Benefits of Browser-Based Mapping

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Cloud-based — also known as browser-based — software is fast emerging as the preferred platform for enterprise applications. With browser-based software, program data and files are stored on a server’s secure Cloud hosted web service rather than on a user’s computer. This has a number of advantages, both for enterprise applications in general and mapping software in particular. These include:

  • Convenience: Online mapping software is accessible from any computer and some mobile devices. This puts mapping data and other critical business intelligence right at your fingertips, so long as you have access to an internet connection. Sales agents on the road can use browser-based mapping software to access leads in real-time, no matter where they are. Software updates occur at off hours. There’s no need for clunky, time consuming software updates.
  • Collaboration: Online map software is ideal for collaboration, particularly in large organizations with locations spread out across a wide geographic area. Standalone software requires information to be shared using email or physical media, which increases the risk of redundancy and privacy breaches, and it can lead to a user accidentally working with outdated data or file versions. With a browser-based mapping program, all users have immediate access to the most current data and can share customized maps easily.
  • Scalability: Cloud-based mapping software like Map Business Online is designed to grow with your business. Deployment over the cloud allows businesses to implement bring your own device (BYOD) policies, which saves the expense of purchasing new hardware and allows employees the freedom to work on the platform they know best. Map Business Online is compatible with both Mac and PC products. Adding new users is easy, too, as no complicated and time-consuming software installation is required.
  • Customizability: With online mapping software, making global changes to the application’s setup is simple. From the outset, a Map Business Online representative will work with you to determine the best combination of services for your needs and configure your system accordingly.
  • Ease-of-use: Browser-based software is updated automatically, which eliminates the tedious process of installing new versions or security patches when they are released. Cloud-based applications are also easier for help desks to troubleshoot and train new staff on, as they ensure all users are working on the same platform. This is especially useful for mapping programs, which can involve a steeper learning curve than other enterprise applications.

What about Privacy?

The biggest concern about moving from offline to online mapping software is that of privacy. While there is always a risk of a security breach in both desktop and Cloud platforms, web-based programs are typically safer as there is less risk of user error. Your data security is Map Business Online’s number one priority. Map Business Online employs industry-standard encryption and security protocols to keep your critical data protected online at all times.

For more information about moving to an online mapping platform, or about the benefits of cloud-based services in general, contact Map Business Online today. To see the program in action, sign up for a risk-free one-month trial.

Learn How Our Customers are Succeeding with Map Business Online

A leading provider of automated storage and retrieval systems, Kardex Remstar has a multi-layered distribution network in North America. Mapping regional sales territories and sales districts using ZIP codes and states. Kardex Remstar tapped into MBO territory creation services to make the process quick and easy. Detailed ZIP code tables were converted by Map Business Online into multiple maps describing their distribution network, sales coverage by customer segment, and product maps.

"The product is phenominal and the support even better."

Sales Manager
Kardex

"I have been using MapBusinessOnline for about 8 months and couldn’t be happier with the services it provides. I have employees and myself who map around 250 routes monthly for our sales team. The interface is easy-to-use and the abilities are exactly what I need. My sales team finds the maps and step by step routes easy to follow and accurate. My store lists change every quarter and the uploading system allows me to quickly upload a new list and categorize the account by priority using colors and shapes. I have also used the heat mapping capabilities and found those easy to customize and quick to use. As with any advanced software, this does take a week or two to learn the more complex features, but it is well worth the time invested. This is the software I would have designed if I was to create one myself. Great job!!!"

Bill Hanavan
Director of Operations
Strategic Retail Solutions

"We use MBO for event planning at cities all across the USA. It’s easy and fast. It blows away the other applications we tried."

Kristine Gates
Strategic Accounts Sales Manager
Extend Health

Popular Map Business Online features

Share business maps

Create interactive maps and share with friends, colleagues, dealers, customers, prospects or vendors. Share territory maps. Email saved JPEG and PNG files or embed map files in PowerPoint presentations. Includes PDF export for larger print formats.

Share editable maps with your sales force

Control shared business maps’ access at team or individual levels. Encourage team collaboration through shared sales territory and customer maps. Improve communications within your sales force through clear business maps.

Build fast map visualizations of your business data

Map business data from various sources by street address, city name, ZIP code, or latitude and longitude. Plot 250,000 or more locations on a map at once. All you need to start is a spreadsheet with business data.

Select one of many carefully designed base maps

Plot your business locations or sales territories on top of recent base maps crafted by the best cartographers from Esri – the leader in mapping industry: satellite imagery, streets, National Geographic and topographic maps.

Plan customers visits with optimized routing

Use maps to identify customers within a radius or polygon. Optimize visits sequence and generate turn-by-turn driving directions. Reduce travel costs. Improve ROI and productivity.

Add a variety of layers and data to map

Includes ZIP codes, Counties, States, Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), Census Tracts, City Limits, ZIP3 codes, US cities, Highways, and other map layers.