Economic Research Institute (ERI) provides salary survey and cost-of-living survey data to human resources and compensation specialists. Since 1987, ERI s compensation software has provided its subscribers with fast, portable and completely secure access to essential salary survey data for compensation and management decisions. ERI was founded in 1987 to provide compensation, benefits and human resource research for private and public organizations in the form of published reports and software database products. Revenues for ERI are earned solely from these cost of living and salary survey software and publication sales. ERI does not provide fee-for-service consulting. ERI s research database software subscriptions are available to management, analysts and consultants and are widely used by client organizations more than 10,000 corporate and consulting subscribers, which affect an excess of 100,000 organizations pay practices. Subscribers include corporate compensation, relocation, human resources and other professionals, as well as independent consultants and counselors and United States and Canadian public sector administrators.