How To: Set up a Business Analyst Online or Community Analyst free trial


Users with ArcGIS Online Organization accounts can try the Business Analyst Online (BAO) and Community Analyst applications free for 60 days. Instructions are provided for setting up the trials in ArcGIS Online.


  1. Log in ArcGIS Online as an organization administrator.
  2. Click the Groups tab at the top of the page, and click Create A Group.
  3. Name the group, for example, 'My BAO' or 'My Community Analyst', and add at least one tag, for example, 'BAO' or 'Community Analyst'. Change the Status to Organization and save the group.
  4. Open a new tab in the browser, navigate to the ArcGIS Online MarketPlace and sign in.
  5. Search for BAO or Community Analyst and then open the item page.
  6. Click Free Trial and then fill in and submit the trial request form.
  7. Click Console and click View Item next to BAO or Community Analyst.
  8. Check the group created above to share the application with that group.
  9. Log in to bao.arcgis.com or communityanalyst.arcgis.com to get started using the application.
  10. To allow other members of the organization access to BAO or Community Analyst, open the group in ArcGIS online and use the Invite User option.
    BAO and Community Analyst consume credits from ArcGIS Online.

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