The EA program offers a lower cost per unit and provides many benefits including
Capacity to deploy uncapped quantities of core Esri products, which eliminates the time-consuming process of justifying each GIS software purchase.
Encourages widespread GIS application development for more efficient operations.
Reduction in administrative costs, because EAs generally require only one payment per year, resulting in substantially lower procurement expenses. Additionally, administrative costs can shrink as a result of centralized coordination and management of software distribution, support, services, and training.
Ability to capitalize a greater part of GIS investments by reducing short-term GIS operating expenses.
Access to updated versions of ArcGIS software for a consistent platform.
Flexible deployments to desktops, servers, and mobile devices.
Opportunities to consolidate GIS and IT initiatives, establish internal standards, and integrate Esri business partner solutions.
Incorporate GIS into mission-critical applications and workflows