Autodesk and SBS Form Strategic Alliance
Lakewood, CO – Spatial Business Systems (SBS) has formed a strategic alliance with Autodesk to provide an expanded set of solutions for the utility industry. Through the alliance, SBS will be responsible for future development, support and licensing of Autodesk® Substation Design for Inventor®, Autodesk® Substation Design for Electrical and AutoCAD ® Utility Design (AUD) software.
The alliance will allow SBS to focus on the ongoing development and support of Substation Design and AUD, while Autodesk will continue to focus on their underlying platform technologies. This approach will allow SBS to employ their innovative, customer-focused development processes to support the new product enhancements necessary to address the ever-changing needs of the utility industry. The new products offered by SBS will be renamed to reflect the new strucutre.
“SBS is highly committed to ensuring that the AUD and Substation Design products continue to grow to meet the needs of current and prospective users”, said Dennis Beck, President of SBS. “This addition to our offerings will allow us to better meet the needs of the utility industry as they deal with challenges and opportunities related to aging infrastructure, advanced asset management and the ongoing need to improve overall cost performance. “
The Autodesk team responsible for product development, system deployment and support will join SBS and work to incorporate new enhancements that will more closely integrate with the SBS Utility DataHub™ suite of utility integration products. The new staff members will be receiving training in the SBS rapid deployment methodologies to ensure that ASD and AUD clients receive expanded value from their investments in professional services.
“Autodesk is pleased to partner with SBS to expand our presence in the utility industry”, stated Amar Hanspal, Senior Vice President, Products. “The SBS team is highly experienced in the integration and delivery of the Autodesk utility solutions and is committed to the success of our mutual customers.”
Founded in 2002, SBS provides software and service solutions that help their clients leverage the power of location-based data from CAD, GIS and other information systems. With offices in Denver, Colorado and Melbourne, Australia, the company has helped more than 100 utility, telecommunications and government entities in over 20 countries streamline their business processes and reduce costs through their innovative utility design, GIS and data management offerings.