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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.

#1 MapPoint Alternative: Map My Customers

#1 MapPoint Alternative: Map My Customers

Alternative To MapPoint For Sales

There are many people out there looking for a Microsoft MapPoint alternative on a daily basis. Why is that? Well, Microsoft MapPoint was known as the preferred customer mapping & routing tool for sales professionals (before Microsoft discontinued it back in 2014). Why did salespeople like MapPoint 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 edit their routes & view customer notes on the go from their computer

At Map My Customers, we’ve found that many of our users were once MapPoint fanatics.

#1 Streets & Trips Alternative: Map My Customers

#1 Streets & Trips Alternative: Map My Customers

Top Streets & Trips Replacement

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.

3 Key Reasons Why Your Sales Team Needs Customer Mapping

3 Key Reasons Why Your Sales Team Needs Customer Mapping

Most salesmen are using traditional CRMs like Salesforce or Hubspot to keep track of their customer database. However, have you ever wondered what else you could be doing to increase efficiency and optimize the management of your sales team? Using a mapping platform can help transform your company’s black and white CRM data into a more robust sales engine – helping you manage your team, boost sales, and stay ahead of the competition.

Mapping Makes Route Optimization A Breeze

Optimized Routing On iPhone

One of the most time consuming duties of the traditional field salesman is driving from customer to customer.