Christchurch firm proves NZ software engineers among world's best

Monday 11 July 2011, 5:00PM
By Jason Dodd


CHRISTCHURCH, NZ. July 11, 2011 — A recent landmark deal with one of America's biggest carmakers has resulted in a Christchurch-based software company seeking more staff. Telogis, a developer of fleet management systems to fleets around the world, recently landed a lucrative OEM deal with American carmaker Ford, to power the next generation of Crew Chief, their popular Ford Work Solutions application.

The Crew Chief deal is just another step forward for the technology firm that began in Christchurch almost 10 years ago and has recorded significant growth since then to become one of NZ's greatest success stories. The proprietary mapping engine developed by Telogis, Telogis GeoBase, holds several patents and is widely used to power location-based applications in over 60 countries around the world.

The meteoric rise has also meant an increase in career opportunities for computer graduates and software engineers, with several job opportunities listed on their website, from web design to C# developers. Along with the growing demand for their unique technology, Telogis also a reputation for being a great place to work and grow, working with several of the country's top engineers on complex problems that have never been tackled before.

The strength of growing technology companies such as Telogis are being hailed as a great boost for Christchurch, leading the post-quake recovery as well as helping to reduce the IT "brain drain", losing top NZ computer graduates to overseas companies such as Google.

As the premium provider of an enterprise platform for location services, Telogis is showcasing NZ-developed software smarts to the world, and proving NZ IT graduates can compete at a global level.

About Telogis

Telogis Inc., the platform for location intelligence, is dedicated to enhancing the value of its customers’ businesses through intelligent integration of location technology, information and services. Telogis was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., with offices in Europe and Latin America as well as development centers in Austin, Texas, and Christchurch, New Zealand. Telogis’ products and services are used and distributed in more than 60 countries worldwide. To learn more about Telogis visit www.telogis.com or call toll free at 866-TELOGIS (866-835-6447).