Well it has been a manic few weeks here at Mapsimise HQ and there has been so much to do, so much so, I have neglected the blog a little and not posted for the last few weeks. So, what have we been up to?
Well first we have been designing and writing, then rewriting and proofreading all the content for the new Mapsimise website. This might sound like an easy task however; most websites are used as a sales tool to inform everyone about the great tools and features and tend to be a sales brochure.
With the new Mapsimise website we are taking a very different approach; we have designed our content around our visitors and our aim is to educate. Our new site is not as a sales brochure that leaves questions unanswered, but instead has lots of explanatory information with many video demos and integration with social media.
From the start we wanted to help you engage with our team through our social media and this has been achieved for both Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with all channels being live. We want to ensure that you have access to a rapid response for help and queries.
Our new website has been designed for industry types, job roles and features, along with 3 packages designed for your business. Each has detailed information about how your business can use Mapsimise and how it enables data from different systems to be connected to help your team work together to create insightful maps.
The new website will be released at the end of July / early August and this will be another milestone created for the release of the platform. We are very excited, as the combined effort with the whole team equates to about 4 years of development time.
So, we are now on the last release leg of Mapsimise and we will be looking to on board early adopters late August and early September, with a range of special offers that will be released nearer the time.
Mapsimise has been designed to be a pay as you go service, with consumption per month being invoiced at the end of each period. There will be no contract terms and no fixed period, making Mapsimise the most flexible GIS On Demand offering currently available.
On release, Mapsimise will allow you to connect with Salesforce.com, SugarCRM and Microsoft Dynamics. We will also be supporting the ability of uploading data directly to Mapsimise from CSV or Microsoft Excel. Furthermore, we will have two marketing connectors enabling data integration with MailChimp and DotDigital.
The Mapsimise development cycle for our release will be completed at the end of July and we are looking for early adopters to be setup in August prior to a September release. If you’re interested in getting involved, please sign up here: https://www.mapsimise.com/
Mapsimise will be hosted with Microsoft Azure in both the EU and America; further locations will be added as demand grows. The Mapsimise platform and service is both secure and scalable and has been designed to meet our customer’s requirements.
Mapsimise Key Differences:
· Connected data model to help share and map data quickly.
· Collaborative team working with maps and data.
· Creates external maps for portals and websites with data.
· Access a range of drawing tools to segment and filter data.
· Access integrated marketing tools to build lists.
· Plan and save routes.
· Import KML files to help filter data.
· Access Google Business Data to search.
Mapsimise is a geospatial software tool and platform, based on Google Maps technology which enables organisations of any type to visualise and map data via connectors or by uploading data to build an effective representation on one or more maps.
Although GIS capability is not new, Mapsimise is, as the approach taken is to bring connected data and geospatial together offering minimal setup and configuration for our customers and business owners.
As part of our initial release we will be supporting connectors with the following providers.
Bio – Alistair Dickinson CEO Mapsimise
After 21 years helping organisations with technology, I’ve seen and worked on many projects. As CEO of Mapsimise I’m still very hands on working with all team members and not sat in an office making spreadsheets and crunching numbers. I’m happy to work on the support desk, take calls and discuss how our tools and technology can help businesses like yours. You can find me on Linkedin, Twitter or email me directly. I’m very jeans and t-shirts and still wear Nike Air trainers to the office which I’m told is cool…