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Buy license in Canada RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to buy license, for a few days now, for our Canadian customer. We have CRM solution for recruiters and everything  works well but when it comes to the licensing we cannot find anybody to purchase license from in Canada. Please help. More details about solution:

    Right now the CRM is configured to use a single BING api key for mapping functionality, if this has to change it’s possible, but obviously not preferred. Upon data conversion we will need to geolocate somewhere between 60,000 and 100,000 string addresses using their service. This number may be somewhat higher if it turns out that the current addresses are not accurate or formatted properly for geolocation. Therefore, it’s hard to say how many requests there will be, just that there are at least 50,000 addresses in the system that we’re converting from.

    After that, each CRM user is accessing the system and visualizing these addresses using the BING api key. They’re not geolocating unless they alter the address, they’re just viewing it. Either in the Windows Desktop application or using the web interface. In both cases it’s behind a secure login, so there’s not access to the public.

    The only thing on top of this that will be added is turn-by-turn directions, so that they can pick any two addresses and request the directions from the bing servers

    This CRM will be sold to other clients with the same usage patterns, but possible a larger initial database that we will have to geolocate initially.

    Monday, March 3, 2014 6:36 PM

Answers

  • The contacts are available in a number of different places. In the Bing Maps portal (where you created a Bing Maps key/account) there is a couple of email addresses listed on the left side panel. Also, there is a contact form for licensing available here: http://www.microsoft.com/maps/contact-us.aspx

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Monday, March 3, 2014 7:27 PM
  • Canada isn't an issue. The people on the end of those links should be helping you. Canada was one of the first countries we started licensing the mapping platform, back in 1995. Send me an email at ricky_brundritt at Hotmail.com and I'll loop you in directly with the Microsoft account manager for Bing Maps in Canada.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Monday, March 3, 2014 8:03 PM

All replies

  • The contacts are available in a number of different places. In the Bing Maps portal (where you created a Bing Maps key/account) there is a couple of email addresses listed on the left side panel. Also, there is a contact form for licensing available here: http://www.microsoft.com/maps/contact-us.aspx

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Monday, March 3, 2014 7:27 PM
  • Key word is Canada. We used available links and after a few emails turned out that purchasing in US is not a problem but because we are based out of Canada and customer is in Canada links didn't help us much.

    We cannot find reseller for Canada. If anybody knows reseller in Canada hyperlink or email would be highly appreciated.


    Jake Sikic

    Monday, March 3, 2014 7:48 PM
  • Canada isn't an issue. The people on the end of those links should be helping you. Canada was one of the first countries we started licensing the mapping platform, back in 1995. Send me an email at ricky_brundritt at Hotmail.com and I'll loop you in directly with the Microsoft account manager for Bing Maps in Canada.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Monday, March 3, 2014 8:03 PM
  • Thank you Ricky. Anne helped us a lot.

    Jake Sikic


    • Edited by zs-Updated Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:16 PM
    • Marked as answer by zs-Updated Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:16 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Thursday, March 6, 2014 9:55 AM
    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:15 PM