Esri and GeoDecisions Empower Insurance Claims Workers

REDLANDS, Calif., March 12, 2013 — (PRNewswire) — �Esri, the world-leading provider of location analytics and GIS software, and GeoDecisions, an Esri gold-level partner, have aligned to empower insurance organizations with performance optimization from the office to the field. Working together, the two companies are creating solutions that allow insurers to track events, such as inclement weather and other natural disasters, so they can better serve their clients in their time of need.

"The location of a portfolio and how a pending storm system, for example, may affect it is critical information," says Brian J. Smith, director of commercial solutions, GeoDecisions. "GIS and location analytics help insurance companies understand this information and apply it as a real competitive advantage."

Together, Esri and GeoDecisions are offering integrated solutions based on the ArcGIS platform that assist in catastrophe analysis, exposure modeling, and claims management. Insurance companies can use a map-based interface to see their up-to-date portfolios and the location of pending weather systems. This server-based solution helps them forecast the impact on their company's portfolio.

"We value our longstanding relationship with GeoDecisions, which has been built over several successful years of partnership," says Mark McCoy, insurance industry manager, Esri. "The solutions we are bringing to market together will help insurers make better decisions and help businesses and the community rebuild faster after an event."

Talk to staff from Esri and GeoDecisions at the PLRB Claims Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, March 18–19, 2013. For more information on how GIS and location analytics can help insurance companies around the world, visit

About Geodecisions
GeoDecisions is an information technology company specializing in geospatial solutions. It delivers strategic GIS and IT solutions and applications to empower clients to make smarter, more-informed decisions. Visit for more information.

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 at

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