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ArcGIS Insights

What is ArcGIS Insights

ArcGIS Insights is an analytics with open data science and business intelligence workflows. That allows you to perform iterative and exploratory data analysis. You can answer questions with data from ArcGIS, Excel spreadsheets, business databases, and more by simply dragging the data to perform analysis.

How ArcGIS Insight works

  • Connect to your data, and visualize data on cards as maps, charts, and tables to unlock endless possibilities for analysis and data exploration.
  • Answer questions that guide you to the best tool or dive right into analysis.
  • Share a step-by-step model of your analysis or create an interactive data story that informs internal or external stakeholders.

Insight Deployment Areas

Insights is available in three deployment options:

Insight in ArcGIS Online

The Insights in ArcGIS Online deployment allows users to access data from their ArcGIS Online organization and share items with other members of their organization or with the public.

Sign in to Insights
  1. Access the Insights in ArcGIS Online landing page.
  2. Click Sign in.
  3. Type your username and password.
  4. Click Sign In.
ArcGIS Insights sign in

Insight in ArcGIS Enterprise

The Insights in ArcGIS Enterprise deployment includes the same features as Insight in ArcGIS Online, with the added security of hosting your software and data on your own servers, along with access to database connections and a scripting environment.

Sign in to Insights
  1. Sign in to your Portal for ArcGIS account using your organization’s URL (for example, If you do not know the URL for your organization, contact your administrator.
  2. Click the app launcher button to display the app menu.
  3. Click Insights.
  4. Provide your username and password again, if prompted.

Insight in ArcGIS Desktop

The desktop deployment allows users to take Insight with them and use it without an internet connection. An Insight in ArcGIS Enterprise or Insight in ArcGIS Online account is required to activate Insights desktop.

Sign in to Insights
  1. Start Insights desktop.
  2. Click the Sign In button in the File manu.
  3. Under ArcGIS login, provide the username and password for your primary connection. Both your username and password are case sensitive.
  4. Click Sign In.

Insights Capabilities and Deployment options

FeatureInsights in ArcGIS OnlineInsights in ArcGIS EnterpriseInsights desktop
Create database connectionsNot supportedSupportedSupported
Create OneDrive connectionsSupportedSupportedNot supported
Create SharePoint connectionsSupportedSupportedNot supported
Use the scripting environmentNot supportedSupportedSupported
Share dataSupportedSupportedNot supported
Schedule updates to shared pagesSupportedSupportedNot supported
Save contentNot supportedNot supportedSupported
Access public workbooks, models, datasets, pages, and themes on the home pageSupportedNot supportedNot supported
Use data engineeringNot supportedNot supportedSupported
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