Tag: Business Analyst

Business Analyst & Server Side Scripting

A lot of us have been using the Business Analyst (BA) line of products in a variety of different ways. Business Analyst gives us access to business, consumer and demographic datasets along with capabilities to allow us to analyze our various markets, customers or competition. These interactions have usually been through focused applications:

  • BA for Desktop
  • BA Online
  • Web applications utilizing the BA Online APIs
  • BA Server
  • Community Analyst

These are typically all forms of client side driven analysis where we ask a question of the system and we get an answer back immediately. In some cases though we need to use the information & analysis that BA can provide as part of a larger business process e.g. tax reporting, outage management reporting…

Such business processes are likely to be running as part of a server side process, wont necessarily be initiated through any client side interactions, and may even take many hours to complete. The processes may just happen as a result of new data coming into the system or at a given time of the day/month/year e.g. a new network outage area, a quarterly reporting cycle is initiated.

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Blog Series – Importing and Using Your Own Data in Business Analyst – (6 of 6) Using Custom Data with the Business Analyst API for Flex

 by Mehak Sujan

This is the sixth and final entry of a six part product team blog series that will walk you through importing your custom data and exposing it in multiple aspects of Business Analyst – such as maps, reports, analysis, and applications. All these entries highlight some great tips and tricks for all things Business Analyst customization. Check out the previous post here.

In the previous posts in this blog series, we illustrated how you can import and analyze custom data in Business Analyst as well as how to quickly and easily make requests and generate reports against this imported data through the out-of-the-box Web Services in Business Analyst Server.

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Blog Series – Importing and Using Your Own Data in Business Analyst – (5 of 6) Using Custom Data with Business Analyst Web Services

  by Tony Howser

This is the fifth entry of a six part product team blog series that will walk you through importing your custom data and exposing it in multiple aspects of Business Analyst – such as maps, reports, analysis, and applications. The upcoming entries will highlight some great tips and tricks for all things Business Analyst customization. Check out the original post here.

Hello everyone.  I am a product engineer on the Esri Business Analyst Team and I specialize in the Business Analyst Web APIs.  Today, I will introduce how you can quickly and easily leverage Business Analyst Server to perform advanced queries and generate reports against imported data—in the case of this blog series, the data will consist of some cancer risk data published by the EPA which my colleagues prepared and imported into a Business Analyst Server demo server.

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Blog Series – Importing and Using Your Own Data in Business Analyst – (4 of 6) Uploading Your Custom Data and Report Template to Business Analyst Server (Part B)

by Chris Wilcox

This Part B of the fourth entry of a six part product team series that will walk you through importing your custom data and exposing it in multiple aspects of Business Analyst – such as maps, reports, analysis, and applications. The upcoming entries will highlight some great tips and tricks for all things Business Analyst customization. Check out the previous post here.

As a follow up to my previous blog, I thought you might find this helpful when uploading a custom BDS to Business Analyst Server.  Kyle also noted this in his blog found here.

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Additional Census 2010 Data Now Available!

By Catherine Spisszak

The U.N. just announced that the world population has reached 7 billion. How much does the U.S. contribute to this population growth? And how has the face of the U.S. changed since the last decennial Census in 2000? Continue reading

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Blog Series – Importing and Using Your Own Data in Business Analyst – (3 of 6) Creating a Custom Report with Custom Data (Part B)

by Jeff Hincy

This is Part B of the third entry of a six part product team blog series that will walk you through importing your custom data and exposing it in multiple aspects of Business Analyst – such as maps, reports, analysis, and applications. The upcoming entries will highlight some great tips and tricks for all things Business Analyst customization. Check out the previous post here.

In Part A I focused on building a report utilizing the custom data created in a previous blog with Business Analyst Desktop. In Part B I will show you how to install the report report and run it.

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Esri Business Analyst and Esri Data at the 2011 Esri International User Conference

Are you attending our annual Esri International User Conference next week in San Diego, California?

If so, please stop by the Commercial Solutions Islands and meet our staff. We will be there to answer any questions you may have or give you a demonstration of our products.

We will also have a series of technical workshops and presentations in the Demo Theatre of the Commercial Solutions booth on topics ranging from the Business Analyst products to the Census and American Community Survey. Here is a list of our sessions: Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: Browsing ArcGIS.com Maps in Business Analyst Online

 by Sooria Jeyaraman

As you all know in our latest release we’ve added the capability to integrate ArcGIS.com maps in Business Analyst Online. Now we are stepping up the game and making it much easier to load. You can load the ArcGIS.com maps with a single click. How is that done you may ask? Continue reading

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ACS Data is available in Business Analyst

 By Lucy Guerra

Esri just released two new American Community Survey (ACS) reports, the ACS Population Summary and ACS Housing Summary on Business Analyst Online.  Business Analyst Desktop users have immediate access to these reports. No downloads, no installation, the reports are already there!

To start using the new ACS reports, in Business Analyst Preferences, make sure that your BAO credentials are applied and that the checkboxes for online access are checked on in BA Preferences.

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Business Analyst Report Widget for ArcGIS Viewer 2.2 for Flex

A not so quick note to let you know that i just put a Business Analyst Online(BAO) reporting widget for the ArcGIS Viewer 2.2 for Flex on the ArcGIS.com Telecom group. This includes a compiled version and source code to allow you to develop it further.

This widget uses the BAO developer APIs to access extensive demographic, consumer spending and business data for the entire United States. Via the widget users can generate detailed boardroom ready reports in PDF format for areas the user selects on the map.

Try it live here. Sample is limited to Redlands, CA, 92373/92374 ZIP codes. To run reports in other regions the widget will require you to have a full BAO login or sign up for a free trial of the API here.

The widget is very easy to use, when it opens it will show a dialog allowing you to enter your BAO account details. Enter your details and click submit.

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