Tensing joins elite group of FME partners in the utility sector

15 December 2021 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read

Safe Software, the company behind the award-winning FME platform, has named Dutch consulting firm Tensing as a Utility Industry Expert Partner.

Organisations from all kinds of sectors use spatial data (also known as geospatial data) in their decision-making processes and operations, from airports using spatial data to optimise the flow of passengers, energy companies to optimise energy production and distribution, agriculture players to optimise crop management, or governments to support their urban planning.

The FME platform is a data integration platform that specialises in collecting, structuring and exchanging data using spatial information. The platform connects with (hundreds of) databases where spatial information is stored, and then enables users to analyse data, run workflows and populate data driven insights.

Tensing joins elite group of FME partners in the utility sector

To ensure that FME clients (10,000+ organisations around the world use FME) are provided high quality support in implementation, systems integration and training, Safe Software has a partner program in place. Already a partner since 2017, one of 150 worldwide, Tensing has now seen its FME credentials upped further with the award of the ‘FME Utility Industry Expert Partner’ status.

“This award is a recognition of the great work we have done in the field of data integration within the utility Industry,” said Dave Laurier, Managing Director of Tensing. “It underlines our capabilities in the field of data integration and geospatial information technology within the utility domain.”

Founded in 1985, Tensing is a consultancy specialised in geographic information systems (GIS) and data integration consulting. The firm operates across sectors including government, construction and engineering and mobility, with utilities one of its core areas of focus (water, gas and electricity companies are heavy users of geospatial data, in particular for network optimisation).

Among the firm’s clients in the Netherlands are Evides, Stedin, TenneT, Waternet and Vitens.

To achieve its Expert Partner status, Tensing underwent a rigorous audit by Safe Software, on aspects such as track record, contribution to thought leadership, endorsement by clients in the utility sector, and more.

With this recognition, Tensing belongs to an elite group of only five European consulting firms that rank within the FME Utility Industry Expert Partner band. A Safe Software Silver partner, Tensing was already listed as FME Certified Professional, FME Certified Trainer and FME Certified Server Professional.

The recognition comes shortly after Tensing was named a Utility Network Specialist by Esri, a provider of GIS mapping and spatial analytics software. For Laurier, the double-scoop is the icing on the cake for the firm’s utility expertise: “We are now the only consultancy in Europe that holds both these titles. This is an incredible vote of confidence in our team of specialists.”