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An enterprise agreement (EA) is your fast track to organization-wide GIS. An EA gives you ready and uncapped access to ArcGIS software along with timely and expert assistance from Esri so that you can focus on building a successful and scalable enterprise GIS.

No matter what type of organization you are, we can provide an EA that fits your requirements.

How EA Works


EAs provide flexible software management. They can be tailored to your needs depending on licensing and the type of EA. EAs permit deployment of unlimited quantities of selected Esri products over the term of the agreement.

For example, with an EA, an organization may be provided uncapped use of


There are two models for EAs:

Standard Licensing

  • Permanent-use rights for software
  • Based on a three-year term contract with fixed annual payments
  • Suitable for organizations of all sizes

Subscription Licensing

  • Temporary-use rights for software
  • Based on pre-defined term contract with convenient, affordable fees
  • Optimal for smaller organizations


Maintenance is included for the term of the EA and offers

  • Technical support for named authorized caller(s)
  • New software releases, patches, and updates
  • Complimentary registration to the annual Esri International User Conference
  • Free subscriptions to ArcNews and ArcUser

With an EA, you make scheduled payments in exchange for a prescribed set of software, services, and training over the term of the agreement.

Common Questions