Analyze sales trends and patterns

Important

This topic applies to Dynamics 365 for Retail, Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition, and Dynamics 365 for Talent.

You can study sales trends and patterns in real time in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail.

As part of Dynamics 365 for Retail, users can study sales trends and patterns in real time across different levels of the organization hierarchy over a period of years by using the out-of-box Channel sales by year report. You can open this report from any of the following locations:

  • Retail store management workspace > Retail > Channels > Retail store management > Reports > Channel sales by year report
  • Retail store financials workspace > Retail > Channels > Retail store financials > Reports > Channel sales by year report
  • Inquiries and reports section > Retail > Inquiries and reports > Sales reports > Channel sales by year report

Users can also study sales trends and patterns by hour across different levels of the organization hierarchy over a selected period by using the out-of-box Channel sales by hour report. You can open this report from any of the following locations:

  • Retail store management workspace > Retail > Channels > Retail store management > Reports > Channel sales by hour report
  • Retail store financials workspace > Retail > Channels > Retail store financials > Reports > Channel sales by hour report
  • Inquiries and reports section > Retail > Inquiries and reports > Sales reports > Channel sales by hour report