The latest software updates, features, and partnerships bring drone mapping to small and large companies alike

2017 has been a banner year for commercial drone adoption. The FAA certified over 60,000 commercial drone pilots in the first year of its Part 107 Rule, enabling commercial operations for service providers and large organizations alike.

At DroneDeploy, we are seeing major companies fly fleets of drones to increase productivity, improve safety, and deliver significant ROI. This expansion of operations poses new challenges for hardware and software providers, requiring increasing scale, sophisticated controls, fleet management, and compliance tools.


Over the last year, DroneDeploy has seen significant growth in enterprise drone adoption.

That’s why we’re excited to announce major updates to our enterprise solution — allowing companies of all sizes to scale their drone operations and gain access to valuable drone data faster than ever before.

“More and more companies are moving past early drone technology adoption to roll out larger, enterprise deployments — and their software platform needs to expand with them.” — Mike Winn, CEO of DroneDeploy

Manage Large Teams, Workflows, and Operations with DroneDeploy

Because large organizations need to keep track of the data they are generating, as well as safety issues and data breaches, DroneDeploy now offers an Admin Panel to simplify team and data management.


DroneDeploy’s new admin panel makes it simple to manage teams, set permissions, and track user activity.

We’re also excited to provide SAML based Single Sign On, user roles (administrators, view only, etc.), an audit trail view to track exactly where drones have gone, and folders to group related maps and projects.

These rollouts make it easy to track hundreds of pilots and collaborators at a glance — seeing where they have flown, the routes they have mapped, and the data they have gathered and analyzed.

“We’re passionate about providing these team-oriented features to all our customers. Drones are transforming workflows, and every company deserves software to help them make smarter decisions with aerial data.” — Mike Winn, CEO of DroneDeploy

New Industry Partnerships Bring Best-In-Class Solutions to the Enterprise

Setting up a drone program and taking it to scale can be complicated. Selecting the right hardware and software is just the start. Training, insurance, and compliance can prove to be a challenge for a company of any size.

That’s why we’ve partnered with industry leaders to provide a best-in-class solution to support drone service providers, multinational corporations, and everyone in between.


DroneDeploy has partnered with some of the best in the industry to provide a complete enterprise solution.

Together with our partners, we’re providing customers with a broad and integrated technology stack to power drone operations, including: software, hardware, insurance and training. It encompasses all the tools companies need to launch and scale their drone operations.

Training

Our partnership with DARTdrones offers companies enterprise-class training from the world’s leading drone instructors. DroneDeploy customers now have access to in-person team trainings to cover the FAA Part 107 Knowledge Exam, flight with DJI drones, and aerial mapping and modeling with the DroneDeploy platform.

Hardware

Support for the Latest Drone Platforms


DroneDeploy now supports DJI’s Matrice 200 Series.

We’ve long been partnered with DJI, but we’re excited to announce that we’ve recently expanded our partnership with support for the DJI Matrice 200 series. With the Matrice 200 series, you can now make drone maps in even the harshest environments.

“These expanded features and collaborations showcase their commitment to helping companies of all sizes utilize the power of DJI technology in today’s rapidly expanding commercial drone industry.” — Jan Gasparic, Head of Enterprise Partnerships at DJI

Making Survey-Grade Maps More Accessible

Creating accurate maps is a requirement for industries such as construction, surveying, mining, and insurance. That’s why we’ve partnered with GeoCue. With GeoCue’s Loki direct geopositioning system, customers can create highly accurate drone maps in record time, reducing or eliminating the need for ground control points or traditional surveying.

Insurance

We’re partnering with Droneinsurance.com to offer comprehensive insurance to our customers. More details on the partnership will be announced soon.

Putting the Power of Enterprise Software in the Hands of Everyone

These updates aren’t just for our enterprise customers — they’re available to all drone mapping professionals or organizations seeking drone capabilities regardless of size. Our latest updates put the power of enterprise-grade software in the hands of everyone — from small organizations just getting started to international teams scaling operations.

Drones are already increasing the efficiency of companies across industries by five-fold, and soon there will be drones on every job site. Our mission is to provide the technology and partnerships to make it happen.

Where to Learn More

  • Over the next few weeks, we’ll be exploring these new features and partnerships in greater detail. Stay tuned to our website and blog to learn more.
  • Read our recent case study to learn how our SunPower is using DroneDeploy to manage an international team of drone pilots.
  • Learn how McCarthy Building companies expanded an in-house UAV program from one drone to twenty in less than a year in this post.
  • Have questions? Contact our team to learn more about our latest enterprise update.

Start Using DroneDeploy

Want to learn how DroneDeploy can help your business? Visit www.dronedeploy.com to start your free trial or request a consultation with one of our team members. The DroneDeploy mobile application is available for free download for both iOS and Android devices.



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