Why can’t companies trackshipments in real-time?TimeLapse aims to provide a one-stop logis-tics dashboard that displays the movementof goods in real-time on a geographicalinterface. Features include:- Data tracking on an iPad, desktop or televi-sion without limitations on concurrent users.- Beautiful and intuitive reporting- Efficiency comparisons (cost, time and CO2)of current shipments to historical data- Carbon footprint tracking- Minimal setup and ability to bolt ontolegacy ERP systems
hint.fm/windhint.fm/wind, createdby members of Google’s“Big Picture” visualizationresearch group, depictsreal-time wind currentacross the United Statesover a zoomable map.Data comes from theNational Digital ForecastDatabase.
geoloqiGeoloqi makes it simple to implement full-featured tracking systems with minimal time and effort.With tools for enterprise, government and mobile developers add advanced geolocation functionalityto apps and devices. Most importantly, geoloqi can be deployed for large scale applications.
quantifiedselfAaron Pareki, one of the founders ofGeoloqi, has has also been trackinghis location every 6 seconds for thelast four years and created someamazing visualizations to betterunderstand his movement.(Bottom Left) What makes this mapspecial (is that there is no underly-ing geospatial data. The lines yousee above are Aaron’s actual travelpaths from his GPS data. Using thisinformation you can easily see thewell traveled roadways by find-ing the thicker lines. You can evenquickly pick out freeways and inter-states due to their high speed.(Top right) A really interestinginteractive website that visualizesAaron’s running routes along withhis heart rate.
mapboxMapBox lets you design fast andbeautiful interactive maps andshare them on the web and mo-bile devices. MapBox is the wholepackage for making maps, fromthe worldwide street-level base-map MapBox Streets - poweredby OpenStreetMap - to the opensource map design studio TileMillfor making custom maps with anydata set, to its cloud publishingplatform built on Node.js.MapBox gives users extreme designcontrol built on technology thatcan scale for the highest perfor-mance environments. The Mapboxteam works with several opensource projects to develop innova-tive tools for publishing maps onthe web. We work primarily in javas-cript, using Node.js for applicationdevelopment.
Coyote LogisticsThe shipping and logisitics system boasted byCoyote Logistics is the first to integrate appliedprobability in ways that will help predict andavoid problems before they happen. In addition,Coyote places heavy emphasis on technologicalinnovation and mobile reporting.Coyote is the fastest growing transportation &logistics service provider in North America. JeffSilver, CEO, received the Ernst & Young Entrepre-neur Of The Year® 2011 Midwest Award in thePrivate Equity category. Coyote’s rapid growthshows that data visualization of shipment andtracking is important to customers.
OpowerOpower is a new customer engagement platform for the utility industry. It helps people use energy more efficientlyand ultimately save money on their energy bills through the use of individualized energy reports.Drawing from Robert Cialdini’s studies on behaviorial influence, researchers at Opower concluded that people aremost likely to conserve when presented with information about their peers exhibiting the desired behavior. Cialdiniproved that descriptive social normative messages consistently beat messages focused on environmental, societal, orfinancial benefits. For example, in a hotel towel reuse study, guests who were asked to help save the environment byreusing their towels were significantly less likely to comply than those who were told that they should join the 75% offellow guests who are reusing their towels.
Market ResearchConclusions based upon survey results and face-to-face conversationsResults have indicated that current users of ERP systems aredissatisfied with their experience. Key findings:1. Reporting aspects and feedback of the ERP informationisn’t as accessible as would be desired2. Implementation of ERP systems has been described as“overly complex”3. Minimal training is favored4. Current users desire an easier integration process morethan particular system features5. Despite costly implementations, Enterprise Applicationexperts and IT professionals strongly believe that companiesare better off after ERP implementation is finished than before6. The inability to track goods in real-time is a problemnot currently addressed by leading ERP logistics systems7. Current enterprise-levels solutions are not suitable formidsized companies given cost vs. payoff
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