Redlands, California-September 2, 2008-ESRI's ArcGIS Business Analyst 9.3 desktop software is now available. The new release, which was developed based on client feedback, includes a set of general enhancements to the reports, analysis, trade area, and territory design tools. These applications will now fulfill the analysis requirements of businesses, organizations, and government agencies of all sizes that must provide solid answers to location-related site selection and marketing questions. Other improvements include streamlined software installation and better documentation.
"The key theme of the 9.3 release of the ArcGIS
Business Analyst desktop software is user productivity," says James
Killick, ArcGIS Business Analyst product manager, ESRI. "These improvements
will enable our clients to maximize their usage of ArcGIS Business Analyst 9.3
to produce better analyses faster and more easily."
ArcGIS Business Analyst is a suite of geographic
information system (GIS)-enabled tools, wizards, and data that provides
professionals with a complete solution for solving common business problems.
Users are able to run simple reports, map the results, and perform complex
probability models using a single affordable desktop analysis solution. Data
and analyses produced with ArcGIS Business Analyst can be shared across
departments, reducing redundant research and marketing efforts, speeding
analysis results, and increasing employee efficiency.
With version 9.3, users have new report options as
well as the ability to customize off-the-shelf reports, create custom lists of
data variables, and run reports from the Project Explorer.
Analysis updates include customer prospecting with
Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to rank geographies by their demographic
characteristics and the ability to search for and select multiple locations
that will best serve customers.
Enhancements to the trade area analysis tools include
calculations of threshold areas by drive time in addition to rings and the
ability to create hand-drawn trade areas.
Users who design and analyze territories can now
compare territories by several methods such as importing older sales
territories, rebalancing territories based on new figures or locations, and creating
a report that shows the differences. The territory balancing engine speeds
processing times when balancing, rebalancing, or re-creating territories.
For more information about ESRI's ArcGIS Business
Analyst 9.3 desktop software, visit
ESRI's ArcGIS Business Analyst 9.3 Desktop Solution Now Available
September 8, 2008