Drill-downs for Sequences Open/Click Reporting

glencornell

There's no way to see the contacts that are actually opening, clicking, replying, and booking meetings on sequences. This report is currently only helpful for evaluating the effectiveness of a sequence but it does not allow users to take action from the report, or  understand the full picture of who is interacting with templates within the sequence. 

 

Users need the ability to click the % and see a list of the contacts that have opened or clicked the specific sequence.

 

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HubSpot updates
2 weeks ago

@sboug 

All data has been backfilled, so you'll see all the interactions prior to the update as well!

Status updated to: Delivered
2 weeks ago

Hi Community!

 

The most recent 'Overview' page is now live to all, so I'm updating this idea to delivered to avoid any confusion related to continuing to cycle this idea through betas.

This is not the end of our development related to this issue, so below I'll outline some of the next updates coming and 'Ideas" to follow.

 

Now, when you go to Sequences in the navigation, you'll land on an Overview page, with , clickable summary of all sequences data in a datawell report, and a list of 'top enrollments' based on clicks and opens across the entire portal in a second report. Both of these reports can be filtered by 'Sender', 'Status', 'Sequence', and 'Enrollment dates' and searchable by 'Company name'. We are considering this page a "minimum viable product" (MVP) , which means we still have plans to update the information shown in this Overview, and potentially the functionality of these reports. Some areas in particular that we think still need work include increasing the types of reports shown here, adding more options for customization, and the ability to take bulk actions from the contacts once you drill into a metric. I'm continuing to monitor comments here for feedback on this update as we consider improvements!

 

There is still a lot more work that needs to be done and is currently being prioritized in regards to Sequences analytics. Below I've outlined some of our next projects and top priorties in Sequences.

 

1. Improvements to sequences analytics on the individual sequence summary page

- I've created this page to track some updates we plan to make on reporting for the individual sequence page

2. Create a contact list from a sequence or sequences

- Next on our priorities will be the provide the ability to use sequence data when building lists and workflows

3. The ability to use sequence behavior in workflows

Status updated to: In Beta
Jun 30, 2021

Hi Community! Another exciting update, we now have a new "Overview" page in sequences that will give you a full explorable view of your sequences, the contacts enrolled in sequences, and the interactions like opens, clicks, replies and more. This is now in an open beta! If you'd like access contact your customer success representative or contact support to request access!

 

Explained more in this loom video:

https://www.loom.com/share/86ba91e460f642c3a72041a89154b74f

 

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Status updated to: In Beta
Jun 9, 2021

Hi Community! 

 

I wanted to share another update on some of our progress and developments in improving the ability to find view contacts that are engaging with sequence emails through things like opens and clicks. This update is not in Beta, but will be soon! I know it's a little confusing due to the status of this Idea being "In beta" - this is because there are multiple features involved with the idea!

 

We will be adding some new reports in sequences, on a new Overview tab, with metrics that can all be drilled down into for more information. See this screenshare with details: https://www.loom.com/share/60d9298c868740c3b3903cf33dc4b20e

 

I will update here once this is in beta and available! We expect another couple of weeks before we'll have this ready. 

 

IMAGE BELOW IS NOT IN BETA YET, BUT WILL BE SOON:

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Status updated to: In Beta
May 7, 2021

Happy Friday Community! 

 

Here's an update on our work to improve the reporting capabilities in Sequences and 

 

Sequences data in the custom report builder is now out to all customers with access to Sequences!

We were getting some questions about where the open and click data was in the custom report builder. One important thing to know is that the open and click information is under the Email dataset on the custom report builder. You will need to select 'Sales Email' and filter by the Sequence properties there. Here's a short demo/explanation: https://share.vidyard.com/watch/24fg6yaWcVM3Dsyr23jTrL?

 

I'd also like to share an update on some of the new Analytics features we are adding in Sequences. These updates are still in development, the images show in this clip are just prototpes and not our software (yet!). If you've been following since the last update, you'll notice some changes - as we have now progressed in development and have a more clear picture for what the first iteration will look like: https://share.vidyard.com/watch/7vbK9wZ7b98QmBPSRpBbpe?

Status updated to: In Beta
Apr 9, 2021

We now have the sequences and email data in custom reporting ready and available for beta testing, and will soon roll out to call customers. In the next week we can provide access to folks who request through their point of contact here at HubSpot! This will include the ability to build custom reports using sequences data as well as build reports showing contacts that have clicked or open sequences.

 

There are some more updates we are still planning, which will include a dashboard with visibility into engagements like opens and clicks directly from Sequences. This will be a work in progress for the coming weeks, but I can give a peek as to what we are planning here (please note, that this could change as we go!):

https://www.loom.com/share/5046bd3952d449b495cfc3319e11cdee

Status updated to: In Planning
Mar 29, 2021

Hi Community!

 

Sorry for missing the update 2 weeks back, here's some more news on our progress.

 

Sequences custom reports: In closed beta (internal testing)

Sequences data is now in the custom report builder and we are currently running tests with the data. It should be a matter of days or weeks before this will be available! This data includes the ability to build custom reports using sequences events such as enrolled, replied, step executed, and much more. Along with this data, we will also be providing Email data for opens and clicks, which can be sorted by Sequence enrollment. All of this will be available through the custom report builder, meaning that reports can be built, drilled into, and exported. Here's a video with more information and details on this:

https://www.loom.com/share/d9fe14b768a64c1d97167bf8fe9ff907

 

Sequences contact properties:  In closed beta (backfilling data)

We also have a number of new contact properties that will soon be available to all. We are still backfilling the data here, so once that is done we will be able to begin rolling these properties out to your accounts. These properties are designed to give you more context about sequence enrollments on contact records. These are the first of a number of new properties that we plan to include. The current properties in progress include:

  1. Last sequence enrolled
  2. Last sequence enrolled date
  3. Last sequence ended date
  4. Number of sequences enrolled

Here's a clip sharing what this looks like in my personal portal:

https://www.loom.com/share/38cc4d3318544953b1623a057dd92cca

 

Excited to get this out to you all in the coming days and weeks! 

 

Best,

Glen

Status updated to: In Planning
Feb 28, 2021

Hi Community, 

 

An update from our progress in the last 2 weeks. 

 

We have made great progress in adding sequences data to the new Custom Report Builder in HubSpot. This will allow folks the ability to build custom reports cross-object reports using sequences data. We plan for this update to be ready within the next month.

 

We are making good progress on bringing over open/click/reply/bounce "event" data into Sequences reporting, to make our data in sequences cross-referenceable with the associated Contact objects. Once we have done this, we will be able to make this data interactable, allowing folks to drill down and view the specific contacts

 

With this same data we are developing a 'history log' concept that will serve as a timeline of all relevant "events" that fire for a sequence enrollment. The goal of this history log will be to serve as a timeline of every interaction that has occured during the span of a sequence enrollment. We will be treating this as an experiment to to iterate and improve on how we display sequences data, and I will provide details on how to participate here when that is ready. This will come after the Custom Report Builder is ready.

 

Thanks again for your patience and excitement for these updates, I will post here again as we progress.

 

Best,

Glen

Status updated to: In Planning
Feb 8, 2021

Hi Community! 

 

Thanks for continuing to follow this issue, and I apologize for the time it has taken the last several months. I want to assure you that this continues to be a top priority, and although there have been some setbacks, are continuing to make progress and still plan to provide this functionality in Sequences reports, Lists, Workflows, and custom reports in the reporting dashboard. Due to some internal dependencis across multiple teams, I need to refrain from providing any direct time estimates on this project, but I can assure you all that this is a top priority for Sequences. 

 

Going forward I will be provide updates every 2-3 weeks to keep everyone in the loop and provide information once there are new related features in beta or in production.

 

Thanks,

Glen

Status updated to: In Planning
Oct 27, 2020

Hi Community! 

 

I appreciate all of your patience on this issue as we reviewed and planned in these past couple of months. There are several reporting updates we have planned that will be rolling out in the coming weeks and months, which will impact the following Ideas in the community:

 

We are in the progress of adding sequences to the custom report builder, which will allow users to create custom, sophiticated, "drill-downable" reports for sequences to be added to the dashboard and report library. In order to do this, we have been going through a long process of migrating sequences data to our reporting platform, which will begin to unlock more platform capabilities.

 

We then plan to also follow-up with new Contact properties related to sequences, which should give you the ability to filter contacts based on sequence enrollment, and based on engagements like "opens" and "clicks" within a sequence. We'll next be able to follow with new sequences-specific properties that will be accessible in Lists, Workflows, and Reports!

 

Finally, we plan to make some larger changes to the report that currently exists in the Sequences section of HubSpot. This will likely include updates to the report layout, and when completed will also include the ability to drill down into the contacts that have opened a clicked.

 

We are very excited and eager to work on these updates, and I will follow-up on this and the other ideas forums posts when we have more to share!

 

Best,

Glen

Status updated to: Being Reviewed
Apr 9, 2020

Hey Community! 

 

Thanks for all the feedback, suggestions, and passion around this sequences reporting idea. I wanted to give an update for you all so you have a better idea for where this falls in our planning.

 

We initially proactively created this idea because we believe that all sales metrics, wherever possible, should be accessible for drill-downs. We still believe this, and are still planning un providing better insights here. For that reason, we are planning a broader update to sequences reporting across the board in 2020. Some of these changes will results in new properties available for creating lists and filters, others will allow for new functions in the custom report builder. Within our Sequences user interface, where this specific report lives, we are planning to do some overall restructuring of the reporting section as a whole. With this, we plan to provide more categories/metric, better management of enrollments, including some bulk actions, the ability to drill down into metrics and other types of functions that we still need to evaluate.

 

Unfortunately, in order to improve reporting as a whole in the longer term, we've delayed making this change in the first half of 2020. I will update again here once we are making meaningful progress in reporting updates for sequences.

 

Thank you all for your patience!


Best,

Glen

Mar 24, 2020

Hey Community! 

 

Thanks for all the feedback, suggestions, and passion around this sequences reporting idea. I wanted to give an update for you all so you have a better idea for where this falls in our planning.

 

We initially proactively created this idea because we believe that all sales metrics, wherever possible, should be accessible for drill-downs. We still believe this, and are still planning un providing better insights here. For that reason, we are planning a broader update to sequences reporting across the board in 2020. Some of these changes will results in new properties available for creating lists and filters, others will allow for new functions in the custom report builder. Within our Sequences user interface, where this specific report lives, we are planning to do some overall restructuring of the reporting section as a whole. With this, we plan to provide more categories/metric, better management of enrollments, including some bulk actions, the ability to drill down into metrics and other types of functions that we still need to evaluate.

 

Unfortunately, in order to improve reporting as a whole in the longer term, we've delayed making this change in the first half of 2020. I will update again here once we are making meaningful progress in reporting updates for sequences.

 

Thank you all for your patience!


Best,

Glen

 

 

Status updated to: In Planning
Apr 11, 2019

148 Replies
glynlewis
Member

As a Hubspot user - this is the improvment feature I want to see more than any other on the platform. It honestly seems like a quick fix for your team, and it surprises me that it has not been done already considering the responses to this post. Hope this is something your team can address asap.

glaurain
Contributor

Just to clarify for the HubSpot Product team, it's critical that we not only know which contacts opened which email in a sequence, but also how many times,  as well as what links they clicked on (if any).  This is basic functionality required by Sales to  gauge interest and to be able to follow up with the contacts i.e. via phone, social media, email or other prospecting means.  Right now we're doing all of this manually i.e. going into each contact in a list to see what their level of engagement is and then tracking this on a xls that we share with Sales for follow-up.  Happy to share that with the product team if want to see what we're doing.  But it's painfully tedious.

 

Thanks, Gerard

gerard@criticalarc.com

fiachra_duffy
HubSpot Employee
DanielS02118
Member

Remind me again to not expect granular information about who opened and who clicked on a sequence.  We just ran a sequence and received an open rate of 34% and a CTR of 4%.  This wasn't an academic exercise.  I want to know WHO those contacts were.  You can't.  This is a major fail on HubSpot's part, and no-one has been able to tell me why that simple functionality does not exist.  

fiachra_duffy
HubSpot Employee

@DanielS02118 – this is what this idea is about; we know this is a product feature our clients want and it is being reviewed. Make sure you upvote the idea (shows support for it) and check out my post to give you a little more granularity on who those are that have opened your sequence emails

ArmandHS
Member

To echo Glencornell's post,

 

It would be very beneficial to be able to report on the contacts that are sent and engage with sequences. At the current moment, the sequence dashboard will display a high-level view of the sequence performance but does not allow the user to be able to drill-down into the individual contact engagement with timestamps.

 

Allowing businesses to drill-down into how their contacts are actually engaging with their content allows for better insights on how to improve sequences for future campaigns.

Michael-Young
Member

Tracking activity is a critical task for almost any Sales or Marketing professional. With sequences today, it's currently VERY manual and time consuming. PLEASE help us with more visibility on how they are performing!

CophieSollins
Participant

@glencornell Are you able to give us an update on what is happening with this idea? Every time I check back there are more upvotes and more comments asking for this feature.

 

During a time when we are all struggling to keep afloat, data is an essential tool for our sales and marketing teams. Please help us!

Status updated to: In Planning
glencornell
HubSpot Product Team

Hi Community! 

 

I appreciate all of your patience on this issue as we reviewed and planned in these past couple of months. There are several reporting updates we have planned that will be rolling out in the coming weeks and months, which will impact the following Ideas in the community:

 

We are in the progress of adding sequences to the custom report builder, which will allow users to create custom, sophiticated, "drill-downable" reports for sequences to be added to the dashboard and report library. In order to do this, we have been going through a long process of migrating sequences data to our reporting platform, which will begin to unlock more platform capabilities.

 

We then plan to also follow-up with new Contact properties related to sequences, which should give you the ability to filter contacts based on sequence enrollment, and based on engagements like "opens" and "clicks" within a sequence. We'll next be able to follow with new sequences-specific properties that will be accessible in Lists, Workflows, and Reports!

 

Finally, we plan to make some larger changes to the report that currently exists in the Sequences section of HubSpot. This will likely include updates to the report layout, and when completed will also include the ability to drill down into the contacts that have opened a clicked.

 

We are very excited and eager to work on these updates, and I will follow-up on this and the other ideas forums posts when we have more to share!

 

Best,

Glen

jpkrech
Member

SO GREAT TO HEAR!  This capability, including being able to create list based on enrollment in SPECIFIC sequences is much needed...

CophieSollins
Participant

That's fantastic! Can't wait to see it 

Mudia
Member

Very encouraging news. 😊 Looking forward to it. 

skyliem
Participant

Thanks for the update, Glen! We're very excited and looking forward to it. 😊

Leadstreet-M
Participant | Diamond Partner

Thank you for the update, this is great news!

 

dkeir
Participant

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MelissaWilson
Participant | Platinum Partner

YES! +1 - Not only only SEE them, but do something with them.  We can see a list of people who have viewed a sales document, for example, but cannot do anything with that list. Can't get to them with a workflow, can't export them or add them to an active list - nothing. Very frustrating. 

hssandesh
Contributor

Any update on this, yet? @glencornell 

emilyhyde24
Member

Yes please. We'd like this functionality as soon as possible. 

MBF20
Member

When you say this is "in planning", what is the timeline? Are we looking at next month or this time next year? We have to assume it's not happening for more than a year unless we hear otherwise — We're currently vetting other solutions because these are really deal-breaking problems for us (and other people, as it seems). 

 

Thanks in advance for sharing more details.

pawlytics_sara
Member

+1 need this ASAP. Is there an update on the timeline for this?