In ExpressionEngine, most of the time we struggle with creating preferred URLs or URL segments as its been created with the combination of template group name and template name like http://yoursite.com/index.php/template_group/template_name. So, to have preferred URLs, modules like Pages, Structure etc are being used. Now it have been overcome with the newly added feature of “Template Route Manager”. In which any template can be routed with preferred URL.
I really like this newly added feature.
More about it can be seen from the blog Template Routes in ExpressionEngine 2.8