Jack and Laura Dangermond founded Esri in 1969 as a small research group focused on land-use planning. The company's early mission was to organize and analyze geographic information to help land planners and land resource managers make well-informed environmental decisions.
Esri develops geographic information systems (GIS) that function as an integral component in nearly every type of organization.
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.
Esri offers project consulting and implementation services. These 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.
Esri collaborates with major technology leaders: Amazon Web Services, Citrix, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, SAS, and others. These relationships ensure product compatibility and provide users with a wide range of technology solutions.