Paris, May 10th 2004 – Maporama International today made Enterprise Location-Centric Services accessible to all companies with the introduction of two new offers: Maporama Dealer Locator Premium Edition and Maporama Dealer Locator Advanced Edition.
These solutions are primarily aimed at companies with local-to-national-sized distribution networks wishing to shorten sales cycles by guiding clients to the closest outlets. Maporama Dealer Locator can be deployed on an Internet site, an I-Mode mobile site or a call centre.
Guide clients to your distribution network: the key to success
Maporama Dealer Locator is an enterprise location-centric service including map and itinerary displaying and proximity searching functionalities. Chosen by many prestigious Global 500 (Accor, Bridgestone, L’Oreal, Levi’s etc.) this solution has proven its efficiency to guide the clients of a company directly to its nearest sales outlets and therefore to promote distribution networks. Maporama International introduces two new offers to better focus on companies with local-to-national-sized distribution networks. “Only few of these companies offer their clients to buy products or services online. However it is critical not to lose a sales opportunity when a prospect is visiting their web sites. Maporama Dealer Locator Premium and Advanced Editions have been specifically designed to guide clients to the nearest sales outlet within a local-to-national-sized network” emphasizes Dominique Grillet, CEO of Maporama International.
Maporama Dealer Locator – Premium Edition
This edition of Maporama Dealer Locator is a new entry-level solution that offers the essential features that a company needs to inform its clients of the location of the nearest sales or distribution outlets. With Maporama Dealer Locator Premium Edition, visitors also find the best itinerary to easily reach the chosen outlet.
Maporama Dealer Locator – Advanced Edition
Maporama International proposes this edition for companies willing to offer a proximity searching functionality to their customers on their Internet or mobile site. With Maporama Dealer Locator Advanced Edition, a user enters an address and can choose among five predefined criteria to instantly visualise on a map the list of the nearest desired outlets around the address in question. Thanks to this solution anyone has the ability to search the nearest stores proposing the latest product launched by a company or offering specific services (car parks, opening hours etc.).
Better answer the needs of local to national sized networks
A ready-to-use offer for an immediate return on Investment
Once the solution installed on their Internet or I-Mode site or even on their call centre, companies benefit from an outlet localization system without having to care about issues related to integration or internal investments. Maporama International provides its solutions as an Application Service Provider (ASP). In other terms, Maporama is hosting the entire software and hardware infrastructure and provides all of its services online. These types of solutions avoid significant investments and guarantees high-quality service (24/24 7/7 availability, frequent upgrades of cartographic databases and software components, maintenance performed by Maporama) to ensure a rapid return on investment.
An attractive price
Starting at € 990, Maporama Dealer Locator solutions are now open to all companies with a distribution network whose size ranges from local to national. Any company has therefore the opportunity to quickly deploy an innovative application to better guide its clients to its sales outlets. With these ready-to-use solutions, Maporama International really opens enterprise location-centric applications to all companies.
A new window of opportunity
A reference for Global companies
Since its creation in the year 2000, Maporama International has experienced rapid growth thanks to renewed trust of many global companies and quickly positioned itself as the world leader in enterprise location-centric solutions (ELS). The company distinguishes itself from competitors with a high quality of service and an unbeaten cartographic coverage. From now on, Maporama International has decided to propose its solutions to a wider range of companies.
A new strategic market to reach
Companies managing distribution networks are all facing the same issue: “how to push the potential clients going to our web site to visit our physical sales outlets and therefore increase our turnover?” However companies with a local-to-national sized network do not play with the same cards as global companies. Their advertising capabilities are far less important and making their outlets visible represents a real challenge. That is why localization solutions offer so many advantages. With the launch of Maporama Dealer Locator Premium Edition and Maporama Dealer Locator Advanced Edition, Maporama International fulfils this need thanks to specific functionalities and an adapted price list.
About Maporama International:
Maporama International is the world’s leading Enterprise Location-Centric Services (ELS). ASP (Application Service Provider) Maporama’s Enterprise Location-Centric Services leverage any kind of address data stored in corporate databases or IS through intelligent integration with Maporama’s cartographic technology and data. By responding to 3 central questions: Where is this address? How to get there? and What is nearby?, Maporama’s ELS empower existing mission-critical applications or processes within an organization and leverage the results enterprise-wide, as needed, via any Internet, Intranet or Extranet portal.
Highly scalable and flexible, Maporama’s flagship product Maporama Enterprise Solutions adds location intelligence to the most crucial enterprise applications. With a rapid and proven ROI, the most popular ELS applications built upon Maporama Enterprise Solutions include:
· Logistics: Dozens of large corporations like Sateltrack in Italy use Maporama Logistics Solutions to eliminate non-productive distance and track vehicle fleets in real time across international territories
· Mobile Professionals (Sales, Customer Service, Property and Facility): Dozens of large customers across the world such as Diageo in the UK use Maporama’s solutions to cut mobile personnel-related costs with optimized itineraries
· Store Locator: Hundreds of companies like Accor in France, use our Intelligent Dealer Locator solutions to shorten sales cycles by guiding consumers to the closest outlet worldwide
Maporama Enterprise Solutions are available on a highly scalable subscription-based model, from single user license to hundreds of thousands user licenses opening the way to true enterprise-wide deployment.
Maporama International is a one-stop ASP provider that offers flawless, high quality, 24/7 service coupled with the market’s most extensive and most frequently updated global street-level cartographic coverage. Its products are available as easy-to-implement packaged applications, as well as in the form of the market’s most powerful Web Services for developers. Totally platform independent and truly multi-lingual, Maporama’s products deliver pertinent location-based information anywhere, anytime, to all relevant staff. In addition, Maporama International offers a real time, secure and non-intrusive connectivity to interface the customer’s address data stored in corporate databases, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and/or Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems with their ELS applications.
Maporama International has more than 500 customers in over 20 countries including Accor, Aventis, Bridgestone, Delphi Automotive, Diageo, Dr Martens, Europcar, Hitachi, L’Oréal, Shell, and the Thomson brand in Europe. Headquartered in Paris (France), Maporama International markets its products in Europe and in the USA.