Salient selects Descartes’ GIS platform

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Updated May 25, 2012

Descartes Systems Group announced that Salient Management Company has selected its geographic information system (GIS) platform for incorporation into Salient’s performance management system.

‚ÄúLocation intelligence is an essential component of any Business Intelligence platform. Salient was looking for a partner who could geographically enable our Business Intelligence platform,‚ÄĚ said Ayall Schanzer, Chief Strategy Officer at Salient Management Company.

Descartes’ GIS platform enables advanced routing, navigation, field service, and spatial data business intelligence solutions, the companies say. It supports a full range of GIS services, including high performance map display, geo-location, commercial vehicle route calculation, spatial data querying, and turn-by-turn navigation suitable for commercial and hazardous material route use.

‚ÄúSpatial data is essential for delivering a higher level of insight in business intelligence solutions,‚ÄĚ said Edward Ryan, Chief Commercial Officer at Descartes.