Testimonials“AG Research was contracted by the Bermuda Government’s Land Valuation Department in 2005 to provide a software solution that would take a number of unrelated databases and work processes and integrate them in a true geographical information system. The goal was to create more efficient work controls and processes, better access to and use of property data and more accurate and defendable appraisals and to link this all to our digital maps. The solution they provided us with met all of our requirements and has been tried and tested through to our 2009 revaluation where all the properties on the Island were revalued for tax purposes using the mass appraisal functions of the software.
We worked closely with AGRI staff over a number of years taking a vision for a solution to reality. This was not a software solution for one or two work processes but a complete software solution for all of the Department’s work from logging of phone calls to automated updates of the web site when units are revalued. The seamless integration of case management, data and processes with the digital mapping and aerial photography has been a real success and provided staff with everything they need at their computer. Management tools allow the review of the Department’s overall work statistics and those of individual employees including viewing and accessing cases through the maps. Management can review any case from their desk no matter what stage it is at or who it is has been assigned to.
AG Research in my experience has the vision and expertise to provide unique GIS IT solutions that work."
Director, Land Valuation Department
Ministry of the Environment & Sports
"Information Services Corporation of Saskatchewan is working with AG Research on the provisioning of a Mineral Disposition System for the SK Ministry of Energy and Resources. Over the past 12 months we have found AG Research to be an excellent partner in this initiative. They have shown that they are foremost concerned with delivering on customer expectations through their attention to detail, diligence and timely delivery. Their commitment to the successful delivery of this solution is evident in all of our interactions, and the transparency with which they conduct their business dealings is a breath of fresh air."
Project Manager/Senior Business Analyst
Information Services Corporate – ISC
Project - Mineral Administration Registry Saskatchewan (MARS)
"AGR provided quality professional services the Regional Municipality of York, Geomatics Branch in the development of our address-related geospatial web services.
We found AGR project staff to be personable, resourceful, and dedicated to ensuring our satisfaction.
AGR's technical staff were able to quickly understand our data & data structure, fully leverage our existing software infrastructure, develop and document the solution and provide helpful technology transfer to our staff.”
Duncan Rowe, GIS Project Manager
York Region Geomatics Branch, GIS/IT System Architect & PM
I am pleased to offer a letter of reference for AG Research. The Bermuda Government Department of Planning has been a client of AG Research since 1998. AG Research built the Department’s central database software, BEMIS, which is critical for our daily workflow in the control of Bermuda’s development. Following its successful launch in 1999, we have contracted AG to provide several enhancements to BEMIS over the years including a public version, an extension for historic buildings management, web-based queries, server-based reporting, and integration with other Government systems.
The development of BEMIS was a positive experience for the Department of Planning. The BEMIS system has been critical over the years in allowing the Department to manage its increasing workflow of planning applications and building permits. It is installed on every computer in the Department and is the foremost piece of software used by most of our staff on a daily basis. We have and will continue to leverage the database further in automating and enhancing our interaction with the public via the web.
During the past ten years of software use, AG’s support has been excellent. As we have changed our business processes over time, they have ensured that those changes are reflected in our software tools. We appreciate AG’s sound technology advice.
I highly recommend AG Research for their innovative technology services and customer support.
Brian M. Franklin M.C.I.P., R.P.P.
Assistant Director Forward Planning
Department of Planning, Ministry of the Environment and Sports
Government of Bermuda
“The development of BEMIS was an especially positive experience for the Department of . Planning. AG’s professional team engaged our staff in all the design phases, which later enhanced their enthusiasm for the final product. During the past six years of software use, AG’s support has been exceptionally responsive. As we have changed our business processes over time, they have ensured that those changes are reflected in our software tools. We appreciate AG’s sound technology advice before we embark on new projects.”
Erica Smith, Assistant Director (Development Control and Administration)
Project – BEMIS (PALM)
Department of Planning, Government of Bermuda
" We have enjoyed a very positive working relationship with AG during development of our Mineral Rights Registry System. We have been impressed by their obvious enthusiasm for the project, their continuing commitment to excellence and to their feedback and advice through all stages. We are confident that we are getting a first rate product. “
Executive Director Mineral Resources Branch
Project - Mineral and Petroleum eService Registry System
“The NOCO project was executed under considerable schedule constraints. AG and PWGSC specified a complex Web site that incorporated spatial and data management services. We deployed on Oracle Spatial because of the large data volumes involved. AG executed their work admirably. They fulfilled and exceeded expectations on schedule. The system turned out to be very robust; it was field tested aggressively as engineers from several different companies uploaded and downloaded multiple, large datasets concurrently. Subsequent to NOCO, we engaged AG Research Inc for a number of other Web GIS development projects. We are very pleased with their knowledge and professionalism and commend them to you”.
Eugene Peters, P.Eng
Project – NOCO
Public Works and Government Services Canada
“ We began experimenting with SharePoint two years ago with the original Windows SharePoint Services, on the suggestion from AG Research. Our first year was experimental and it resided on a stand-alone server. As we saw it's potential we upgraded to Windows SharePoint Portal Server and also we integrated this into a larger Active Directory Project, also implemented by AG Research.
Our SharePoint installation has grown very significantly in the last year and is used throughout our organization by teachers and student in all of our schools.
The adoption of a new platform was not done lightly, but it's integration with Active Directory has made its' uptake quite 'seamless'. AG Research has taken this project from an idea to a fully integrated data management platform with little difficulty. Their on-going technical and user-support is necessary and provided in a most professional manner.
I am pleased to recommend AG Research as an IT partner for any such projects. “
P. Hall; Coordinator of IT Integration; Strait Regional School Board
Project – Sharepoint Portal and IT Support