TomTom and Microsoft announced Thursday that they will partner to bring enterprise-grade location-based services to Microsoft’s Azure platform, based on TomTom’s maps, traffic and navigation software. TomTom plans to integrate its services into Azure to make it even easier and more flexible for developers to build and manage enterprise, mobile, web and ‘Internet of Things’ applications that are location aware.
Location based services from TomTom are used by various companies. They rely on TomTom to provide the most up-to-date maps, real-time traffic information and traffic-avoiding navigation.
“Location is fast becoming a critical component of a broad range of applications and services. Teaming up with Microsoft will bring our technology to a much broader developer community on a platform they are already familiar with,” said Harold Goddijn, TomTom CEO.
“Making TomTom’s services available through the Microsoft Azure cloud platform will allow developers and our customers to make location a core part of their cloud-based applications,” said Peggy Johnson, EVP of Business Development at Microsoft.
Earlier this week, TomTom extended partnership with SAP SE to provide global coverage of TomTom’s location-based capabilities for SAP applications.
This is the initial agreement with SAP that sees TomTom collaborating with SAP to provide geocoding and address validation capabilities across SAP’s product portfolio on a global basis.
This partnership will allow SAP to further expand its geocoding and address validation offerings in the Cloud and on premise, including solutions from SAP’s Enterprise Information Management portfolio such as SAP Data Services and SAP HANA-based applications.