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Distance calculation during optimizer planning vs. charge calculation

Dear TM experts,


We have a requirement to use straight line distance during optimizer planning as there are performance concerns w.r.t. using our external GIS provider. However we still want to utilize the external provider for calculating distance as it is required for charge calculation. Is there a way we can achieve this, i.e. have optimizer use straight line but at some point later have TM call external service provider?

Best Regards,

KC

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    Apr 14, 2014 at 06:29 PM

    Hello,

    Have you checked the white paper of GIS integration(SAP Note 1685381)?

    Rgs, Marcelo

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    • It is not a question of TL on Zones level. The opt-preproc always determines the distance between all involved locations that are connected. And usually you define your connections fitting to your business, not the question if it is slow or not.

      Performance issues should be handled with good buffering (pre-fill buffer as much as possible) and a very, very good implementation of the external GIS call. Here every invested minute to figure out the best solution together with the GIS vendor is a good minute.