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Feature request: Use multiple report suites in one Freeform Analysis Project

michael_silberm

15-10-2015

It would be very useful to set different report suites for each Freeform Analysis module, that way you could have a project that quickly summarized key metrics across multiple report suites. While this is similar to dashboard functionality, it would be much more useful in Freeform Analysis because it's dynamic and quick.

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BenjaminGaines

Employee

15-10-2015

Hi Michael, 

Great feedback. I've heard this from a couple of other users as well. I will definitely bring it up with our engineering team. 

Thanks,

Ben

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BenjaminGaines

Employee

15-10-2015

All, 

In the interest of keeping you apprised of our plans, this feature probably will not be part of our production release later this year. That doesn't mean we won't add it later -- it's a very good idea and clearly several of you want to have it -- but there are a number of other features that we believe are more central to allowing users to begin relying on Analysis Workspace as their primary analysis environment. 

I think I can envision a number of use cases for having multiple report suites as part of the same project, but it would be helpful to hear why this is so important. Another way to put it is that you currently cannot mix report suites in Ad Hoc Analysis projects, either. Does that limit the value you perceive in Ad Hoc Analysis? 

Thanks, 

Ben

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Antti_Ko

15-10-2015

And another "thumbs up" from here. To add stats from different report suites to the same workspace is much needed.

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MLWhitbread

15-10-2015

Thanks for the prompt reply Ben

Agree it's not currently in Ad Hoc Analysis, which results in us downloading to CSV>Excel more often than we'd like.

We'd like an easier way of comparing behaviour across some of our different experiences, set up as report suites (app v web). Does that make sense?

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BenjaminGaines

Employee

15-10-2015

App versus web makes a ton of sense. 

I hope the time will come that you will be able to put both in the same report suite, but we've got a way to go before we get there. 

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Antti_Ko

15-10-2015

Well, now I thought this more and realized that maybe this isn't so important feature after all (at least to me). Agree, there are many more features that we need more. 😉

We live and breathe with dashboards (scheduled pdf reports rockin all the time) and that's why I'm so happy about the new tool, in my mind these dashboards are going to replace the old dashboards in the future, right? (I mean we can replace if we want to) Data is all I need, but it is always nice to give some nice looking reports and to be honest some of the graphics etc aren't very 2015 in the old interface. Of course the tool itself is so great that surely its number one job is the ability to make ad hoc analysis with the speed of light etc. Sorry, that went little offtopic.

You asked why this feature is so important. There is a simple reason at least for me. There are different stakeholders (e.g. finance) that only want to know few KPI metrics from different sites (=report suites) and it would be great to make only one scheduled dashboard to them. I can do this from the dashboards we currently have so that's why this isn't so important feature at the moment for this new tool.

True, we can't mix report suites in Ad Hoc Analysis and that's why I (and everyone?) is using that tool for more complex analysis that aren't easy or possible to do in "reports and analytics". I mean in Ad Hoc Analysis you can pretty much use only one stat/tab at same time -> You could only schedule one stat per pdf report and that's why that isn't real "dashboard" with many stats included and that's why that tool isn't even designed to be a dashboard tool and it is just fine. (ziih, hope I'm right about this feature)

Ben, nice to see that you are very active in here and are listening customers too. Analysis Workspace is going to be awesome tool!