AED-SICAD Signs Platinum Partner Contract with Esri

Redlands / Munich, July 21, 2011 - On this year’s Esri 2011 conference, Esri Germany and AED-SICAD have signed officially the comprehensive Platinum Partner Contract within the frame of the global ESRI Partner Network (EPN). AED-SICAD is currently the only Esri business partner with Platinum Status outside of North America. Among 1800 business partners world-wide, Esri has signed up currently only 9 Platinum Partners.

Esri as the leading global provider of GIS technology has introduced in 2010 the Esri Partner Network (EPN) to be able to serve better on a world-wide scale the growing community of companies which offer innovative solutions and professional services based on Esri technology. Business partners may solicit a silver, gold or platinum EPN partner status. The gold and platinum status is tied to a series of pre-requisites and yearly assessments to ensure compliance with the partner program. Companies may only qualify for the platinum status, if they are a globally acting company which have a leading role in its respective industry and which generate accordingly revenue. As platinum partner, AED-SICAD receives advanced technical assistance and sales support in joint sales and marketing activities from Esri Inc. and Esri Germany.

AED-SICAD is the leading and successful supplier of GIS solutions for land management and utilities. Especially in the area of utilities, customers from more than 20 countries out of 4 continents are using the ArcFM UT product suite.

Dr. Thomas Englert, managing director of AED-SICAD AG says: “We are proud and happy to hear that we signed as one of the first companies world-wide and as first company outside of North America a platinum partner contract and understand this as an award and recognition of our work. Our customers will benefit from the deepened support from Esri. But we see ourselves also more than ever obliged to remain technologically always at the front and to create cutting-edge modern solution on top of ESRI technology and to deliver these to our customers.“

Dr. Peter Ladstätter, General Manager at Esri Germany GmbH: „The platinum partner contract demonstrates the outstanding role of AED-SICAD within the Esri partner network. This is the result of a long and trusting cooperation in Germany and an extraordinarily successful activity in the international area. We are looking forward to a continued collaboration with AED-SICAD.”

About Esri Germany

For spatial analysis, planning, and decision-making, the geographic information solutions based on Esri’s ArcGIS platform are the first choice in private and public sectors as well as education and science. Adaptable and intuitive with integration options, the ArcGIS industry standard can be used on mobile devices, desktops, and servers, and is highly appreciated by more than one million users worldwide.

Headquartered in Redlands, California (USA), Esri is a pioneer in the field of professional geographic information solutions and the development of a modern understanding of the environment and its geographical, cultural, and economic connections.

As a distributor and systems house, ESRI Deutschland GmbH, based in Kranzberg near Munich, sells the products of Esri on an exclusive basis at eight locations in Germany and Switzerland. Esri provides support to users with a wide range of training, support and consultancy backed by combined experience and expertise of over 400 employees in the ESRI Group.

About ESRI Inc.

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at


AED-SICAD Aktiengesellschaft (AED-SICAD), Bonn/Munich, Germany, is the leading GIS application company in Europe. AED-SICAD employs more than 200 people. Their portfolio comprises high-end geo-information systems for the key segments utilities, cadastre and land management. With ArcFMä UT for the utility industry and LM on ArcGIS® for cadastre and land management, AED-SICAD develops cutting-edge GIS applications and solutions based on the worldwide leading ArcGIS core technology.


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