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Grow Your Business Technology

New Google Tool Maps Out Your Business in Real Time

New Google Tool Maps Out Your Business in Real Time
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Google Maps could help you manage and expand your small business using a new set of tools.

Yesterday, Google announced the launch of Google Maps Engine Pro, which lets businesses visualize their data on a map.

The features enable a business to track clients, manage inventory across stores and identify geographic regions where business could expand, simply by uploading spreadsheets containing company information to Google Maps.

Instead of looking at a document containing all of your business’s accounts, the new tool set shows you exactly where they’re located on a map for easy browsing.

That could make it easier for you to make decisions and plan your next business move.

Getting started is as easy as importing your business’s data into Google Maps Engine Pro. That data could include office locations, sales leads, names, addresses and more.

A video from Google shows how bicycle seller Pure Fix Cycles has adopted the service to track inventory and expand its business.

Google also announced a new Google Maps Engine mobile app so users can access their business’s personalized maps on the go.

Meanwhile, built-in connector tools can help you move your company’s data into Google Maps from legacy systems.

Google is offering a free introductory account so business owners can give its system a try — but the trial account limits the amount of map queries that can be made each day.

Brett Nuckles

Brett Nuckles has been a working journalist since 2009. He got his start in local newspapers covering community news, local government, education and more before he joined the Business News Daily staff in 2013. He graduated from Ohio University, where he studied Journalism and English. Follow him on Twitter @BrettNuckles.