Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
When Esri was founded in 1969, they realized even then that geographic information system (GIS) technology could make a difference in society. Working with others who shared this passion, they were encouraged by the vast possibilities of GIS.
Today, their confidence in GIS is built on the belief that geography matters—it connects our many cultures and societies and influences our way of life. GIS leverages geographic insight to ensure better communication and collaboration
Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's highly volatile business world. Private ownership means no stockholders forcing short-term decisions at the expense of long-term objectives.
On any given day, more than a million people around the world use Esri's GIS to improve the way their organizations conduct business. Esri gives GIS users what they need by listening closely and incorporating their feedback and recommended improvements. Esri also hosts the largest GIS industry event in the world, publishes two of the most widely circulated periodicals in the industry, and operates the leading GIS book publisher.
Headquartered in Redlands, California, USA
2,800 employees in the United States
10 domestic U.S. offices
80 distributors worldwide
2,200 business partners
Consistent annual revenue growth
Annual revenues of $794 million
20% of revenues reinvested in R&D each year
Esri software is used by more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including most U.S. federal agencies and national mapping agencies, 45 of the top 50 petroleum companies, all 50 U.S. state health departments, most forestry companies, and many others in dozens of industries.
Esri software is the standard in state and local government and is used by more than 24,000 state and local governments including Paris, France; Los Angeles, California, USA; Beijing, China; and Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Esri Professional Services
The Esri Professional Services Division has successfully collaborated with government, commercial, and other organizations to implement innovative GIS solutions. The Division offers project, implementation, and industry-focused services that include knowledge transfer to help users deploy GIS on their own, customization of off-the-shelf GIS technology, and delivery of ready-to-use enterprise systems. With each project, Esri leverages the technology developed and lessons learned through nearly 40 years of development of GIS solutions.
Esri fosters relationships with more than 65 software, technology, data, hardware, system integrator, and consulting companies to ensure product compatibility and explore new technologies. Esri works closely with major technology leaders such as Amazon Web Services, AT&T, Citrix, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, SAS and others.
Esri delivers the most sought-after training solutions in the industry. Each year, more than 25,000 GIS professionals and students in the United States are trained by Esri or Esri-authorized instructors. In addition, more than 11,000 individuals from 180 countries have enrolled in Esri Web-based training courses, and approximately 50,000 students a year complete university courses taught with Esri software.