ARCHIBUS Ships New Geospatial Extensions Application, Merging FM Data with ESRI’s GIS Information

More Information-Rich Views of Facilities in Geographic Context Provide Enhanced Decision Support for Improved Business Practices

Boston Massachusetts - October 14, 2008 - ARCHIBUS, Inc. (, the #1 software developer worldwide of real estate, infrastructure and facilities management solutions, announces the release of its new application, ARCHIBUS Geospatial Extensions, integrating ARCHIBUS data with geospatial information from ESRI, Inc., the #1 developer of geographic information systems (GIS) software.

ARCHIBUS Geospatial Extensions now provides to leading-edge organizations better analytics and decision support that dramatically improves workflows and business practices.

“We are extremely pleased to be an ESRI Business Partner and to offer this invaluable solution to real estate and facilities management professionals,” said ARCHIBUS President and founder Bruce K. Forbes. “The combination of geospatial and facilities data, integrated with demographic and other information, will vastly increase users’ ability to more efficiently manage their operations at every level.”

Growing Need for Facilities Management and GIS Data

The integration of ARCHIBUS facilities management information with GIS data and tools addresses the growing public and private sector need for comprehensive analysis of properties in a geospatial context.

ARCHIBUS Geospatial Extensions connects the business logic, forms, and workflow of ARCHIBUS Windows and ARCHIBUS Web Central applications with the geo-processing and visualization capabilities of ESRI’s GIS applications.

Through this integration, organizations gain unsurpassed visualization and analytic capabilities for such vital management activities as more cost-efficient real estate management, improved facilities master planning, dynamic property management, precision maintenance operations and environmental compliance, expert risk assessment, and sound business continuity planning.

Leveraging 2D and 3D Geospatial Views

ARCHIBUS Geospatial Extensions delivers ARCHIBUS data and graphics through a range of ESRI products, including ArcIMS, ArcGIS Server, and ArcGIS Desktop.

Pre-defined reports as well as ad hoc queries combine the spatial aspects of GIS with the logical relationships within ARCHIBUS.

Users are thereby able to leverage both 2D and 3D geospatial views of their business. By providing multi-dimensional organizational views, Geospatial Extensions allows them to respond with greater insight and effectiveness to the challenges their organizations face.

Drill-down, Search, and Thematic Highlighting Capabilities

Among its many important features, the drill-down and search capabilities of ARCHIBUS Geospatial Extensions allow users to quickly access required information via spatial search capability and Web-based reporting. The application also provides thematic highlighting within maps and reports in order for users to more easily identify and address organizational work requirements by department, location, and other criteria.

With these and other sophisticated tools, users can easily visualize their organization’s complete asset portfolio and streamline enterprise workflow processes, enabling rapid business transformation.

Dramatically improving organizational productivity, ARCHIBUS Geospatial Extensions finally provides a software solution that significantly accelerates the automated delivery of comprehensive facilities and geospatial insights into an organization’s operations, a task that previously required hours of manual data collection and analysis.

The result for public and private sector organizations alike is an invaluable integrated solution that provides a new-found ability to view one’s organization in all its dimensions, and helps users implement and continually refine world-class best practices and benchmarks to enhance overall business operations and improve competitiveness and profitability.

About ARCHIBUS, Inc.

ARCHIBUS is the #1 global provider of real estate, infrastructure, and facilities management solutions and services with total expenditures for ARCHIBUS-related products and services exceeding $1.7 Billion (USD). With ARCHIBUS, organizations can use a single, comprehensive, integrated solution to make informed strategic decisions that optimize return-on-investment, lower asset lifecycle costs, and increase enterprise-wide productivity and profitability.

More than 4,000,000 ARCHIBUS enterprise and Web users collectively manage over 5,000,000 properties, with organizations reporting facilities-related cost savings as high as 34%. With over 1,600 ARCHIBUS Business Partners, local and regional support worldwide is available in over 130 countries and in over two dozen languages. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, ARCHIBUS, Inc. has pioneered computer-aided infrastructure and facilities management technologies since 1982. For more information, visit

About ESRI, Inc.

Founded in 1969, ESRI ( is the world leader in the GIS software industry. ESRI offers innovative solutions that help users create, manage, analyze, and display information to make timely decisions and solve problems they encounter every day. ESRI’s comprehensive product line ranges from desktop GIS to GIS for the enterprise.


Cynthia Zawadski
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