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  • Kyligence

    Hi Robert, Insights has one thing unique, that is the analysis on KB articles published, I did not find how to analyze the title or the create time of those articles in Zendesk Explore, could you help me out? Thanks.

  • Kevin Dennis

    The banner that is displaying letting us know that Insights is being retired 2/5/2021 seems to be hiding the Good Data link that brings me to my legacy reports. Can your team resolve this so we can access our reporting and work on migrating to Explore over the next several months?

  • Brett Bowser
    Zendesk Community Team

    Hey Kevin,

    Thanks for the heads up! Check out my post here for more information :)

    Announcing the removal of Insights reporting

    This is something our developers are looking into but you can use the solution provided in my post as a workaround until then.

    Hope this helps!

  • Nathan Smith

    Hey Kevin,


    If you right click and click Inspect and then click elements and control + F and search for GoodData you will be able to click the link in the console

  • Stewart Kitson

    Hi Brett


    Reading the above, this does not suggest there is a migration option where I can port my existing insights reporting to Explore. It's actually a case of starting again and recreating all of my custom reports in the Explore dashboard. That's not a migration, that is a do it yourself and a high effort Customer journey!!


    Not really ideal having invested time and effort to create a reporting suite that works for us in insights!

  • Zeb Stiles


    Don't worry, you can have them move custom reports for you!  Starting at only $2,500 for 1-25 reports.  Check out their price sheet linked below:

    .... yeah, I've got so many reports and now I have to work this into my day-to-day for the next year.  Is it possible that ZenDesk doesn't have much usage for insights from it's customers?  This seems like a big deal.

  • Mandy Major

    Totally agree with Stewart & Zeb.  This is not a migration, this is an entire rebuild for every report we use.  We have over 1k custom reports, I cannot even begin to imagine how much time this is going to take for us to rebuild these in Explore.  This feels like another "Zendesk didn't think this through" situation, and the customer now has to pay the price.  Very disappointing.

  • Tara

    Good to know considering i just spent a whole bunch of time learning how to configure my insights reports.... now i have to rebuild them all in a new tool??? Now I don't have as many as some people above but still this is incredibly disappointing that no actual migration is available.

    If we attempted this with our customers we would have a revolt of people walking away.

  • Debbie Ramsay

    I agree. We paid a company in German to do our custom reports... so there is a big chunk of change down the toilet.
    Not sure Zendesk know's what the word migration means. When we migrate our airline clients onto a new platform they don't have to lift a finger. If we did to them what Zendesk is doing to us they would drop us in a heartbeat. Wish I could do that.
    Talk about another bad user experience for ZD users!

  • Chris Grant

    Current Reporting - Satisfaction - Survey comments ... where can we find that same detail in Explorer?

  • Sudeshna Basu
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Hi everyone,
    We appreciate your comments related to the end of life for Insights reporting.

    Our team at Zendesk understands that the idea of moving reports from one analytics tool to another is daunting and we are committed to ensuring that this process goes smoothly for you. We firmly believe that this change is going to be beneficial for your business in the long run. Throughout this year and well into the future, the Explore team will be delivering a range of analytics innovation to help your business build better customer experiences and optimize every step of the service you deliver. 

    If you have additional questions, please reach out to us - we’re here to help!

  • Sudeshna Basu
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Hi Chris Grant,
    Ticket satisfaction comment is available as an attribute in the Ticket dataset.

    Here's the full list of Metrics and Attributes -

  • Mariliam

    Can someone please respond to the first message from Kyligence? Explore does not have any knowledge base metrics for articles besides Answer Bot and Knowledge Capture. Are there any plans to make these data sets available any time soon?

    Also, I must say that the migration price seems too excessive. I am constantly comparing metrics from Insights vs Explore since I still don't trust the numbers Explore gives me, especially when it comes to Time filters. I feel like this should be simplified. If my metric is CSAT% or first-time reply then why is Explore making me exclude filters if you already know what should be excluded? These exclusions should be happening automatically and giving the user the chance to include them if they want to for any reason after the fact.

    These annoyances have made me stop using Explore and rely heavily on Insights for internal reporting.

  • Rob Stack
    Zendesk Documentation Team

    Hi Mariliam

    The Knowledge Base & Search reports are built-in reports available with all Zendesk Support plans and are not a part of Insights reporting. Hence these will not be impacted by the Insights end of life.

    More information available here:

  • Andrew Forbes

    Hi Mariliam

    Enhancements to Guide datasets (knowledge base & search reporting) are on the Explore roadmap. We can update you once we have a confirmed timeline. To echo Rob, the current Knowledge/Search reporting is not impacted by this end of life. 

  • Parrish Chamberlin

    I have been using Explore for sometime now and it is not the best reporting tool. More then half of the custom data sets and attributes/fields are not available in Explore but are in Insights.

    I am hoping Explore is getting a major revamp, especially around table report max size etc and more functionality like with good data to query customized table fields without the requirement of "Tags"

    The ability to do key word search in support is also a must as explore cannot do this.


  • Human-ISM Sysadmins

    "Our price hikes haven't raised revenue enough, how else can we force users to make us more money? Oh, we can cancel this expensive third-party subscription to GoodData we have to pay for and spend millions of dollars building a new tool, not spend any time building a migration path for users, and then charge them thousands of dollars to migrate their reports over. The best part is our monthly expenses go down, our revenues go up, but our pricing technically doesn't go up again!".

  • Jon Garrett

    Over 6 months on and it's looking at all users are still expected to re-create all their reports and dashboards from Insights, into Explore.

    Can I ask directly: IS there going to be a migration tool coming to assist users?

    Or are we going to have to make the decision between flushing weeks of time to recreate custom reports (>600) and dashboards (15) that have been created over years, or looking back into the market for other options?

    Coming from a data migration company myself, I find it pretty shocking that you're forcing users onto a new platform without migrating their data across for them, or at least providing a tool to migrate reports seamlessly.

    P.s. Maybe introducing a reporting mechinism, where we can get a list of all reports with various metrics such as Name, date created, created by, last accessed etc - then at least people can focus on the most needed reports to recreate.

  • Rob Stack
    Zendesk Documentation Team

    Hi Jon, you're right, it is a manual process to move your reports from Insights to Explore. However, as well as the "self-service" tips in this set of articles, we do offer various professional migration services. If you contact us, we'll put you in touch with the right team. Thanks.

  • Bob Sherer

    The most important Insights pre-built content that I use is the Satisfaction Feedback section, where it lists the actual comments. I haven't found a way to make a view that shows Satisfaction Comments. So, I've always drilled into Reporting -> Satisfaction and scrolled down to see what my customers said about their experience.

    Will that not be part of the built-in offering? I haven't had to worry about making custom reports. And, I've dabbled in Explore's reports, but I don't have time to become a report creator. Will that be added before February? I think it should.

    Customer Satisfaction Comments should be easier to access, not buried and lost as an attribute in a huge dataset where it seems your team couldn't figure out how to display it, either. Can you give me and perhaps Chris Grant some better guidance, at the very least, on how to view/display those comments? 

  • Bob Sherer

    This answers my question about Satisfaction Comments above:

  • Rob Stack
    Zendesk Documentation Team

    Hi Bob Sherer I'm glad that recipe article helped. Please continue to give us feedback when you spot any potential issues. It's really useful as we prioritize future updates to Explore.

  • Devan - Community Manager
    Zendesk Community Team

    Have a question on Explore Insights Migration?

    Next Tuesday, January 26, we’ll be hosting our next Q&A event. From 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST, we’ll be answering questions and product feedback on Explore Migration and Setup. Registration is open now, but we still recommend registering to receive a post-event recording for those who can't attend.


    How to register for this event?

    Follow the registration link and sign up for our live event, which will begin at 11:00 am on January 26. Upon registering you will be prompted to submit your question you'd like our experts to answer, which will be addressed even for those who can't attend. Afterward, we will post a recording of the webinar in the community, along with a summary of all of the questions answered. 


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