Redlands, Calif. - Esri released Esri Maps for Office, a new analysis tool that allows business professionals to visualize data by creating and sharing interactive maps directly within Microsoft Office. Esri Maps for Office is a downloadable add-in for Microsoft Office 2010 that helps organizations make better decisions through location analytics.
"By bringing the power of location analytics to Microsoft Office, Esri
Maps for Office extends mapping and geographic intelligence capabilities to new
people and departments," said Jack Dangermond, Esri president. "Esri
Maps for Office is the next necessary step to offering more robust business
analytics throughout an organization."
With Esri Maps for Office, business professionals can quickly
create interactive maps from their data in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. These
live maps, which can be based on any geographic component such as customer
locations or sales by ZIP Code, can be simply added to Microsoft PowerPoint
presentations or shared through Esri's cloud mapping platform, ArcGIS Online.
Maps shared through ArcGIS Online can then be distributed throughout an
organization or embedded into mobile or web applications.
The interactive maps and presentations business professionals create with Esri
Maps for Office provide a powerful way of exploring issues ranging from gaps in
existing service to opportunities for growth. Esri Maps for Office allows
analysts to investigate their data as color-coded maps, point maps or heat
maps, and provides full control over the way data is displayed on the map.
Organizations can overlay their data on a set of standardized Esri background
maps or search through the extensive library of geospatial content available through
Esri Maps for Office is available as a free download to organizations with
ArcGIS Online subscriptions. For more information on Esri Maps for Office,
Esri Releases Esri Maps for Office Tool
July 23, 2012