MapInfo Corporation has acquired privately held Thompson Associates, a provider of location-based analytical services and business intelligence software for the retail, restaurant and real estate sectors headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The acquisition will strengthen the company's presence in these sectors, add critical mass to its analytical customer relationship management (aCRM) business in the United States and add a highly skilled team of professionals in the United States to complement MapInfo's aCRM operations in North America.

As a well-established, full-service retail consulting firm, Thompson Associates provides a wide variety of location analytics products and services. The acquisition also includes AnySite Software, a division of Thompson Associates, which develops location-based business intelligence software primarily for companies in the retail, restaurant and real estate industries. AnySite Software has been a MapInfo Value Added Reseller (VAR) for more than 10 years and has built applications based upon MapInfo's core technology.

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