Geotab acquires MapsBI to combine business intelligence with data visualisation

Neil Cawse, CEO, Geotab

Geotab, a telematics provider with more than 450,000 vehicles in 70 countries on its roster of users, has acquired one of its partners, Maps BI.

Founded in 2013 under parent company Inovex Inc. Maps BI provides customers with enhanced visualisation 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 visualisation 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 visualisation, 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 visualisation 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.”

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