What a year it’s been. In 2017, MapAnything saw our business transform in ways we couldn’t even have imagined back in 2009 when we began this journey. This year we tripled our efforts to deliver the leading Geo and LoT (Location of Things) platform for business, continued our commitment to innovation with exciting new product enhancements and releases, and received continued market validation from IDC Research, Entrepreneur Magazine, TechCrunch and The Wall Street Journal.
Whether you’re a Non-Profit, a Global Enterprise, or a Small Business, you motivate all of us to give our best every day. Together, we’ll create more and more momentum around the concept of “Where” and its power to transform your business, your employees work life, and the community at large.
As it’s the holiday season, I wanted to reflect and share some of the key accomplishments over the past 12 months.
MapAnything now stands as the highest reviewed AppExchange Geo-location App thanks to the contributions from over 550 of our customers - you. We’re continually amazed by the direction you take us and are grateful to be your partner.
2017 has been the year of new for us as we launched a Stand-alone Mobile app for iOS and Android, introduced our Salesforce Lightning Component called Nearby, and now begin a multi-release UI overhaul to make MapAnything easier to use for beginner to advanced users (be on the lookout for a lot of improvements in 2018).
In addition to our continued innovation with MapAnything, we launched four brand new products this year.
MapAnything Guide, our multi-day route and scheduling platform. Use Guide if you have frequent and repetitive visits or tasks to save time in the planning process, see more clients per day, and gain insight into planned vs. completed routes to drive accountability.
MapAnything Live - Powered by GM OnStar, a groundbreaking approach to telematics inside Salesforce. This no-hardware service is creating enormous efficiencies while enabling clients to better track their fleet in relation to their CRM-centric data.
MapAnything for ServiceNow, our offering for IT Service Management, Field Service, and HR. (Now available in the ServiceNow Store)
MapAnything Connector for ArcGIS, focused on helping our Government, Utility and Telecom clients bridge their CRM and GIS systems. This dynamic software is a result of a strategic partnership with ESRI, the global leader in GIS.
We started the year rounding out some key leadership hires by adding Abe Reyes as VP of Infrastructure and Jennifer Schmidt as our VP of Customer Success. Both have contributed significantly to ensure we have a scalable platform that works for you, and a Customer Success and Support organization to help you make the most of your investment with us
As our company grows, it becomes more about building a culture around core values. Michelle Tucker, Head of HR and People, was brought on board to ensure we’re creating the type of company that you want to work with and that our employees can thrive within.
And thrive they have. In addition to their day jobs with MapAnything, we’ve seen our people take an active role in the community and social issues. Passionate employees created the Minorities in Tech (MIT) group focused on economic opportunity for minorities in the tech space. Speaking of opportunity, the time and dedication our employees exhibited in recruiting Amazon to Charlotte during the #CLTisPrime campaign was admirable and contagious.
In addition to our people led community efforts, MapAnything continues its corporate commitment to the 2017 Pledge 1% movement. This philanthropic model follows Salesforce’s mission to contribute 1% of equity, 1% of product and 1% of employees time back to communities around the world.
In 2017 we donated:
365 hours of our time to various causes like Dress for Success, Habitat for Humanity, Toys for Tots, and more.
$20,000 to Toys for Tots, The Urban Ministry Center and the Second Harvest Foodbank of Metrolina.
1% of our equity to The Foundation for the Carolinas, an organization that serves as a catalyst for philanthropic activity by offering innovative solutions that help individuals, nonprofits and companies bring their charitable visions to life.
Education and mentorship through the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP) by hosting a great group of interns from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
I want to personally thank you all for your continued support of MapAnything. Together, I’m excited about what we can do in 2018 and beyond.
John Stewart, Founder and CEO
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