GRAITEC acquires GEOMAP GIS America's Autodesk Business Unit
Montreal, November 4, 2019 – GRAITEC, a global leading developer of BIM design and calculation software solutions, and one of the largest Autodesk partners in the world, certified Platinum in Europe and Gold in North America and Russia, announced the acquisition of the GEOMAP GIS AMERICA’s Autodesk business unit. GEOMAP is a major player in the geomatics industry and intelligent information management in North America.
For GRAITEC, this transaction with GEOMAP is very strategic, for the interaction between BIM and GIS is the foundation of smart cities.
Hugo Michaud, General Manager at GRAITEC Canada, explains: "In the context of continued population and city growth, discussions of climate change and the importance of sustainable buildings, the construction market is really booming." He continues: "GRAITEC and GEOMAP will be working together to make sure information flows between GIS and BIM. Convergence of information between geomatics and design to construction processes is key. This alliance definitely strengthens GRAITEC's position as a global leader when it comes to BIM solutions."
As a result of this transaction, all Autodesk day-to-day operations such as information requests, new subscriptions & renewals processing, technical support and training, will be managed by GRAITEC. And this is great news for GEOMAP customers, as they will now have access to a new range of products and high quality value-added services, starting with: GRAITEC Advantage service; access to online training, PowerPack for Revit when their Revit subscriptions are purchase or renewed through GRAITEC; as well as a range of services, tailored to AEC and manufacturing professionals’ specific needs.
With its continued growth in Quebec and internationally, GRAITEC stands out with its unrivaled expertise in BIM technologies and project workflows. With thousands of BIMUp consulting projects delivered, the company has a global overview of the needs of all stakeholders involved in a construction project: contractors, architects, engineers, general and specialized contractors, component manufacturers, facility managers...
From now on, GEOMAP customers will benefit from one of the largest pools of professional and technical resources, who share their knowledge and expertise with each other daily, while helping customers throughout the five continents. GRAITEC employs over 550 people, including 200 BIM consultants and 100 programmers.
Danick Venne, CEO of GEOMAP says, "This alliance will allow GEOMAP to refocus our team’s efforts on what it does best: providing intelligent information management through M-Files, our company’s content management solution and all our geomatics solutions that support Autodesk and ESRI technology." He continues: "After analyzing Autodesk partners in Quebec, we concluded that GRAITEC has the best technical team to support our customers on Autodesk products. By choosing GRAITEC, I know that they are in good hands. That said, GEOMAP will continue to work with GRAITEC on a daily basis to ensure the transition of subscription contracts and customer satisfaction."
Finally, Francis Guillemard, Founder and Chairman of the Graitec Group concludes: "Graitec is delighted to welcome Geomap's customers and have them benefit from the group’s technologies (e.g. PowerPack for Revit) and services. With the solidification of our Canadian subsidiary, Graitec continues to strengthen its presence in North America and impose itself more as a key player in the BIM industry."
Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international group helping construction and manufacturing professionals achieve successfully their digital transformation by providing BIM and Industry 4.0 software and consultancy. Graitec is a developer of high-performance BIM applications as well as an Autodesk Platinum Partner in Europe and Gold Autodesk Partner in North America and Russia.
Operating through 47 offices across 13 countries worldwide, GRAITEC offers its clients an extensive range of established software solutions combined with the full portfolio of Autodesk products which help address the most demanding project needs and maximizing productivity, efficiency and performance. GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 100 000 construction professionals worldwide. .
For more information, visit: www.graitec.com
GEOMAP GIS America specializes in software solutions and services which integrate the innovative concepts of geomatics and IIM (Intelligent Information Management) for Municipalities and Counties, Facilities Management (FM), Transportation and Network Management sectors since 2000. These solutions, implemented in public and private institutions, key accounts and international projects, make it possible to manage information and data related to the assets and content that an organization wishes to manage. This information can then be processed and queried to obtain results in the form of reports, subject-specific maps, dashboards and more.
GEOMAP is also a certified developer of Autodesk and ESRI solutions and is an M-Files, Microsoft and Oracle partner and reseller. GEOMAP has solid expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) process integration. The solutions we implement are based on a powerful information system that drives applications built on the most advanced geospatial and ECM platforms on the market.
For more information, visit: www.geomapgis.ca