Underwood Returns to Locana to Further Spearhead Locana’s SAP partnership and Oversee the Company’s Investment in Its Mobile GIS Solution LemurTM as an SAP® Endorsed App
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO (February 7, 2023) — Locana, an international leader in spatial technology, today announced that consultant Mike Underwood, who previously worked for the company as an Senior Vice President over a decade ago, has returned to the company as its SAP Ecosystem Global Go-to-Market Lead. In his new role, he will lead Locana’s SAP partnership, and focus on the geoenablement of SAP customers in asset industries, including Utilities, Public Sector and Oil and Gas.
“I am thrilled to return to Locana as the SAP Ecosystem Lead. All asset intensive industries around the world rely on SAP to manage their mission-critical business processes, including asset management, customer support, real property management, environmental health and safety, and business intelligence. These processes also rely on Esri’s ArcGIS geospatial technology to record, track and manage location and associated geometries,” said Underwood. “Locana helps customers bring their SAP and Esri systems into a unified landscape, running on SAP HANA or HANA Cloud, to deliver real-time integration and enterprise visualization through highly-intuitive maps. Locana also delivers LemurTM Pro, an enterprise scale mobile GIS app, that integrates with SAP mobile apps, providing joint clients with a true enterprise mobile work and asset management platform, that addresses all relevant use cases.”
“Mike will play a key role in contributing to the success of our clients investing in Esri and SAP.”
— Jeff Haight, Locana Chief Executive Officer
“With his vast experience, understanding of Locana business and strong relationships, Mike will play a key role in contributing to the success of our clients investing in Esri and SAP,” said Jeff Haight, Locana Chief Executive Officer. “His background and passion for the company, our clients and our partners will be invaluable in ensuring both short- and long-term success for our relationships with our clients, Esri, and SAP.”
In addition, Locana today announced that SAP has premium certified its Lemur mobile GIS solution as an SAP Endorsed App. It is available on SAP® Store as part of SAP’s industry cloud portfolio for the Energy and Natural Resources and Public Sector industries. Lemur and SAP Service and Asset Manager integrate on-device without requiring a network connection. Lemur also provides native alignment with Esri’s latest software versions and deployment patterns. Built on Esri’s ArcGIS Runtime API, Lemur supports Esri’s named user licensing with dynamic activation from mobile users’ ArcGIS credentials. In his role as SAP Ecosystem Go-to-Market Lead, Underwood will be responsible for teaming with SAP to drive Lemur Endorsed App sales globally.
Underwood has been Principal for his consulting firm, Spatial Business Innovations, for the past six years, serving SAP as its Spatial Go-to-Market lead in North America. Previously, he served SAP as Global Head of Services Sales for SAP Public Sector, and as US Practice Lead for Federal, Aerospace and Defense. Prior to SAP, he served as a Senior Vice President at Locana, as well as Senior Vice President for CH2M Hill, from which Locana divested in 2009. Early in his career, Underwood served in various sales and management roles for Oracle and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Locana, a location and mapping technology company, provides software products and services that solve the world’s most pressing business, climate, and social challenges. With decades of experience, Locana is a global leader in both enterprise geospatial solutions and innovative applications using proprietary and open-source mapping technologies. By taking a location-first approach to problem solving, Locana builds, implements, and connects solutions for public and private clients, in a wide range of domains including: utilities, land and facility management, critical infrastructure, defense, conservation, international development, and technology, among others. With headquarters in Greenwood Village, CO, the company also has major offices in Seattle and London. For further information, visit: www.locana.co or https://www.linkedin.com/company/locana-co/.
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Jennifer Dulles, APR
DStreet for Locana