US: GIS solutions provider Esri has earned itself the top rank in current offering and market presence category in Geospatial analytics tools and platforms report. The company was among six companies that Forrester invited to participate in its Q3 2016, Forrester Wave evaluation. Forrester conducted interviews with 23 organizations from Esri got the top rank.
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.”