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When Bing Maps was rolled out to replace the popular MapPoint platform, many commercial users felt a sense of acute disappointment. While Bing Maps offers some of the same features as MapPoint, the consensus has been that it falls short as an enterprise-software platform.
Fortunately, there are a number of Bing Map alternatives that offer advanced business mapping functionality. Map Business Online was specifically designed to meet the needs of vibrant commercial enterprises in a wide range of industries. Keep reading to learn more.
Map Business Online vs. Bing Maps
Map Business Online is a comprehensive business mapping solution. Unlike with Bing Maps, an extensive set of standard features means most customers won’t need to modify MBO with custom APIs or services. You don’t need to hire programmers to work with Map Business Online. Other benefits of using MBO instead of Bing Maps include:
Improved territory management tools. Map Business Online allows users to create detailed sales territories using city, county, state or zip code layers, add in demographic data and analyze areas of interest. This makes strategic planning and resource management smarter and simpler – an important benefit for any business with an active sales and marketing staff.
Simplified pricing and licensing options. As an alternative to Bing Maps, Map Business Online offers a far simpler licensing and pricing structure. MBO has been designed specifically to meet the needs of enterprise customers, so you know you’re getting the right product for your business. There are not that many differences between plans: the length of the subscription, the number of users and the geographic areas covered. Visit the MBO Pricing page for details and avoid the Microsoft pricing conundrum.
Personalized service. Both Bing Maps and Map Business Online offer on-demand technical support from a team of knowledgeable experts. However, only Map Business Online can deliver the level of personalized service you expect from a dedicated business mapping company. The Map Business Online team will get to know you and your needs over time, and will provide enhanced support and troubleshooting accordingly. Unlike with Bing Maps, at Map Business Online you’re not just another anonymous customer.
By far the biggest advantage to using Map Business Online instead of Bing Maps is that MBO has been designed from the ground up to serve enterprise clients. This means it integrates more seamlessly with Salesforce, QuickBooks and other management and accounting tools, and provides a richer feature set that makes it easier to use geographic and demographic data to your advantage.
Get started with Map Business Online by requesting your free 1-month trial today. Contact a representative directly to learn more.
Learn How Our Customers are Succeeding with Map Business Online
The Alternative Board (TED), an advisory board creation service for business of all types and sizes, used MapPoint to import customer locations, create and manage territories, and for visual market analysis. When MapPoint left them high and dry, they began looking for a MapPoint replacement. This process led them to Map Business Online.
Over a period of a few weeks Map Business Online shared several online web demo that showed exactly how Map Business Online would replace and improve upon the mapping technology TED had become used to. The Alternative Board recently renewed their Map Business Online subscription for another year.
The Alternative Board
"I just wanted to say thank you for this amazing mapping tool! I've tried a number of sales territory map solutions and this is by far the best. I just (finally!) switched over from MapPoint and this is so much better, I wish I had switched sooner. Your videos and blog are also really helpful, though most things I have figured out on my own. It looks like I also have a lot more to discover as I explore the data visualization tools. Thanks again!"
Andrea Harrison Business Analyst Brainlab, Inc.
"In a large company, with many layers of sales teams, sales management, territories, operations teams and distribution, it is vital to have a solution to quickly and easily display country and regional maps. I have tried multiple other mapping solutions in the past only to be frustrated by their limitations or by their complexity. Map Business Online perfectly fits my need. MBO has the versatility to allow me to build somewhat complicated maps but also allows me to knock out the quick, one-off request. MBO continues to add features and I am excited to see what new features come out next."
Dave Perek Sr Business Analyst Schneider Electric
Popular Map Business Online features
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.
Use our sales territory mapping software to create sales territories by ZIP code, county, or state. Aggregate demographics and sales data by territory. Search business data inside sales territories. Highlight territory overlap.
Search & segment data from multiple centers. Generate market area profiles. Find nearest store or pick up locations. Batch calculate distances, as well as driving times to multiple locations. Aggregate demographic data. Enrich a dataset with demographic or geographic variables.
Draw circles, rectangles, polygons, and lines. Choose from a selection of line styles and fill colors. Identify map locations with text. Draw market areas and sales territories. Customize your business map.
Visualize business data on map with various symbols
Assign specific symbols, colors, and sizes to your data points on map. Choose from a wide variety of symbols or create your own. Visually define customers and prospects across multiple locations using symbols color coding.
Print large maps to use in presentations and project plans. Save maps as PDF files to print as large as 60” x 60” customer maps. Supports multiple pages option to use your home or office printer for large wall 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.