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June 08, 2010

Centigon's Gmaps Plugintm 2.0 Promises to Add Geographic Edge to Business Intelligence

By Madhubanti Rudra, TMCnet Contributor

San Diego, Calif.-based Centigon Solutions Inc. creates interactive visualization technology solutions for business information consumers. Within a short span of its career, the company has earned reputation for developing add-on solutions for SAP (News - Alert) Crystal Dashboard Design and Xcelsius software. Centigon has recently come up with GMaps Plugin 2.0, which will allow the customers to drag and drop Google (News - Alert) Maps Premier-enabled analysis into business dashboards and reports. GMaps Plugin has been designed to enable enterprises add geographic context to business intelligence and thereby monitor performance within a Google Maps interface.

Centigon Solutions currently serves a worldwide customer base across multiple industries, including banking, automotive, manufacturing, transportation and retail and all the Centigon clients are going to be benefited by the Centigon's integration of GMaps Plugin and Google Maps Premier
"Our customers, who represent a wide range of industries and sizes, have had tremendous success implementing our bundling of GMaps Plugin and Google Maps Premier. GMaps Plugin 2.0 is an important step forward in our ultimate strategy to enable interactive geo-analysis for any business, across multiple dashboard and reporting platforms,"Ryan Goodman, CEO and founder of Centigon Solutions, said.
Centigon describes its GMaps Plugin as a robust mapping solution for next-generation business intelligence reporting and dashboards. It uses Google Maps Premier as a cloud-based mapping platform and provides the flexibility to easily create geographic analysis for any industry or line of business. Dashboard developers can easily create regional performance indicators for executive dashboards or real-time operational metrics at the city or address level without any coding or server-side software installation.
Specific functionality added to GMaps Plugin 2.0 includes:
  • Integration with Google Maps API Premier
  • Direct connectivity to Shapefiles for displaying polygons and polylines
  • Heat map visualization for density
  • Streamlined property sheet for point and click configuration of interactive maps
  • FreshDirect, one of the nation's leading online food brands and grocery providers, known for its convenient home delivery service and the manufacture of fresh and delicious food, currently uses GMaps Plugin to monitor real-time risk analysis. The Google Maps enhanced dashboard provides FreshDirect with street level spatial analysis of at-risk deliveries. 'Centigon Solutions' GMaps Plugin gives us the ability to resolve potential delivery issues before they affect customers by helping us direct supporting resources to strategic regions 30-60 minutes before customers would be affected,' said Brandon Arbiter, manager of business intelligence at FreshDirect.
Through a recent release, Centigon has informed the industry that its GMaps Plugin 2.0 is currently available for SAP Crystal Dashboard Design and Xcelsius and can be bundled with Google Maps Premier for small operations or large enterprise deployments at a starting price of $3,500.

Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight

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