CHICAGO, IL, USA — OCTOBER 29, 2018 — Route, a business management platform for the building services industry, announced today the beta release of their new product at the 2018 ISSA Show North America.

Route has gained strong momentum over the past year. Starting as an idea in a Chicago-based Pitch Contest hosted by Chicago’s 1871, the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, and Capital One, the team proceeded to win the contest and begin work on building out the platform they dreamed up.

Route’s capabilities at launch will include the following features:

  • Walkthrough Builder™: Gather dimensions, floor type, hot points and special notes by room, area, or task on site with actual images of the client’s space
  • Team Scheduling: Match jobs to a team member's profile and schedule with an intuitive, efficient interface
  • Workflow Management: A digital checklist containing all of the account specific work by room, area or task right in to the hands of your technicians
  • Technician Profiles: Put a face to hard work and provide a place to showcase the unique talents and accomplishments of employees.

Targeting an official release in early 2019, the Route team has begun seeking out interested partners for their Early Access Program. The Program will last about 3 months and is open to all attendees of the ISSA Show, as well as a limited number of outside participants. Throughout the Program, Route will implement new features and request feedback from all participants on their experience using the feature.

For Early Access, apply at or contact Joe Grotto, Chief Product Officer:


Route was developed for the unique and complex needs of Building Service Contractors, featuring mobile and web applications for managing the full Account Lifecycle while creating synergies across the day to day activities happening at your company.

Walkthrough Builder™ collects and organizes the scope of work including dimensions, floor type, hot points and special notes by room, area, or task on site with actual images of the prospect's space. Use this information to calculate your Bid with Route's Estimator, then generate a Proposal supercharged by custom templates, personalization, and automation that bring you and your team unprecedented growth and productivity.

Our vision is to bring about the future of Services; To build a platform providing transparency, efficiency, and accountability to every stakeholder by harnessing the vast potential of data at work.


ISSA Show North America is the top event for professionals in the cleaning industry and the one show for cleaning and maintenance solutions. From October 29 to November 1, manufacturers, distributors, facility managers, building contractors, and residential cleaners will come together for information sharing, relationship building, and product innovation.


With more than 9,300 members — including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members — ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry.

The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line.

Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Parramatta, Australia; and Shanghai, China.

For more information, visit, join the discussion with ISSA’s LinkedIn group, follow ISSA on our Facebook page and Twitter account, or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.

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