SAN RAFAEL, Calif., July 6, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of c-plan
AG worth approximately $18 million USD plus net working capital. On
May 3, 2005, Autodesk announced a definitive agreement to acquire c-plan -- a
leading provider of open-standard geographic information systems (GIS)
throughout Central Europe. The acquisition strengthens Autodesk's position as
a global leader in the geospatial market and as a provider of comprehensive
industry solutions to municipal governments, utilities and engineering firms.
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With offices in Switzerland and Germany, c-plan develops, sells, and
implements geospatial data management solutions using the TOPOBASE geospatial
framework. The TOPOBASE product, based on Autodesk and Oracle Spatial
database technology, makes use of open international geospatial data
standards, and is implemented at more than 500 companies. Through the
combination of Autodesk and c-plan expertise, technology and partners,
Autodesk will help customers realize their ideas by providing them with
powerful industry-specific solutions that integrate computer-aided design
(CAD) and GIS technology to eliminate redundant processes, improve data
quality and provide a new way to easily share valuable geospatial information
The c-plan acquisition expands Autodesk's geospatial technology portfolio
and further accelerates the development of third-party applications on
Autodesk Map 3D and Autodesk MapGuide software.
Autodesk, Inc. is wholly focused on ensuring that great ideas are turned
into reality. With six million users, Autodesk is the world's leading software
and services company for the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, digital
media, and wireless data services fields. Autodesk's solutions help customers
create, manage, and share their data and digital assets more effectively. As
a result, customers turn ideas into competitive advantage by becoming more
productive, streamlining project efficiency, and maximizing profits.
Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For
additional information about Autodesk, please visit www.autodesk.com.
NOTE: Autodesk, Autodesk Map, Autodesk MapGuide, c-plan and TOPOBASE are
either registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. or its
subsidiaries in the U.S.A. and/or other countries. All other brand names,
product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.
Contact: Kirsten Davison of Autodesk, +1-415-547-2475, or
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