Today we are looking at how you can use geospatial technology, route planning and scheduling to increase productivity for your engineers. We have covered route-planning in several other blogs but managing a team on the road and having your planning team to be able to visualise data via a map to track progress is what we are looking at in this post.
I was recently working with a medium sized telecom provider that had several requirements when it came to mapping out data for use within the business. They had asked me to review their Sales, Marketing and Service procedures with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and help them to organise data so that the business could be more efficient.
As a network provider they had a limited geographical sales area and they wanted to see firstly where all their customers were to see if additional customers could be identified for the same services. Secondly, they wanted to be able to schedule installs by location to reduce revisits to the same area. Finally, they wanted to be able to use their data for marketing so a given location could be marketed and depending on customer density they would take a number of different approaches.
In using mapping technology, they could quickly connect to their Microsoft Dynamics 365 and render all their prospect and customer data, overlaying service provision from the network by house number.
Your business might be similar, you may need to plan and schedule jobs for engineers to perform installs or maintenance work and having data mapped in this way enables you to manage job by area reducing time and creating effective planned routes for those on the road.
Mapsimise as a solution has been designed to work with nearly every type of business that has a need to visualise data with maps or run spatial queries on data for Sales, Marketing or Service functions in your business.
Having had the opportunity to work with many different types of organisations, business owners and many different people in the last two decades, I’ve come to understand a lot about how people want to work, how they think things should work and how different businesses view and value data. Taking all this experience and my background in software engineering enables me to work with our team to design and build Mapsimise.
Our focus has been around the teams and individual people using it. It must be easy to use and not need to be a data scientist or a GIS expert. At the end of the day it is meant for business users and for engineers to access relevant data.
If your organisation needs to plan and track jobs on a daily basis, if you need to see activity by location or see where the customers are and identify what is going on, then Mapsimise might just help.
If you want to see how, follow the steps below
How to get started with Mapsimise
If you are ready to get started, it's so easy! Start visualising your data on one or more maps by signing up to your own Mapsimise account and get started. Follow the steps below:
- Firstly, visit our website Mapsimise.com
- Click Get Started
- Select the package that suites your organisation
- Fill in the registration form
- Validate and log in to your Mapsimise account (by email)
- Add your billing information and select the connectors or upgrade from your Go Package
If you get stuck, you can sign into the Help Desk and raise a ticket with Mapsimise Support OR click here.
We look forward to working with you and helping you visualise your data, gaining location intelligence.