Gradual replacement of Reports in Measure | Nov 2020 Update

Earlier this year, we took the first steps in replacing our legacy Reports with the improved Dashboards functionality. As you can read in our May announcement, we presented the roadmap of upcoming Dashboards features that would drive the further replacement of our legacy Reports. Today, we’d like to give you an update on the next steps we’ll take.

Roadmap status

The mid-term roadmap we presented in May included these features: exporting of Dashboards, advanced filtering options, and Public Dashboards. We’ve worked hard to deliver you these features. Currently, you can export Dashboards as either a CSV or a PDF file. Filtering by labels is also possible for all Content Performance Widgets, with additional filtering options to come. Finally, the Public Dashboards feature was released last week, completing the Measure roadmap items we committed to in May. For 2021, many more features are planned for Measure. We will share more details on them once we get closer to delivery.

Deprecation of legacy Measure features

With the above-mentioned progression of our roadmap, we can go ahead with a further deprecation of legacy Reports features that have a better alternative in Dashboards. Therefore, on January 20, 2021, we will remove access to:

  • Publish Labels Reports
  • Facebook Channel Reports
  • All Facebook data in all legacy Reports

After January 20, 2021, all Falcon users will lose the ability to view and create Reports of the above two types, as well as all Facebook data in all Reports. In the rest of this article, you can find out how you can make the switch to Dashboards, where you can continue reporting on Facebook metrics and labels.

Note:

Channel Reports for Instagram and Twitter can still be created after January 20, 2021, as we will only deprecate the option to create the Channel Report for Facebook. At a later point in time, the Instagram and Twitter variants will follow. We will make further announcements once we get closer to that deprecation.

Publish Labels Report alternative

Instead of the Publish Labels Report, we recommend creating a Content Performance Dashboard. This Dashboards template includes performance statistics for all your individual pieces of content. With great ease, you can apply a filter to your Widgets to include or exclude posts based on the label that is applied to them. Here’s a comparison of features:

  Publish Labels Report Content Performance Dashboard
Facebook metrics 14 88
Instagram metrics 6 14
Twitter metrics 2 43
LinkedIn metrics 0 11
# of posts metric Yes Yes
Daily # of posts metric

Yes

No
Label filters

- Contains any
- Contains all

- Contains any
- Contains all
- With labels
- With no labels

Export types CSV, Excel, PDF, JPEG. Configurable CSV, PDF printing.
Scheduling and sharing Scheduled export and internal Team sharing. External sharing and scheduling through Public Dashboards. Internal sharing planned for early 2021.
Layout Single widget, fixed layout. Multiple widgets, can be resized and moved vertically and horizontally.

Facebook Channel Report alternative

An alternative for the Facebook Channel Report is the Facebook Overview Dashboard template. Here’s a comparison of features:

  Facebook Channel Report Facebook overview Dashboard
Facebook Channel metrics 24 46
Facebook Content metrics 18 88
Filters Type filter

- Label filter
- Type filter
- Promoted filter
- Dark/timeline post filter

Export types CSV, Excel, PDF, JPEG. Configurable CSV, PDF printing.
Scheduling and sharing Scheduled export and internal Team sharing. External sharing and scheduling through Public Dashboards. Internal sharing planned for early 2021.
Layout Widgets can be moved vertically. Multiple widgets, can be resized and moved vertically and horizontally.

FAQ

Will I lose any data if I switch from Reports to Dashboards?
No, Falcon retains the same data (and more) for you in Dashboards as we did in Reports. Once you create a Dashboard that contains the same metrics as you previously had in your Reports, you can view that data for all timeframes that your Reports could also show.
Scheduling Reports has been a useful feature. How can I achieve the same with Dashboards?
The Public Dashboards feature offers the possibility to share your Dashboard with anyone through a link. You can set a date range of the ’Last x days’ to automatically update the report with the latest data each time you visit it. You can add the link to the Public Dashboard to, for example, a recurring calendar meeting so that you can review your performance at a regular interval, such as every week or month.
The legacy Measure Reports are shared with my team by default. Can I share Dashboards in the same way?

Allowing you to share a Dashboard within a Team in Falcon will be a priority for us in early 2021. As we get closer to a release of this feature, we will update you on the progression in more detail.

In the meantime, our Public Dashboards could be used to share a customized Dashboard with your Team. Alternatively, the standard Dashboards templates are available for each Falcon user in the same way.

Will the Instagram and Twitter Channel Reports get deprecated too?
We plan to deprecate these legacy Report types at a later point in time once Dashboards offer a better alternative. As we get closer to a release of the required features, we will once more update you in further detail.
Will you deprecate the legacy Engage Label Report and Team Performance Report?
We do not currently plan on deprecating these Report types since we do not offer alternatives in our Dashboards yet, nor do we have features planned at this point in time that would get us closer to such a feature parity. Therefore, the Engage Label Report and the Team Performance Report will remain available until further announcement.
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