Geographic Information System (GIS) Provider Debuts at No. 20 in Prestigious IT Channel List; Recognized as Best-Performing Newcomer
TORONTO – May 17, 2012 – Esri Canada today announced that the company has been named one of the Top 100 IT Solution Providers in Canada by Computer Dealer News (CDN), the country's leading IT channel publication and Web site. Esri Canada ranked no. 20 on its first year on the list and also received the Best-Performing Newcomer Award. CDN Top 100 is an annual ranking of Canada's best-in-class solution providers by revenue. The award was received yesterday at the CDN Top 100 gala event in North Toronto.
“GIS is more entrenched in business applications and workflows today than ever before,” said Alex Miller, president and founder, Esri Canada. “Its seamless integration with other enterprise systems such as ERP, CRM, asset management and financial systems makes GIS an indispensable tool for enhancing business processes with location intelligence. As well, Web maps are a compelling and engaging medium for communicating complex information and analyzing multi-faceted issues.”
Esri Canada is a privately held company that provides enterprise GIS software and consulting, training and support services. More than 10,000 customers in various industries across the nation use Esri solutions to increase efficiency and productivity and support intelligent decision-making. The company was recently selected by Natural Resources Canada to lead the development of the GeoFoundation Exchange, an infrastructure for efficiently exchanging geospatial data across the country to support a national Web basemap for Canada.
GIS integrates numerous types of data and allows users to analyze it using digital maps. This enables them to better understand and obtain meaningful insights from their data. GIS can be used for diverse applications including selecting the best site for a new facility, routing the delivery of goods and services, tracking assets, planning land use, locating power outages, mapping and analyzing crimes, and monitoring disease outbreaks and disasters.
Esri Canada solutions are based on ArcGIS, the world's leading GIS platform. ArcGIS can be deployed on multiple platforms including server, desktop, mobile, Web and the cloud. The technology provides advanced capability for 3D modelling, image analysis and location analytics of big data such as social media. Esri Canada has a network of more than 100 partners that integrate and develop industry-specific solutions based on Esri technology.
“Esri Canada is one of the best-performing newcomers ever to the CDN Top 100 Solution Providers list,” said Paolo Del Nibletto, editor, CDN. “Esri's 20th place finish betters several other established solution providers in the industry. The company has a great approach to partner-to-partner collaboration as they work with several leading vendor and channel organizations to produce innovative solutions in their field.”
View CDN's Top 100 IT Solution Providers in Canada.
About Esri Canada
Founded in 1984, Esri Canada provides enterprise geographic information system (GIS) solutions that empower businesses, governments and educational institutions to make timely, informed and mission-critical decisions by leveraging the power of geography. The company distributes the world's leading GIS software from Esri, Telvent, Cityworks – Azteca Systems, Inc. and other technology partners. Headquartered in Toronto, the company serves over 10,000 customers from 16 regional offices across Canada and has been named as one of the top 250 Canadian IT companies and top 25 IT professional services providers in Canada by the Branham Group. Information about Esri Canada can be found at esri.ca.
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