Configure ArcGIS Enterprise to support Insights functionality

Insights in ArcGIS Enterprise

After ArcGIS Enterprise is deployed, you can begin to configure the deployment to support the functionality in Insights. These configuration settings allow Insights users to connect to data warehouses, geocode data, and access all of the analysis capabilities Insights offers.

Configure utility services

Configure utility services required to enable specific functionality in your portal, such as performing analysis that depends on utility services. The table below lists each utility service and the Insights feature it supports.



Allows users to add location to their datasets by specifying an address. For user instructions, see Enable location for your data.


Enables the use of dissolved boundaries for Buffer/Drive Times.


Enables Find Nearest.


Allows users to add demographic information to a location or area using Enrich Data.

Configure travel modes

Allows users to specify a means of transportation, such as walking time or trucking distance, for Buffer/Drive Times.


You can configure your portal to use utility services from ArcGIS Online. See Configure ArcGIS Online utility services for details.

If you are running Insights in a disconnected environment, you must configure the service from a federated or hosting server.


Scheduling is enabled in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1 and higher and allows you to schedule updates for Insights reports.

All ArcGIS Enterprise organizations are configured to allow 20 active schedules. All schedule types (Insights reports, ArcGIS Notebooks, and so on) count toward the total.

Configure boundary layers

Configure boundary layers to allow organization members to use feature layers containing boundary information for supported countries in their maps and analyses.

When you configure boundary layers, users can add these layers from the Boundaries tab of the Add to page window. Boundary layers are another way for users to add location to their data. For user instructions, see the following:

Configure ArcGIS Living Atlas content

Configure subscriber and premium content from ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World to make this ArcGIS Online collection available in your portal. ArcGIS Living Atlas content that does not require you to sign in to an ArcGIS Online account is available by default.

Batch geocoding

The geocoder in your organization must support batch geocoding to be used to enable location on multiple addresses. For more information on geocoders available for configuration, see Configure utility services.

Next steps

After ArcGIS Enterprise is deployed and configured, the next step is to install Insights in ArcGIS Enterprise. For instructions, see Install ArcGIS Insights in ArcGIS Enterprise.