Redlands, California - ESRI received a Strong Positive rating, the highest possible, from Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry. The report, MarketScope for Energy and Utility Geographic Information Systems, by Bradley Williams and Jeff Vining, was published January 26, 2009.

“We believe Gartner’s Strong Positive rating confirms ESRI’s commitment to meeting the needs of the utility industry,” said Bill Meehan, ESRI’s director of utility solutions. “ArcGIS users already reap the benefits of ESRI’s GIS [geographic information system] technology for desktop, mobile, server, and the Web as well as a host of custom applications from our partner network. Our new Small Utility Enterprise License Agreement [SU-ELA] program offers more affordable procurement with unlimited software deployments, maintenance, and training.”

ESRI’s ArcGIS software and Web services enable utilities to link asset information to location data such as facilities to parcels of land, streets, pipes, or wires in a network. Users can capture, store, process, analyze, and render this data to support the electric, gas, water, and wastewater utility industries. Within a GIS, information is layered to illustrate relationships, connections, and patterns that are not obvious in a single dataset, thereby enabling better decisions. View the complete report, courtesy of ESRI,

About MarketScope
The MarketScope report is copyrighted January 26, 2009, by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure up against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About ESRI
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 7,000 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