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What's New in ArcGIS Business Analyst Pro | November 2021

The November 2021 release of ArcGIS Business Analyst Pro is here and we’re excited to announce the new enhancements many users have asked for. With this new release we optimized the overall performance, the data analysis tools and added credit estimation, all at a more affordable price.

In this blog, we will briefly cover what is new in the November 2021 release of ArcGIS Business Analyst Pro:

NOTE: This is currently only supported for local data installations available for ArcGIS Business Analyst.


New ArcGIS Business Analyst Advanced Bundle

The new ArcGIS Business Analyst Advanced Bundle is designed for users that need to create and share custom data, infographics and reports as well as perform advanced analysis. New and existing ArcGIS customers can now use both ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App Advanced and ArcGIS Business Analyst Pro at a more competitive price.

The Advanced Bundle also includes ArcGIS Pro Basic and ArcGIS Business Analyst Pro (an extension to ArcGIS Pro) to:

For a full list of the features included in ArcGIS Business Analyst Pro, explore the documentation page.


Faster Data Performance in the Enrich Layer Tool

In the previous release, we received feedback from our users to make data retrievals faster. Now with new computing power improvements, you can expect data retrievals to be more accurate and 8 times faster than the 2.8 offering. With our new process of extracting data in the fastest way, you can easily enrich boundaries with the use of large amounts of variables.

On the left ArcGIS Business Analyst Pro 2.8 release only uses 7% of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) while on the right, the ArcGIS Business Analyst Pro 2.9 Release uses 100% of the CPU.


Seed Points in Territory Design

Many of you who have used Territory Design are aware that you can create and balance territories within any industry. We are excited to announce that you can now have more control by defining the starting location of your territory with Seed Points. This is extremely beneficial for network specific location analysis which allows you to pinpoint the exact location within a territory you want to grow your analysis around.

To learn more, read our Seed Points return to Territory Design blog.


Credit Estimation Calculator

Have you used ArcGIS Business Analyst online data in a workflow and realized after completion the credit used was not what you estimated? With a variety of 2.9 geo-processing tools, you can now put all your focus towards your workflows and easily determine the estimated credit usage prior to starting a project. Simply populate the reports, layers, variables needed and with a simple click, you can identify how many credits will be used.


Simplify Data and Key Statistics with the Wind Rose Report

You all have seen the benefits of using Desire Line workflows and finally the wait is over, Wind Rose Reports for Desire Lines has arrived! This new report allows you to discover where your members or customers come from. The visual report simplifies the data, distribution, direction, and other key statistics of customers around a specific site to help you make informed decisions for your business.

If you would like to learn more, read our Visualize the Distribution of Location Points in the New Wind Rose Report blog.


Programmatically Discover Datasets in Python API

With ArcGIS API for Python, users that need to interact with ArcGIS Pro or with any Web GIS have seen thousands of business analyst data variables and had to spend an ample amount of time trying to discover available variables. Now, omit the time and programmatically search through datasets by filtering and searching variables specific to your analysis. This new feature will help users perform big data analysis and gather unique insights at a fraction of the time it previously took.

To learn how to discover and filter through a staggering number of geoenrichments variable,  read the ArcGIS Business Analyst in ArcGIS API for Python blog.


Additional Resources

We hope you enjoy the new enhancements in the November 2021 release of ArcGIS Business Analyst Pro! Please visit the following links for more information regarding ArcGIS Busines Analyst:


About the author

Fizza Chaudhry is the Product Marketing Manager for ArcGIS Business Analyst. She is a visionary and innovative marketer with expertise in SaaS, creative marketing and applying a user-first mindset to develop powerful marketing tools for customers.

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