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    Untangling the Data Paradox for 2014 with Online Mapping

    1888PressRelease - Many companies have invested in different data analytic tools just to help them understand their data. But online mapping, has become one of the most credible tools to untangle the paradox of Excel data.

    Large amounts of data tend to be a major mental stumbling block for many companies. They find it time consuming to decode every bit of information from their Excel data of address locations. As the year 2014 comes in, more companies are expected to house even more data. The best approach to untangle the data paradox is by using online mapping tools by Mapping features help companies to capture and manage their data in a more precise and systematic way. Data analysis based from mapping helps company heads to understand their data in half the time. The information they get is timely and beneficial to decision making in many different areas including:

    - Delivering better methods of services
    - Identifying new and better products
    - Establishing creative marketing strategies
    - Producing clear business directions

    Companies that learned how to create a map using have the capability to analyze the right data in a timely manner. This ability is how its online mapping features help thousands of companies all over the world to untangle data paradox. The powerful data visualization it provides through maps has helped its users in terms of data understanding and management.

    Online Mapping Features to Help Untangle Data Paradox

    One of thousands of satisfied customers of, Inez Steele of Realty Guild said: " is the easiest, most affordable and most flexible mapping solution for my web site I could find. Within 30 minutes I had my map up and when I hit a snag, customer service was right there to help. Thanks for making what I thought would be a mega job into something so easy!"

    Like Ms. Steele, every company leader can use to create a map to break free from data paradox. Here are some of the widely used online mapping features of


    The heatmap feature allows the users to identify risks and opportunities as they plot their Excel data. It helps businesses know more about their market and customers. When companies create a map of percentage they achieve better data analysis because they visualize their data which lead them to better understanding of geography, and the probable needs of potential customers. When this happens, they can strengthen their business relationships with existing customers with increasing results.

    Map Sharing Option

    Many companies usually spend days in understanding data analysis alone. But when online mapping tools are used, they do not need to waste a lot of time just to make decisions. It introduces a map sharing option that can help save time analyzing data while bringing out more ideas. When maps are shared with department heads or between decision makers, ideas can also be shared instantly. The valued time saved can be used to enhance other business objectives.

    Adding Territory Boundaries

    Companies usually spend a huge amount of money delving into address locations data understanding. on the other hand extends its online mapping tools for easy and better understanding of territory boundaries. When they create a map with different territories like US States, counties, or zip codes, they get to understand their business growth within the given areas. By plotting different data sets on the same territories, they get to have a clear picture on how their products or services can better reach out to their target market. also offers international boundaries in Europe, Asia and Africa.

    Companies facing terabytes of Excel data can never fear the data paradox in 2014 and even beyond that as long as they use online mapping.

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