Utility GIS Leader Gains Industry Leading Telecom Business to Expand Market Offering via Fourth Acquisition
DENVER — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 4, 2021 — SSP Innovations, LLC (SSP), the leader in utility GIS products and services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of 3-GIS, a leading provider of geospatial back-office web and mobile products for the telecom industry. With the 3-GIS acquisition, SSP will acquire best-in-class telecom software products, 3-GIS Web, 3-GIS Mobile, 3-GIS Prospector and 3-GIS Network Express inclusive of their SaaS offering 3-GIS Live. SSP will immediately begin offering the 3-GIS suite of offerings to their existing utility customer base.
“We began this business with the intent all along to find that right parent and partner,” 3-GIS CEO Tom Counts said. “They have the exact same employee-focused culture, have the technical acumen, and have the capital to grow and innovate in this market. They have all the pieces required to move forward in a healthy and global manner.”
The 3-GIS founders, Tom Counts, Tommy Siniard, and Jerry Golden will continue to spearhead the advancement of 3-GIS products and services throughout the telecom industry while further focusing on building the joint company’s international presence. Dustin Sutton (President) will continue overseeing all aspects of the telecom business line in coordination with SSP CEO Skye Perry.
"We are excited to propel the growth of 3-GIS into the future while aligning them with the SSP brand and strong utility presence," SSP CEO Skye Perry said. "3-GIS is already the leader in the telecom market and by aligning forces with SSP, we will be able to create new opportunities for both companies while creating a one-stop shop for customers across the Esri utility and telecom vertical. SSP and 3-GIS will jointly focus on fully aligning the 3-GIS product lines with the Esri utility network further expanding SSP's leadership in the industry around the new, groundbreaking technology."
ABOUT SSP INNOVATIONS
SSP, with offices in Colorado, Wisconsin, and California, is an IT services and software development company focused on delivering GIS, workforce management, joint use, and data maintenance solutions to electric, gas, and water utilities as well as oil & gas pipeline operators and telecommunication providers. More information about SSP is available at https://sspinnovations.com.
3-GIS solves the problems of the telecommunications industry for managing physical network assets by bringing automation, data flow-through, and digital modeling with network management software as a web-based service. The 3-GIS Solution goes beyond understanding where network assets are located, but also helps our customers realize how those physical assets work together. The company’s network management applications provide asset management value at every stage in the life-of-network.
The company offices are in Decatur, AL, Tampa, FL and Bern, Switzerland where we have development, design services, product support, and project management challenging the status quo every day to improve the economic efficiencies of telecom networks; creating a more connected, informed, and lighted world. More information is available at https://www.3-gis.com/.
Keith Freeman, 720.279.9894