Address and Location Capture in Dynamics CRM with Bing Maps

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With the Polaris release of Dynamics CRM Online, Bing Maps has been integrated directly into the Process forms for Accounts, Contacts and Leads. The integration is quite basic, however; the existing address details associated with the entity are geocoded when the form is displayed, and the results are used to show a map of the location. No additional data can be overlaid in the map, feedback on the quality of…

Geocoding Dynamics CRM Data with Bing Maps

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The majority of data in the enterprise today has a location component, and this includes much of the entity data in Dynamics CRM. We can leverage the location attributes of our CRM data to provide a wide variety of location-based functionality, including geospatial visualization, finding nearest service agents to jobs, optimizing routes for mobile sales people, analyzing our data in heat maps and thematic maps, and much more. One of…

Create Heat Maps with Bing Maps and Dynamics CRM

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The majority of data in the enterprise today has a location component, including most sales, operational, or service-related data. By visualizing our business data on a map, we can identify trends by geography, and use them to make smarter business decisions. In this blog post, we will show how you can visualize business data within Microsoft Dynamics CRM on Bing Maps in the form of a heat map, to identify…