Trimble acquires Spacient Technologies for enterprise mobile workforce management

Trimble acquires Spacient Technologies for enterprise mobile workforce management

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Sunnyvale, California, USA, 22 November 2006 – Trimble has announced that it has acquired privately-held Spacient Technologies, Inc. of Long Beach, California, in an all-cash transaction. Spacient is a provider of enterprise field service management and mobile mapping solutions for municipalities and utilities.

Spacient’s Fieldport is a GIS centric, Internet-based, wireless software suite focused on utilities field service management. The Fieldport solution, with Spacient’s proprietary mobile technology, delivers a device- and platform-independent software service that integrates GIS mapping and GPS location with customer and asset information in a simple and user-friendly format for the mobile workforce. The modular software can be used to extend and integrate information from enterprise asset management, call center management and GIS mapping systems to the mobile workforce or be implemented as a stand-alone solution for managing, measuring and optimizing field service operations.

“The acquisition of Spacient Technologies enhances our GIS and Mapping business by further expanding our solutions for the field and mobile workforce—a strategic area of focus for Trimble,” said Doug Merrill, General Manager of Trimble’s Mapping and GIS Division. “Spacient Technologies provides us with an enterprise software platform to increase field productivity and customer satisfaction for our utility customers.”

“We are pleased to join Trimble,” said Christopher Stern, founder and CEO of Spacient Technologies. “By combining our field service management software and industry expertise with Trimble’s advanced GPS and mobile GIS technology, we can offer utilities a compelling solution for field asset management and customer service.”

Spacient Technologies will be reported within Trimble’s Field Solutions business segment.

– About Spacient Technologies, Inc.
Spacient Technologies, Inc. (Spacient) is a provider of enterprise field service management and mobile mapping solutions for municipalities and utilities. Through the company’s flagship Fieldport Enterprise Software Suite and professional services, Spacient delivers device- and platform-independent mobile GIS and field computing solutions that enable organizations to improve asset maintenance and customer management, enhance security, increase field service efficiency, and comply with health, safety and environmental regulations. Spacient’s customers include some of the largest utilities and municipalities in the U.S.