eSpatial & CH2M Hill’s Enterprise Spatial Solutions (ESS) Announce Strategic Partner Agreement to deliver joint geospatial solutions and “Software As Service” offerings
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eSpatial & CH2M Hill’s Enterprise Spatial Solutions (ESS) Announce Strategic Partner Agreement to deliver joint geospatial solutions and “Software As Service” offerings

October 25th 2006, Dublin, Ireland - eSpatial, a leading Enterprise Geospatial software and technology company and CH2M HILL, the world’s largest privately held geospatial consulting organization, announced a strategic partnership to jointly deliver Enterprise Strength Geographic Information Systems (GIS) solutions and hosted offerings.

CH2M HILL's Enterprise Spatial Solutions (ESS) business brings a wealth of spatial solutions integration and consulting expertise, providing spatial solutions to both public and private organizations. The CH2M HILL ESS team of 500 GIS and IT specialists design, customize, and fully integrate the visualization power of spatial technology with all location-related corporate information systems including supply chain management, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), logistics, and asset management.

eSpatial’s iSMART product supports a number a number of deployment models which includes Pure Web and Customized Client within a scalable, role-based & secure environment. The architectural features delivered with iSMART address standard IT requirements for the deployment of enterprise business applications. iSMART provides an ideal enterprise grade hosted services delivery platform for geospatial applications. Delivered applications and services can also be provided to conform with the Open GeoSpatial Consortium (OGC) Web Services standards.

This agreement enables the two companies to form a comprehensive framework to exploit commercial opportunities. eSpatial, together with CH2M HILL , can offer targeted GeoSpatial Solutions to different industry verticals, such as Government Information, Utilities, Land Management and Transportation. eSpatial and CH2M HILL will deliver iSMART-based web delivered solutions that are rapidly developed, cost effective, easy to deploy and manage and can integrate within existing line of business systems. Solutions will be offered as specific end customer installations or as hosted “Software As Service” offerings.
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“eSpatial is delighted to sign this Partnership Agreement with CH2M HILL and I believe together we will deliver innovative spatially enabled applications and solutions to a wide customer base" said Philip O’Doherty, CEO, eSpatial

"The experience of eSpatial will open up a new range of seamless spatially -enabled solutions,” said Nigel Nugent, vice president, CH2M HILL Enterprise Spatial Solutions. “CH2M HILL looks forward to delivering value-add, cost effective iSMART based solutions and business applications with embedded spatial functionality. We’re excited by the innovative solutions iSMART offer which enable Web-based data capture and maintenance capabilities greatly reducing the dependency on deploying costly GIS tools.”

The partnership will concentrate initially on the US market, primarily in the utilities sector and will extend to Europe and the UK.

About CH2M HILL

CH2M HILL Enterprise Spatial Solutions, a global leader in spatial technology integration and business consulting, fuses the power of spatial information with a company's existing information systems and data to create powerful business solutions. The result is faster, better business decision-making; more efficient asset and supply chain management; efficient security and emergency response; and streamlining of many other critical business functions. For more, visit www.ch2m.com/ess.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global firm providing engineering, construction, operations, and related technical services to public and private clients. With more than $3 billion in revenue, CH2M HILL is an industry leading program management, construction management for fee, and design firm, as ranked by Engineering-News Record (2005). The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of transportation, water, energy, environment, communications, construction, and industrial facilities. CH2M HILL has more than 14,500 employees in 200 offices worldwide.

About eSpatial

eSpatial, founded in Dublin, Ireland and with offices in the USA, is a world leader in enterprise strength spatial information management technology. Its advanced spatial environment, iSMART, in conjunction with Oracle Spatial, provides a platform for highly scalable and secure spatially enabled applications in a standard enterprise IT environment with unprecedented ease of use, manageability and support for OGC Web Services. Its standards based Rapid Application Development environment and GeoPortal allows organizations to quickly and easily build new applications (or extend existing ones) to include spatial functionality. These applications provide spatial intelligence to anyone, anywhere, on any device, connected or disconnected. eSpatial's technology is used in every area of IT including Public Sector, Defense, Telecommunications and Utility organizations.

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