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On March 15th, we had our Sugar User Group Meeting focused on Sugar Integration to Bing Maps (wMaps).
Make sure to mark your calendar for our next User Group meeting on May 17th.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this meeting! Below is the video recording of the meeting, general notes as well as the questions & answers.
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Our next meeting topic will be sent out at the beginning of May in our newsletter along with a separate invite.
Since wMaps is a commercial piece of software developed with resale in mind, Bing Maps has a much more clarified version of their API, which allows developers to build this technology and extend it to our customers. Google Maps API is very friendly to the individual and not as much for commercial licensing.
As part of the wMaps install the fields for geocoding are automatically created on the Account and Contact Records. There is then a scheduled job each night using Bing Maps API to send out the encoded address data of your records and returning the geocoding information for those particular accounts.
We have some initial functionality inside of mobile. The wMaps products is going to extend into that, but for now, we are just harnessing the SugarCRM Mobile mapping functionality.
wMaps is restricted right now to US English versions of Sugar, but works with any address internationally.
The current maximum is set to 500 records per day and from that point forward is just going on updated records, so any time the address information changes on an account it would be scheduled to recode.
Yes, it is possible to differentiate visually between a lead, account and a contact in wMaps.
Inside of the user configuration file of wMpas (in the Sugar Admin Center) you have the ability to drag in which users have access to the functionality.
In our demos during this webinar we used a billing address. However, you have the ability to select which one you would like to use.
Since this is the core of the wMaps product which is to display any accounts that you want to see on a map.
Yes, the driving directions are given in writing with the option to email them directly within Sugar.
Yes, this can be used with international addresses (it is not just limited to US addresses).