Report: Esri Has 43 Percent Share of GIS Market

March 2, 2015  - By 0 Comments

ARC Advisory Group reports that Esri has a 43 percent share in the geographic information system (GIS) market, compared to an 11 percent share from the second-largest supplier. ARC Advisory Group published its findings in an October market study and forecast through 2018.

“Esri is, without a doubt, the dominant player in the GIS market,” the Geographic Information System Global Market Research Study authors stated.

The Esri business model relies on a constantly improving core GIS, on which more than 2,000 partners develop Esri industry-specific solutions, Esri said. In electricity transportation and distribution, Esri’s partner-driven solution model, which combines Esri and Schneider Electric software, amounts to a total market share of 29 percent.

“Our success in the utility sector stems from Esri’s platform technology, which makes it easy for companies to share, communicate, and collaborate on location information throughout their businesses,” Esri utilities solutions manager Bill Meehan said. “Partner solutions, such as those Schneider Electric provide, add additional capability to an already powerful platform.”

Esri’s core GIS is used by more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, helping businesses add a location strategy to operations, Esri said. Esri’s ArcGIS platform has grown during the past 45 years to include cloud, mobile, server, dashboard, and firewall components in addition to desktop applications.

Partner products target utility-specific issues (such as regulatory compliance or critical-infrastructure management). Partners include Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, Dell, HP, Citrix, and Lenovo.

Esri — with its partners — plays a leading role in more than 10 industries: electric power transmission and distribution (with partner Schneider Electric), engineering and business services, government, public health and safety, health care, natural resources, oil and gas refining, retail, telecommunications, transportation and logistics, and water/wastewater.

Esri is privately held by founders Jack and Laura Dangermond. ARC Advisory Group is a separately owned and operated business and is not affiliated with Esri.

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Tracy Cozzens

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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