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An overview of the installation process

Available with Business Analyst license.

Business Analyst Desktop is a solution product that extends ArcGIS Desktop; adding business geo-intelligence capabilities to ArcGIS.

Before you install the software, verify that you have administrator rights or elevated privileges.

To install Business Analyst you will download the software and data install packages from the My Esri website using the Download Manager. Once you have saved the installs locally you will need to extract the 7-Zip packages and start the setup.exe files.


Your version of Business Analyst Desktop will need to be at the same level as ArcGIS Desktop to ensure a successful installation. E.g. if you are currently on ArcGIS Desktop 10.6.1, you will need to install Business Analyst Desktop 10.6.1.

Installation in brief

From the My Esri site, click the installation guide link for information on installation procedures or a setup link to start the associated setup program.

You can also exit the My Esri site and run the installation setup individually. To do so, navigate to the folder of the product you want to install and start the setup program. For instance, to install Business Analyst, navigate to the directory where the Business Analyst Desktop setup file has been saved and double-click setup.exe.

In short, the typical, new installation workflow involves the completion of the following steps:

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