GeoVue Selects ESRI ArcGIS Server Technology and Data to Build Integrated GIS Solutions for Commercial Business Clients
Enterprise Software Will Help Companies Manage Facilities, Locations, and Real Property Assets Better
Redlands, California—ESRI, the world leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, announced today that it has signed an agreement with geoVue, an industry-leading provider of location optimization tools. ESRI will provide its ArcGIS Server enterprise GIS platform, data, and support to geoVue to develop integrated solutions that capitalize on geographic analysis for multilocation businesses.
“We are pleased to work with a world-class company like geoVue,” said Simon Thompson, director, Commercial Industry Solutions, ESRI. “Franchises and storefront operators, as well as financial organizations, real estate investors, and retailers, will rely on this integrated solution to give them the most comprehensive geographically enabled view of their business data and operational activities available today.”
The new application combines ESRI’s ArcGIS platform with geoVue Enterprise, a powerful Web services-based platform for retail and franchise site selection, market planning, and sales forecasting. The result is a seamless integration of advanced, powerful geographic analysis, visualization, and data handling capabilities with real-time sales and trade information.
“GeoVue wanted the best data visualization software possible for any client that has real assets,” explained David Bunten, vice president, Business Development, geoVue. “That’s why we’re working with ESRI.”
The companies signed formal business agreements in late 2006 and are completing final developments and release strategies. GeoVue plans to begin rollout of the new solution to key customers in the first quarter of 2007.
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geoVue is a leading supplier of location-based business intelligence systems that help optimize retail store networks to increase return-on-invested-capital (ROIC). GeoVue provides retailers with fact-based, easy to use software solutions that help prioritize capital planning, optimize store networks and localize marketing and merchandising. GeoVue clients include, Diary Queen, Eddie Bauer, Prudential Real Estate, Dunkin Brands, Meineke and Albertson’s. For more information about geoVue’s software products and services, please visit www.geovue.com or call (781) 938-3800.