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FasilTiru
Esri Regular Contributor

The Business Analyst widget features several new features in this update. 

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FizzaChaudhry
Esri Contributor

The February 2024 release of ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App, ArcGIS Business Analyst Mobile App, and ArcGIS Community Analyst is coming soon! Learn all about our upcoming new enhancement and updates.

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FasilTiru
Esri Regular Contributor

This patch contains critical fixes for the Business Analyst widget for the latest Experience Builder Developer Edition (Version 1.13) release. 

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FasilTiru
Esri Regular Contributor

The workflow mode in the Business Analyst Widget has been redesigned to bring new capabilities and accessibility for the October 2023 release. 

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ChristyDeBernardi
Esri Contributor

The ArcGIS Business Analyst Enterprise release is coming! This release introduces enhancements to ArcGIS GeoEnrichment Server and ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App, including improved variables search. The Business Analyst widget will also be included in Experience Builder for the first time.

Server-side feature in GeoEnrichment

Semantic Search feature with improved variables search to find the most semantically similar variable descriptions to the search string. This means that when you search for something that is phrased differently than how the variable is named in the data browser, it will return results that are similar in meaning to the search string.

Business Analyst Web App

Business Analyst Web App has new features and capabilities, including:

  • New color-coded maps workflow
  • Updated user interface
  • Improved custom data setup performance
  • Performance improvement using large number of sites in suitability analysis
  • Improved data browser search
  • Added data browser variable ID search

Business Analyst widget in Experience Builder

The BA widget will be included with experience builder for the first time as part of the 11.2 release.

 

Additional Resources

We’re so happy to share this release of ArcGIS Business Analyst Enterprise with you!

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LinweiZeng
Esri Contributor

The next update of ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App and ArcGIS Community Analyst is planned for October 25, 2023. Below are the planned updates. Please note that all planned updates are subject to change; please check back to stay apprised of the latest news regarding the upcoming release.

Our What's New blog article and documentation will provide a comprehensive list of enhancements. 

Data enhancements

The upcoming October release will include updates to the following datasets:

  • Esri’s current-year and five-year forecasts of key demographic variables combined with Census and ACS demographics, Esri USA Census 2020 Demographics and Housing Characteristics (DHC) data, and a next-generation Retail Demand by Industry dataset.
  • 2020 Demographics and Housing Characteristics (DHC) data for Puerto Rico.
  • Canada Advanced Demographics from Environics.
  • Global data:
    • New: New Zealand Advanced dataset from NZStats.
    • Updated: France Advanced dataset from Esri France, Mexico Advanced dataset from INEGI with new Spanish-language support, and Spain Advanced dataset from AIS Group.
  • Michael Bauer Research data for 71 countries and regions.
  • Global points of interest (POI) data from Foursquare.
  • Business data from Data Axle and SafeGraph.
  • USA Traffic Counts (Kalibrate).

 

New smart map search workflow

The redesigned smart map search workflow incorporates enhancements for defining the analysis extent, viewing results, and saving layers for future use in infographics and other ArcGIS tools. Additionally, it introduces a comprehensive list of industry-specific variables to expedite your analysis.

 

Enhanced POI search

The improved points of interest search now delivers a wider range of targeted results. By utilizing advanced semantic search, it goes beyond basic keyword matching to understand and interpret natural language, providing closely related results that align with your search intent. Simply enter your search terms to discover relevant points of interest. The results are then retrieved and ranked based on their related meanings, ensuring more precise and targeted outcomes.

 

New infographics and improvements

  • New USA standard infographic templates for emergency communications, economic development, nonprofit organizations, and community change.
  • New standard classic report covering retail demand.
  • New tabular-style infographics for the United States and several infographics for France and Canada have been added to the infographic gallery.
  • Other improvements include additional batch export options for infographics, enhancements to viewing infographics in stack mode display, the ability to copy and save infographic panels for easy reuse when creating new infographics, as well as new ToolTip options to show the data source, vintage, ID, and definitions.

 

Redesigned in-app guided tours

Some of the guided tours have been streamlined to offer a fresher look and enhanced accessibility, ultimately enhancing the learning experience for users. The remainder of the guided tours are slated for updates in upcoming releases.

 

Improved accessibility with Calcite

Delivering accessible software is a top priority. The use of Calcite design components leverages W3C Accessibility Standards to ensure that ArcGIS applications and user experience are usable by a wide range of audiences. Efforts are made to enhance the accessibility of Business Analyst with each release to better support screen readers, improved keyboard interaction, visual display, high-contrast support, and other improved accessible functionality. 

 

ArcGIS Experience Builder: Business Analyst widget enhancements & improvements

  • The workflow mode has been redesigned and contains new features, such as preview infographics, searching and sorting infographics, and setting default infographics.
  • The Business Analyst widget now supports Theme in Experience Builder.

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FasilTiru
Esri Regular Contributor

Splash.pngWith the June release of Business Analyst, there will be important change affecting your existing custom infographics and reports in the Business Analyst Widget for Web AppBuilder. 

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LinweiZeng
Esri Contributor

The next update of ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App and ArcGIS Community Analyst is planned for June 14, 2023. Below are the planned updates. Please note that all planned updates are subject to change; thus, please check back to stay apprised of the latest news regarding the upcoming release.

Our What's New blog article and documentation will provide a comprehensive list of enhancements.  

 

Updated interface using Calcite Design System

By implementing the Calcite Design System, the ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App interface now has a more modern and user-friendly appearance. Alongside this visual upgrade, several enhancements have been made to elevate your overall experience, including enhanced performance, responsiveness, usability, and accessibility.

 

New color-coded maps workflow

The redesigned color-coded maps workflow includes improvements for setting an analysis extent, exploring data, analyzing the results, and saving layers to use again.

  • We have revamped the geography section in the workflow pane to enhance the mapping experience. By default, the analysis extent is now set to the United States. When you initiate an analysis using a specific area, improvements have been made to keep the legend value and Results pane fixed. This ensures the visualization remains easily interpretable as you pan and zoom across the map. In cases where the analysis extent is set to the current map extent, the dynamic legend is added for better exploratory analysis.
  • You can now map lower-level geographies, such as census tracts and block groups, at a larger map extent. This enhancement allows for broader coverage, accommodating up to 10,000 features or geographies.
  • The introduction of a new Results pane in the interface offers three distinct views, allowing you to delve deeper into the data. This Results pane seamlessly interacts with the map, enhancing your level of understanding.
    • The Summary results tab presents valuable information such as the average value, top five, bottom five, and trends related to the selected variable. A scatter plot is also displayed when a second variable is added.
    • The Histogram results tab showcases the minimum, median, and maximum values of the variable in the analysis extent.
    • A Table results tab is available, allowing for easy export to Excel.

 

New infographics

  • Standard infographics:
    • The new Childhood and Female Equity infographic has been added. It includes information about working status, housing affordability, poverty ratio, and poverty status.
    • The new Housing Market Characteristics infographic includes various housing data about home value, affordability, and homeowners' demographics. 
    • The Community Profile infographic is renamed to Community Summary.
  • Infographics in the gallery (Advanced license only):
    • The new Customer Purchasing Behaviors infographic provides valuable information about online shopping and spending habits.
    • The new Tapestry Poster infographic includes Esri LifeMode Groups and Dominant Tapestry Segment.
    • The new Environmental Preferences infographic includes various environmental data about behaviors and spending data related to environmental concerns.
    • The Coronavirus Impact Planning infographic is moved to the infographic gallery.

 

Improved data browser search

The enhanced semantic search functionality now comprehends and interprets natural language, enabling it to identify key and related words. In the previous version, only exact matches were returned, leading to no search results when entering a phrase like "health and wellness." However, a wide range of related variables are now presented in the improved data browser search. This includes variables such as "Healthy Lifestyles," "Health Food," "Health Insurance," and numerous other variables associated with health and wellness.

 

Data enhancements

We will update the following data in the June release:

  • U.S. 2023 Updated Demographics, Tapestry Segmentation, Consumer Spending, Market Potential, Business Summary, and 2017-2021 ACS data in 2023 geography.
    • Because the Demographics and Housing Characteristics (DHC) and Detailed DHC 2020 Census is not yet available, you have the flexibility to use three data sources with this release: Esri 2023, Esri 2022, and Esri 2021. The Esri 2023 and 2022 data sources are updated to the 2020 Census-based geography, and the Esri 2021 is based on the 2010 Census.
    • Geography changes.
    • New variables: Socioeconomic Status Index (SEI), Index, Ratios of Income Inequality, Households in Income Tiers for 2023 and 2028, additional Historical Time Series variables, labor force variables, ACS poverty index, Market Potential variables, etc.  
  • Global data: Japan Advanced dataset from Esri Japan and Netherlands Advanced dataset from 4orange.
  • Michael Bauer Research data for 26 countries and regions.
  • Global points of interest (POI) data from Foursquare.
  • Business data from Data Axle and SafeGraph.
    Additional attribute fields, such as affiliated organizations, brands, business types, etc., are now available in POI Search using Data Axle.
  • Updated Crime Indexes to 2023 (vintage 2023A from AGS) and available in 2023 geographic boundaries
  • USA Traffic Counts (Kalibrate).

 

Language support

ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App and ArcGIS Community Analyst now support Spanish.

 

ArcGIS Experience Builder: Business Analyst widget enhancements & improvements

  • When connected to a map widget, the workflow mode allows you to add a site using a point site and draw a polygon.
  • Auto-responsive view for infographics makes it more accessible across different devices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NooraGolabi
Esri Contributor

Find and use curated pre-configured web experience templates designed to highlight the Business Analyst infographics.

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FasilTiru
Esri Regular Contributor

The Business Analyst Widget in Experience Builder is out of beta with great new features.

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