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What is ArcGIS Business Analyst?

See people and opportunities clearly using ArcGIS Business Analyst. ArcGIS Business Analyst helps you make smarter market planning, site selection, and customer segmentation decisions. By combining demographic, lifestyle, behavioral, and spending data, maps, and reports with location-driven intelligence, you can identify under-performing markets, pinpoint the right growth sites, find where your target customers live, and share the market research across your organization. Whether you’re on your desktop, in a web browser, or using a mobile device, identify the most profitable sites then create beautiful maps and professional reports, no matter where you are. Using ArcGIS Business Analyst, numerous Fortune 500 companies are able to: ◦ Take a data-driven approach to validate assumptions about location. ◦ Analyze marketplaces to identify where to expand or reduce presence. ◦ Use automated workflows for territory design, location-allocation, and market penetration analyses. ◦ Target new and existing customers. ◦ Showcase analysis in a compelling way. ◦ Share market research across the organization. ArcGIS Business Analyst comes with spatial analysis tools and global data that covers over 90% of the world’s population in 135+ countries with 15,000+ variables on market data. Combine your own location and customer data with Esri’s demographic data to validate your instincts about a prospective location—whether it’s local or global.

ArcGIS Business Analyst Details
Languages Supported
German, English, French, Portuguese
Product Description

See people and opportunities clearly using ArcGIS Business Analyst. Through desktop, web, and mobile apps, ArcGIS Business Analyst provides location-based intelligence for planning, site selection, and customer segmentation. Combine demographic, lifestyle, and spending data with map-based analytics for accurate reports and dynamic presentations.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

ArcGIS Business Analyst helps organizations, regardless of size and across departments, identify areas for analysis based on circumstances critical to their industries—from site selection for real estate to shelter locations for emergency response.

Users analyze areas of interest using Esri Demographics alongside their own data and interpret the results in a spatial context, run market analysis, and generate beautiful maps.

Then Business Analyst users present their findings with custom reports, stunning infographics, and map-based stories that showcase their analysis.


Seller Details
Seller
Esri
Company Website
Year Founded
1969
HQ Location
Redlands, CA
Twitter
@Esri
183,655 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
5,257 employees on LinkedIn®
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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

ArcGIS offers intelligence based maps and user experience capabilities that provide deep insight into what each business-- or customer-- is looking for. Whatever it is that your business might need to show on a map or to portray in terms of location, ArcGIS offers it and then come. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

However, that's all it offers. There is a limited amount of options available for what one might be capable of accomplishing if they were given the full scape and scale of what you can do with other software like Autocad among others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Keep using other options that are available so you can see what best works with whatever you are trying to implement on your site without having to deal with having a big and huge idea and realizing far too late that what you envisioned before cannot be completed on ArcGIS alone. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business analyst makes it easy to track where and when customers are looking for when they visit the site and it helps gear targeted ads towards what they might be looking for. However it isn't until you want to start doing more that you realize there are other possibilities out there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

I like the simplicity of the application (online- browser only version). I like how there is practically data for any location in the U.S. For the most part is a REALLY well accepted product in our organization, but it does have a few drawbacks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The first thing I don't like about it is formatting. When building an infographic, there are VERY limited vector icons to use for the infographics. Our organization has to build so many icons to use. Second, there is a major formatting issue with the infographics. We often run a report (infographic) and when we see the product the numbers or formatting cause issues and then we have to go back to the infographic and adjust and then re-run the infographic. This costs us a lot of credits. If there was a way to "re-run" the same infographic and to fix formatting without costing credits that would be extremely helpful. Lastly, the source of all the data is kind of a mystery. I get asked all the time "where do they get this data" and the answer is "i really don't know" if there was some more open communication about the source of these "7,000+" variables, that would be very helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This has shown our clients that we took the time to understand their demographics and their community and their dynamic which helps us sell products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Business Analyst
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease of use, simplicity, easy to learn and train the users. ArcGIS really help perform detailed analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the support from ArcGIS could be really expensive $ wise. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would highly recommend this product any individual currently evaluating products in market. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to retain real time vehicular information. In my previous project I was able to perform detailed land analysis and provide geographical map information on real time basis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UG
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

The different ways to analyze the proximity of locations to each other. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't really like that the analysis part is so sensitive Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have assisted our Inspector General's office identifying people and stores suspected of food stamp fraud. Also I have recently used Business Analyst to help identify how close individuals live to assigned social service offices in Baltimore City Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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College Advisor
Hospital & Health Care
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I really liked that this analyst can be used anywhere and be used for just about any company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

What I disliked about ArcGIS was that it was difficult to navigate at times. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has improved how we view our customers and have helped us become a better company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Marketing Manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It’s a knowledgeable database where you can do a lot of cool things Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Getting to doing the simple functions you need it for is too hard Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Eh it does the job — is it worth it though? Not really Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Commercial real estate Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Ms.
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Provides location-based intelligence for planning, site selection, and customer segmentation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Hard to login sometimes , sometimes street address don't show up for all countries. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides location-based intelligence for planning, site selection, and customer segmentation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

There is lots of information available to use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes tables cannot be exported due to size Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use business analyst to extract information that has to do with a working area local school, airports, parks, street data, and hydrography information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

The data input is easy to plug in and analyze Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The updates are frequently hard to install Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The statistics are good for time management Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

There are many available reports in ArcGIS Business Analyst which have very useful information and there are many options to print the material. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is confusing to create a project and then to keep project information in the proper place. It is also confusing to modify the infographic template. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Demographics and community profile information for real estate sales. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I really enjoy having a platform to use that all employees in my organization can grasp Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve is slightly steep though it is very comprehensive Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We’ve integrated it throughout our entire analyst team Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Planner
Architecture & Planning
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the array of information Business Analyst Online will give users looking for quick reports and the regions you are able to select/make. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that within drawn or selected regions around a US Census-based block group, etc. the market data are given in reports in innacurate and doesn't show the exact locations selected. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Create reports using US Census group data; not data from creating your own polygon shapefiles for reports. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The reports are easy to use and easy to take numbers from for other reporting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Very easy to extract data into the system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing that I dislike. All functions are easy to learn. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Geomapping problems for urban mobility optimization Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

I personally utilize the spatial overlay function, as a way to enrich my Postal-specific geographies, develop trade areas, and determine what type of facility should exist where. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately, my organization only maintains a few BA licenses. As one of the most heavy users, it's unfortunate to only be able to access when available through a VM. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Have a very well-defined workflow in mind when using to develop trade areas. Use the COTS capabilities as a starting guide to generate your own tool, specific to your goal to make the most informed decisions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I utilize trade area development, business listings, derive new locations, and several others regularly to develop a new network in accord with demographic trends. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Commercial Real Estate
Real Estate
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I enjoy how easy it is to figure out, as well as the customer service help if needed. Also it provides many data points that most other programs do not have access to. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the lack of information when it comes to where they are getting their data. I understand when some of it is census based, but for the other components I would like to know more. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business real estate decisions based on;

Clients patient base,

Clients customer base,

Clients workforce base. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

I like being able to inter-related different datasources in order to see a complete picture. This allows for data-driven decision making. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I believe there can be improvements with the shareability of analytics Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are working with Analyst Desktop to analyze and transform data to help support our open data and digital cities transformation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Source Acquisition Coordinator
Internet
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

ArcGIS makes it very easy to view maps and spatial data. It is easy to create meaningful, and visually appealing infographics, which is important for us in presenting data we acquire. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Every once in a while, I come across small bugs and glitches - nothing that restarting the computer can't fix. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ArcGIS helps us in validating acquired data with public record data online, i.e. address, legal description, acreage. It helps us add a visual to our data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

The vast capabilities for interpreting customer data, store tracking, and site analysis Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The buggy Locator Report tool. Does not like Model Builder inline variables and issues with specifying defining geographies Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Learn proper Model Builder practices to gain the most use of the Business Analyst tools, such as iterators Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Calculating market share, trade areas, competitive impacts, and helping internal customers interpret their data spatially Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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