(Heerbrugg/Switzerland, 23 October 2012) Leica Geosystems and Critigen have entered into a formal partnership to meet increased demand for improved Asset Collection and Management solutions.
Many organisations are now placing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the centre of their asset management operations and are demanding better data to help them better understand the location, condition and nature of assets they are responsible for. Rather than treating asset collection and asset management as separate operations, Asset Collection and Management workflows are now being integrated into one process to improve the quality and integrity of the central data repository. This provides users with access to better and more reliable information to improve the ongoing management and maintenance of critical assets.
Collectively, Critigen and Leica Geosystems have a highly regarded heritage in the geospatial sector with proven capabilities and experience in delivering world class solutions for both the Asset Collection and Management and GIS sectors. Leica Zeno series GIS case studies to date have demonstrated compelling RoI returns to provide clients with richer and more accurate data while achieving time and cost savings in the region of 50%.
Mike Cooper, Leica Geosystems Regional Market Manager EMEA, commented: “Our global navigation and satellite positioning Leica Zeno series GIS solutions have been engineered to provide easily configurable and simplified asset collection workflows that integrate fully with enterprise GIS software. All our ruggedized hardware has been designed and optimised to capture accurate and richly attributed data quickly in the most demanding work environments. Working with Critigen and their impressive record in delivering high quality information management and IT solutions enables us to provide improved client value with a complete end to end, Asset Collection and Management solution”.
Simon Cuciurean, Critigen’s Managing Director for Europe and the Middle East commented “Our collective aim is to provide affordable and fully integrated asset solutions, ensuring that our clients have access to the best, most accurate and richest data available wherever that information is needed. By working with Leica Geosystems in this increasingly important area, we believe we can achieve this”.
For 25 years, some of the most ambitious programs in the world have relied on Critigen's information technology solutions and geospatial IT services. The expansion of the Panama Canal, London's storm water and sewer system overhaul, planning and construction for Olympic Games, facilities management for all U.S. Air Force bases across the globe: Critigen provided technical expertise for these and many other landmark projects.
Equally important to Critigen are the projects of local impact we've helped enable. Critigen serves local jurisdictions with IT solutions that optimize human and capital assets, increase revenues, and engage citizens.
These solutions range from spatial enablement of specific workflows to serving as the IT department for cities and companies.
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With close to 200 years of experience pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.
Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.