Business Analyst Server allows users to author projects on Business Analyst Desktop and upload them to a repository located on a server. Because they then reside on the server, they are available for application developers and end users throughout the organization. Similarly, Business Analyst Server can be used to author projects directly on the server and download them to projects on local devices.
Business Analyst Desktop users can design and execute models and analyses locally and use Business Analyst Server to publish the results to be viewed and utilized throughout the organization. Publication-quality maps, reports, and analysis output can be combined into market studies and distributed in a ready-to-use, Web browser-based application.
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.
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.