How to create radius maps

on February 8, 2021

When plotting sales territories for your reps, it's important to look at the ground they cover. Imagine the number of customers in two different territories that are within 10 miles (16.1 kilometers) of the sales agent assigned to them. Maybe the first rep has many clients close by, while the second has too few in the same area. Restoring balance helps you avoid wasting resources. One of the best ways to do that is to create a radius map with eSpatial.

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Sales Capacity Planning: Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Sales Team?

on January 2, 2020

It's a business death knell: "But we've always done it this way!" Getting stuck in a rut is bad for business, especially when it comes to your sales team. Just because you've had five sales reps in a region for years doesn't mean it's the ideal number. That's why you need a sales capacity model. If you haven't reviewed your sales territories recently, business activity may have drastically changed. And if your sales reps have too many accounts or leads to follow up with, you're probably...

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How to Balance Home Care Provider Workloads

on August 16, 2019

As the population ages, providing home care is becoming increasingly important. But caring for patients is a demanding job, and overbooking staff can quickly lead to burn out and high turnover. That's why it's important to balance home care provider workloads. Retaining personal support workers, nurses and other home care staff is critical when running a home care business, but it's an area where the industry is struggling. A 2018 study by Home Care Pulse found that turnover had hit an...

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Bubble Map

How to create one in minutes

on September 1, 2014

This article was last updated July 2019 If you're looking for a way to display your location data in a clear, concise way, you may want to create a bubble map. Bubble maps summarize your data by creating different sized circles that represent the value of your information. For example, the circles in the map below indicate the GDP of each European country. The larger the circle is, the higher the country's GDP. Many sales managers use this type of analysis to quickly identify areas for...

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How to create a color coded map

on January 7, 2014

What's a color coded map? For this example, we are going to look at maps that have different geographic regions distinguished by different colors. For example, below is a color coded map of France. Colors are used to indicate the different regions of France (Normandy, Bordeaux, etc). This map also uses regional boundary files to reveal the borders of each "departement" (like a US county) within a region. If that's the type of map you're looking to produce and attach data to, well then we're in business! But, before you do anything, make...

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Excel Heat Map

Step-by-step instructions

on August 21, 2013

An Excel heat map shows different levels of information visualized as graded shades on a map. You can generate two types of Excel heat map using eSpatial: a heat map and a regional heat map. You can follow this article at the same time as making your own excel heat map, either from your data or from our sample data. Just join our free trial below. No credit card needed. Create Your Excel Heat Map Now Heat Map This is a data styling option in eSpatial. Plot data, then create an intensity/heat map based on pin density or on particular values...

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How To Create a Heat Map

on June 25, 2013

This article was last updated May 2018 A heat map highlights different levels of data (e.g. population size) per region on a map. To create a heat map, use eSpatial and follow the instructions below. Sign up for a free eSpatial trial here to start heat mapping your data! Two Types of Heat Map As you can see from the images above, eSpatial can create two types of heat map. Each type of heat map can give you different views of your data depending on the question you’re asking and the result you’re looking for. Hot Spot Heat Map – This is a...

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Mapping an Excel spreadsheet

Step-by step

on May 17, 2013

This article was last updated June 2017 Create a map from Excel Data for free eSpatial is a mapping software tool which allows you to move data from excel to map. Now you can easily map addresses from excel which will allow you to better visualize your data and spot potential gaps and opportunities for your business. So you've signed up for a free eSpatial trial and now you want to start mapping an Excel spreadsheet? Just follow the steps below to create a simple Excel map. Map excel data like the simple interactive map above using eSpatial.

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