Navigation Technologies, a provider of digital maps, announced July 8 that its Navtech street mapping data is now available directly through Sagent, a provider of enterprise business intelligence solutions, as part of Sagent's GeoStan geocoding technology. According to the companies, this streamlines the evaluation and purchase process that previously required separate contracts with each company. "Our customers have been very pleased with the quality of Navtech data, so we are confident this offering will prove attractive to the market," said John Siegman, vice president for Centrus Sales at Sagent. "Sagent and Navigation Technologies have worked together to fully leverage both companies' technologies in developing a robust solution." "For our 'Call-Before-You-Dig' program, accurate and detailed map coverage is critical," said Jeff Stewart, district manager for Infrastructure Development at AT&T. "Sagent's geocoding solution combined with digital map data from Navigation Technologies provides us with the results we need. This solution plays an important role in allowing us to deliver uninterrupted service to our customers." "Direct access to this technology through Sagent enhances the capabilities that both companies bring to the market," said Randy Peterson, vice president and general manager, Navigation Technologies Corporation. About Navigation Technologies
Navigation Technologies creates digital maps that power navigation and location-based services around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and is privately held. The company's 1,200 employees are in over 100 offices in 18 countries. For more information, visit About Sagent
Sagent says it provides a complete software platform for business intelligence. Sagent claims to employ a business intelligence life-cycle process that facilitates the development of custom analytic solutions and helps bridge the gap between business users and IT. Sagent customers include: AT&T, Boeing Employees Credit Union, BP Amoco, Carrefour, Citibank, GPU Energy, Guinness UDV, Heineken, Kawasaki, Kemper National Insurance, La Poste, Novartis, NTT-DoCoMo, Sara Lee, Siemens, and Singapore Telecom. In addition, Sagent has built alliances with numerous technology vendors to cooperatively market solutions; alliance partners include Microsoft, Business Objects, and Sun Microsystems. Sagent is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about Sagent, visit