I use a lot of web-based applications — checking, CRM, email, etc.
Not all of them (in fact few of them) are easy to use and many require you to do the same thing over & over again which wastes a lot of time.
I am happy to say that at GPS Insight, we do everything we can to make it easy to use our product efficiently.
I needed to look into a customer’s question earlier today and this attention to usability made my life easy.
I needed BOTH a 3D map AND an activity detail report — these exist on 2 separate menus on the Mapping & Reporting tabs.
I ran the first one:
Then all I needed to do was move my mouse over to the Reports Menu, click on “Activity Detail” and both my vehicle AND date range (several months back, which involved a few clicks to achieve the first time) were carried over to this report. Then one last click on “Run Report” and VOILA, my report:
Now I could stare and compare the 3D map vs. the Activity Detail Report easily and see what my customer was curious about — he wondered why the latitude/longitude wasn’t changing for multiple lines in the Activity Detail Report:
We don’t recommend trying to “interpret” latitude / longitude, as it doesn’t make any sense to us humans, but in our mapping, it shows what happened very obviously:
The vehicle didn’t change latitude / longitude for all those points since it was idling for 17 minutes! The map made that clear.
And it only took a few clicks, due to our interface which “remembers” what you’re doing. If you have 10 different reports for the same group of vehicles or single vehicle, for the same range of dates, it takes only a few clicks. You don’t need to re-select the group/vehicle, then re-select the date range. What a drag it is when I have to use someone else’s interface and wish they did the same things we do to make our customers efficient and happy to use GPS Insight.