Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Trimble last week announced that it acquired privately held Spacient Technologies of Long Beach, Calif., in an all-cash transaction. Spacient is a leading provider of enterprise field service management and mobile mapping solutions for municipalities and utilities. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Spacient's Fieldport is a Geographic Information System-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 Global Positioning System 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.
An on-demand solution, Fieldport is either offered as a hosted subscription service or installed on-site at customer locations. Fieldport can operate on variety of mobile devices, including the Windows Mobile, Palm, and PocketPC-based mobile devices, rugged and non-rugged notebook and tablet computers, Blackberry devices, pagers and digital phones.
"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."
Spacient Technologies will be reported within Trimble's Field Solutions business segment.