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Innovate! Inc Becomes Esri Partner Network Gold Partner

Innovate Achieves Gold Tier Status in Esri Partner Network

Monday, November 7, Washington, DC

Today, Innovate! announced that it has become an Esri Gold Partner within the Esri Partner Network. This partnership recognizes a new level of commitment from both Innovate! (formerly a Silver Program partner) and Esri toward furthering mapping technology and enables Innovate! clients to share their unique stories through the powerful visual medium of interactive maps.

Innovate! Inc. is a problem solver for geospatial, information technology, cloud, and business management challenges. Innovate is now receiving recognition for its work architecting, deploying and managing the ArcGIS Enterprise suite and applications in cloud and hybrid environments. Innovate adds this tiered status to their growing list of specialties and designations, including ArcGIS System Ready, ArcGIS Indoors, State and Local Government Specialty, Federal Small Business Specialty and more. As of next month, no other company in the world will have more Esri Specialty certifications than Innovate! Check out Innovate on the ArcGIS Marketplace.

The Esri Partner Network is a global ecosystem of thousands of organizations that deliver location-enabled hardware, services, and solutions worldwide. With the Gold partnership, Innovate continues to grow, joining other Esri-aligned companies.

“We eviscerate bureaucratic and administrative BS, leaving our client’s valuable employees freed up and connected to why they joined that organization in the first place and doing what they are passionate about,” Innovate’s CEO Phill Thomas said. “We are excited to expand Innovate’s strategic partnership with Esri and provide to our clients the benefits that come with being Gold-level certified.”

Earlier this year Innovate! was awarded the Esri Federal Small Business High Potential Partner and honored at Esri Partner Conference with the 2022 High Potential Award. In 2020, Innovate was awarded an Esri Federal Small Business Specialty Collaboration Partner. In 2018 Innovate received the Esri Federal Small Business Specialty Innovation Partner and the 2018 Esri Innovation Award for our Data Management Tool (DMT).

“Having Innovate achieve Gold status as an Esri business is another great step in our strive to provide ‘elite’ geospatial services to our clients. Having this status will enable Innovate to provide many extra benefits to our clients,” Innovate’s Senior IT Manager Frank Roberts said. “One way that this will happen is that we will now work more closely with Esri to have them review our system architectural plans, and ensure that Innovate has optimized ArcGIS Enterprise for peak performance for our clients.”

Innovate will be an exhibitor and speaker at the upcoming Esri Federal GIS Conference, February 7–8, 2023, in Washington, DC.

About ESRI

Esri is the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping offering the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics technology available. Since 1969, Esri has supported customers with geographic science and geospatial analytics, what they call “The Science of Where.” Taking a geographic approach to problem-solving, Esri is committed to using science and technology to build a sustainable world.

Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 300,000 organizations including 90% of Fortune 100 companies, most national governments, 30,000 cities and local governments, all 50 US states, and 12,000 universities. Learn more at

About Innovate! Inc

Innovate! Inc. is a woman and minority-owned small business passionate about the dynamic benefits of providing effective IT consulting. As enterprise requirements become more complex, business and government must transform the way they operate to ensure all stakeholders’ needs are met. Innovate! builds and delivers customized, integrated GIS & Salesforce solutions to support our clients’ mission-critical mission, systems, people, and our role in your success.

Innovate! is an Esri Gold Business Partner and our CEO is one of only nine members of Esri’s National Government Partner Executive Workgroup. We help our clients maximize their technology investments and deliver solutions that impact health, environment, science, sustainability, community, education, and research to affect positive change. Our expertise in geospatial technology, information technology, cloud, and business management ultimately delivers enhanced system clarity, lower operations and maintenance costs, and improved performance. Innovate! is a fast-paced, rapidly growing group of entrepreneurs creating a culture of excellence. Rapid advancement within our organization is not only possible, it is encouraged.



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