September 14, 2009 -- Aylesbury, UK: ESRI (UK), the market leader for geographic information systems (GIS) technology is pleased to announce that WPC Software has joined their Partners and Alliances Programme as an authorised ESRI (UK) Business Associate.
Through the partnership, WPC will be able to utilise a range of ESRI technology to help geospatially enable solutions for existing and future customers, embedding mapping into some of the key applications WPC offer in the police market. This will include Inn Keeper, which is already used by 23 UK Forces to administer alcohol licensing requests, and Shogun for managing firearms licenses.
Glenn Bewes, Business Development Manager for WPC said: “There is a growing number of police forces across the UK that are utilising ESRI solutions to provide reliable and real-time GIS information to aid analytical and operational policing. By becoming an ESRI (UK) Business Associate, we can offer our customers valuable GIS functionality on top of WPC's existing product portfolio. We will also be looking to develop future leading-edge solutions with the potential to embed ESRI's market-leading GIS components.”
Simon Cottingham, public safety strategist for ESRI (UK) says: “We are excited to be working with WPC Software who is recognised as a leading supplier of innovative computer systems for UK police services. There are clearly a number of benefits to embedding geospatial information into WPC applications, and we are pleased that WPC have selected the ESRI technology platform to support their solutions. This partnership will deliver enhanced value to our shared customers, and further cements ESRI (UK)’s position as a leading technology provider into UK police forces.”
ESRI (UK) and WPC Software will be exhibiting at the Police Superintendent’s Conference taking place at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Warwickshire from 14 – 17 September, 2009.
About ESRI (UK)
ESRI (UK) is part of the global ESRI network. With the single, largest pool of GIS expertise in the UK, the company is the technical authority on GIS. ESRI (UK) provides solutions, technology and services including off the shelf applications built on the ArcGIS software suite and an extensive range of consulting and training services.
Its offerings meet a range of business needs in different markets including Business, Local & Central Government, Defence, Public Safety, Utilities and Telecommunications, as well as catering for system integrators and application developers through the ESRI Developer Network.
Customers include Police Forces throughout England and Wales, all Scottish Police Forces, Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships and Community Safety Partnerships. ESRI (UK) has previously delivered successful services to the Home Office, Strathclyde Police, the MOD Police Service alongside other government intelligence agencies.
ESRI (UK) helps organisations become more profitable and public service more efficient through the better use of geographic information. The ability to understand customers' needs and harness the power of GIS for the long-term benefit of organisations is what we call Visionary Thinking.
Find out more at www.esriuk.com/publicsafety.
About WPC Software
WPC Software is a leading supplier of innovative computer systems designed for a range of public and private sector organisations.
Their powerful and flexible software products are used by 85% of the UK's police forces and they also develop exciting new technologies for local government and fire services.