04-07-2010 08:54 AM
Has anyone worked with BusinessMap5?
I've tried Micrsoft Streets and Trips which can map your contacts from Excel data, but it allows no customizing of the mapped data other than manually changing the color of the push pin one by one. It seems BusinessMap is an extremely sophisticated software which will not be supported in the future. I was told ERSI is moving into even more sophisticated and much more expensive mapping software. This will leave us with an even larger gap between the most basic mapping and the high end mapping.
04-07-2010 09:00 AM
We are BusinessMap partners as well as ACT Certified. I liked the product but it is a bit of a beast. Huge install. Decent integration with ACT.
ESRI stopped selling the product in January so I Imagine we are done with. A few development partners have mentioned creating a new third party app for mapping with ACT.
At the moment, there is nothing to replace to BusinessMap that I know of.
Twelve/Three Marketing, Inc.
04-12-2010 08:26 PM
My name is Jim Durkin and I don't have any direct experience with BussinesMap but I have developed two addons for ACT! which have map functionality. The products are called Calendar View Plus for ACT! and Task List Plus for ACT!. You can download the free trial at http://durkincomputing.com/Download.aspx
In our TLP product you can highlight multiple activities then get routing direction between them: http://www.durkincomputing.com/images/ACTAddonsScreens/DCTLP10/MapIt_DriveIt.png
Both products use maps.google. to display and print the maps.
-- Jim Durkin
07-19-2011 11:21 AM
I would have the same need - doing a lookup in ACT, then mapping the results. I would certainly pay for that kind of functionality and is would be a huge improvement for our business. I can't believe ther'es nothing out there like that??