Illustrate Business Data on a Map with Charts

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How to Illustrate Business Data on a Map with Charts

A great benefit of incorporating Map Business Online mapping software into your strategic planning activities is that it provides an excellent way to bring your business data to life. Simply import data from your Excel spreadsheets or other resources such as Salesforce.com and QuickBooks, and you can plot selected data points on a map in the form of full-color pie or bar charts.

Displaying pie or bar charts on a map can provide a number of important business advantages. For instance, you can clearly see the breakdown of sales on a per-product basis for any region or territory you choose to target. You can also segment your customers based on certain demographic criteria such as age, gender, income or home value, which can prove invaluable when developing targeted direct mail campaigns. You can also see whether your customers are paying their bills by visually comparing invoices due vs. invoices paid.

We’ve made it easy to learn how to illustrate data on a map with charts. Simply follow the simple steps for color-coding your data, plotting your data files, choosing the way in which you wish to summarize your data by geography or territory, and selecting the various options regarding chart size, labeling, values and more.

Chart samples are automatically updated as you make your selections, and you can preview your charts before completing the process by clicking on the “Done” button.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding how to illustrate business data on a map with charts.

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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 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

"This software is a game changer for me in the workplace. Easy to use tools and a fast system to do the job efficiently and effectively every time. I’ve been able to build more territories with confidence, bringing my team more growth opportunities for 2019"

Daina C.
Franchise Development Manager
Amada Franchise, Inc.

Popular Map Business Online features

Illustrate business data on map with charts

Graphically depict your business data on a map using pie or bar charts. Use charts to show sales by product, invoices due vs. paid, products ordered vs. shipped, and sales by customer demographics.

Emphasize customers density with heat maps

Highlight market areas that generate more business. Visually compare map areas for business potential. Select from a variety of heat map colors and options.

Color code maps by ZIP code, county, or state

Import business data by ZIP code to show it geographically. Create colorful maps for business analysis that connect real Census data to locations on the ground.

Display business data against demographic maps

Categorize geographic areas by population or household income. Explore new markets, business patterns, or social trends against color coded Census maps for business and competitor analysis.

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.

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.

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.

Print large format map views

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.

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.