Mobile workforce management has never been such easy which as called for various companies to try and come up with solutions for the same. Of late a series of companies’ operate in the enterprise segment offering both standardized and customized products for feet and mobile workforce management. The most recent entrant is Google, which has created a new product commonly known as Google Maps Coordinate.
This new enterprise toll which is priced 15 USD per user as an introductory offer, and fully utilizes the functionality of mobile workforce management with Google maps, including indoor maps. It helps mobile teams with managing and sharing the location of field service officers while out in the fields, as well as seeing the location of workers in real time to enable better coordination. Teams can also integrate customized POI data such as cell lower locations, and power stations.
This move by Google has been long awaited, and the move has been made at the right time. Google has built it with a mapping infrastructure and platform to enable enterprise usage. A popular discussion in TechCrunch highlights that the idea emerged from the companies that already use Google Maps to monitor and coordinate their field employees while at work.
This is not the first time that mobile workforce management with Google Maps or Earth has been used to boost the performance of managing mobile workforce in enterprise, but is arguably the commonest commercial application. A large number of estimates valued the GPS-enabled fleet tracking in the US at $2 to $2.5 billion today.