In an effort to reduce wasted time for employees seeking available space around the workplace, Google Cloud Partner companies Maven Wave and MapsPeople initiated a strategic partnership to further develop and perfect efficient workplace navigation.
“Office employees waste valuable time hunting for available office space to work, collaborate, or simply take a phone call,” comments Stevie Grossman, Regional Sales Manager U.S. Northeast at MapsPeople. “By combining Maven Wave’s custom mobile solutions with our indoor wayfinding platform, we provide customers with a clear overview of their office space, available rooms and desks, and turn-by-turn navigation in the palm of their hand.”
Maven Wave’s mobile applications combined with MapsPeople’s wayfinding solution will create a custom, strategic solution capable of integrating with almost any type of third-party platform. This partnership will add more value and development efforts for MapsPeople’s “MapsIndoors” solution. Both companies bring an added amount of expertise and knowledge within the Google Cloud and Google Maps platforms.
“Improving the end-user experience is the key and should always be top-of-mind,” adds David Hackett, Central Region Sales Lead at Maven Wave. “What’s exciting about our partnership with MapsPeople is that it allows us to customize a visual solution that eliminates inefficiencies and simplifies clients’ ability to identify, locate and navigate within a building, complex, or campus. Not only are the use cases countless, but equally importantly as a partner of MapsPeople, we are excited to work with a like-minded company that puts user experience and innovation first.”
Google Cloud Premier Partner, Maven Wave confirmed this week its place on the 2019 Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services list compiled by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE. The rankings on the list come from over 39,000 employees evaluated and providing feedback on elements such as leadership relationships, respect, fairness in workplace decisions, and team camaraderie.
Placing 30th on the list for small and medium-sized companies, the Chicago-based company prides itself in its positive culture and identifying the ‘X Factor’ among its employees. Maven also fosters an environment supportive of charity involvement and employs a Community Outreach Program matching employee donations to non-profits and sponsors employee-nominated charitable events.
“At Maven Wave, we always look for the ‘X-factor’ when hiring and then work hard to develop these employees,” said Jeff Lee, Partner & Founder at Maven Wave. “Having ‘X-factor’ means that in addition to technical expertise, an individual brings an element of likeability and charisma to the table. As a natural influencer, everyone wants to be on his or her team. Consulting is a human-to-human business, and X-factor is a cornerstone of our success.”
The digital solutions provider is no stranger to such recognition, however. Back in 2018, the company was named “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” and placed on Crain’s Fast 50 for five consecutive years. Additionally, the Maven Wave has been awarded the Google Cloud North America Services Partner of the Year twice.
“Consulting and Professional Services companies operate in some of the most competitive spaces and endure the challenges of unpredictable and rapidly changing markets,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “The Best Workplaces on this list have invested in the professional development and personal care of their employees; which have become crucial parts of their value proposition that separate them from the competition in recruiting and retaining talent.”
Google Cloud Premier Partner, Maven Wave, now boasts its second consecutive title as Google’s North American Partner of the Year following recognition during this year’s Partner Summit at Google Cloud Next ‘19. The consulting and technology firm’s outstanding ability to deliver digital solutions to customers served as the focal point of the recognition. Maven Wave is known for developing these solutions through the utilization of Google Cloud innovations.
“It is an incredible honor to receive this award for the second year in a row. This achievement recognizes the extraordinary efforts from our teams who, together with our visionary customers and valued Google Cloud partners, have been able to realize remarkable success in enterprise digital transformation,” said Jason Lee, Partner and Founder at Maven Wave.
Maven Wave has served as a Google Cloud Premier Partner for nine years with specializations in areas such as Application Development, Cloud Migration, Data Analytics, Enterprise Collaboration, Infrastructure, Location-Based Services, Machine Learning, and Marketing Analytics.
“Google Cloud provides industry-leading, cloud-native products that allow us to accelerate the development of innovative enterprise solutions, from modernizing infrastructure to creating intelligence from data and enabling work transformation. We remain absolutely committed to our Google Cloud partnership and look forward to continued success for our customers in 2019 and beyond.”