It's no secret that brick-and-mortar stores face increased competition from online retailers. One key advantage traditional retailers have over their online counterparts is a unique local perspective. Making this best use of this requires a strategic investment in tools that will help you leverage your sales history and other business intelligence in a geographic format.
That's where MapBusinessOnline comes in. MBO is a retail mapping solution that lets you work with your proprietary data and view it in new, insightful contexts. Ideal for both single-location stores and franchises, MapBusinessOnline is one of the best ways to get a strategic edge over your competition. Here's how.
MapBusinessOnline contains several tools that help you get to know your community and customers better. Rather than relying on received wisdom about who lives where and how they shop, take a smarter, more data-driven approach. With MapBusinessOnline, retailers can:
MapBusinessOnline interfaces seamlessly with Salesforce, Act!, QuickBooks and other enterprise CRM and accounting platforms, making it easy to import your current and historical sales data. Select subscription packages provide access to industry-specific intelligence by market analysis firms such as Realzips and others.
As a retailer, the decision to expand your business is one of the most critical you'll make. You need to make sure a potential new location will provide the best possible chance of success. MapBusinessOnline provides you with the intelligence you need to make site selection easy. With it, you can plot potential locations on a map to see where the nearest competition is, view traffic routes and get a picture of where the neighborhood will be in the years to come.
Because MapBusinessOnline is a cloud-based platform compatible with Mac and PC operating systems, collaborating on projects with remote stakeholders is simple, making it easy to get buy-in from your partners on a proposed location.
Finally, for retailers, mapping software like MapBusinessOnline can help manage costs by allocating smarter sales territories and planning more efficient delivery routes. With it, you can draw up custom sales and service regions that help you make better use of available resources, maximizing opportunities and keeping your operating expenses lower.
Learn more about the many benefits MapBusinessOnline can have for your business by exploring the available case studies, white papers and other resources on this website. Alternately, see for yourself how easy and insightful it is by downloading a free 1-month trial today. Contact the MapBusinessOnline team today for assistance getting started.
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 MapBusinessOnline into multiple maps describing their distribution network, sales coverage by customer segment, and product maps.
"The product is phenomenal and the support even better."
This leading North American reseller of hardware and software supports millions of businesses worldwide. We get regular calls from SHI representatives who need to offer a MapPoint replacement or to simply provide business mapping software for a corporate or government account. SHI customers include users of annual subscriptions for the USA and Canada as well as collaborative Team Editing subscriptions for corporate accounts.
Software House International (SHI)
One of many international companies left hanging by Microsoft’s cancelation of MapPoint and turning to MapBusinessOnline for a MapPoint replacement. Multiple departments across the enterprise utilize business mapping for a variety of applications including claims management analysis, insurance related operational planning, and market analysis. An extremely detailed procurement and security review lead to a contract for MapBusinessOnline services. Corporate accounts use MBO for sales territory mapping, collaborative Team editing, and communicating with maps.
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