How many users were aware of Ad Hoc or were using Ad Hoc that said they
preferred Workspace?I have plenty of user I recommending Workspace to as
it is a vast improvement over the SC interface. It is going to give them
more self service options and ultimately make what they do easier.
However these are not our power users. Those like myself that spend a
significant amount of time in Ad Hoc are not looking forward to this
forced change and feel that were are losing more than we gain. Those
For my team we're going to move to using more SQL based analysis for
deeper analytics once Ad Hoc is sunset as the current tool set won't
allow for the types of analytics we currently do. Once that happens
Adobe will have lost a lot of what makes it desirable as an Analysis
I will second that opinion. One thing Adobe has taught me is to use the
right tool for the right job. Ad Hoc is still the right tool for active
analysis.Worskspace is a nice addition and upgrade to Reports and
Analytics and the visualization tools
I have found that the lack of people using Ad Hoc is do to people not
knowing about. I have talked to many analyst at different companies
(some at the Adobe Summit in Vegas) and they did not even know about Ad
Hoc. The low usage is likely due to lack of communication that the tool
even existed.To me this sums up the tools nicely. It's about using the
right tool for the right job and Workspace is not the right tool for
deep and complicated analysis.
This is definitely going to be a blow for myself and those I work with.
We live in Ad Hoc on a daily basis.Workspace is nice for building out
reports for non-Analysts but trying to drill down into data to get
insights is slower. Just getting started takes more time due to the lack
of a Table builder. Much nicer to assemble all the components and then
run versus having to add every piece one by one.Workspace feels to me
like the much needed upgrade to the Reports and Analytics
Thank you. Client care did refer me to that option and good to know that
it actually works. However I still have a fundamental problem with the
out of the box dimensions being populated incorrectly. I know I can
suppress access to those dimensions from non-admin users but when
something like this is incorrect (and by all appearances knowingly) it
makes me question what else in the tool is wrong.
I have just found out that the Mobile Screen Size and other screen size
dimensions are fundamentally incorrect. This has been explained to me as
due to the iPhone user agent not providing details that allow Adobe to
distinguish between devices. The way this is handled in the report is to
treat all iPhones as early generation (iPhone 3 or earlier) devices.
Meaning that when you pull a Mobile Screen Size report the traffic
reported against 320x480 is dramatically overstated. My response from
I'd like the ability to create metrics that measure site progression.
Essentially to take the results of one step of a fallout report and
create a metric. That way I could easily see across multipel dimensions
(browser, device domain) what percent of visits move from my cart page
to step 1 of the checkout process I have attempted this in Ad Hoc by
applying a fallout segment to my numerator and a segment to represent
the starting page to the denominator of a calculated metrics. That works