EasyMap is a native PowerApps Component Framework (PCF) control that embeds in Dynamics 365 or the Power Platform. EasyMap leverages Azure Maps map control for fluid navigation and base map.
What is EasyMap and who should use it?
EasyMap is a PowerApps Map Component for outside sales and service reps to plan visits for the week or to visualize where leads, accounts, or service calls are located around them while out in the field.
Let’s face it, if a mapping component is complicated to use, reps won’t use it! We’ve combined rep feedback and real-world industry use cases to provide the simplest UI for your reps to get the geolocation data they need, fast!
Most Microsoft PCF Controls can load records from only one view or entity at a time. EasyTerritory EasyMap supports loading records from multiple views across multiple entities to be displayed on a map within Dynamics 365, and there are many other useful features available once the map is loaded!
The following is a list of the primary use cases for the EasyMap PCF Azure Maps Visual:
Visualize Data from Multiple Entities
EasyMap provides views for geospatial data to display within the map, without compromising the user interface. Users are able to click multiple map pins to view various bits of information attributed to each customer or location account.
Calculate Distance and Travel-time Between Locations
By using PowerApps Location Tracking, the EasyMap PCF Visual can locate the user on a map and provide real-time travel distances between their current location and destinations. This function helps inform sales and service reps to make better decisions about how to revise and optimize their route based on traffic and road delays.
Perform Travel-time Rings
EasyMap provides the ability to create travel-time rings: polygons that are defined by a user-input travel time. For instance, a sales or service rep can enter a travel time of 15 minutes; their EasyTerritory EasyMap will render a polygon encompassing all of the location pins that are within the travel time from their current location. Travel times can be determined through three modes of transportation: driving, transit (where available) and walking.
Unified User Experience Across All Devices
Whether you’re on desktop, tablet or on the go with your mobile device, the EasyTerritory EasyMap renders beautifully, consistently. Our maps have been tested on all modern devices and browser types, so you’ll be set regardless of make, model or browser preference.
Launch Apple Maps, Google Maps, or Waze
Use your favorite mobile map apps directly from the EasyTerritory EasyMap interface. Click on a location pin to pull up the location information, click the ‘Directions’ link at the bottom of the popup and you’ll be asked which map app you’d like to use, whether it’s Apple Maps, Google Maps or the popular Waze app.