If you’re looking for the best mapping software for your business, it’s important to look at both the features and the overall value various platforms offer. Mapline and MapBusinessOnline are both powerful business mapping programs that can be used by organizations to build sales territories, optimize routes and plan for future growth. However, a closer inspection of the two programs reveals that MapBusinessOnline is the smarter choice for any organization with advanced mapping needs. Here’s why.
Business mapping software may integrate seamlessly with your CRM platform. Mapline is designed to work most effectively with Excel spreadsheet data.
While this is a useful feature if you use that platform exclusively, most businesses store information and intelligence in multiple programs and databases. In addition to Excel support, MapBusinessOnline works better with a wider range of programs, so you can enjoy the benefits of its advanced functionality whether you run Salesforce, QuickBooks, ACT! or other enterprise software.
For many businesses, the best mapping software will be the most affordable. In this regard, MapBusinessOnline is once again the clear choice. Mapline and MapBusinessOnline both offer several subscription packages based on your needs. Mapline's most affordable option costs $330/year and allows you to create up to 20 maps. However, to draw custom shapes and territories, including heat maps, you must upgrade to the Pro package, which costs $660 annually.
MapBusinessOnline starts at $500.00/year and includes full support for up to 200 saved maps, as well as premium editing and drawing tools not available on Mapline’s basic package.
For that same base price of $500.00 per year ($350 per year for ontime renewal) Map Business Online allows up to 250,000 location records (or pins) per map. MapLine's most expensive option only enables up to 15,000 pins per map – a severe restriction for serious business mappers.
More than just a more robust Mapline alternative, MapBusinessOnline is one of the best territory platforms available today offering full featured territory map capabilities such as regions and division support. See it in action for yourself by signing up for a free one-month trial.
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 MapBusinessOnline.
Over a period of a few weeks MapBusinessOnline shared several online web demo that showed exactly how MapBusinessOnline 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
"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."
Strategic Accounts Sales Manager
"This software has been tremendously helpful in mapping out my company’s sales territories map. I have researched many other products, but no one came close to the ease of use of data customization options MapBusinessOnline provides. Also, their maps are extremely accurate and pleasing to the eye. Sales projections and territory expansions can be easily mapped out with this software. Most importantly, they provide free training and a vast number of video guides that have been extremely helpful. It is apparent that this company cares about their product and their customers. Really happy with it."