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As fall approaches and plans for year end efficiencies approach, we share a few things that Admin Tools for Portal can do to help your organization.
Admin Tools (consistently a TOP app in the Esri ArcGIS Marketplace) gives the ArcGIS Administrator, and heavy hitter, even more functionality and abilities to perform their job even better. The start of the school year and approaching year-end and fiscal year-end for orgs is a particularly important time to consider Admin Tools. Now that you’ve migrated or are considering migrating to 10.5+ the timing is ideal! We’re pleased to share this reminder from our VP of Software Development, David Hansen (@dhansen601) 3 Ways Admin Tools for Portal Will Make Your Life Easier
1. VIEW ITEM DEPENDENCIES
Using Admin Tools for Portal’s “View Item Dependencies” tool, you can quickly visualize every single web map that uses a certain layer before you take any action. I’ll say that again, you can really see the relationships between feature layers / base maps / map services before you change or delete them. This is HUGE and its only available in Admin Tools Pro and Portal.
From David Hansen, VP Software Development, GEO Jobe, “That right there alone is worth the price of the tools. To put that up front, so you aren’t thinking these tools are going to be some crazy price, these 60+ tools ( of which view item dependencies is only a single example) are only $500 per year for your ArcGIS Online organization or $1,000 per year for your ArcGIS Enterprise instances. We don’t charge you more for more users or usage, it is a flat annual charge to scales with your number of organizations / Portals. I personally guarantee that this product is worth every penny.”
2. ADD DELETE PROTECTION TO ITEMS IN BULK
Ever lay in bed at night and suddenly realize that any admin in your portal could accidentally delete an item that would cause a massive pain / headache / you to lose your job / send you into a never ending spiral of trust issues and self-doubt? The out of the box ArcGIS Online / ArcGIS Enterprise product allows you to enable delete protection ( which is awesome ), what we have done on top of that is created an easy to use interface to filter for the correct content and quickly add delete protection to it. Maybe you want to add delete protection to every item owned by a certain users, every item in a certain group, or even every item with a certain tag.
3. CLONING ITEMS BETWEEN DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTS
Do you ever need to move content between two Portals (or from one ArcGIS Enteprise to an ArcGIS Online account)? Well, we can do that too! Admin Tools can create an exact clone of an item and all of it dependencies by moving the item, all its dependencies, and then rewiring them against the new item id’s in the target portal. That’s right, we solve that problem and we solve it well.
For additional information about admin Tools for Portal (An Admin Tools Portal license for your Org begins at just $1000):
Admin Tools is available to planners, GIS administrators and other GIS professionals in local government,K-12 and Higher education, utilities, and facilities management and can be found in the ArcGIS marketplace (free, pro, and Portal versions). See http://www.geo-jobe.com/admin-tools/
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About GEO Jobe
GEO Jobe (@geojobegis) is a geospatial industry leader providing software, services, and cutting edge geospatial solutions. While many geospatial firms focus on a specific industry, GEO Jobe has a focus on industry independent solutions and offerings such as providing software development and data hosting expertise and services. GEO Jobe was an early adopter of the ArcGIS Online platform and always strives to extend and push the limits of what is possible using the platform. Connect with the GEO Jobe team or reach out with a question or comment on Twitter @geojobegis