G-Force Users Now Have Continuous Access to over 8000 Sources of Global News, Analysis and Research
STERLING, VA. & CARY, NC, USA (September 16, 2004) - MAP ROI Systems, Inc., and Dialog, a Thomson (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) business and a leading worldwide provider of online-based information services and integrated information solutions, said today that they have formed an alliance to integrate business news articles and other research collected by Dialog into the MAP ROI G-ForceSM system used by government contractors.
MAP ROI's G-Force is the first end-to-end system for identifying, qualifying, proposing and managing federal, state, local and international government contracts and grants.
MAP ROI is utilizing the Dialog Application Programming Interface (API), a Web Service that enables Dialog's extensive content collection and renowned search engine to be integrated transparently into interactive services such as G-Force, as well as Web sites, enterprise portals, corporate intranets and extranets and software applications.
With the integration of the content supplied by Dialog, G-Force users will now be able to access a continuously updated reservoir of global news, analysis and research drawn from more than 8,000 sources -- including local, national and international newspapers, regional and national business publications, corporate press releases, broadcast transcripts, industry newsletters and trade journals.
The content collection includes reporting and analysis of a wide range of topics relevant to government contractors, such as business and industry news, intellectual property data and reports covering numerous scientific, medical and technical fields.
"This alliance with Dialog demonstrates our commitment to making the G-Force solution the most robust and multi-faceted tool available for government contractors," said Christopher K. Stahl, MAP ROI's founder and CEO. "We are excited about the archived information and up-to-the-minute news that Dialog brings to G-Force, and believe that now more than ever G-Force is an indispensable asset to our customers."
"As one of the world's leading aggregators of content, we are pleased to be able to work with MAP ROI and offer their customers the news and analysis they need to best understand the needs of their government clients, to track competitors and to enhance market awareness," said Charles White, Dialog vice president of alliances. "Articles and reports from a wide array of top-quality information providers are a natural complement to G-Force's extensive databases and workflow management software. Together, we're giving MAP ROI customers a truly one-stop system for both successfully navigating the complex bidding process and then managing those relationships."
About Dialog and The Thomson Corporation
Dialog, a pioneer in developing the technology behind electronic information retrieval, is the world leader in providing online-based information services to organizations seeking competitive advantages in such fields as government, business, science, engineering, finance and law.
Today, the online services provided by Dialog - offered through the Dialog®, Dialog Profound®, Dialog DataStarTM, Dialog NewsEdge® and Dialog IntelliscopeSM brands - give users the ability to precisely retrieve data from more than 1.4 billion unique records, accessible via the Internet or through delivery to enterprise intranets. Searchable content includes articles and reports from thousands of real-time news feeds, newspapers, broadcast transcripts and trade publications, plus research reports and analyst notes providing support for financial decision-making, as well as in-depth repositories of scientific and technical data, patents, trademarks and other intellectual property data. Information professionals and end-users at business, professional and government organizations in more than 100 countries prize Dialog services for their depth and breadth of content, precision searching and speed.
Based in Cary, N.C., USA, Dialog has operations in 31 other countries. Dialog (www.dialog.com) is a business of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC). With 2003 revenues of US$7.6 billion, Thomson (www.thomson.com) is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers.
About MAP ROI Systems, Inc.
MAP ROI is a Sterling, Virginia-based company that has developed G-Force, the first integrated, collaborative end-to-end system for identifying, qualifying, proposing, and managing government business. MAP ROI's leadership team has over 70 years of collective experience in winning-and assisting other companies in winning-contracts worth over $5 billion.
The MAP ROI team spent several years developing the G-Force system, using their deep knowledge and first-hand experience of the best practices and most common pitfalls in today's processes. MAP ROI applied efficient and easy-to-use technologies to deliver the entire G-Force system online so that companies do not have to invest in costly hardware and software as well as ongoing management and administrative resources. G-Force provides the tools necessary for companies to work in a professional, efficient, and effective manner.
For more information on the company or its G-Force system, please visit the company's Web site at www.maproi.com or contact MAP ROI toll-free at (866) 651-0111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contacts for MAP ROI:
Dawn Cannaday Al Black
MAP ROI Qorvis Communications, LLC.
571-434-2982 X 226 (703) 744-7833
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