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SpotOn at the ESRI Federal User Conference - Feb 17-18, 2010


We will be showcasing the latest release of our award-winning SpotOn Vantage software at the ESRI Federal User Conference in Washington, DC from February 17-18, 2010.

Should you be at the event, we encourage you to visit us within the IBM booth (#302) to receive a personalized demonstration of the tremendous analytical benefits of integrating ESRI maps within an IBM Cognos dashboard.

While there, make sure that you also check out the demonstration of the IBM Maximo Asset Management software.

Although biased, we believe that your venturing through the copious amounts of snow to meet with us in Washington next week will definitely be worth your effort. 

We hope to see you there! 

The SpotOn Team 

Latest webinar: "Integrating Maps into IBM Cognos"


Today we held a 45-minute webinar on "Integrating Maps into IBM Cognos".  The session drew record attendance and turned out to be our most popular online event to date.

The webinar showcased the use of the latest release of our award-winning SpotOn Vantage software to quickly integrate a fully interactive ESRI map into an IBM Cognos report.  We also introduced our bundled SpotOn Vantage/ESRI ArcGIS Online Map Services offering.  This package enables IBM Cognos clients that are currently without in-house GIS resources to easily and cost-effectively integrate maps into their IBM Cognos reports.

For those that attended, thanks for your active participation.  Your questions were terrific! Your positive comments and emails afterwards were also very much appreciated.

As promised, a recorded version of the event along with the slides will be posted on our site shortly.

In February we will host a webinar that showcases the use of SpotOn Vantage to integrate advanced visualizations from FusionCharts into your IBM Cognos reports.  At the tail end of today's webinar, Darren, our CTO, gave a sneak peak of what you will see next month.  Cool stuff.

Should you be interested in this next webinar, please continue to visit our website for the event specifics. Better yet, sign up for our newsletter to stay informed on all of our future events.


The SpotOn Team

Talented and Capable Team Member Wanted: Product Specialist


The market demand for our award-winning SpotOn Vantage software has put us in the fortunate position of needing to expand our team.  Given the volume of organizations seeking to integrate their IBM Cognos BI software with the mapping information and analysis capabilities from ESRI, we anticipate this trend continuing.

For now, we are specifically looking for a Product Specialist to augment our dynamic software development team that pushes the edges of enterprise application software.

The right candidate that acts quickly may even get the opportunity to join us for our company Christmas party ... an added bonus that you definitely don't want to miss.

SpotOn Systems presents on Geographic Business Intelligence


On Thursday, October 22, 2009, our very own Chris Ovens and Darren Nelson hosted a live webinar entitled "Introduction to Geographic Business Intelligence (GBI)".

The webinar shared insights into the benefits of integrating the power of geography and spatial analysis (e.g. ESRI GIS software) with the information foundation provided by the IBM Cognos BI solution.  Specifically, Chris and Darren identified and provided examples of the four perspectives of Geographic Business Intelligence:

  1. Map-enabled reporting
  2. Spatial analysis on Business Intelligence (BI) data
  3. Geographic data enrichment
  4. BI on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) assets

To learn more about how GBI may benefit your organization, we invite you to view or download the recorded version of this webinar.

Thank you once again to all of those that attended and contributed to the success of the live event.  We are ecstatic about the overwhelming participation and the positive feedback received to date. 

As per your requests, we will be hosting similar web conference events on a frequent basis.  We encourage you to sign up for our monthly newsletter or visit our website regularly such that you won't miss our upcoming webinars.

SpotOn Systems and ESRI sponsor IBM Cognos Performance 2009 Events


SpotOn Systems and ESRI, the leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, are pleased to announce their Bronze sponsorship of three upcoming IBM Cognos Performance 2009 events:

Washington, DC - Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Los Angeles, CA - Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chicago, IL - Thursday, December 3, 2009

Representatives from SpotOn Systems and ESRI will be at the events to provide in-person demonstrations of bi-directional integration of live, interactive maps from ESRI within your IBM Cognos reports; as well as answer any questions on Geographical Business Intelligence (GBI).

Registration for IBM Cognos Performance 2009 is free, but space is limited.

We look forward to meeting you at these events.

* To request an on- or off-site meeting with a SpotOn Systems expert at one of these event locations, please provide us with your contact information such that we can coordinate the details with you.


SpotOn Systems to present at the ESRI Regional User Conference 2009 - Toronto


Chris Ovens, the GM of SpotOn Systems, is to present at the ESRI Regional User Conference 2009 at the Toronto Congress Centre on Tuesday, October 6, 2009.

As the first speaker within the "Integration with Business Applications" track of break out sessions, Chris will speak about "The Complete Information Picture: Location Intelligence Through Integration with Cognos Intelligence". 

As the session title indicates, the presentation will discuss the tremendous business insights that result from integrating two best-of-breed information systems - namely, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software from ESRI and IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) software.  The presentation will also demonstrate the ease of use of SpotOn Vantage, the award-winning software that seamlessly integrates IBM Cognos BI and ESRI GIS software into a single, unified Geographic Business Intelligence (GBI) system.

For more information about the 2009 ESRI Canada annual Regional User Conferences and to register for the Toronto event, visit


SpotOn Systems Honored with IBM Cognos’ 2009 “Global ISV Technology Partner of the Year” Award



 The team at SpotOn Systems is pleased to announce that it has been awarded IBM Cognos' 2009 "Global ISV Technology Partner of the Year" title. The honor was announced at Partner Awards ceremony held recently at the IBM Cognos Customer Forum 2009, where GM Chris Ovens and CTO Darren Nelson were on-hand to accept the award. More information about the honor can be found here.





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