Historically, Prophet’s legacy reporting did a great job providing users with large exports of detailed data. Users had access to all of the details they needed to create their own pivot tables, charts, and graphs to analyze data outside of Prophet.
We recognized that having to summarize and analyze data outside of Prophet took up a lot of time and was a huge gap in our product.
While we wanted to provide easy access to data visualizations and trends, we also understood that the ability to have a tabular view of detailed data was still important. This is why our first phase of the Planning Analytics project was focused on converting all of our tabular legacy reports to Analytics Data Dashboards. This ensured users could still access the data in the format they were used to, but moving to the Data Dashboard format provided much faster access to data (up to twenty times faster in some cases!), and interactive and improved filtering capabilities.
The next phase of Planning Analytics was focused on developing analysis dashboards which stray away from our legacy tabular report format and provide visualizations with charts and graphs. These dashboards are a collection of different visualization widgets that were specifically designed with our customers’ needs in mind.