Many businesses operate field teams and coordination is crucial on the road to achieving greater efficiency. While on its own property, the company can have increased control over the work processes and fine-tune the time needed to perform certain actions, field activities involve a greater immersion into the unpredictable. Google has a solution for that and now just announced it will improve it. Google Maps Engine Pro clients will have access to another map-based solution, Google Maps Coordinate.
The workforce management tool, Google Maps Coordinate, gives businesses the possibility to assign team members jobs and follow up through the whole process. All this by using Google Maps. The services was introduced in June 2012.
Another map-based solution for businesses is Google Maps Engine Pro, which allows spreadsheet data to be imported into a map. Until now, the two services were sold separately, but Google decided to offer access to both of them for only one subscription to Maps Engine Pro. From now on Maps Engine Pro can be accessed with only a simple Google account. Previously, only Google App customers had access to it. Maps Engine Pro was launched in October 2013.
Google Maps is one of the company’s most important product. Last week, Google Maps reached the version 8.2 with an update including elevation data for cyclists.
Google Maps Engine Pro can dramatically improve the efficiency of field operations
With the merger of the two programs, Google wants to enhance the businesses access to and interest in their services. Google Maps Engine Pro seems to be the first to use when planning an action, while Google Maps Coordinate helps implement the idea. The applications of the two services is so vast that only a couple of examples will make justice. Planning a festival involves deployments of resources and people in a relatively small area, but field planning and coordination must be strictly respected for fast results. Want to open a new business? Maps Engine Pro even allows you to see who and where your competitors are in the selected area. For example, a building management firm can organize the buildings they maintain on a map and when a maintenance call comes in, assign the nearest worker to the job. Jen Kovnats, Product Manager, Google Maps for Business offers another example, “a building management firm can organize the buildings they maintain on a map and when a maintenance call comes in, assign the nearest worker to the job.” With only $5 per month per users, businesses can enjoy both services.