How to Make Maps for Turbo Apps

September 17, 2019

Hello Field Service Friends!

This is Leo from Turbo Systems. Let’s talk about maps for Field Service. It’s important. You need to have it. But, it shouldn’t take forever to set up a map. Many of the mapping solutions out there, while they’re great, tend to be fragmented standalone solutions. With Turbo, you can connect data from over 140 different systems. So you can see work orders, warehouses, and even the health of an asset coming from IoT systems. The best thing of all is that we make it actionable. It’s great to have lots of data from different systems to be able to see it on a map but, it’s a whole different ballgame. Being able to take action and doing your job directly from a map. So, we’ll show you in Turbo how it’s done. How we set it up and deploy it. How it looks on the app.

So, I can create an action type for maps. The data source is going to be the work orders and I’m going to put a filter on there. So I show only the logged in users. And then I can select the primary field and up to four data fields. It’s very easy to select the fields from the object. I go ahead and select where I want the location to come from, whether it’s a coordinate or an address, and then I can put a color on the label. Similarly, I can add and show nearby.

So I can select a completely different data source like SAP, Oracle, look at those fields and map them right here on a map, select the primary fields, the additional fields, and then the location type. I can map the coordinates as well. And then put a label color for it. Hit Save, deploy it.  This is the way it looks on an iPad, tap on Maps for Work Orders. Here are all the work orders shown on a map. I can select what’s nearby to see warehouses in this example. And, I can go ahead and tap on a work order and take an action directly against it.

Well, there you go folks.  Creating a map is very easy to do in Turbo. In just minutes, you saw how easy it is to set up and deploy to an app. Best of all, it’s actionable. It’s part of your process and can work across any IT system.

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Ian Brown

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