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SpotOn Systems Sponsors IBM Government Forum 2010


SpotOn Systems is pleased to announce our Gold sponsorship of the 7th Annual IBM Government Forum 2010 on March 17 in Washington, DC.

Visit us within the Partner Pavilion to see how our award-winning SpotOn Vantage software enables your organization to benefit from the integration of fully interactive maps from ESRI, the world leaders in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), directly into your IBM Cognos dashboards and reports.

Registration for the IBM Government Forum 2010 is free.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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 wins the 2009 IBM CTO Innovation Award


We are extremely excited to announce that yesterday SpotOn Systems was named winner of the IBM CTO Innovation Award at the IBM Information On Demand 2009 Global Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

We won the prestigious award for SpotOn Vantage, our off-the-shelf software that seamlessly integrates IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence software with mapping information and analysis capabilities from Geographic Information System (GIS) software providers, such as ESRI.

Should you be unfamiliar with the award, IBM defines it as follows on their site: "The CTO Innovation award recognizes those visionary IBM Business Partners who are leading the charge in exploiting Information Management’s latest capabilities in innovative, cutting-edge, unique and exciting new ways. These one-of-a-kind solutions will be drivers in tomorrow's new markets, fostering new innovation at an ingenuity level outside the normal boundaries seen today."

Naturally, we are extremely honored to be recognized by IBM with such an award.  Considering the daunting list of well respected competitors for this award and the impressive list of past winners, we were thrilled to simply be shortlisted ... let alone win.

We wish to express our sincere thanks to those that nominated us, the selection panel, and the distinguished judges for their respective roles in our receipt of the 2009 IBM CTO Innovation Award.

Learn more about the award-winning SpotOn Vantage solution.

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 Technology Powers Integeo GIS Solution


SpotOn R&D developed and delivered a prototype connector to allowing Integeo to integrate their Map Intelligence mapping and spatial analysis solution to the Cognos BI v8.2 solution.

"We selected SpotOn Systems because of its proven track record of building customized, high-impact business intelligence solutions across a broad range of industries," said Integeo CEO Peter Rossiter. "Everyone we spoke to, including Cognos, indicated that the SpotOn team was the right partner to embed Map Intelligence into the Cognos environment.  Their reputation is well earned!"

SpotOn leveraged their world leading Cognos SDK expertise and deep understanding of the BI architecture to deliver this tight integration between Integeo and Cognos solutions.

See the press release

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