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The overall process

Available with Business Analyst license.

Business Analyst Server is fully integrated with Portal for ArcGIS and can be used to publish and share projects. Projects enable you to organize content relevant to the analysis you are performing. Content within a project includes: Sites, Study Areas, Reports, Custom Data, Custom Report Templates, and more. These projects can be accessed using Business Analyst apps - from Mobile to Web to Desktop or as individual item types by interacting with a Portal instance.

For more information about projects and interacting with projects in your client application, please see the topics below:

The process for publishing a project to Portal is different subsequent the release of Business Analyst Server 10.6 as compared to previous versions where you would upload a project to Business Analyst Server from Business Analyst Desktop. If you would like to enable the previous method of uploading and downloading projects, follow the directions in this technical article.

Author

Using Business Analyst, users employing the desktop, mobile or web application can design and execute models and analyses locally and publish the results to be viewed and utilized throughout the organization. Publication-quality maps, reports, and analyses output can be combined into market studies and distributed in a ready-to-use, web browser-based application.

Serve

These models and analyses, developed by Business Analyst Desktop users, are now served throughout the organization for consumption by web clients. Application developers can also utilize the services published with Business Analyst on the desktop when building new or customizing existing applications, without having to become GIS experts. For example, an application developer can quickly build an easy-to-use web application for a company's real estate department that will screen potential facility locations. Users can pan and zoom on the map from a citywide view to a street-by-street analysis, all while Business Analyst Server does the geoprocessing behind the scenes.

Use

The integration of Business Analyst Server with a simple reporting application enables users in a marketing department to perform a market-ranking analysis that evaluates the success of a marketing campaign for a series of given cities. From a Business Analyst Server web client, an end user can execute focused applications. These applications often solve site location problems including customer targeting and analyses. End users often need only to accomplish specific tasks, utilizing their unique skills to solve recurring problems.

Working with projects in Business Analyst Desktop

Projects are a way of organizing your work in Business Analyst, making it easier to manage, back up, and share analysis results . Projects in Business Analyst Desktop contain a standardized structure and allow you to conveniently share your work throughout your ArcGIS organization. For more information regarding projects in Business Analyst Desktop, please review the help topic Using projects in Business Analyst.

Working with projects in the Business Analyst web app

Projects help to organize sites, study areas, reports and more in Business Analyst. Business Analyst Server and Portal for ArcGIS can be used to help share the project within an organization. For more information regarding projects in the Business Analyst web app, please review the Projects topic in the Business Analyst web app help documentation.

Working with projects in the Business Analyst mobile app

Projects are a way of organizing your work in Business Analyst, making it easier to manage, back up, and share analysis results . Projects in Business Analyst Desktop contain a standardized structure and allow you to conveniently share your work throughout your ArcGIS organization. For more information regarding projects in Business Analyst Desktop, please review the help topic Accessing your content.