March 04, 2009 -- 3-GIS, an Alabama based software development and services company has announced it will offer an Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) program to electric, gas and water/wastewater utility companies with less than 100,000 meters/connections. This ELA will act as a companion to ESRI’s small utility Enterprise License Agreement (SU-ELA).
ESRI introduced its SU-ELA program in early 2009 to give small utilities access to a wide range of geographic information system (GIS) software. With the ESRI SU-ELA, utilities receive selected unlimited deployments of the ArcGIS platform, maintenance, and support for products for an affordable, fixed price that is paid annually over a three year term.
The 3-GIS Companion ELA abides by all terms of the ESRI SU-ELA and additionally offers access to the 3-GIS Suite of products, an ArcGIS Server based suite of thin-client asset management tools which consists of Express Conductor, Field Express Chameleon and Network Express. With the 3-GIS Companion ELA, small utilities get a limitless mix of all 3-GIS licenses with no worries about usage spikes or denial of service.
“Our Companion ELA simplifies the contract and budgeting process for these utility companies and allows them to further gain value from their overall GIS investment,” says Tom Counts, President of 3-GIS. “By mirroring the ESRI SU-ELA, we have greatly simplified the access to our products for participating utility companies and created a pricing model that is very attractive.”
3-GIS is a premier GIS software development and services company. The company provides customized software and solutions to a variety of companies in the Utilities, Telecommunications and Homeland Security markets. 3-GIS builds, interfaces, and integrates many diverse AM/FM systems, work management systems, analysis packages and other specialized software. 3-GIS offers the 3-GIS Suite of products, an ArcGIS Server-based suite of thin-client asset management products.
For more information, visit www.3-GIS.com.
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