I work for a large retailer, and therefore we have hundreds of branches around the place. My team are responsible for all our internal support systems, and we've been looking for a "proof of concept" type exercise for a while - something we could do that would be fun to design and implement, cheap, but deliver some value, with an additional "wow" factor.
We had a large restructure a few months ago, as you do, and one of the interesting exercises underway at the moment as a fun thing to do is we have a map of the country, and as we visit a store, either for personal or business reasons, we're putting pins in - sort of a "see how long it takes us to visit every store" type thing.
Of course my team were immediately all like "why aren't we just using Google maps" etc, which got us thinking.
What we'd like is a map layer that we can have/use internally, that we can plug all our stores into, and then feed "data" onto it. This would be for internal use - imagine being able to browse to a store, see it's sales data, physical data about the store, contact details etc, but from a map view.
Anyway, I've had a look at the Google maps enterprise stuff but it isn't cheap, so does anyone know of an equivalent? Anyone got any experience with anything similar?