In addition to DROdio Real Estate, we also run a commercial brand, Cardéa Commercial. We are hard at work on a new tool for our commercial lease & sales clients called Maptimizer. In fact, we think it's so good that we're in the process of filing a patent on it (you can click on the image below to enlarge).
Here's how it works: Let's say you run a law firm that has 50 attorneys, 20 support staff, and an executive office of 5 people. Your lease is coming due and you want to find a new office, but you're not exactly sure where to move. Enter Maptimizer.com. Our tool will let you enter the home addresses of all your employees, and then prioritize their importance to the company on a scale of 1 to 5. (i.e., the receptionist gets a score of "1" and the CEO gets a score of "5"... or should it be the other way around?!) After entering all the employees' home addresses, you can then choose from several office locations (actually an unlimited number of office locations). The tool uses some pretty complex math to calculate the best office location based on all the weighted employee locations. We can also tell you what restaurants & shops are near each of your office choices, and what the traffic is like. Pretty nifty, eh? If you'd like to learn more about it, please let me know. This tool would also be great as a way to figure out where to hold conventions, build churches, or have any other large gatherings of people, where many people have to commute via driving.
We are also looking for branding clients. Is this a tool your firm would like to brand and use as a competitive advantage? How much would your company be willing to pay as a monthly licensing fee? We have not worked a pricing model out for this yet but it would probably be a licensing fee + setup charge. We've talked to some of our clients and feel that Maptimizer will be a good way to get in the door with prospective clients (i.e., "let me run an analysis for you using Maptimizer and I'll sit down with you to go over the results.")