Redlands, California―For the second year in a row, ESRI, the world’s leading developer of geographic information system (GIS) software, won the Best GIS category of CMP Media’s Intelligent Enterprise Reader’s Choice Awards for best IT products in strategic business applications.
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“It is gratifying to be honored by our users and Intelligent Enterprise readers,” said ESRI president Jack Dangermond. “This kind of support from the business community reflects growing recognition of GIS as a management tool that helps organizations improve performance with better information and integration of complex data.”
This year’s contest design addressed the possibility that corporate software purchasing policies might influence voters’ exposure to different products. Ballots asked participants how many products in each competing category they had used in the past two years. Because only the votes of those who tried two or more of any given product type were considered, results more closely represent voters’ choices among products they recently used and compared.
“Commercial enterprises and government agencies alike are developing important new applications for geospatial information, and these applications are improving everything from customer service and profitability to constituent services and emergency response,” said Doug Henschen, editor, Intelligent Enterprise. “Each year, we poll our readers to find out which vendors are most deserving of praise in a variety of technology categories, and for the second year in a row they have declared that ESRI offers the best GIS. We congratulate ESRI on this achievement.”
ESRI technology, led by the ArcGIS product family, allows organizations to go beyond standard business and technical data analysis by offering them the ability to integrate spatial capabilities across an entire organization, in the field, and on the Web. Through open architecture and system integration, ESRI products provide comprehensive tools for applying GIS and demographic data to business, analyzing customer trade areas, understanding consumer behavior, and visualizing key performance indicators. Companies use this information to make faster and better-informed business decisions based on an integrated view of data.
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Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 5,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com.
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