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Thinking of making the switch to Mango? Mango is a simple ArcGIS Online alternative – here’s why.

We want to make the decision as easy as possible, so we’ve put together some information that’ll help you decide which option is best for you.

Below, you’ll find information to help you compare Mango and ArcGIS Online, including features, customer experiences, pricing and thoughts from current Mango customers.

1. Mango is easier to use than ArcGIS Online

Tired of having to struggle your way through clunky and complex dashboards, jargon and all sorts of features you never use? With Mango, you won’t have to. We’re not trying to sell you the kitchen sink; our only objective is to make it incredibly easy for you to deliver first class web map applications to your users.

From the second your sign up you will be guided through the process of making your first map. Our interface is super intuitive and is designed from the ground up with simplicity in mind. Most users can publish their first map within ten minutes of signing up.

We chose Mango because we needed a way to be able to quickly share our maps with clients who weren’t familiar with desktop GIS. Our clients have been super impressed with how easy it is to view and explore underlying data of the maps we created using Mango

—Teemu Jantunen, Marketing Manager, FM-International Oy FINNMAP

2. Mango doesn’t require coding skills

With Mango, the good stuff isn’t hidden behind an API that’s only accessible to programmers. The entire application is configured using our simple administration interface, so you can use every feature in Mango without writing a single line of code.

You can enhance the functionality of your map application by choosing from a wide selection of map tools. Our tools range from the simple, such as scale bars and print export, through to the complex, such as location analysis full text search. Regardless of the tool, they can all be added to your map with a single click.

In addition, you can completely customize the interface of your map applications to match the branding and style of your organization or business using our easy to use branding panel. You can use your own logo, update the color theme, create your own navigation bar and create your own custom side panel with text, links, images, and videos. You can even use your own domain or sub-domain.

What immediately impressed me about Mango was how quickly I was able to upload data and get a useful map published. Other products I tried required more time in the learning curve than I could afford.

—Alan James, Director of Management Information System, Columbus County North Carolina

3. Mango is more affordable

With ArcGIS Online the pricing so complicated it requires it’s own calculator application just to give an estimateWe’re not surprised if you are having trouble working out what an application created with ArcGIS Online will cost.

We can’t help you calculate what ArcGIS Online organizational account will cost you, but we can guarantee that it will be more than Mango. Even our top level Enterprise plan costs less per year than ArcGIS Online’s entry-level organization package.

Mango pricing

As our pricing is so easy to understand, you can rest assured that you won’t get any unwelcome surprises. You can get started on a full 30 day trial of our premium features, and then if you need the extra maps and functionality provided on our paid plans, you can subscribe directly from us. There is no contract, no commitment, and no need to purchase through a distributor; just a simple monthly subscription that you can upgrade, downgrade, or cancel at any time.

Mango map is fantastic! It is easily customizable and has allowed us to transform boring data into exciting, actionable knowledge. Best money spent on data visualization ever!

— Dr. Ivan Ip – Instructor, Harvard Medical School

4. Mango provides better support

At Mango we don’t believe in making users trawl through support forums or wait days for customer support tickets to be answered. When you join Mango you will be provided with a personal account manager who has the power to make decisions and knows the product inside out. Your account manager can be emailed or contacted by telephone directly.

Our account managers are co-located with our software development team so can deal with any technical requests on the spot. They are also very experienced in GIS and web mapping so can advise you on design best practices as well as data sourcing and preparation. Their goal is to help you deliver the best application possible to your users.

Ready to give Mango a try?

We hope this comparison guide was useful to you. Making the switch is easy and you can get set up on Mango in just a few minutes. Sign up for your free, no-risk 30 day trial of our premium features. We won’t even ask for your credit card.

During the trial you will have access to the full range of Enterprise plan features.

Still have questions? Let’s talk: support@

We hope to see you in Mango.