Enhancements include on-demand demographic reports, mapping and data.

ESRI Business Information Solutions (ESRI BIS) has launched the first phase of its expanded Web site at www.esribis.com. A one-stop shop for businesses and marketing professionals seeking marketing information applications, the new site integrates business data with geographic information system (GIS) technology and enables users to generate reports, customize thematic maps, and store their analysis projects.

Enhancements feature a rich new interface, more robust data reports, access to thousands of variables for online thematic mapping capabilities, flexible subscription models, and ease of use.

We are delighted to see ESRI Web and mapping technologies combined with ESRI BIS data, demographics, and reports offered at our site, says David Huffman, managing director. Our old IDS Web site offered the industrys first online report and mapping capabilities. This launch is our first major step in providing e-commerce geographic information services for business. Were planning ongoing technological and data enhancements for www.esribis.com because we are committed to serving our clients with the industrys best data, mapping applications, and technology in many accessible formats. Both ESRI GIS software and ESRI BIS data products strengthen the sites capabilities, giving users quick and easy data access and retrieval, data visualization in map form, and data analysis for critical decision making.

Users can now instantly access the industrys best demographic data, estimates, forecasts, and segmentation from the vast repository of ESRI BIS databases.

The ESRI BIS Web site provides its users with unparalleled data products and Web services (ArcWeb Services) including the latest demographics and segmentation, says Jack Dangermond, ESRI president. The new site makes advanced information products available to virtually everyone. With the broad access and flexibility of the Internet, we expect more businesses to incorporate GIS applications into their decision making processes.

Premium subscribers can use thematic mapping features to create presentation-quality maps with thousands of single demographic data variables posted at the site. Flexible subscription options offer users unlimited access to reporting and mapping capabilities. Subscribers can avoid having to re-create projects each time they access the site with special user project folders for customizing report preferences, managing subscription status, and storing analysis projects.