ArcGIS Business Analyst

What's new in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web and Mobile App (September 2021)

ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App is one of Esri’s premium applications dedicated to supporting data-driven decisions. Business Analyst Web App combines demographics, business, segmentation, and other data with maps and easy-to-use workflows to make geospatial data part of your business analysis. 

This blog shares the latest enhancements in the September 2021 release for the following:



Key enhancements include:


New Infographic Template in the U.S.

When analyzing within the U.S., you can employ a new infographic template, “Dominant Tapestry” to see key demographic indicators for the dominant Tapestry segment in the study area. This new infographic provides a detailed description of residents, their lifestyle choices, what they buy, and how they spend their free time.


Dominant Tapestry Infographic Template
When U.S. is selected, a new Dominant Tapestry Infographic template is now available.


Projects Panel Filter

Do you work with many layers and need to reduce visual clutter? With the September 2021 release, you can focus solely on the layers or categories you need in the Projects Panel by a new filter, collapse and expand feature.

Projects Panel Visibility Options
The September 2021 release includes a new option to turn on or off layers by categories and the option to collapse or expand all layers in the Projects Panel view.


Custom Text Fields

Ever need to add custom information to infographics as you share them with team members? You can find a new option to add a custom text field when creating a custom infographic template. When you run the infographic with text editing enabled, you can now add custom text before exporting the infographic to PDF.  For example, the following screen shows how to enable the text editing panel in an infographic during an edit mode (on the left). The image on the right shows the exported PDF of the infographic with the custom text. 

Edit Text


Data Enhancements

The ArcGIS Business Analyst team works closely with Esri’s Data and Location Services team. We are excited to announce the following data updates for ArcGIS Business Analyst Web, Mobile, ArcGIS Business Analyst Pro using Online data, and ArcGIS Community Analyst:

Mexico 2020 Census data
You can create custom infographics, reports, or create data maps in Color-Coded Maps or Smart Map Search workflows using Mexico (INEGI) Census 2020 data in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App.


Additional Resources

We hope you find the enhancements of the September 2021 release helpful. Additionally, please visit the following sites for more information on ArcGIS Business Analyst:


About the authors

Donna is a Product Engineer on the Business Analyst Team. She is passionate about helping users learn how to apply the application to solve problems and make smarter decisions.


Helen Brown is a Senior Product Manager for ArcGIS Business Analyst. She thrives on prioritizing problems and delivering market-level value through scalable, intuitive products.

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