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Impress for GIS 2.0 to Help Enterprises Improve Field Service Operations

May 11, 2006

Waltham, MA - Impress Software, a leading provider of packaged integration applications, today announced the availability of Impress for GIS 2.0, featuring the new Maintenance and Operations Module. With this new release, organizations can more effectively streamline their field service operations through the integration of SAP with ESRI's ArcGIS or Miner & Miner's ArcFM.

The new Maintenance and Operations module enables access to SAP asset and work management data and processes from a GIS front end. GIS users can now create work orders and notifications, update status information, and assign orders to features on the map. In addition, they can analyze SAP work order information with a "point-and-click" search using multiple user-defined criteria. This information can be rendered on the map and color-coded for spatial analysis and at-a-glance viewing to improve decision-making.
"Companies are looking for ways to decrease the inefficiencies of their field service organizations," said Warren Utt, CEO of Impress Software. "By putting asset information and maintenance processes at the fingertips of the GIS user, Impress for GIS 2.0 enables these companies to increase the productivity of field operations while simultaneously improving the service they deliver to their customers."

The Maintenance and Operations module complements the existing Asset Data Management module, which automatically synchronizes asset-related information to ensure both GIS and SAP systems remain up-to-date and accurate. In addition, the Asset Data Management module allows GIS users to access and manipulate data, including processes to simultaneously update attributes for multiple assets. For example a user at a water utility can easily select multiple assets on a map, such as a series of valves, and simultaneously change attributes without having to modify each valve individually in SAP.

With Impress for GIS 2.0, organizations are able to:

  • Increase productivity by streamlining processes and providing easy access to key information and processes
  • Improve customer service by arming workforces with insight to make better decisions, accelerate time-to-repair, and improve asset performance
  • Enhance business analytics by enabling spatial analysis of SAP information to strengthen decision-making and improve resource planning
  • Lower total cost of ownership by accelerating implementations, lowering maintenance costs, and using a solution fully supported by Impress software

Impress for GIS 2.0 is available immediately through Impress Software at

About Impress Software
Impress Software is a leading provider of packaged integration applications that enable quick and cost-effective integration of project management and geographical information systems with SAP, resulting in streamlined business processes. Impress solutions allow integration to be completed at a fraction of the time and cost compared to traditional EAI development platforms. Impress Software customers include global leaders such as Bayer, BP, DuPont, Halliburton, US Army and Valero.