At this stage of our guide to Mapping For Business, we’ve covered the basics such as setting up your data and defining goals, and more advanced topics like the different types of maps you can create and how you can analyze them. This week, we’re going to look at collaborating with your team.
Collaboration today doesn’t just mean working with people across the room, now it can involve people across the country, or the world. Luckily, it’s easier than ever with eSpatial. Our latest release has made working with colleagues, both locally and remotely easier than ever by offering seamless collaboration through cloud mapping software.
So what are the steps to collaborating on your data?
1. Sharing With Colleagues
First thing you are going to want to do is share your project with colleagues and invite them to work with you. Sharing your Workspace with colleagues is easy, by simply selecting the share option from the Workspace menu, you can immediately share your individual maps, or entire Workspace of maps with multiple people or groups. You can even go more advanced and give each user specific permissions for each map. For example in a Sales Team, team leads can have access to entire Workspaces, while individual members can be assigned to edit only their own sales territories.
For more information on adding users to maps and Workspaces, check out our help section.
2. Collaborate Together Seamlessly
With everyone in, it’s time to work together. You may have particular mapping projects that involve your entire team. In this situation, each user can access the map simultaneously with the ability to make changes in real time (Provided you have given them the permissions to do so). For example, members of a field sales team may need to update a single map through the day from multiple locations, this can easily be done, as eSpatial can be accessed online from any device, anywhere.
3. Keeping Track Of Changes
With multiple people working on your maps, you are going to want to keep track of who’s doing what. Our handy in-app notification tab will tell you which user has made what changes and when. When multiple people are working on a single project, it can be important to know when changes are made, and by whom. Therefore you can rest assured that any changes to your mapping projects are recorded, whether they are sharing, delegating or editing.
Through collaboration with our mapping software, you and your team will have more control on what colleagues can access, more time through improved delegation methods, and a more focused and motivated team that is selling more effectively.
Next week, we’ll look at putting all your work together and how to best present it.