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Locus Achieves Safe Software Platinum Status

December 2018.  Locus, market leaders in the provision of certified FME training and consultancy has been awarded Platinum Value Added Reseller (VAR) status by Safe Software Inc. the developers of FME.

Founded in 2008 by John Arnerich, Locus is a team of business practitioners and FME technical experts engaged in the sale, support and servicing of FME products including FME Desktop, FME Server and FME Cloud.

With its breadth of FME knowledge, technical understanding and expertise in New Zealand and Australia, Locus has assisted over 200 organisations transform the way they manage their data. The powerful data integration capabilities, flexible and scaleable licencing editions and models make FME a natural choice for many organisations, from the small operator to enterprise level organisation.

“We are pleased to award Locus with Platinum Partner, a highly regarded position within the FME partner community,” says Sonia Hobbs, VP, Business Development and Strategy, Safe Software. “Their business acumen, technical expertise, and customer-centric approach make Locus an exemplary partner and we look forward to seeing their success and growth in the future.”

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be awarded Platinum status in Safe Software’s partner program, commented John Arnerich, Group Director, Locus. Our relationship with Safe spans more than 10 years and this accolade further deepens our commitment to Safe and the FME suite of products. Our customers rely on the extensive capabilities of this flexible software in solving a variety of both every day and often more complex data interoperability challenges. We believe in the power of FME in improving organisational productivity and ultimately saving you time, and money,” added John.

Visit Locus at www.locus.co.nz and www.locusglobal.com.au to learn more about the FME product suite, FME certified training courses and software support.

More about Locus …Locus is a team of business practitioners and FME technical experts ready to help you maximise the value of your business through better data management. As a Safe Software Platinum Partner and Value Added Reseller with offices in New Zealand and Australia, we hold the unique position of being engaged solely in the sale, support and servicing of FME products; this is our competitive advantage.

More about FME…Built by Safe Software and used by over 20,000 organisations worldwide, FME is a data translation and transformation tool for solving problems of data interoperability, without the need for coding. With support for 400+ formats and applications, FME is the integration platform that converts, transforms and automates data whenever and however it’s needed.

Registration opens for the FME World Tour 2018 hosted by Locus Limited

Locus Limited invites you to register for the FME World Tour 2018 and join us in Wellington, Christchurch or Auckland in May 2018.

Learn about the newest features in FME 2018, meet fellow users, update your FME knowledge with time-saving tips/practices, receive a sneak peek of upcoming features and grab yourself some take-home freebies!

This event is perfect for you if you are:

  • An FME user who would like to be inspired by new FME ideas, discover best practices, and meet fellow FME users
  • Work in an organisation that would like to understand more about FME’s capabilities and how it may be able to assist you in managing your data challenges

Secure your place on the FME World Tour 2018 now:

Monday, 14 May 2018 – Wellington
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 – Christchurch
Friday, 18 May 2018 – Auckland

Cost: $95 + GST per person

REGISTER NOW

Interested in presenting at FME World Tour 2018?
Perhaps you’ve used FME to deliver a challenging or innovative project or have some unique tips and tricks you would like to share.    Presenting at an FME World Tour event is an opportunity to get recognition for your success.  We have presenter places available and would like to hear from you.  To be eligible to present please submit an abstract of your presentation via the Safe Software site or contact Locus to discuss further hello@locus.co.nz

More about Locus: Locus Limited is a Safe Software Gold Value Added Reseller. Since 2004, our team of FME Certified Professionals have been enabling businesses globally to unlock the power of FME to manage their enterprise level data.

What is FME?  The Feature Manipulation Engine (FME) is a platform that streamlines the translation of spatial data between geometric and digital formats.   FME enables you to move data between 350+ formats and applications while preserving data quality throughout the conversion process.  With hundreds of tools (transformers) at your disposal you have complete control over the structure and composition of your data.  Manual data processing tasks are a thing of the past with automated workflows scheduled to run at any time interval.

New to FME or looking to develop your skills?

Registrations for our Introduction to FME Desktop training course are now open.

Unlock the power of FME to manage your data and join Locus Limited at the Grand Mercure, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland on 9th & 10th of October 2017.

Conducted by one of our Safe Software FME Certified Trainers, this two-day course will take place in a classroom environment and include hands-on, problem-solving exercises.

Introduction to FME Desktop is perfect for you if you are:

  • A new user of FME and are looking for some formal instruction
  • You’re a modest user without formal training and would benefit from a greater understanding of the fundamentals
  • You’re less technical more strategic and want to improve business processes in your organisation
  • You would like to leverage the latest version of FME to improve your knowledge and capability

Training will include:

– Data translation basics
– Data transformation
– Best Practice
– Readers and Writers
– Practical Transformer Use

Cost: $1,750 + GST per person ($1,500 + GST per person for two or more people attending from the same organisation)

To register for the Introduction to FME Desktop training course or for more information, telephone us on 0800 LOCUS NZ or  email training@locus.co.nz

More about Locus: Locus Limited is a Safe Software Gold Value Added Reseller. Since 2004, our team of FME Certified Professionals have been enabling businesses globally to unlock the power of FME to manage their enterprise level data.

What is FME?  The Feature Manipulation Engine (FME) is a platform that streamlines the translation of spatial data between geometric and digital formats.   FME enables you to move data between 350+ formats and applications while preserving data quality throughout the conversion process.  With hundreds of tools (transformers) at your disposal you have complete control over the structure and composition of your data.  Manual data processing tasks are a thing of the past with automated workflows scheduled to run at any time interval.

It’s Arrived! Safe Software Release FME 2017.1

The much anticipated Safe Software FME 2017.1 release arrived on 1 August 2017 and is packed with features and fixes!   Here at Locus, we’ve welcomed the opportunity to take this release for a test drive and to follow area few highlights we wanted to bring to your attention.

Maximise your automation

Direct jobs to one or more specific engines with a new FME Server interface Queues feature.   Lengthy jobs can be pushed to one engine and quick jobs to another thereby maximising your automation capabilities and ensuring no one job holds another up.

A new transformer; DateTimeConverter

The DateTimeConverter replaces the DateFormatter and this new transformer has some far superior functionality including greater precision (fractional seconds), the ability to parse more complex input strings (wildcards and advanced flags), and the ability to convert between time zones.

You’ll be able to enjoy working faster with presets, partial matches and a Quick Reference feature for flags. It also has a rejected port for invalid values and the ability to repair certain errors.

Remote sensing just got bigger

In FME 2017 Safe introduced support for cloud hosted satellite imagery but managing this data can be a challenging task.    FME2017.1 will help you access more services – Landsat 8, Landsat 8 on AWS and Terrain Tiles on AWS – as well as more effectively handle these datasets.

Usability gains for FME Desktop

A faster Inspector transformer’s connection to the Data Inspector will make authoring more efficient.  You can now select, copy and paste multiple user parameters at once.  An updated reader/writer right click option provides 2 key enhancements: it allows you to update existing readers and writers from older versions of FME to access the capabilities of new versions, and it also allows you to adjust all settings, including those which could affect the feature type schemas.  All of this without having to delete and re-add the affected reader or writer.

To experience all of these new features and more, download a free trial of FME now or talk to Locus about how we and FME can help you manage your data.

Download a free trial of FME – https://www.locus.co.nz/try-fme-for-free/

hello@locus.co.nz or 0800 562 8769

About Safe Software and FME
Safe Software is the maker of FME and the pioneering global leader in spatial data transformation technology. FME empowers users to confidently transform spatial data so it can be used and shared – where, when and how it’s needed. Available in seven languages, FME’s unmatched transformation capabilities and support for 350+ spatial and non-spatial formats enables you to quickly overcome data challenges so you can focus on your objectives. Discover why leading vendors and thousands of organizations worldwide rely on FME to quickly overcome barriers to using and sharing data. Visit
www.safe.com.

FME is a registered trademark of Safe Software Inc. All other product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Gary Nicholson of Locus Limited achieves FME® Server Professional certification from Safe Software

Locus Limited, Partner of Safe Software and gold value added reseller is delighted to confirm that Gary Nicholson of Locus has achieved Safe Software’s Certified FME Server Professional designation, the first person to do so in New Zealand.

The FME Server Professional accreditation formally recognises individual expertise and proven ability in the delivery of knowledgeable FME support, training and consulting services.  Locus Limited is proud to acknowledge Gary’s FME Server Professional designation, an additional capability to his FME Professional accreditation.

Commenting on Gary’s achievement, John Arnerich, CEO, Locus Limited added “We’re thrilled with Gary’s accreditation, it extends his existing experience and enhances Locus’s FME-based offerings.   Committed to delivering a best in class experience to all our customers this accreditation demonstrates that Gary and Locus conform to Safe Software’s high standards for its resellers”.

John was also quick to add that “Gary’s advanced level of FME Server expertise is unparalleled in New Zealand. For our customers and organisations considering FME, that level of knowledge translates into superior technical support, and training”.

Gary’s multiple accreditations sit alongside Locus’s colleague Kim Ollivier’s FME Certified Professional and FME Certified Trainer certifications.

Locus Limited is a Safe Software Gold Value Added Reseller. Since 2004, our team of FME Certified Professionals have been enabling businesses globally to unlock the power of FME to manage their enterprise level data. Our solutions, support and bespoke training ensures that our customers maximise the benefits from their FME investment today, and on an ongoing basis.   For more information about FME and how Locus can help you, visit locus.co.nz or contact us on hello@locus.conz

 

About Safe Software and FME
Safe Software is the maker of FME and the pioneering global leader in spatial data transformation technology. FME empowers users to confidently transform spatial data so it can be used and shared – where, when and how it’s needed. Available in seven languages, FME’s unmatched transformation capabilities and support for 350+ spatial and non-spatial formats enables you to quickly overcome data challenges so you can focus on your objectives. Discover why leading vendors and thousands of organizations worldwide rely on FME to quickly overcome barriers to using and sharing data. Visit
www.safe.com.

FME is a registered trademark of Safe Software Inc. All other product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.