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Adobe Analytics Health Dashboards Tools to help you ensure your implementation is healthy & up-to-date

Adobe has developed Excel tools that help you monitor the health of your organization's Analytics implementation.

  • The Analytics Health Dashboard dives deep into a single report suite and provides a view into data collected in every component (eVar, prop, and event). This can help point out if data has stopped collecting into a component so you can take action to correct the issue.
  • The Marathon Dashboard runs across all report suites in your organization and reports on component settings to help you ensure you are measuring consistently cross-suite.

Where can I find the latest versions?

Adobe is constantly evolving these tools to meet additional use cases & needs of our customers. To ensure you have the latest version, click below:

Using the Dashboards

To use the Excel tools described on this page, you need access to Adobe's Analytics APIs. If you do not have the access outlined below, please reach out to an Adobe Analytics administrator at your organization.

  • For the Analytics Health Dashboard v3.0+, you need 1) an Experience Cloud login with System Admin OR Developer access, and 2) Adobe I/O OAuth credentials established to connect to the 2.0 Analytics API. Read more about the 2.0 API, and watch this video on how to establish OAuth credentials.
  • For the Marathon dashboard (and Analytics Health Dashboards prior to v3.0), you need to have a Web Services API 1.4 user name & shared secret.

When should I use these dashboards?

Auditing happens both upstream on inbound data collection and downstream once report suites have been implemented. Some customers run the dashboards the day after a release, while others run them once a week/month to keep a pulse on collected data. Here's where Adobe sees these dashboards fitting into your process:

  • Upstream Audit: Debugging tools, like Adobe Experience Cloud debugger, can help ensure data is sound upon ingest. However, these tools typically do not reflect processing that occurs after the hit is collected.
  • Downstream Audit: The Analytics Health & Marathon Dashboards aide in conducting an exhaustive audit of the health of your components (eVars, props, and events) after all hit processing has been completed. They give an accurate depiction of the data you will see in Adobe reporting UIs, e.g. Analysis Workspace, Report Builder, etc.
Typical data collection & auditing workflow

System Requirements

These dashboards can be run on Windows machines and Macs that run VMWare Fusion. They need to be run with Excel 2013 (32-bit or 64-bit) or later in order to have the correct VBA plug-in libraries.

Analytics Health Dashboard Contents

The Analytics Health Dashboard dives deep into a single report suite and includes a Component Summary, Individual Component Deep-dive, and Alert Summary. Version 3.0+ has been completely rebuilt on the Analytics 2.0 API and runs in minutes. The dashboard includes:

  • Components Summary: A comparison of current day/week data vs a 90 day average across all components. This tab is the most used in this dashboard & can help you see if tracking dips or spikes for a specific component so that you can take action faster.
Overall Component Summary
  • Individual Component Summary: Deep dive into a specific dimension (measured by a specific event) to better understand the data being collected in the dimension. This tab is helpful for making sure a dimension is being set with the right data.
Individual Component Summary
  • Alerts Summary: A summary of all components that had an anomaly for day prior to updating the dashboard. This summary can be inserted into an email for easy distribution to teams that need to look into the anomalous behaviors.
Alerts Summary
Generated Alert email
Marathon Dashboard Contents

The Marathon Dashboard runs across all report suites in your organization and reports on component settings to help you ensure you are measuring consistently cross-suite. It includes a report suite list, a comparison of Admin variable settings, and a comparison of Admin Report Suite settings across report suites. This dashboard is built on the Analytics 1.4 API.

  • Report Suites: A list of all report suites in your organization, with the ability to run the subsequent dashboard views for all or a subset of suites. Includes historical data trends in aggregate for the report suite.
Report Suites
  • Multi-Suite Variables & Events: The Admin settings for all variables, across all report suites. This tab is the most used in this dashboard & can help you quickly see if data is being measured inconsistently cross-suite.
Multi-suite Variables & Events
  • Multi-Suite Admin Settings: The report suite settings defined in the Admin Console, across all report suites. This tab can help you quickly identify if there are inconsistencies in report suite-level settings, which will drive data discrepancies cross-suite.
Multi-suite Admin Settings

Need Additional Support?

The dashboards illustrated on this page are maintained by Adobe Consulting. For assistance, please reach out to your Adobe Customer Success Manager (CSM) to request consulting support.

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