Case Study: Auckland Transport
They make it look easy
What Auckland Transport wanted
Auckland Transport use AddressFinder in lots of their applications.
One example is for the Travelwise for Schools programme. Ultimately their aim is to improve road safety and reduce the number of vehicles on the road at peak times. To achieve this they survey families and staff at schools and figure out their travel needs and patterns. From this data they encourage and increase alternative modes of travel, and provide safer facilities for all road users.
Abletech are knowledgeable, efficient and approachable, making this part of our jobs easy
How AddressFinder helps
Streamlining their data collection and processing makes a big difference but it wasn’t worth trying to build themselves.
We’re a team of three in an organisation with 1100 staff.
So Auckland Transport said to Abletech,
We’ve got this new tool, Qualtrics, and we’d love to have AddressFinder built into it. Is that even possible?. Abletech coordinated with Qualtrics to integrate AddressFinder.
They made it look easy actually.
Having AddressFinder built into our survey tool makes the collection and use of this data much faster, saves significant time and cost of double entering and handling, and retains our ability to work within a single platform.
It’s a neat system that they’ve built for us. The respondent only sees the one line, they select it and see they’ve entered their address accurately. But our data set in the back comes up with three fields - one is with the correct address, one with the x coordinate, and one with the y coordinate. That can be sent with extra data to our GPS team who produce maps.
The final word…
The saying goes
a picture paints a thousand words and that is very true when it comes to mapping locations - whether it is commuters, customers, suppliers, services - all of those and more can be mapped and the resulting visualisation can be revealing. Things like distances, distribution, communities of interest and much more can all be seen at a glance. If you are capturing address information with a web or mobile application, or if you have call centre staff filling addresses into your CRM system then this is where AddressFinder comes into its own! Using AddressFinder will significantly speed up address capture, improve address accuracy and most importantly give geo-coordinates of the addresses captured making mapping of addresses very easy.