Basingstoke, UK – May 3, 2010 – ACTIVE Solutions Europe Ltd (ACTIVE), a leading supplier of geo-spatial and information solutions to the Education sector today, announced an exclusive agreement with the American-based company Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. (EMSI).
ACTIVE has become the sole authorised UK reseller for EMSI flagship products, the Economic Impact Study (EIS) and Analyst, a web-based data research tool. EMSI provides high-quality employment data and economic analysis via web tools and custom reports to produce comprehensive impact analysis for colleges and universities around the world. Through the alliance EMSI will benefit from a local, recognised partner with an existing customer base and ACTIVE will benefit by providing total solutions that plan, target, and evaluate the detailed economic impact of Further and Higher Education institutions. The agreement is favourable to over 70 existing EMSI customers as they will receive local support and training along with expert knowledge to help maximise their return on investment.
EMSI’s product offering is a great addition to ACTIVE’s own software Total Solution Mapping™ (TSM) as the former provides the intelligence to help colleges decide their strategic direction and focus and TSM then helps with the delivery of the strategic plan through targeting and evaluation.
“In one form or another economic impact analysis has been around in further and higher education for a number of years but there hasn’t been a high level of detail or evaluation to provide enough confidence in the information provided.” said Andrew Crapuchettes, Chief Executive Officer, Economic Modelling Specialists Inc. “Our solutions address this problem by collecting and integrating huge amounts of complex data into user-friendly tools to give institutions the right level of confidence to make business-critical decisions and have a positive impact within the local economy.”
Paul Smith, Managing Director, ACTIVE Solutions Europe Ltd comments, “Through a better understanding of the regional population, labour market and the students they recruit, ACTIVE can help evaluate and improve performance to ensure a maximum return on investment. This partnership is not just unique in its exclusivity but it will also provide colleges with a strategic decision making process unavailable anywhere else.”
About ACTIVE Solutions Europe Ltd
ACTIVE Solutions Europe Ltd. is a leading global provider of geographic and demographic mapping software and services specifically tailored to meet the demands of the Public Sector. Deployed in over 400 instances within 120 organisations, ACTIVE’s products enable Education, Fire, Ambulance, Police, Health and Regional Government organisations to take static information and bring it to life, spatially. Based in the UK, ACTIVE was founded in 1994 and is privately owned.
About Economic Modeling Specialists Inc.
EMSI started conducting economic impact studies in 2000 (under the name CCbenefits) to show the economic contribution of higher education. This work involved the collection of lots of data on industries, occupations, demographics, etc. The labor market data was found to be really useful and simple web-based tools were built to bring the information together and make it easier to use. Now these tools are supplied to many community colleges, universities, workforce boards, economic development groups, and private industry throughout the U.S. so they can better understand the local employment picture.
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