GMI (Global Market Insite, Inc.), a provider of global market intelligence solutions, today announced it has acquired Appian Analytics. The company is a leading player in the development and implementation of business analytics solutions, which help businesses use their research data more effectively and efficiently.
GMI’s global technology centre, based in Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, serves as the headquarters for the company’s software development operations. The centre will use Appian Analytics knowledge, experience and expertise to help define the software development plans for their Enterprise Research Management (ERM) vision. This will round out GMI’s service offering through its three core competencies: (1) business analytics services, (2) high-volume data processing, and (3) data visualization, including dynamic reporting and interactive executive dashboarding.
Appian Analytics, which was founded by Anthony Milano in November 2003, draws on a wide range of decision support frameworks that leverage leading methods in decision theory, management science and computer technology. Milano will continue to serve as president of Appian Analytics, which already serves dozens of agencies and blue-chip corporations in industry sectors ranging from high-tech to healthcare. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Rob Monster, founder, chairman and CEO of GMI, explains the logic behind the deal: “The addition of the Appian Analytics team is a response to our clients’ growing need for integrated intelligence solutions, including dashboards and management consoles that address decision support challenges that organizations are facing. Advanced dashboarding as well as other emerging solutions for data delivery are core to our goal of making Enterprise Research Management a reality.”
“We are delighted to become part of GMI,” adds Anthony Milano, president of Appian Analytics. “Our powerfully illustrated dashboards turn complex data sets into revealing metrics that enable customers to spend less time on information management and instead focus on what’s important: driving meaningful insights that lead to winning decisions.”
About GMI (Global Market Insite, Inc.)
GMI (gmi-mr.com) is the only provider of comprehensive integrated solutions for global market intelligence for both market research firms and corporate market research departments at Global 2000 companies. Solutions include Net-MR, a suite of software tools to manage and automate research throughout the project lifecycle, desktop analysis tools, 24/7 service bureau capabilities, and one of the world’s largest, highly profiled, double opt-in managed panels, spanning across 200 countries. In addition, GMI offers high-value, real-time enterprise feedback solutions for customer, partner and employee programs. Founded in 1999 with world headquarters in Seattle, Wash., GMI has operations on five continents. In 2006, the company ranked #93 in Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500, #4 in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 for Washington State and #105 in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 for North America.