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1/18/2013 - LPA Announces Partnership with Esri

Press Release January 16, 2013 

LPA Announces Partnership with Esri 

LPA, a business analytics consulting company, announced today a partnership with Esri, a mapping technology company, where LPA will work with its customers to integrate Esri’s geographic information system tool to provide mapping services directly within IBM’s Cognos business intelligence (BI) tool.  This will combine the power of Esri Maps with IBM Cognos BI dashboards and in minutes bring the visualization and intelligence of a geographic perspective to business information.

LPA, a premier IBM business partner, has extended its business intelligence and analytics offerings to now include geospatial-based analysis.  LPA now resells Esri Maps and provides installation, configuration and training services.  Since the majority of data today is geo-referenced LPA can now create, integrate, customize, and distribute an interactive map within the Cognos BI environment resulting in clearer insight into business performance.  This unlocks the potential of Location Intelligence.  By linking business results with location, BI users have a new perspective to identify patterns and correlations based on geography.   The addition is complimentary capabilities to the IBM Cognos BI system, not just dots on a map but data visualizations which include thematic shading and heat maps as well as spatial analytics geared for the business end user.

About Esri

Esri, a Redlands, CA-based company is the leading provider of mapping technology.  More information can be found at

About LPA 

LPA is a premier IBM business partner specializing in consulting and solutions in the business analytics space.  Founded just eleven years ago, LPA has established itself as a business intelligence and analytics company providing solutions to several industries.  With offices in New York and Texas LPA provides solutions to mid-market entities throughout the U.S.  Our focused solutions help companies make faster and more accurate decisions – based on exactly what you need to know.  To learn more about LPA and its innovative solutions please visit our website at  

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