Esri Earns Top Ranking in Current Offering and Market Presence Category in Geospatial Analytics Tools and Platforms Report

Research Shows Advancements and Innovations are Driving a New Wave of Interest in Location Solutions

August 31, 2016

Redlands, California—Leading Global Geospatial Platform Provider Esri was among six companies that Forrester invited to participate in its Q3 2016, Forrester Wave™ evaluation, Geospatial Analytics Tools and Platforms. Forrester conducted interviews with 23 organizations and selected Esri as one of the top six software providers to evaluate in the report.

Forrester notes, “Esri is an authoritative standard for GIS and continues to innovate. Esri’s consistent and constant focus on serving the GIS market for decades has matured into a platform with some of the most extensive capabilities for capturing spatial data and the analysis, presentation, and delivery of spatial insights.”

The report goes on to state that, “Esri’s strong capabilities in 3D mapping and projections as well as its comprehensive Living Atlas of spatial enrichment data provide a wealth of components for deep analysis. Nonspecialists can easily consume Esri’s insights as well, through applications or through its ArcGIS Online software-as-a-service (Saas) platform.”

Finally, Forrester points out that, “Spatial insights are finding their way into “sales, customer relationship management (CRM), customer support, human resources, marketing, technology management, and many other areas.”… “These allow companies to use spatial data to drive unprecedented levels of understanding and analysis of users’ habits and behavior, but they also provide the platforms to deliver the messaging, content and other actions directly to users in the most appropriate context.”

“We have been partnering with our customers for more than 40 years to help them gain insight from powerful analytics, geospatial imagery, and geographic information in areas ranging from operational efficiencies to strategic decision support,” offered Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri. “Esri’s 3,700 employees understand the importance of visual storytelling and we’re excited to be recognized.”

Esri has become the worldwide standard for digital mapping and analytics. Its award-winning ArcGIS platform helps organizations of all sizes reveal deeper insights embedded in their geospatial data. Esri applications run on millions of desktops and servers, supplying the digital backbone for a robust global community of public- and private-sector users who create the maps that run the world.

“Esri is the industry leader in driving business transformation for customers through the use of geospatial tools and technology,” added Dirk Gorter, director of product marketing at Esri. “Our significant investment in research and development allows us to offer some of the most accessible and robust GIS solutions available, including a comprehensive content library that provides authoritative topographic, demographic, and imagery data from a wide variety of local and global sources.”

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