Autodesk and Pitney Bowes Software recently announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance agreement. The new agreement will serve as a framework for both companies to provide resources, services and solutions to help infrastructure owners and architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) organisations make more informed decisions and drive greater efficiencies across the plan, design, build, manage lifecycle of infrastructure.
The relationship will enable the parties to provide infrastructure professionals in transportation, government, utilities, and other key industries with the broadest range of coordinated solutions available today to help fully realise the value of project information—from planning and asset management to design and on through to operations and management.
Under the terms of the strategic alliance agreement, Pitney Bowes Software and Autodesk will join forces to better address the needs of a global customer base. In addition, through coordinating the integration of existing applications, both companies will work together to deliver solutions that address some of the more immediate business issues within a number of identified vertical markets.
“A tremendous amount of valuable data is locked up in traditional GIS systems. Unlocking that value has the potential for delivering increased operational efficiencies for infrastructure projects,” said Jeff Vining, Research VP at Gartner. “This is particularly important for agencies and local government departments around the world looking to implement smart government initiatives. Combining the power of location intelligence with BIM modeling will help agencies and local governments improve decision making across the plan, design, build, manage lifecycle.”
This strategic alliance agreement also provides both organisations with a unique opportunity to develop specific, industry related, solutions in the future using the industry knowledge, products and services of both companies.