Topo.ly Helps Protect Businesses During Disasters

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Businesses should be guarded before, during, and after a disaster. Topo.ly provides data analytics and mapping tools to help business owners stay on top of disruptions and mitigate risks to their companies.

As America is closely monitoring the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, there is a new and innovative way to protect your business from being badly impacted by the so-called “Frankenstorm.” Topo.ly is a promising mapping solution that helps users to visualize their businesses even in the midst of disasters like tropical storms, earthquakes, hurricanes and others. It has been used by different companies to further their services especially in protecting assets, assisting customers and providing timely aid during distress.

Inez Steele, a Realty Guild independent broker said about Topo.ly, “Topo.ly is the easiest, most affordable and most flexible mapping solution for my web site I could find. Within 30 minutes I had my map up and when I hit a snag, customer service was right there to help. Thanks Topo.ly for making what I thought would be a mega job into something so easy!”

Topo.ly provides its mapping system to help businesses analyze data and identify the best solutions during times of disasters. The mapping website allows the users to add multiple sets of data from their Excel spreadsheets for better analysis. By understanding each data set, managers can visualize their business operations and understand their needs, such as:

  •         Potential losses
  •      Operational risks
  •      Affected outlets
  •      Service requests during disasters

Topo.ly is able to assist the users to build heat maps for disaster recovery or risk mitigation. Heat maps are used by various organizations as an effective tool to visualize their business and what else they can do to improve it even in the midst of disasters. Topo.ly’s easy guide to create heat maps is easy to follow:

Step 1:             Create your Topo.ly account.

Step 2:             Log in to your Topo.ly account.

Step 3:             Click “New Map” button

Step 4:             Name your map

Step 5:             Click “Add New Location Set” button

Step 6:             Name your location set.

Step 7:             Copy your Excel spreadsheet data.

Step 8:             Paste your data to Topo.ly

Step 9:             Click “Add New Territory Set”

Step 10:         Choose the Territory Set for your map.

Step 11:         Select the Type of Territory (counties, zip codes, boundaries, and others)

Step 12:         Name your territory set.

Step 13:         Select territory coloring (Heat Map Location Set, Random Colors, Solid Color, Paste Custom Colors From Excel)

Step 14:         Select the data set you wish to base your heat map on

In less than 2 minutes, you can view your heat map. The map visualization shows how risky a business outlet is and illustrates the risks within its boundaries. As you visualize data, you can plan ahead the important steps to take to make sure that business stands tall even when in the path of a disaster.

Topo.ly encourages business owners to be ready with their Excel spreadsheets filled with customers data. Topo.ly’s easy mapping guide makes it possible for the users to create maps for free. Disasters may be uncontrolled, but Topo.ly has its way to help businesses protect their businesses and customers against the bitter outcome of disasters. By being prepared and visualizing business operations before, during, and after a disaster, business owners are able to save money, improve customer relationships, and establish effective ways to mitigate risks.

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