Microsoft 365 Reporting vs Orchestry Actionable Insights & Reports

Now more than ever, Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 are the keys to the remote work environments for we’ve all come to rely on. However, ensuring user productivity and efficiency using these platforms requires monitoring and reporting capabilities a bit beyond the tools Microsoft 365 has in place. How then can you fully understand your collaboration environment to make truly informed decisions?

Why is Microsoft 365 Reporting Important?

Hybrid in-office and remote work is here to stay, so understanding how your digital Workspaces are being used is crucial.  By gaining visibility into their collaborative platforms, organizations are able to ensure that they are used to their full potential, and identify areas that need improvement.

How Does Microsoft 365 Reporting Measure Up?

Microsoft 365 offers several reporting features out of the box. In the Microsoft 365 Admin Center you can easily see how people are using the Microsoft 365 services.

: Microsoft 365 admin center report

Additionally, Microsoft 365 usage analytics are available from within PowerBI. PowerBI lets you pull reports for each Microsoft 365 product, with data on a variety of metrics and a wide range of statistics. PowerShell scripts and Power Automate are also commonly used for reporting.

If you need more specificity in your insights for a given application, and you have Global Admin access in Microsoft 365, you can access its Admin Center reports. The Microsoft Teams Admin Center provides you with data about your teams and how users are collaborating in Microsoft Teams.

microsoft teams admin centre

Out of the box, Microsoft 365 provides you with a variety of options to create different complex reports with cross-product views, cross-team analytics, regional and departmental performance, and more. However, while it is clear that Microsoft 365 offers plenty of reporting options, these options and the associated data can be confusing to find, and daunting to handle.

Simplifying Reporting to Make Insights Actionable

Orchestry to the rescue, simplifying reporting for administrators, site/team owners and users to deliver the data needed to take insightful action to improve their collaborative Workspaces in SharePoint and Microsoft Teams, and to maintain those functioning Workspaces long-term.

True reporting goes beyond just providing data. How the data is presented to provoke action is equally, if not more, important. In the case of Microsoft 365, PowerShell scripts can be used to generate massive reports on platforms, but they are not presented in a way that allows users to extract meaningful information. The sheer variety of reports that can be created out of the box also leads to confusion.
What administrators actually need is a simplified reporting interface that presents a clear picture of what needs to be done and how their collaborative Workspaces perform.

Orchestry’s Actionable Insights and Reports capability is built based on this idea. Here are some key areas that Orchestry monitors across applications and assets:

  • Microsoft Teams – teams, members, owners, activities, conversations, replies, and reactions.
  • Microsoft 365 Groups – outlook conversations and outlook reoccurring meetings as part of the group mailbox.
  • SharePoint site – total storage size, file reads, file writes, page views, and page writes.

But Orchestry’s Actionable Insights goes beyond that. Below we will give you a sneak peek:

Simple and Beautiful

Orchestry’s reports are easily understandable at a glance. No need to comb through heavy workloads or apply multiple data filters to comprehend what is going on in the platform. A simple interface encourages engagement in the platform. One main benefit of Orchestry over Microsoft 365 reporting is that all the reports can be accessed from a single platform!
quick access inactivity report in Orchestry

Follow the Journey of Workspaces

Other reporting tools provide only real-time information. Reports within Orchestry, on the other hand, enable you to see how a Workspace has evolved over time. You have the power to see the rate at which Microsoft Teams team, SharePoint site or Microsoft 365 Group grew or when people stopped using it. To be able to see the journey of these Workspaces gives you valuable insights on usage trends that you don’t have access to in Microsoft 365 reporting alone.

workspace overview with actionable insights

Everything from a Broad Overview to the Granular Details

Orchestry provides both basic aggregated data that gives insights across Microsoft Teams, SharePoint Sites, and Microsoft 365 Groups as well as the specific details about every single Workspace. You can see all changes that have been made to these Workspaces, including owners, members, pages, content, and more!

Extensive Microsoft 365 Reporting Possibilities

The possibilities are endless when it comes to generating new reports. Orchestry allows you to create the reports that are most valuable in a collaborative Workspace. As of now, there are six reporting categories that support nineteen different ways of sorting and understanding your Workspaces.

workspace actionable insight options in Orchestry

As you can see, Orchestry goes well beyond the reporting functionalities available within Microsoft 365 to empower users with simplified, actionable reporting capabilities. It offers better visibility into your environments and pulls together information that allows you to make informed decisions to quickly and easily improve the productivity of your collaboration environment.

Elevate Microsoft 365 Reporting with Actionable Insights with Klarinet and Orchestry

Start simplifying your reporting experience with Orchestry to get data that you can act upon in an instant. Not only that, Orchestry is there to make your Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 environment efficient from start to finish. Create Workspaces, manage Workspace usage and see Workspaces through to the end of their lifecycle with archival, renewal and extensive governance policies.

Klarinet is here to help you get the most of your Microsoft investment, and customize the experience to your organization. We work with you to take the guesswork out of what to use when in the Microsoft 365 suite and help organizations simplify their collaboration, communication, and connection throughout Microsoft 365.

Request a demo with us and learn how you can take your Microsoft 365 reporting to the next level!

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