ArcGIS for Desktop is a complete geographic information system (GIS) with the following capabilities:
Advanced analysis and geoprocessing to increase understanding and improve decision-making using powerful modeling and analysis tools.
Powerful editing tools to simplify data design, input, and cleanup with advanced editing capabilities.
A full cartographic production process that automates many aspects of cartography, making intelligent map production a less time-consuming task.
Unlimited sharing of data and maps with individuals, groups, or organizations.