Advanced Find an awesome tool in the hands of users to query Dynamics CRM data by custom filters. So you could look up all leads in a particular country or city. Great!
Sometimes though you may need to lookup a list of records by distance or proximity. You may want to run a marketing campaign targeting consumers within a particular radius from a given location. Dynamics CRM Advanced Find does not allow for Geography search.
Using Maplytics you can search records within a given radius of a location.
You can select the entities within which you would like to perform this search. Maplytics geo-codes the addresses of the entities and then locates the record based on their geocordinates.
The search results are plotted on the map a pushpins and also displayed as a list for the users to review.
This search result can be saved as a View in Dynamics CRM using the Save as View option.
Once the View is saved, it can be used as the list for a marketing campaign.
With Maplytics it is really easy to perform geographic search on CRM data. This feature is available for all entities in Dynamics CRM that stores addresses including any custom entities that you may have created.
With the results being saved as Dynamics CRM Views, the learning curve is minimal. Once stored as a view, the users can perform any Dynamics CRM operation on this list of data.