CloudBilt Request

Xentity was given the opportunity to respond to CloudBilt’s request for geospatial support services. As organizations mature in providing information services, the capacity to perform timely and high quality spatial data aggregation becomes important to promote business models. Xentity provided valuable data provenance and sourcing services as well as technical architectures to support your leading Application MapAnything. The business objective was to have sales and marketing territory zones or boundaries that can be integrated with the database and Cloudbilt Query interface to display on maps for visualization and analysis. Also, produce information products or guide actions of SalesForce. 

In Need of Validation

Cloudbilt has outlined 3 tasks:

  • Task 1 – Developing the Data Source Portfolio for United States Data
  • Next, Task 2 – Developing Data Aggregation Management Processes
  • Task 3  – Developing Address Schema representing world postal addresses 

This project required the design of a data aggregation or acquisition process with supporting metadata models within the Cloudbilt cloud architecture. Processes needed to support the following functions: acquisition, transformation and data loading, metadata management.  The supporting metadata model will characterize the overall state of the geospatial information for MapAnything. This approach follows PROVEN best practices on Geospatial data lifecycle management to make value-added quality geospatial products or sets of products and services.

Xentity staff began by performing an initial assessment of the existing RFQ written by the City. They validated them against Xentity Open Data best practice Knowledge Base (i.e. Scoring Sheet, Pricing Build-Up Sheet, Criteria, RFQ Review Analysis Process, Similar Proposal Analysis of Requirements). This included all key requirements above as well as specifically:

  • Validating Functional Requirements (i.e. related processes and data requirements).
  • Includes validating technology considerations (i.e. Application, Technnical)
  • Validating Project Management Requirements (e.g. Timing, Acceptance Criteria, Milestones)
  • Validating Infrastructure Requirements (e.g. Appropriate scaling, reliability, security, etc.)
  • Validating Scoring Criteria (e.g. Non-Price, Price, minimum)
  • Hours remaining from Phase 1 will depend on the level of review support for Phase 2.

Xentity staff also supported the RFQ Review Phase by offering reach back support to the RFQ Review team. This included:

  • Review of clarifications on how to review a specific response question
  • Next, review of clarifications on questions of responses
  • Review of RFQ Review team Scoring application
  • Then, review of gaps, concerns
  • Review of final selection

A New Beginning For CloudBilt

As a result of our data solution design efforts, CloudBilt was ultimately renamed to MapAnything. Consequently, it became the leading SalesForce Application for geo-analytics and location-based solutions. In the summer of 2019, Salesforce purchased MapAnything and is now known as SalesForce Maps.