The concept of online businesses is growing at a fast pace where they must also recognize the sensitive issues that come along with delivering packages in the most convenient and affordable way. A study conducted by Dresner Advisory Services states, that more than 50% of companies are using big-data and cloud-based delivery solutions. A closer look exposes the difference in adoption rate across industries.

Contemporarily, the industry of last mile is going to witness a significant improvement in data collection, where automated re-scheduling and dock managing will become vital. Drivers will be scheduled using more accurate technologies than human driven policies. These trends predict that in a few years, the Cloud and IoT dock management will most likely become the top priority of many industries. To completely revolutionize the supply chain industry, a significant shift is required since early logistics companies have not been successful adopters of cloud-based techniques which are vital to optimize the last mile delivery.

PickFleet is also acting as a supporting actor to help the logistics industry accelerate and adopt cloud-based last mile delivery. It provides services that can effectively gather data, analyze it and then fully optimize it for future usage in forecasting outcomes and even uncertainties. Currently, almost every top logistics company has invested billions of dollars in Big Data and Analytics. As someone mentioned:

“Big Data acts like lots of water”, it is cheaper yet expensive to transport.

But this where PickFleet ensures that their clients successfully adopt inexpensive data mining techniques with real time data utilization.

Cloud-based last-mile delivery solutions offer amore cost effective, highly visible, fast paced deployment and greater flexibility because of which many experts are adopting such softwares. On the other hand, the on-premises software is less effective and requires an additional expenditure in maintenance which is quite costly for small businesses. Both of the delivery solutions provide similar features but Cloud-based are more valuable, here is how.

Cloud-based last-mile delivery solutions are often based upon a monthly subscription plan because of which new changes within the systems are introduced almost instantly. Meanwhile, the monthly subscription plan reduces the overall annual cost making the deployment of the last-mile delivery solution faster. In case of small business, a cloud-based solution also offers you to decide whether you want the whole package or just the features that are most beneficial towards your business thus resolving further confusion.

Coming towards data analytics, the first step involves gathering real time data from point of origination. Considering the fact that we are living in a digital age, every connectable device based on IoT is gathering new and fresh data which keeps on being stored within the database. The capability to access it instantly by all within the organization would give logistics companies an edge within the market and that is exactly what a cloud-based solution does. Thus, companies tend to adopt cloud-based technologies much faster as compared to its counterpart.