Insider Spotlight on Common Data Service Analytics
The common data services analytics found in the Power Platform Administration area replaces the Organization Insights solution that needed to be installed in older versions of Dynamics 365. The Organization Insights solution has now been deprecated. Some high level information on this functionality will be outlined below. Microsoft’s detailed write up can be found here. The below is a screen shot from Microsoft’s documentation on Common Data Service analytics.
Where Can I Find the Usage Analytics?
Proceed to the URL https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com/ and login with the credentials for your organization. Below lists the security roles that users need to have to view the reports.
- Environment Admin – can view reports for the environments that the admin has access to.
- Power Platform Service admin – can view reports for all environments.
- Dynamics 365 Service admin – can view reports for all environments.
- Microsoft 365 Global admin – can view reports for all environments.
Common Data Analytics – Usage Graphs and Charts
When you click on Common Data Service, you will be presented with the below open to the Home tab. There are multiple tabs that contain a myriad of Graphs and Charts.
The filters can be expanded/decreased to look at a broader or narrower set of data.
Please note: It appears at this time that the maximum range for reporting is one month.
Common Data Analytics – Usage Reports
In addition to the graphs and charts available in the Common data Service area, the underlying data can be downloaded. Below is a screen shot of the reports that are available.
Highlight on User Statistics Available
If your organization is specifically interested in tracking users and their usage of the system, there are many charts and reports available to help.
First, on the Home tab, you can find the below charts.
The Active Users tab also contains additional charts reporting on activity as shown below.
You can select Download as shown below to list available reports.
These reports show the underlying data for some of the charts in the Common Data Analytics. If there is a filter applied for the charts, the same filter is applied to the downloaded reports. As stated above, the maximum duration for data availability is 30 days.
Lets export the Most Active Users by Performing Operations report and take a look. The report is exported as a .csv file.
The usernames are listed in the first column with the number of creates, updates, deletes and reads.
Organization insights has been deprecated and replaced with the Common Data Service Analytics area. There are many useful charts and underlying data reports that can be used to do analysis on the usage of your CRM system.
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