Esri Named a Leader in Location Intelligence Platforms Report by Independent Research Firm

by | Dec 10, 2018

REDLANDS, Calif.” Esri, the global leader in GIS, location intelligence, and mapping, today announced that market research firm Forrester recognized the company in The Forrester Waveâ„¢: Location Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2018 Evaluation. The report acknowledges, in our opinion, Esri's leadership in location intelligence technology and highlights the company's long-term commitment to innovation in its market-leading geospatial cloud.

The Forrester report notes, Esri's vision for location intelligence is to help organizations understand why things happen where and when they happen, with the goal of gaining business advantage through better understanding. By continuing to evolve [its] ArcGIS [platform], Esri is pushing beyond the traditional GIS markets that it has long dominated into the location intelligence market.

While ArcGIS has long been recognized as a comprehensive system for spatial data analytics and visualization in the public sector, we think Forrester's recognition reinforces that it is also the go-to enterprise system for the private sector, said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president.

In the report, authored by James McCormick, Emily Miller, Gene Leganza, and Robert Perdoni, Esri received the highest ranking in the Strategy and Market Presence categories. Esri also received the highest score among all evaluated vendors in the spatial visualization and analytics criterion.

Serving a wide range of users has always been important to us, and we believe having the strongest ecosystem in geospatial cloud solutions allows us to achieve that, said Cindy Elliott, head of Esri's commercial industry strategy. Esri's lightweight supporting services are easily embedded to provide location awareness for everything from retail loyalty programs to supply chain optimization.

To learn more about Esri's ranking in The Forrester Waveâ„¢: Location Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2018 Evaluation, visit

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Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including the world's largest cities, most national governments, 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at

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