for informed decisions
We have been pursuing the same clear mission since our foundation in 1989: enable organizations to have access to reliable information on which they can confidently base their decisions.
We are North American specialists in data integration with cutting-edge expertise in geospatial data processing. Smart cities, open data, and digital connectivity: Consortech stands out because of its ability to increase the value of previously underutilized data.
We transform data to reveal opportunities.
Our FME- and FME Server-certified professionals bridge systems to extract, transform, organize, automate, and integrate data as efficiently as possible. Our experts take on the most complicated challenges, no matter which IT architecture is in place.
Providing our clients with exceptional service. Always aiming higher. Always doing better.
Taking ownership for the scope and impact of our actions on the success of our clients’ projects and our relationships with them.
Working with our employees, clients, and partners in an honest and transparent manner.
Pooling everyone’s expertise, experiences, and strengths to meet our clients’ goals.
Geomatics was still in its infancy, but emerging technologies motivated Pierre Genest to start a business whose mission was to introduce new technology at the municipal level. Consortech initially focused on developing a property assessment system. That system is still in use today and updated by our team.
At that time, cities had no or very little geospatial data. We therefore quickly hired our first geomatics specialists. They helped and equipped our clients to produce map data.
1990 to 1995
Before mobile technologies and applications became democratized like they are today, Consortech developed PortaCAD, a CAD software to collect field data that worked on a GRID-brand electronic tablet equipped with a stylus that we also distributed.
We then entered a period of significant growth during which Consortech sold PortaCAD in Ontario, British Columbia, the United States and Bermuda. The company then aspired to break into the international market, and promotional efforts reached France and China.
1995 to 2000
The municipal IT solution market tightened, and our dreams of commercializing PortaCAD did not come to fruition. Always ready to ask ourselves questions to do better, Consortech turned its focus to distributing value-added products and developed partnerships with MapInfo, Safe Software (FME) and Bentley. We quickly became Bentley’s largest partner in Quebec and launched MicroStation-based solutions for geomatics, civil engineering, and plant engineering.
2000 to 2005
Bentley, our primary provider, eliminated its reseller network. This forced us to ask ourselves questions and realign our activities to better evolve. We concluded an agreement with Autodesk. This partnership catapulted us to becoming the top geomatics reseller in Quebec and a leader in the integration of new Civil 3D technology. It was a successful shift!
2005 to 2009
Our company expanded after obtaining service contracts with major Quebec government departments and institutions.
Always on the lookout for opportunities, we expanded our Autodesk product and service offering to serve architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) clients. Our Revit software expertise led us to the world of BIM, and we became an important contributor to the adoption of this new work approach in Quebec.
2009 à 2014
The company’s founder implemented a business succession plan involving Rémy Pelletier, Guillaume Genest and François Laganière.
Our desire to stand out in our industry drove us to narrow the focus of our change of course to geospatial ETL consulting services and BIM support services. The company expanded and gained ground in the Ontario market.
2014 to 2017
The body of shareholders changed in 2014. Control of the company now belongs to three successors, with Rémy Pelletier at the helm.
Consortech looked to the future and decided in 2017 to focus its expertise on geospatial data integration and sell its Autodesk product resale division.
2017 and beyond
Consortech is dreaming big and doing everything it can to strengthen its position as North American leader in geospatial data processing and integration.
Our experts are here to listen.
And offer pragmatic advice and solutions adapted to your reality.