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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media, which increases the risk of redundancy and privacy breaches, and it can lead to a user accidentally working with outdated data or file versions.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 MapBusinessOnline 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. MapBusinessOnline 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 MapBusinessOnline 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 MapBusinessOnline’s number one priority. MapBusinessOnline 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 MapBusinessOnline today. To see the program in action, sign up for a risk-free one-month trial.
Learn How Our Customers are Succeeding with MapBusinessOnline
"We've tried the REST now we are using the BEST. After searching and trying other mapping programs for our delivery operations team and finding that we just couldn't get all the features that we required, we finally found MapBusinessOnline. Not only did it have all the features we needed including Longitude/Latitude and optimizing delivery routes, but it provided us tons of other bells and whistles. MBO proved to be a superb tool for our operations team to create routes and territories with the click of a few buttons while also allowing our reporting team to make beautiful maps that help our executive team visualize the story the data was telling. We are using this for the 2nd year in a row and will be renewing when it is time again. We pride ourselves at offering cutting edge applications to our millions of readers and subscribers worldwide and love that MBO helps us stay ahead of the technology curve by continuing to update their product and features. The release of MBO for the Desktop was a great addition and only helps make using the product even easier. To the staff at MBO — Keep up the great work!"
"Very satisfied and happy with the program! Our organization was a little nervous when we found out we had to replace MapPoint. Once we came across MapBusinessOnline, we knew we had found the program for us. Not only are there many features for the map creators, there are also a lot of usable features for the individuals that receive the view-only shared maps. This is a great program and with the way our organization is changing, I have no concern about recommending it to other internal departments."
Business Manager I-Car
MVP Sports Clubs is a sports and health facility management and development company with opera¬tions in Central Florida and West Michigan. MVP uses MapBusinessOnline to construct demographic map profiles of a radius surrounding each of their many sports clubs. Such market analysis helps MBO users develop a better understanding of their business which makes strategic planning more effective.
"MBO users develop a better understanding of their business which makes strategic planning more effective."
Mark Hope Business Manager MVP Sports
Popular MapBusinessOnline 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.
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.
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.