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New Video Series Demonstrates the Power of Map My Customers

Map My Customers is a powerful sales tool designed to increase productivity. Over 5,000 companies use the platform to gain insights, improve efficiency, and organize their sales teams. We are launching a video series to showcase how companies utilize  Map My Customers. To kickoff the series, our first video features route planning and optimization.

Route optimization

You’re an amazing salesperson, but are you working at peak efficiency? Peak efficiency is a theoretical rate of selling that refers to the maximum amount of sales a person can achieve. While it is difficult to reach this rate, you can use tools and strategies to get as close as possible.

Closing The Gender Gap in the Tech Industry

Take a look around at your office space right now and do a quick count of men vs. women. I know that in my current work space, around 90% of people are men. By no means is this another “men vs. women” post. According to the National Centre for Women and Information Technology, 26% of professional computing occupations in the U.S workforce are held by women and even more alarmingly, women only gain one in twenty new STEM jobs, versus men, who are one in four. Outlined in The Industry Gender Gap Report, it is made clear that “If current industry gender gap trends persist and labour market transformation towards new and emerging roles in computer, technology and engineering-related fields continues to outpace the rate at which women are currently entering those types of jobs, women are at risk of losing out on tomorrow’s best job opportunities”.


At this stage, the numbers are alarming, in that they show women as having minimal influence over helping shape the technology industry and so, change is imperative. However change can only come given the right emphasis on diversity and inclusion in the workforce and the promotion of the correct culture.

One key way is to increase awareness, especially in young girls, from their school days. In an article written by Susan Wokcicki, employee of Google, she talks about her passion about women in technology and how that has related to her family life. Susan says that they had one family computer in the house, which her son ‘conquered’ and consequently, her daughter, being unable to access it, was left to find another hobby.

The same happening in schools across America. Girls are taught that being in the computer or technology industry is an isolated profession, perhaps not lending well to a work-life balance.

In order for jobs and employment rate of women to rise, girls should be taught from an early age as to the impact they can have and change they can affect in the tech industry. Technology is revolutionizing almost every part of our life at an unprecedented pace. Yet today, women hold only 26 percent of all tech jobs.

Check out this video trailer of Lesley Chilcott, who is creating a new documentary about the role girls can play in technology. Let it not be about boys versus girls, but rather, using technology to solve a problem in society.

Customer Happiness: Mother and Son Duo Work Together To Increase Flexibility and See The Big Picture

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We wanted to learn more about how our customers use Map My Customers and what need it helps them serve. We were lucky enough to have a chat with Jennifer and Logan, who have been using our product to “see high customer volume areas” and have a visual representation of where their customers are. Jennifer’s company, My Hot Lunchbox, partners with schools to provide hot, nutritious lunches to children. They have clients nationwide and use Map My Customers to keep track of schools and vendors across the nation.

 

What were Jennifer and Logan using prior to Map My Customers?

 

Previously, Jennifer and Logan used Google Maps to “highlight every customer and vendor with different colored stars.” They found that this didn’t allow them flexibility in being able to see the difference between different groups of clients. Since implementing Map My Customers into their repertoire of online management tools, Jenn is able to see “high customer volume areas” and group their contacts according to schools and vendors.

 

How was the setup process?

 

Logan, Jenn’s twelve year old son, entered all the contacts in the map and initially started experimenting with the features. We asked how a young boy, like Logan, found the initial onboarding process and whether he required any assistance from support sources. He said: “when you log in, everything is divided into self-explanatory sub groups” and there is a “big, ‘add customers’ button, so you know where you need to go to get started.”

 

Additionally, the account has been set up in such a way so that Jennifer is able to see the vendors they current work with as well as potential clients that may be nearby.

“It made our production a lot more successful”

Largely, Jennifer says that Map My Customers has made her “production a lot more successful” and that she is now able to see “the big picture”.

 


Check out our game plan for the year and see how Map My Customers can be used to suit your business needs.

6 Tools All Salespeople Should Be Using To Save Time & Money

6 Tools All Salespeople Should Be Using To Save Time & Money

Tools For Salespeople

Leverage These Useful Sales Apps For Optimal Performance

Sales professionals should not fear that technology will replace them. Rather, sales professionals need to understand that technology can help them boost performance. Sales will always be a relationship driven profession. Technology exists only to reinforce those relationships with prospective and current customers. Learn about the top 6 types of tools you can use to boost your performance.

Use CRMs To Manage Sales Relationships

CRM Flow Chart

This is a no-brainer. To be honest, if you’re not using a customer relationship management tools (CRMs), you are already likely behind your competitors.

Map My Customers Update: New Mobile Site, New App, New Features!

Map My Customers Update: New Mobile Site, New App, New Features!

Sales CRM For Customer Mapping

This is a very exciting post for the future of Map My Customers, so much so I’m not even sure where to begin writing. For starters, we want to thank you for your early support and feedback of our idea. Seeing so many dedicated users passionate about using our product helps our small team take on some of the biggest companies in the world – all while having no central office, no investment money, and no business connections.

After fielding feedback since the beginning of the year on our product, we’ve taken a lot of it to heart and have worked tirelessly to produce a new & quality product that you can reliably use on any device – yes, Windows, Android, iOS, anything.

Why CRM Matters For Sales

Why CRM Matters For Salespeople

CRM for Sales

What is CRM?

Customer relationship management (CRM) has become the driving force behind many of today’s most successful companies. CRM is a tool used by organizations to build relationships with their current clients and understand their needs better. CMR assists in providing your clients with the best possible service. CRM is an outstanding solution for many reasons.

CRM applies to any company regardless of size or stage. Whether a company is in the start up stage or is an international company, CRM will benefit you. CRM is all about building relationships. CRM allows you to take your focus off of administration and become focused on selling.