There are many people out there looking for a Microsoft Streets & Trips alternative on a daily basis. Why is that? Well, Microsoft Streets & Trips was known as the preferred customer mapping & routing tool for sales professionals (before Microsoft discontinued Streets & Trips back in 2014). Why did salespeople like Streets & Trips so much?
- It allowed them to stay organized and prepare for their day ahead of time.
- It allowed them to create optimized routes guaranteed to save them time on the road and money on gas.
- It allowed them to change the route & view customers notes on the go from their computer
At Map My Customers, we've found that many of our users were once Streets & Trips fanatics and found us because they were looking for an alternative solution. Since these users have started using our tool, they have become huge Map My Customers advocates because we offer them the core capabilities Streets & Trips did and more at a market-best rate. What were these capabilities? Let's find out.
Streets & Trips Alternative Feature 1: Route Optimization
At Map My Customers, we can help you save 30% in time and money on a weekly basis by creating multiple optimized routes for up to 23 stops at a time. Creating a route on our platform is actually much easier and faster to do than on Streets & Trips. Since our platform is powered by Google Maps (proven by CNBC to be more accurate than Apple Maps) you can rest assured knowing that the route order you see will always be the fastest route possible. The image above shows what your route looks like on the map. The image below is an example of what the route would look like on a stop-by-stop basis.
In this image, you'll also see that we tell you how many miles you will travel with this route and how long this route takes. From here, you can click "Directions" and open up Google Maps to get the directions for each stop. This feature is also available on our app on iPhone, iPad or Android devices. Changing the order of a route is also very simple. Simply, drag and drop each stop and rearrange it in the order you want it to be in. From this route page, you can also go in and add/review notes for each customer which leads us to our next topic...
Streets & Trips Alternative Feature 2: Customer Notes
One of the amazing advantages of Streets & Trips was that it allowed you to pull up notes for each customer visit. This way, you'll know exactly what the conversation was about last time you saw your customer, making it easier to tailor the conversation. With Map My Customers, you can do the exact same thing. We offer standard fields like name, address, lead status and groups (categories). Below those fields, you'll also see we offer one big notes textbox in order to log your notes after each meeting. We also offer the ability to create up to 30 custom fields to be able to track all of the information you may need for your customers.
What More Can Map My Customers Do As A Streets & Trips Alternative?
One of the biggest advantages of Map My Customers is that we are a web and mobile solution. You can easily create routes on web and have it be available and accessible from your mobile device (iOS or Android) and vice versa. You can access any of the information you have on your Map My Customers account from the mobile app.
Other great mapping features, besides mobile access, that we offer, are:
- Offline access of the app.
- Up to 25 colors that can be used to color code your customers.
- Ability to filter through customers by Group/Category.
- Route creation in a particular order.
- Sales funnel & circle sales map.
- Create & draw visual territories.
Our users themselves claim that Map My Customers is the best Streets & Trips alternative not only because we offer the best value and price point in the market, but also because of our great customer support.
Feel free to reach out with any questions!