Domtar to Enhance Forest Operations Management with ESRI Technology

TORONTO - February 18, 2010 - ESRI Canada today announced that Domtar, the largest paper manufacturer in North America, has signed an enterprise license agreement (ELA) to expand its usage of ESRI's geographic information system (GIS) solutions within its Forest Products Group division to gain better operational visibility and enhance forest operations management.  
The system will help Domtar manage its harvesting activity to protect forest values such as fish and wildlife, flora, water resources, tourism and natural heritage, and manage assets such as bridges, culverts and roads.  Domtar also uses GIS to support third-party forest certification, regulatory reporting and public consultation with external stakeholders for forest management planning.

"Businesses need solutions that can help them gain better visibility and control over their activities and reduce their environmental impact," said James Wickson, Vice President of Sales and Professional Services, ESRI Canada.  "ESRI's leading GIS technology provides the capability to produce a comprehensive picture of their operations in real time, enabling them to make critical decisions quickly and effectively."

The ELA provides customers with affordable, unlimited access to ESRI software, maintenance, services and training.  It also allows them to leverage the latest version of ESRI ArcGIS software suite, which provides comprehensive functionality for authoring, managing and sharing geographic information on servers, desktops, mobile devices and over the Web.  ArcGIS helps organizations increase operational efficiency, improve communication and enhance decision making.

For more information on ESRI ArcGIS, visit www.esricanada.com/products/arcgis.  For more information about the ESRI Canada ELA, contact your nearest ESRI Canada Regional Office.

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About Domtar's Forest Products Group
Domtar's Forest Products Group manages approximately 8 million hectares of forest lands in Ontario and Quebec and has been using ESRI technology for more than 15 years to support its processes including harvesting, production, logistics, road building and reforestation.

About ESRI Canada
Founded in 1984, ESRI Canada provides enterprise geographic information system (GIS) solutions that empower businesses, governments, and educational institutions to make timely, informed and mission critical decisions by leveraging the power of geography.    The company distributes the world's leading GIS software from ESRI, Telvent Miner & Miner, Azteca Systems, and other technology partners.  Headquartered in Toronto, the company serves over 10,000 customers from 16 regional offices across Canada.  Information about ESRI Canada can be found at http://www.esricanada.com/.   

Media contact:
Joy Chan
PR Specialist
ESRI Canada
+1 (416) 386-6488
Email Contact
http://www.esricanada.com/



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