only accommodation in Sarchu is in tents, where you get slushy ice flowing through the taps. It gets severely cold at night.
Ladakh Road Trip Journey Day 11 & 12
On the 11th day we carried on with our journey on the Leh-Manali Highway. This time we crossed 3 more passes – Baralacha La, Zingzingbar & Rohtang. We encountered snow fall & inclement weather at Baralacha. Again, you wouldn’t find proper roads at any of these. We did see a lot of cyclists making their way uphill. The stretch to Rohtang is the worst of all. The 40 Km is the most painful part of the journey.
Once you reach Rohtang, you will find yourself in the middle of lush green mountains, the kind you are used to seeing. We made our way to Manali from there. We spent the next day in Manali itself gathering & collecting all memories from the last 10 days. On the 12th day we finally arrived back home with the feeling that we have seen what paradise on earth looks like.
We hope this article inspires you to experience what we experienced.