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Google Maps for CRM Tool Slated for SugarCRM in Q2 2008
By David Sims, TMCnet Contributing Editor
SMaps automatically links addresses and locations of individuals or companies to their location in Google Maps. Viewing full contact information from their CRM database with Google's mapping functionality makes scenes from recent movies like Minority Report "a reality for companies," according to the CRM Workers.
SMaps is billed as a product to "boost efficiency of mobile workers, helping them save time and cost." The Target List functionality provides "access to geographic information to sales managers and personnel who can then use that information to focus marketing and sales efforts," explains CRM Principal Consultant for Asia Pacific David Gill.
"Using popular server-side scripting technologies as an interface between the API and address databases allows us to quickly adapt the product to a wide range of mapping/address applications," Corners added.
"Please check the changelog for fixes and new features information," Arnot says, adding that it's "now with SugarCRM (News - Alert) 5 support, and a new soap engine that fixes many connection problems."
From now "we will focus on Lightning (Calendar) Support," Arnot explained. "Features like Send and Archive are now not possible without hacking Thunderbird."
Earlier this month Intelestream, a SugarCRM consulting firm, and Serence, developers of KlipFolio dashboards, announced the formation of a partnership to work together to offer KlipFolio for SugarCRM.