If you are in France and happen to use the popular 118 712 directory service to find nearby businesses, places to eat or stay or to obtain a person’s phone number, you’ll also be using the HERE Platform for Business.
That’s because global telecommunications company Orange recently integrated the tool to make its service faster and more reliable. The 118 712 directory service can be accessed either via a quick phone call or online lookup, or with a few clicks on a mobile app.
The addition of the cloud-hosted HERE Platform for Business enables Orange to locate customers and find their desired destinations instantly on all these channels.
With HERE mapping included in Orange’s search engine, the directory service’s millions of users can more easily discover local points of interest and find their ways to desired locations including hotels, retailers and other businesses. Plus, they can locate restaurants and see user reviews. Directions to the selected destination take into account traffic for proper trip planning.
HERE mapping is also included in Orange’s small business offer and business owners can grow their presences via a dedicated interface known as Visibility by Orange.
"We received efficient support from the HERE technical team, says Rayane Chawaf, Head of Orange Local, "That allowed us to integrate this new solution very quickly, reduce our web page response time and develop more business."
Jacques-Etienne Grandjean, VP Sales EMEA Companies at HERE, tells us,"We are excited to partner with Orange and bring it our precision mapping service. Our strategy is to develop the most reliable cloud location platform and make it available to the greatest number of people."