We have fairly static time filters such as Last 3 full months, Last 13 full weeks, Last Week, etc. And I also understand I can go into Date Range Builder and build my own timeframe.
However in building reports and having more agility in analytics, a dynamic Last Year (LY) option would be great. For example, if I want to look at Black Friday TY over LY, it would be easier to just drag in an “LY” filter to compare instead of creating a date filter which is then saved and static.
A more use case scenario would be looking at a promo from Oct 25 – Oct 28, if I want to compare TY/LY for this random date it would be easier, as well as usually in a meeting someone would ask “ok what about just Oct 26 – Oct 28”, I need to more agile than building a new date filter.
Another scenario is building reports and dashboards, having an LY column (which is the number one question we’re asked) to change as each individual changes the date range they want to see would be huge.