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ServiceNow Invests In MapAnything In Platform Ecosystem Play

Service management leader ServiceNow today announced a strategic investment in MapAnything, a location services company that has heretofore run on the Salesforce.com platform. With this investment, MapAnything is committing to building equivalent services on the ServiceNow platform.

Typical MapAnything-based Application (Source: MapAnything)

Typical MapAnything-based Application (Source: MapAnything)

The investment is part of a $33.1 million Series B round that also includes investments from Columbus Nova as well as all previous investors, including Greycroft Partners, Harbert Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures and individual investors Michael Lazerow and former NBA commissioner David Stern. The financing follows last year’s Series A round of $7.3 million and brings the total investment to date to $40.4 million.

Supporting multiple platforms has always been part of MapAnything’s strategic plan. “Our intention was always to run on multiple platforms,” explains John Stewart, CEO of MapAnything. “Now we’re bringing MapAnything to the ServiceNow platform.”

MapAnything provides a suite of location-aware apps and platform services for numerous applications, ranging from supporting field service teams to keeping track of dumpsters. With MapAnything, a ServiceNow user can set business rules, like ‘when a technician arrives at a location, change the status of a work order.’

Read the entire article at http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2017/02/02/servicenow-invests-in-mapanything-in-platform-ecosystem-play/.

Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, ServiceNow is an Intellyx customer. None of the other organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).