Graph Reporting allows you to view trends over specific periods of time.
Trends are powerful. Trends highlight patterns. Positive trends can be reinforced, while negative trends can be realigned. You can't do either of these if you are not aware of the trends of your Users.
Sorting by Time Frames and Metrics, you can analyze trends for the Users you manage as a whole while also being able to drill down to the individual level.
Access the Graph
1. Open the left navigation and click Analytics.
2. From the Analytics' Home Page, you can open any previously saved reports or open a new report type.
Select Graph from the Explore Data and Create New Reports dropdown menu and click Explore Data.
If your Organization does not utilize both Activity and Objective Score, a No Data message will render upon loading. Adjusting the filters in the next step will resolve the No Data message!
3. Click the Filters button to slide out the filter panel, allowing you to have drill-down capabilities to capture the exact Data, Metrics, Time Frame, and Hierarchy Levels you are desiring to see.
4. Select the Display As filter to view your data across three different graph types:
- Line Graph - Great for viewing trends over time.
- Stacked Area Graph - Perfect for comparing part-to-whole relationships (ex: Meetings Set - Outbound with Meetings Set - Referral).
- Column (Bar) Graph - Great for comparing teams across a single Metric.
a. Select the Time Frame that you are wanting to view data across.
Note: UTC is used as the time standard when utilizing Time Frame selections. To view data in your respective time zone or across several time zones, we recommend using the Custom option.
Time Frames Options include:
*Selecting Custom will allow you to choose a specific Start date through a calendar picker.
A custom End Date can be selected as well.
If a Custom start date is not selected, also update the Length of time you'd wish to view.
Determine the end range of your data set by selecting either Today or a Custom Ending time.
b. Decide the intervals that you wish to see your data by selecting either Day, Week, Month, or Quarter. This will be your x-axis on your Graph!
Example x-axis from selected Time Series above. 4 Months broken down by Week.
Note: Choosing a Time Series that's larger than the Time Frame will result in a single data point on your graph.
Example. Time Frame = 1 Month ending Today, Time Series = Quarter will render a single data point instead of a line or stacked area graph and a single bar for a column graph.
When viewing the Objective Score metric, ensure that the Time Series is equivalent or greater than the Organization's Objective Score time frame (ex: weekly, monthly, or quarterly).
6. Select the Metric you wish to analyze by clicking the dropdown under Metric. You have the ability to select up to 12 metrics at once within Graph Mode!
Note: You can either view 12 metrics at once for 1 entity, or 12 individuals at once for 1 metric.
7. Select the appropriate Hierarchy Level for the data you are looking to analyze.
Read more about Ambition Hierarchy Levels here.
Hierarchy Level is the level you wish to view data over
Do I want to compare data for 3 different Users? Do I need data for just one team?
Selection Type will only display Custom.
Graph Mode will allow you to select up to 12 Users or Groups to display.
8. Include or exclude weekends in your data through the Include Weekend toggle.
9. If Line is selected as the "Display As" option from Step 5, you'll have an additional toggle of Show Percent Changed.
The % to change will appear in parentheses next to the value.
Percent Changed is great for comparing two metrics with a large difference in values. For example, Revenue $ vs Activity Score. Revenue $ could get up to the millions while Activity Score will always be 0-100!
10. Select the Apply Filters button to update the Quadrant with your filter changes. Applying filters will reload your Graph report with the newly selected filters.
Save Graph Reports
Instead of bookmarking frequently visited reports, save them directly in Ambition.
1. Click the Reports button.
Alternatively you can click Create Report within the filters pane after selecting the needed filters.
2. Click Create Report.
3. Name your report and optionally provide a description. Click Save.
All of the saved reports that you've created can be accessed through the Reports button.
Export Graph Data
Optionally choose to export an image of your Graph by clicking the Image button.
If you wish to export the raw metric values feeding the Graph, they can be exported in CSV form via Ambition's Spreadsheet reporting utilizing the same filters for Time Range, Metric, and Hierarchy.