Data visualization – the new era of business intelligence
Published on January 22, 2016
Executives put new and unique expertise to work in the simplification of Big Data analysis
Toronto, Ontario — January 21, 2016 – Geotab, the go-to leader in telematics with more than 450,000 vehicles in 70 countries on its roster of users, today announced that as of December 31, 2015, the company has acquired one of its most innovative partners: Maps BI. Founded in 2013 under parent company Inovex Inc., Maps BI provides customers with an unparalleled level of enhanced visualization to better assist in the analysis of Big Data. Maps BI executives Mike Branch, CEO, Bob Bradley, CTO, and Bernard Cheng, Lead Developer, officially joined Geotab’s dynamic staff on Jan. 11, 2016.
“My colleagues and I are very excited to be a part of Geotab, with whom we’ve developed a strong and fruitful relationship,” said Branch. “This acquisition marks a new era of business intelligence, especially as Big Data plays a larger and larger role in both the telematics space and beyond. We look forward to providing our expertise in better serving both Geotab’s established and future resellers and customers.”
Geotab’s freshly gained expertise in data visualization is a valuable addition to the company’s already detailed and comprehensive telematics solution. With the opportunity to offer such innovations as interactive dashboards and geospatial data visualization, these visual capabilities paired with the MyGeotab software platform will provide customers with an easy spatial understanding of their aggregated data, allowing them to more simply assess resulting analytics and better achieve their respective fleet management goals.
“In order to continually provide our customers with the world’s most sophisticated portfolio of telematics solutions, we at Geotab consistently have our finger on the pulse of innovation,” said Geotab CEO, Neil Cawse. “The business intelligence and visualization expertise we’ve gained will further catapult Geotab into the position of global telematics leader, all the while providing our customers with new tools to further support their pursuit of superior fleet operations.”
About Maps BI
Maps BI is a product offering of Inovex Inc. – a Canadian software firm who for 10 years have developed powerful, salient enterprise web and mobile applications in the energy and healthcare sectors. Inovex brings to Maps BI a wealth of development prowess and deep understanding of reporting and analytics that it has brought to its clientele over the years. Inovex is a trusted vendor in the software realm whose professional services have been engaged to develop wide array of complex solutions ranging from municipal energy management systems to secure healthcare data collection and reporting systems. For more information about Maps BI, please visit www.mapsbi.com.
Manager, Strategic Communications & Public Affairs
Geotab is a global leader in connected transportation solutions. We provide telematics — vehicle and asset tracking — solutions to over forty thousand customers in 150 countries. For more than 20 years, we have invested in ground-breaking data research and innovation to enable partners and customers, including Fortune 500 and public sector organizations, to transform their fleets and operations. We connect to over 3.2 million vehicles and process more than 55 billion data points a day so that customers can make better decisions, increase productivity, have safer fleets, and achieve their sustainability goals. Geotab’s open platform and Marketplace, offers hundreds of third-party solution options. Backed by a team of industry leading data scientists and AI experts, Geotab is unlocking the power of data to understand real-time and predictive analytics — solving for today’s challenges and tomorrow’s world. To learn more, visit www.geotab.com follow @GEOTAB on Twitter and LinkedIn or visit the Geotab Blog.
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