SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA and FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Australian mapping technology company Integeo has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with German company geoXtend GmbH for Central, Northern and Eastern Europe.
geoXtend is now providing sales and technical support for all resellers of Integeo’s Map Intelligence product suite in the region.
“This is a major strategic milestone in our European operations which will significantly expand our marketing and support footprint in Europe,” said Integeo CEO Peter Rossiter. “geoXtend has both the technical and market reach to significantly leverage our European sales.”
geoXtend is led by Michael Arthen, the former Pitney Bowes GmbH Managing Director, who founded the new company with international geo-marketing company WIGeoGIS and a private investor.
Mr Arthen said his objective is to make Map Intelligence “the defacto location intelligence product for Business Intelligence in Europe”.
“We have been working hard with Integeo to ensure a smooth transition of responsibility. Current Integeo customers and partners in the region will appreciate our local presence and we will be bringing our own extensive GIS, BI and consulting experience to build on Integeo’s already impressive track record.”
Map Intelligence is a complete solution that brings dynamic maps and location analysis capabilities to both novice and expert users of Business Intelligence systems.
The award-winning, patented Location Intelligence product brings immediate benefits.
“Now information-rich, interactive, location aware applications can be built easily and used by anyone,” Mr Rossiter said. “You can be lost in data without a map.”
Map Intelligence does a lot more than just display data on a map or floor-plan. It enables rapid development of map-enabled BI applications to visualize and analyse factors such as business performance; relating sales to customer demographics or shop layouts; social need and available services; potential return on investment from projects and so much more.
“Our customers come from a wide spectrum of business and government sectors that includes telcos, pharma, retail, banking and insurance, defence, policing, and legal,” Mr Rossiter added.
“They can use any GIS or map provider and they don’t need to know anything about mapping technology - Map Intelligence takes care of all the integration and the underlying complexity is invisible to the user.”
Map Intelligence is the only location intelligence platform to work across all the major Business Intelligence products, including IBM (Cognos), SAP (Business Objects), Oracle (OBIEE and Hyperion), MicroStrategy, Microsoft Reporting Services and Excel, QlikView, Actuate and open source BIRT.
Map Intelligence works with mapping products such as Esri’s ArcGIS, Pitney Bowes’ MapXtreme, Google Maps, Google Earth, BING, and any OGC compliant map server such as GE SmallWorld or systems that use Open Layers as an OGC compliant map-viewer.
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Integeo was founded in 2004 to develop and commercialize Map Intelligence, an award winning, patented technology that merges business and location intelligence. Map Intelligence offers a fully integrated turnkey solution for mapping analytics using a wide range of Business Intelligence and mapping products. Integeo is the winner of several innovation awards and since its introduction in 2004, Map Intelligence is the only BI product to rank top 10 among purpose built GIS solutions (Ovum Research 2009).
The company's headquarters and R&D facility are in Sydney, Australia, with branch offices in Canberra and the UK. Integeo is supported by a global partner and distributor network and has strong technical and marketing relationships with all the leading Business Intelligence, mapping and GIS vendors.
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Head Office: Level 1,241 Broadway, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia.
geoXtend GmbH is focused on innovative location intelligence solutions to significantly increase the return on investment for data warehouse and BI solutions.
geoXtend was founded by experienced, international experts in the fields of business intelligence, geographic information systems (GIS) and geomarketing.
geoXtend has partnerships with the leading European geo- and market data providers and is a one-stop shop for location intelligence software, data, advice and integrated solutions.
geoXtend has offices near Frankfurt (Limburg), Munich, Vienna and Warsaw.
Head Office: Fahrgasse 5 (Walderdorffer Hof), 65549 Limburg/Lahn, Germany