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Jump Start Your Holiday Planning with Smart Use of Location

Noa couldn't believe it as he stared at the computer screen, the date "15th of December", mocking him. Just yesterday, he had been putting away his Halloween decorations, and now half of December is gone. "Whattttttt!" he exclaimed; his voice high-pitched with disbelief. “This is impossible!" His colleague, Tisha, raised an eyebrow. "Hey," she said, "calm down. It's just 15th of the last month of 2023."But Noa continued. "December? Half Over? Noooohhhh!" he screeched.

Having returned to his senses, he confessed, "I'm having family over for the holidays and haven't even begun preparing. I wish there was a central hub, an app, just anything that could help us get everything organized." Tisha chimed in, "That would be amazing." Hearing this, Tom, who had been quietly observing Noa's theatrics and who worked extensively with the Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM, interjected with a thought.

"There's a tool we use within CRM called Maplytics. It uses location intelligence to map client records and analyze them geographically. I think that would have been ideal if all the vendors were also registered and using CRM."

Tisha and Noa sprinted toward Tom, hearing this, and pleaded to know how Maplytics, the popular geo-mapping app on the Microsoft AppSource could aid them in planning Christmas at the last moment. Tom chuckled and said, “Let’s see”. “The bare essential things needed for Christmas are-

  1. Christmas Tree
  2. Décor Items
  3. Food
  4. Gifts
  5. Hotel/ Travel Reservations
  6. Car Rentals, we’ll start with these first”

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

"Do you prefer a freshly cut Christmas tree from a farm?" Tom inquired.

"No," Noa replied, "I usually get a pre-cut one from a store."

"I'm a fake tree person," Tisha chimed in. "No needles, no mess!"

Tom grinned. "Well, since Tisha's already being practical, how about we use Maplytics to locate a nearby department store? If we set that as our 'Location of Interest' and search for stores, we'll have our nearest options instantly. We can pick up our Christmas trees today while heading home from work – how's that for efficiency?"

"Oh my God," Noa exclaimed, "Tom, you're a genius! We can even grab our decorations there too!"

Christmas Décor

Christmas Décor

"We can even explore more stores, map them alongside our office, and then plot the directions. This way, you can visit them one by one with easy navigation, snagging all the decorations you desire! You can even call ahead and check their inventory like those candy cane fairy lights you love," Tom explained.

Tisha's eyes lit up. "I'm on it! No way am I missing out on the giant inflatable Santa and Rudolph for my driveway this year!"

Food

Food

"I need a well-stocked grocery store to prepare my elaborate holiday meals," Noa explained, "and I prefer to pick out my ingredients myself, so online services won't do."

Tom smiled. "No problem! Maplytics can help you find the nearest grocery stores. Hop in your car, head there, and stock up your pantry. That way, you'll have the weekend free for other tasks, avoiding the crowded stores closer to Christmas."

"That's perfect!" Tisha exclaimed. "I'll send my husband driving directions from his office, and he can join me for some holiday shopping team-up!"

Gifts

Gifts

"Maplytics seems perfect for finding my niece the perfect Christmas gift," Noa mused. "I'll check out those two bookstores and hopefully snag a hardcover copy of 'Pride and Prejudice' for her."

Tom chuckled. "And as for my sister and brother-in-law, they'll be receiving hand-picked electronics, clothing, and, of course, their favorite coffee blends, all thanks to Maplytics! This year, I won't miss a single gift."

Noa shook his head in disbelief. "Wow, everything is literally right around the corner! I can't believe I haven't been using this tool all along!"

Hotel/ Travel Reservations

Travel Reservations

"Since I'm new in town and my parents are visiting for the holidays," Noa explained, "it'd be great to locate the nearest airport and some hotels along their potential route in case they're driving."

Tom nodded. "Absolutely! Maplytics can show you both. Let me guide you."

Tisha, clearly energized by the possibilities, added, "And not to mention the travel directions! I feel empowered! It's like I can finally plan that solo trip I've been dreaming of, using all these locations and directions to guide me."

"And guess what?" Tom said, a playful glint in his eye. "You can access all this information on your phone too, using the Dynamics 365 CRM mobile app. It's a game-changer!"

Car Rental

Car Rental

"Now you can book your rental car and hit the road for an unforgettable holiday adventure!" Tom teased, leaving Noa and Tisha roaring with laughter.

Relief washed over them as their Christmas plans, once seemingly doomed, began to take shape. They were filled with gratitude for their company's subscription to Maplytics, a tool that had emerged as their holiday savior.

Noa, Tisha, and Tom embarked on their Christmas planning journey with Maplytics as their guide, knowing that their holiday preparations were just a small fraction of the possibilities Maplytics offered. From healthcare to manufacturing, construction to finance, and countless industries in between, the potential applications of Maplytics seemed limitless.

"Imagine," Tom mused, "how could you use Maplytics in your world?"

The question hung in the air, carrying the excitement of a new discovery and the promise of endless possibilities. It felt like the perfect start to the season of joy.

What’s More?

There is a lot to explore about the outstanding unique features of Maplytics and a proper trial will help in realizing it! You can write to us at crm@inogic.com  for your mapping queries, a free trial of 15 days, or a personalized demo within Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM / Dataverse.

To learn more about Maplytics, its applications across industries, and another multitude of features, do visit our Website or the Microsoft AppSource. For further details, you can hop on to our BlogsClient Testimonials, and Video Library.

Until then,

Smile, coz ‘tis the season to be jolly!

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