Taking a journey without a good guidebook can be exciting and scary all at the same time. Having looked at the journey our data moves through from collection, squeezing through formatting to arrive at reporting, I thought we should have some more detailed guiding points (the cheap man’s guide book) as to what we can ‘do’ on the journey.
My first guide book takes a detailed look into the built-in reporting of Sitecore, http://www.paragon-inc.com/resources/blogs-posts/guide_book_to_built_in_reporting.
hope you are not feeling to weary just yet, as we embark on the second leg of the Sitecore Experience Platform data journey. In this leg of the journey we will see how the data points go from living in tables into bright, colorful, and insightful tables and charts. Understanding how these tables and charts populate will allow you to take control of your organizations data and make meaningful decisions to further engage customers. http://www.paragon-inc.com/resources/blogs-posts/journey_into_the_aggregation_process_part_2
Pack your bags and get ready for an exhilarating trip through Sitecore Experience Platform’s data aggregation process. This introductory post will help you and your team get on board with the basics of data movement as a site visitor becomes an important data point in understanding customer engagement with your brand. http://www.paragon-inc.com/resources/blogs-posts/journey_into_the_aggregation_process
Sitecore Experience Platform comes with a plethora of colorful tables and charts. I have found that the default names don’t always provide enough context as to the slice of data I am looking at. To help myself out and all those in your organization that get excited about data crunching my Quick Start to Engagement Analytics Part 2 (http://www.paragon-inc.com/resources/blogs-posts/engagement-analytics-quickstart-part-2) is go to reference guide.
One of the awesome selling points of Sitecore Experience Manager is the vast amount of data that can fairly easily be collected on site visitors. The information can be used to trigger engagement plans, site personalization, etc.…to help the visitor feel a connection to your organization. When giving a demo, I always get the most ooohs and ahhhs when showing of the Experience Analytics Dashboard and the Experience Profiles, but behind all that flash is some serious data complexity and planning that is required.
My first post in a series exploring Experience Analytics is ready for your exploration, http://www.paragon-inc.com/resources/blogs-posts/engagement-analytics-quickstart.
One click, two click, three click, where is that field? Once a day, I get so lost expanding and collapsing field sections when working in Sitecore’s Content Editor interface, that my poor mouse almost takes a unplanned trip across the office. As the industrious Sitecore developer I am, I decided enough was enough. My decision lead to the creation of Custom Content Editor Buttons.
There is nothing worse than getting half-way to three quarters of the way through a Sitecore upgrade, just to be hit in the face with a strange error related to Solr. In the recent months, my team and I have seen an increase interest in Sitecore upgrades involving Solr implementations. In my latest post Sitecore Upgrades Mixed with Solr, I review some of the hurdles we’ve faced to help you on your path.