Kounta Insights Terminology
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With a Kounta Insights - Custom subscription you can customise your own advanced reports to uncover a wealth of powerful and profitable insights on trends and other hidden growth opportunities. Create interactive dashboards that directly answer your most critical questions.
In this guide, we’ll take you through the terminologies you’d want to first be familiar with. Whether you’ve had experience using analytics software or none at all, you’re in the perfect place to start.
What’s in this guide?
Basic Terminology of Kounta Insights
Spaces - Like folders, these can be shared or private. This is where you’ll find Looks and Dashboards.
Dashboard - A collection of tiles and/or Looks. Kounta Insights comes with access to 20+ pre-built ready to use dashboards
Looks - A single report. These reports can be embedded into dashboards.
Tiles - A single report (look) that is customised to be unique for a single dashboard.
Explores… “Build from”
Explores are the sets of data from which you can build reports from. The data currently available in Insights are;
Sales - Sale overview - no granularity on elements like sales by products or staff
Sale Details - More like sale lines - attributes like category, product, staff etc.
Payments - Tendered, amount, tips etc. by payment type
Reconciliations - Reconciliations and cash movements by site, person, register and payment type
Wastage - Wastage incidents (entries), quantities, and cost of wastage
Purchase - Purchase history, individual purchases, and purchase trends
Measures & Dimensions
Measures - are numerical values that mathematical functions work on. For example, a sales revenue column is a measure because you can find out a total or average the data.
Dimensions - are qualitative and do not total a sum. For example, Site Name, Product Name, and Date (even though it’s a number) are dimensions.
Filters - Interrogate your data by filtering your reports & dashboards These filters restrict the data displayed based on criteria you specify. For example, you might want to filter the results to show only the last three months, or to a specific store’s sales.
Date filters allow you to choose to display data from “complete” time periods and regular time.
For example - ‘last 1 complete week’, will display data from the last fully completed week Monday - Sunday, whereas ‘last 1 week’ will display data from the current week to date.
Note - Default reports and dashboards have needed filters to be filled before they will run the data properly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I reuse a Look for more than one dashboard?
Yes you can. Saving Looks to a dashboard is covered in this separate guide.
Can I edit a Look after it is saved?
Yes you can. This will be covered more in a separate guide.
What if I get stuck?
What's my next step?
Now that you have the basics covered, you can start creating your own custom reports and dashboards with Kounta Insights.
Still needing to navigate through Kounta Insights better? Our guide on Getting around Kounta Insights will be helpful if you are just starting out.