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Press Releases from Aligned Assets (46 total)

Aligned Assets Continue to Expand Workforce

Woking, Surrey 10th July 2014 – Continuing their recent recruitment drive, gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets have recruited two new members of staff to their Support and Marketing teams. This additional expansion has come after several years of continuous growth for the company, who are at the forefront of developing intuitive software for use alongside Ordnance Survey’s AddressBase products. These appointments reiterate the commitment Aligned Assets have to first class

Aligned Assets Bring AddressBase Premium Compatibility to Cambridge Fire and Res …

Woking, Surrey 22nd April 2014 – Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets are pleased to announced that after a competitive tender process, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service have selected the Symphony Bluelight corporate gazetteer management system for the management of their Ordnance Survey’s AddressBase Premium data. Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service have been using the precursor to AddressBase Premium, the NLPG, for five years and integrated it into many of their back office

ADDRESS-POINT Compatibility Still Possible Through Aligned Assets

Woking, Surrey 2nd April 2014 – AddressBase specialists Aligned Assets are offering a solution to both the private and public sector that will allow them to migrate to the Ordnance Survey’s new AddressBase Premium product whilst retaining compatibility with the older, soon to be discontinued ADDRESS-POINT legacy product. With the Ordnance Survey withdrawing ADDRESS-POINT from the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) and One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA) in October 2014, this

Aligned Assets Publish Two Case Studies on Local Authority Use of Business Data

Woking, Surrey 8th January 2014 - Aligned Assets are pleased to announce the publication of two new case studies that focus on the use of business data in local authorities to drive efficiencies and increase revenue. In addition to demonstrating the councils’ own use of innovation, both involve Aligned Assets’ business database, which is widely considered to be the most detailed and accurate one currently available. The first case study focuses on

Aligned Assets Announce AddressBase Webinar For Ambulance Services

Woking, Surrey 12th November - Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets have announced an upcoming webinar that is to be held in association with the Ordnance Survey and North West Ambulance Service. Focusing on the Ordnance Survey’s AddressBase Premium addressing product, the webinar will cover what it is, how to use it and how it is currently be used within the UK’s ambulance services. It is to be held on Thursday 28th

Aligned Assets Customers Win Again at the 2013 Exemplar Awards

Woking, Surrey 16th October 2013 - Aligned Assets customers have once again had a day to remember after collecting three of the major awards at the 2013 Local Government Exemplar Awards. The big winners of the day were Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council who won the Local Government Association sponsored Improvement and Efficiency Award. The winning project involved a review of their internal business processes to ensure that they were maximising

Two Dorset Councils See Cost Savings and Efficiency Gains Through Shared Service …

Woking, Surrey 3rd September 2013 – West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council have recently moved to a shared service platform using a gazetteer management system supplied by Aligned Assets. Remaining as two sovereign councils whilst utilising one staffing structure, the councils are taking advantage of Aligned Assets’ Symphony iManage, which is the only gazetteer management system with components specifically designed to enable shared services in the creation

Aligned Assets Bring Address Point and NLPG Compatibility to AddressBase Premium

UK Emergency Services no longer need to wait before moving to AddressBase Premium with new compatibility software from Aligned Assets Woking, Surrey 13th November 2012 - With the release of Symphony Bluelight iExchange, gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets can now offer the emergency services a method by which they can automatically convert AddressBase Premium into Address Point and NLPG (National Land and Property Gazetteer) formats. Designed to allow the emergency services to start

Aligned Assets Customers Dominate for Second Year Running at the GeoPlace Exempl …

Woking, Surrey 30th October 2012 – After dominating the 2011 Exemplar Awards, users of the Aligned Assets gazetteer management system have received countless accolades at the 2012 Awards. At a ceremony in London to recognise outstanding achievement in the use of local authority address and street gazetteer data, Aligned Assets customers won four out of the six major awards, including London Borough of Harrow being announced the winner of the Overall

Aligned Assets Release the Symphony Blackbox

Woking, Surrey 18th September 2012 – Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets can today announce the release of its latest software product – Symphony Blackbox. Designed to allow local authorities to easily share their central address databases with other council departments, and in doing so reduce costs and increase efficiency, the Symphony Blackbox can be used by any council, irrespective of which other software systems they have installed. Aligned Assets are the first UK

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Become the Latest to Select Aligned Assets

Woking, Surrey 20th April 2012 – Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has become the latest emergency service to select Symphony Bluelight from Aligned Assets as their corporate gazetteer management system. As a suite of software solutions designed specifically for use in the emergency services, Symphony Bluelight will give Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service complete management of their address data and allow them to streamline services by linking the diverse systems that

Business Data Available For Use In Economic Regeneration

Woking, Surrey 29th May 2012 – The UK’s most accurate and complete database of business data, available from address management specialists Aligned Assets, is gaining wide spread interest from across the public sector. In local authorities, the data is proving of particular interest to economic regeneration teams who see it as an opportunity to better engage with local businesses to drive growth and create employment. Not only does it provide a complete

AddressBase Events Announced for June 2012

Woking, Surrey 2nd May 2012 – Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets have announced two free of charge events that will be providing attendees with further information on the Ordnance Survey’s AddressBase range of data products. Titled ‘AddressBase – All you need to know’, the first of these events will be held at Cardiff University on Thursday 14th June 2012, with the second at Minster Exchange in London on Wednesday 20th June 2012. The

Registration Now Open for Aligned Assets 2012 User Groups

Woking, Surrey 8th March 2012 – Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets have announced the dates for its annual user groups. The Symphony User Group, which is for local authority customers, is to be held in Bolton on 18th April 2012. Attendees will have an opportunity to look at all the latest advances to the Symphony range of gazetteer products and actively participate in deciding on future development priorities. There will also be

Aligned Assets Appoint New Managing Director

Woking, Surrey 14th February 2012 – Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets are pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Hird as their new Managing Director. Now in his tenth year with the company, Andy started as Professional Services Manager, adding the Software Development portfolio in 2009. During that time he has been recognised as driving forward the high standards that has earned Aligned Assets the reputation as the ‘go to company’

AddressBase Premium Gazetteer System Made Available To All Emergency Services

Woking, Surrey 31st January 2012 – Symphony Bluelight, the Country’s most advanced emergency service gazetteer management system from Aligned Assets, has been formally released to the UK market. After four months of intensive development work and the successful live deployment at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, all police forces, fire, and ambulance services can start to integrate the Ordnance Survey’s AddressBase Premium into their frontline and back office systems. Combining a corporate

British Police Forces Set To Benefit From AddressBase Premium

Woking, Surrey 17th January 2012 – Police forces across Great Britain are set to benefit from a new source of address data from the Ordnance Survey. AddressBase Premium will see the amalgamation of local government data with the Ordnance Survey’s existing products, plus addressing from the Royal Mail, the combination of which will see the Country’s most accurate and definitive database of addresses ever created. Increased accuracy and the higher level of

Aligned Assets Launch AddressBase Survey

Woking, Surrey 9th December 2011 – Gazetteer and address management specialists Aligned Assets have launched a survey to find out peoples’ views on the new AddressBase range of addressing products. Launched in September 2011, the AddressBase products have created much discussion in the gazetteer and address management world, and the survey is an attempt to quantify that debate. With three different products available, AddressBase, Address Plus and AddressBase Premium, central to the

Aligned Assets Gazetteer Management Systems Now In Use By Over 20% of English Fi …

Woking, Surrey 30th November 2011 – North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is the latest emergency service to select Aligned Assets to supply its corporate gazetteer management system. By opting for the Symphony Bluelight system they are joining an expanding group of emergency services, which includes the award winning Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and the British Transport Police, both of whom are using Symphony Bluelight to experience the very best

Aligned Assets Customers Dominate National Awards

Woking, Surrey 16th November 2011 – Users of Aligned Assets’ gazetteer management systems have dominated this year’s National Gazetteer Exemplar Awards. With entry open to public sector bodies across England and Wales, the Awards were designed to showcase best practice in the use of gazetteers, foster innovation, recognise and reward hard work in the local government community, and to provide a benchmark for quality and improvement. Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council topped the

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Achieve a UK First

AddressBase Premium sees its first operational deployment at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service using software supplied by Aligned Assets Woking, Surrey 9th November 2011 – Aligned Assets are proud to announce that having taken receipt of the latest Symphony Bluelight software, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have become the inaugural user of the UK’s first ever centralised and definitive address database. After the historic agreement between the Ordnance Survey and the Local

AddressBase Explained at Aligned Assets Event

UK’s public and private sectors came together for a unique, information packed event providing more details on the National Address Gazetteer, plus further specifics on the Ordnance Survey’s AddressBase TM range of addressing products. Held at Hammersmith Town Hall in London, they were treated to a variety of presentations and debate, with the event split into two main sections. The first half of the day looked at what the National

Aligned Assets To Be Ready With AddressBase Products

Woking, Surrey 26th September 2011 - Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets are proving themselves to once again be ahead of the competition by announcing today that their range of gazetteer and address management software will be compatible with the new AddressBase TM range of addressing products. AddressBase will be the Country’s most definitive database of address and location data ever created, and will see the development of a process that will allow

Two More Law of Street Naming and Numbering Training Courses Announced

James Richardson and Aligned Assets team up again to run training courses in the Law of Street Naming and Numbering Woking, Surrey 21st September 2011 – Aligned Assets are pleased to announced the scheduling of two more training courses in the ‘Law of Street Naming and Numbering’. To be held in Bristol on 29th November and in Bolton on 6th December, the courses will be run by the UK's leading expert in

Powys Become the 13th Welsh Authority to Select Aligned Assets

Woking, Surrey 17th August 2011 - Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets are pleased to announce Powys County Council as the latest customer of their Symphony Suite of gazetteer solutions. The Council, which covers a quarter of Wales in terms of area, has opted to use the advance gazetteer management system, Symphony iManage, for the management of their Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG), Local Street Gazetteer (LSG) and Associated Street Data (ASD). Additionally,

Aligned Assets Set the Benchmark As Two More Fire Services Select Symphony Bluel …

Woking, Surrey 2nd August 2011 – Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are the latest organisations to select Aligned Assets as the supplier for their gazetteer management systems. Both have chosen Symphony Bluelight, the UK’s only gazetteer system built specifically for the emergency services and compatible with the National Address Gazetteer. Built around the Symphony Bluelight Gazetteer, they will benefit from direct consultation over several

National Address Gazetteer Event Announced For 6th October 2011

Woking, Surrey 26th July 2011 – Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets are pleased to announce a new, free of charge event designed to provide both the public and private sector with information about the National Address Gazetteer. Scheduled for Thursday 6th October 2011 at Hammersmith Town Hall in London, the event will comprise two sections, with section one dealing with the question, ‘What is the National Address Gazetteer’ and section two looking

Rutland County Council Set to Make Savings with New Gazetteer Management System

Woking, Surrey 6th July 2011 – Rutland County Council is set to dramatically increase efficiency with a new gazetteer management system from Aligned Assets. Symphony iManage, the gazetteer management system in use by over 100 sites across the public sector, will be used by Rutland County Council for the management of their Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG), Local Street Gazetteer (LSG) and Associated Street Data (ASD). In addition to Symphony iManage,

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Choose Aligned Assets for their Corporate Gazetteer

Woking, Surrey 29th June 2011 – Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is pushing forward in the post-FiReControl environment with a corporate gazetteer management system from Aligned Assets. The Symphony Bluelight system will see them building on the work they did during the FiReControl project in matching their existing address data to the NLPG (National Land and Property Gazetteer) in order to create one definitive gazetteer that will be used throughout the

Aligned Assets Take NLPG Candidate Processing to the Next Level

Woking, Surrey 21st June 2011 – The candidate process, which will see the emergency services of England and Wales able to send updates for inclusion in the Country’s most definitive address database, the NLPG (National Land and Property Gazetteer), is set to be taken to the next level by gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets. Symphony Bluelight, the gazetteer management system that is already in use across the emergency services, will contain advanced

Surrey Police Select Symphony Bluelight From Aligned Assets

Woking, Surrey 6th June 2011 – Surrey Police have selected gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets to supply them with software from their Symphony Bluelight suite of emergency services products. Similar to Aligned Assets’ SinglePoint solution that is well-established at British Transport Police, Surrey Police will be using the advanced web services in SinglePoint to act as a bridge between their gazetteer data and names data, pulling them together and giving access to

Aligned Assets Release the UK’s First NAG-Compatible Gazetteer Management Syst …

Woking, Surrey 11th May 2011 – Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets can today confirm the development of a prototype of the UK’s first gazetteer management system to be fully compatible with the recently released alpha version of the National Address Gazetteer. Officially launched at the Emergency Services Gazetteer Best Practice Day in Sheffield, the Symphony Bluelight Gazetteer will enable Fire & Rescue Services, Police Forces and Ambulance Services to fully exploit this

Street Naming and Numbering Best Practice Days See Record Attendances

Woking, Surrey 5th April 2010 – Attendee levels for the Aligned Assets sponsored Street Naming and Numbering Best Practice Days have now passed 200. With over 120 local authorities represented, the five events, being held across the country will see almost one third of all Street Naming and Numbering departments in attendance. Presentations will be coming from a variety of different organisations, covering not only best practice, but the legal issues surrounding

Symphony Bluelight Gazetteer Released for the Fire and Rescue Service

Woking, Surrey 14th March 2011 – With the cancellation of the FiReControl Project, gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets are pleased to announce the release of the UK’s first corporate gazetteer designed specifically for the Fire and Rescue Service. With over two years of research and development, the Symphony Bluelight Gazetteer can provide unmatched levels of functionality that enable the fire and rescue services to create and maintain gazetteer data to feed all

National Address Gazetteer Consultancy Available From Aligned Assets

Woking, Surrey 8th March 2011 – Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets are pleased to announce that they are able to offer consultancy to both the public and private sector on the impact the National Address Gazetteer will have on their organisations. Considered the most significant development in UK addressing for decades, the National Address Gazetteer will see all organisations given the chance for the first time to use address data from a

Super Unitary Selects Aligned Assets For Gazetteer Management

Cheshire East Council is looking to drive forward with greater efficiencies using a new gazetteer management system from Aligned Assets Woking, Surrey 21st February 2010 – Cheshire East Council, one of the nine ‘Super Unitaries’ created in 2009, are set to develop an award winning land and property gazetteer using software from Aligned Assets. After a long assessment period, they selected the gazetteer management system from Aligned Assets, called Symphony iManage,

Aligned Assets Announce Best Practice Days for 2011

Woking, Surrey 7th February 2011 – Now in their third year, the latest dates for the Best Practice Days run by gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets have been announced. In a change to the previous format that saw them based on the use of gazetteers across the public sector, these events have been split between the use of gazetteers in the emergency services and best practice in street naming and numbering. The Emergency

Software by Subscription Gains Support Across The Public Sector

Woking, Surrey 20th January 2011 – Software by Subscription, the revolutionary new business model launched by gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets in the summer of 2010, has today been declare a resounding success by Managing Director of the company Dinesh Thanigasalam. It sees all upfront software fees scrapped and replaced with a simple, cost-effective annual subscription, which includes on-going updates to the software and unlimited support. Software by Subscription was brought in to

WebEx Wednesdays Set to Increase Knowledge of Gazetteer Solutions

Woking, Surrey 9th December 2010 – Gazetteer Specialists Aligned Assets are pleased to announce the creation of ‘WebEx Wednesdays’. From January through to March, every Wednesday, both morning and afternoon, WebEx demonstrations will be available, through which members of the public sector can watch, hear and interact with presentations on a range of innovative and powerful gazetteer solutions, all from the comfort of their own office. Available without obligation and completely free

Aligned Assets Make Corporate Access to LLPGs Easy with iExchange

Woking, Surrey 22nd November 2010 – Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets are pleased to announce that their LLPG (Local Land and Property Gazetteer) connectivity software, Symphony iExchange, is now available as a stand-alone module. Previously only available to the users of the Symphony gazetteer management system, iExchange can now be used by everyone in local government to centralise their address data and give access to it across all departments. By doing so, all

One Wales – One Voice Declared a Resounding Success

Woking, Surrey 8th November 2010 – With over 60 delegates from 35 different organisations, the latest Gazetteer Best Practice Day from Aligned Assets has been declared a resounding success. Held at the Media Resource Centre in Llandrindod on 2nd November, it saw six presentations focusing on best practice in gazetteers, all against the backdrop of unique complexities faced by the public sector in Wales. The event started off with two presentations showing

Combined CRM and Gazetteer Creates Cost Savings Across The Public Sector

Woking, Surrey 19th October 2010 – Front line staff across local government and the emergency services can now more effectively manage contact and address data through a new software offering from proven Microsoft Dynamics CRM reseller and integrator Optevia. Optevia has joined forces with gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets to offer a CRM solution that not only offers a means of managing contacts and the information relating to those contacts, but

Saving Money Through The NLPG: Hot Topic At This Year’s Everything Happens Som …

Woking, Surrey 13th October 2010 – At this year’s Everything Happens Somewhere conference on 20th October in Sheffield, efficiency savings and how to save money with the NLPG will be the hot topic of the day. During the Solution Stream being held in the Main Banqueting Hall, gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets will be chairing a forum in which all delegates will be able to hear three presentations on how they can

PSMA and National Address Gazetteer to be Debated at One Wales – One Voice

Woking, Surrey 27th September 2010 – A presentation from the Ordnance Survey on the PSMA (Public Sector Mapping Agreement) is the most recent to be confirmed in the latest instalment of Gazetteer Best Practice Days: One Wales – One Voice Being held at the MRC in Llandrindod on 2nd November, the Ordnance Survey will present on what the PSMA means to the gazetteer community in Wales, with specific focus given to

How to Save Time and Money in Street Naming and Numbering

Woking, Surrey 20th September 2010 – The new, subscription version of the Street Naming and Numbering module from gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets, has been released. Known as Symphony SNN, it has been completely remodelled to make it a standalone product, which means Street Naming and Numbering Officers from Shetland to Cornwall can all enjoy the efficiency savings that it offers. The main power of Symphony SNN to illicit efficiency savings is in

Aligned Assets’ Events and Training Receive AGI Accreditation

Woking, Surrey 2nd September 2010 – Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets are pleased to announce that both their upcoming BS7666 training courses and November’s Gazetteer Best Practice Day, ‘One Wales – One Voice’ have been accredited by the AGI (Association for Geographic Information). Attendance at either event will see the awarding of four AGI CPD points, which help those aiming to become a Chartered Geographer or are looking to keep their skills