Global leader: David Murray, president and CEO
Core activity: Data visualisation software
Revenue: US$13.6 million (FY07)
Key customers: Agilent, Airbus, Astra Zeneca, Boeing, BP, British Aerospace, Ford, GE, MIT, Motorola, PeopleSoft, Shell, Vodafone
Advanced Visual Systems (AVS) supplies data visualisation software that is used to manipulate, integrate and display various types of data. Its software uses trend analyses, pattern recognition and anomaly detection to help users find answers to complex design problems.
Data visualisation is said to allow computer users to make faster decisions by expressing the underlying information in such a way, that patterns and trends are more effectively observed than through conventional forms of analysis.
AVS offers a range of five software products and consulting services to software manufacturers, corporations of all sizes, research and academic institutions and government agencies. An acclaimed data visualisation leader, the company website reports more than 2500 international companies as users of its software.
Founded in 1991, AVS was at the dawn of visualisation, with a product still in release and widespread deployment. Over the years, AVS moved to offering PC and web-based products. By 2002 it became the way for leading corporations and ISVs to extract information from multiple sources and create solutions to improve business processes.
"AVS is distinguished from other companies in the fast-growing data visualisation and analytics fields, through its comprehensive range of software offerings and its 16 years of product innovation and industry leadership. Collectively, these influences have enabled AVS to capitalise on a growing marketplace for graphics-based analytic technology," says the company website.
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