17 May 2012

Delivery Routes and Technology

I am supposed to be drawing up the final delivery routes. I promised Karl I would have them finished today, but I am going cross-eyed (and the new specs really don't help, I am better off not wearing them at all).

I am a bit of a tech geek but I don't think technology is helping me as much as it should. I have addresses in the accounting software, in two different email programs, on private Google maps, in my phone and on the GPS. At the moment I have to make most of the updates manually. Google maps refuses to talk directly to Garmin, but I can copy the link to another website that will. Outlook will not talk directly with Gmail or my phone, but Gmail and the phone sync perfectly (hence the 2 email servers - I don't actually use the Gmail address unless our server is down). QuickbooksPro syncs with Outlook - the only reason I use Outlook, but the sync is not very good and I have to reinstall it quite often. I still prefer Pegasus as an email program, but it doesn't talk to anyone.

Most of today has been spent making sure that each batch of data matches exactly with the others.

I swear the first person who makes a program that can sync everything with a couple of button pushes will make a fortune, but only if they do it before Google takes over the world!