Use for questions concerning Esri the company rather than its products which have separate tags.
Jack and Laura Dangermond founded Esri in 1969, Esri is an international supplier of geographic information system (GIS) software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications. The company is headquartered in Redlands, California. According to the company, Esri is pronounced as a word, 'ez-ree'
Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) "develops Geographic Information Systems (GIS) solutions."