US: Esri, the global leader in GIS, location intelligence, and mapping, has announced that market research firm Forrester recognized the company in The Forrester Wave: 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 noted, “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.”