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Advanced Reports 2.8 is Good and Ready for Magento 1 Stores

Great news for the store owners that still take advantage of Magento 1. As promised, we continue updating our Magento 1 products and recently have rolled out a new update of the Advanced Reports extension.

Advanced Reports 2.8 is Good and Ready for Magento 1 Stores

Advanced Reports 2.8 obtained a lot of functionality enhancements, including both new features and multiple performance and usability improvements. We’ll only highlight some major features related to this update, while the whole list of amendments is available in the extensions changelog.

Advanced Reports 2.8

Include / Exclude Taxes from Profit Calculations

Although most European tax regulation rules require profit tax payments, this obligation is not globally mandatory. So, if you need to build your performance analysis reports without taking out profit related taxes from the totals, now you can configure it in the extension Settings section.

Imagination Media: “Aheadworks Advanced Reports Extension Empowers Magento Users Even More”

Sometimes we can’t even imagine the ways and particular use cases our extensions are used in real-life e-commerce practice.

Magento-based e-commerce is not an exception as its projects are surprisingly different and embrace various products and sales models. Below we’d like to present you a use case featuring our Advanced Reports extension used for its intended purpose and in a somewhat unusual way. The story is presented by Imagination Media.

Imagination Media: "Aheadworks Advanced Reports Extension Empowers Magento Users Even More"

Imagination Media focuses on delivering brilliant, intuitive, and effective integrated solutions built on the Magento platform to small business – empowering retailers from all industries to seamlessly integrate their online and in-store operations. 

Look no further than the excellent offerings available from the good folks over at Aheadworks

“Look no Further Than…”

“Looking for deeper analytics and advanced reporting for the Magento e-commerce platform? Well, then look no further than the excellent offerings available from the good folks over at Aheadworks – the Advanced Reports units.
Just what does that mean? Well, allow us to explain a bit. And offer an example of these excellent extensions in action.

A Closer Look…Ahead

Simply put, the Aheadworks Advanced Reports extensions for Magento empower you to get more data on your Magento store sales and orders – all by using Magento analytics. You can also enhance your reports with Magento customer analytics via these proven custom reporting solutions for extracting and organizing data within your online store.

Also enhance your reports with Magento customer analytics

Here at Imagination Media, we recently had a client who had several Web Stores running – all on one Magento installation. Our client sold a very specific type of product; one which featured rather complicated product options. The way it traditionally worked for them was:

Advanced Reports 2.7 Includes 23 Report Types

In the absence of information, we jump to the worst conclusions.
Myra Kassim

But, sometimes even having a lot of information is not enough to make a right decision, since you always need to view the obtained data from multiple angles in order to notice certain trending patters within the huge set of seemingly unrelated indicators.

Advanced Reports 2.7

For example, the rising of online spending observed during Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2015, according to Adobe Digital Index, is really great, but the AOV decrease adds some bitterness to the resulting joy and makes us search some incentives to increase average order amounts.

But, we’d never have had a chance to discover that fact, if we had no a robust and reliable reporting system. The Advanced Reports extension is exactly that required for numerous Magento users reporting tool, and today we release a new version of the module containing one more report type.

New Features

Orders Detailed Report

Starting from the current version Advanced Reports receives a new report added to the standard kit – Orders Detailed.

The Orders Detailed Report

The Orders Detailed Report

This report allows users to analyze sales by orders, the quantity of items per order, order shipment amounts, taxes, costs, revenues, and many other order attributes. This allows you to examine orders in details, find most profitable orders and outline the most promising and beneficial business model.

Moreover, following several requests from our customers we added the “Customer phone number” and “Customer address” columns to the Sales Detailed table in this version.

This way, the standard kit of the Advanced Report Magento extension contains already 13 default and 10 extra reports in the extended pack. And, the pack price of additional reports is much more beneficial than per unite purchases.


Farsighted and effective decisions are absolutely impossible without powerful and intelligent analytical software and the Advanced Reports extension is an advantageous option for that purpose. The standard reports kit amplified with the extended pack is able to highlight multiple facets of your business and create a full vision of your online store.

You can update and purchase this module on the product page in our store, get its detailed description from the Readme file, or try it in our live demos.

aheadWorks Magento 2 Extensions Embrace an Advanced Approach

With the advent of Magento 2 aheadWorks proclaims a new advanced approach to the development, support, and enhancement of our products. We are achieving this by means of three basic tenets.

Magento 2 Extensions

Magento 2 Extensions Advanced Approach

Ahead-of-the-curve Functionality

The first batch of Magento 2 extensions is largely inspired by our customers and we plan to make this approach traditional. With this in mind, we added some questions to our demo store tutorials and this way want to encourage you to contribute to the functionality and design of our products.

Our cooperation is the most effective way to build right Magento extensions

We believe that our cooperation is the most effective and beneficial way to build right Magento extensions covering real ecommerce needs and welcome everyone to exchange views and ideas.

Products to Run a Business, not Just a Store

Daily use of our products by numerous store owners and customers made us to carefully consider the Magento administration processes and make them time saving and intuitive.

We consciously put backend usability at the forefront and implement the most straightforward workflows in the operational logic of our modules. This way, our extensions avoid excessive actions, repeated steps, and vague interface.

We consciously put usability at the forefront

We press for seamless learnability and memorability of our products due to intuitive layout and handy navigation allowing Magento admins to easily accomplish their daily tasks.

Easily Customizable Solutions

And finally, as soon as you need to customize some of our products, we do our best to make this process largely unobstructed.

We develop our modules compliant with Magento 2 extension development guidelines in terms of coding standards, architecture, packaging, and integration abilities. Our extensions are based on the scalable architecture and thoroughly commented clean code.

We do our best to make customizations unobstructed

Magento 2 Extension product packages also include the dedicated development documentation designed to streamline the process of customization.

Pioneering Magento 2 Extensions by aheadWorks

Our pioneer extensions, Follow Up Email and Advanced Reports, embrace the mentioned above principles and open the aheadWorks Magento 2 portfolio.

Follow the tutorials in demo stores to evaluate the functionality, design and business logic of the extensions and leave your feedback. We really appreciate it.

The Follow Up Email Magento 2 extensionFollow Up Email

Follow Up Email is one of those time-tested tools, which brings your relations with customers to the new level. Triggered emails are closely related to the customers’ activity and deliver only accurate and timely information.

Follow Up Email events are repeatedly approved by live online stores and modern business logic. All the provided events are grouped under Marketing -> Follow Up Email by aheadWorks -> Events.

Each event reflects potentially beneficial occasions for email marketing able to create new conversions. Event sections feature email templates to be used in certain cases. By default, Follow Up Email offers you a collection of ready-to-use predefined templates and useful hints added to each section.

Advanced Reports 2.6.0: Four New Reports and One New Design

Which one is more difficult: to pilot an airplane or manage a web store? Many people would say that currently online business is much more complex.

Did you ever think that the number of navigational instruments in modern airplanes is overwhelmingly high still they all find their place in the airplane cockpit? So, how can we rely on just several reports while driving an ecommerce project? It’s certainly not enough for any successful online business.

Navigation Instruments

The smartest decision is to find a reporting solution suggesting a comprehensive set of highly accurate and versatile reports able to cover all aspects of your online business. The Advanced Reports extension is certainly able to take on this role in your Magento store.

The Advanced Reports Magento extensionNumerous reports, the user-friendly design and flexible customization options allow Advanced Reports to meet the requirements of any business from small shops to huge stores and warehouses. Furthermore, the latest update brings a really new look and feel to this Magento module.

What is the Advanced Reports 2.6.0 update?

  • 1 Exclusive Dashboard;
  • 2 New Reports;
  • 2 New Units;
  • 1 New Design;
  • 5 Features.

So, we can rightfully say that the latest update delivers drastically new product to our customers.

New Features


Starting from the ver. 2.6 Advanced Reports has its own dashboard. This additional dashboard reflects valuable and some exclusive data unavailable from any other reports, including Items per Order and Average Order Value.

Advanced Reports – The Ultimate Reporting Solution for Your Magento Store

Running a successful and prospering online business is impossible without advanced reporting systems. High-quality reports are not only a source of indispensable commercial information, but also a great inspiration for original business decisions and breakthroughs.

Magento provides its users with multiple useful commercial reports, which inspect and visualize numerous aspects of your online business, from reviews and coupons to orders and sales. Still, sometimes we need special solutions fitting individual purposes and showing business from a slightly different angle.

In this case, the Advanced Reports extension is the first to draw your attention as it is able to provide you more information about your sales and create a complete picture of your business.

The Advanced Reports Extension

The Advanced Reports extension for MagentoThe Advanced Reports extension provides you with a wide range of Magento reports and great number of additional units you can integrate with the extension at your discretion and keep your expenses as low as possible.

Report configuration options enable you to set up the appearance of reports, including the height, chart color, font color and size, background color, orders processed, custom date range options, etc.

Variety of Reports

Product-Focused Reports
High-quality products greatly attract customers, the same as reasonable prices, of course. But which of your product meets those requirements and draw visitors better? The “Bestsellers” report is designed to answer this question and show you the way to more balanced and profitable product lines.

"Bestsellers" report

“Bestsellers” Report

The “Sales by Product” report shows the dynamics of sales of chosen items during a definite range of time. Using this report you are able to determine the correlation of sales fluctuations and seasonal demand changes on certain products; to see how the changes of product pages or discount offers increase or decrease sales; to weed out declining SKUs, etc.

Time-Focused Reports
Attaining successful online sales is a formidable task and requires the knowledge of all aspects of the purchasing process, including seemingly tiny and unimportant. But…

rsz_mark83Trifles make perfection and perfection is no trifle.

So, the information about sales rush hours can be very important for sellers. First of all, you can check the bandwidth adequacy of your store within these hours and improve it, if needed; then you can increase you promotional efforts while you have the greatest flow of visitors; or you can bring additional staff on board to provide immediate customer service within these hours; etc.

Top 10 aheadWorks Bestselling Extensions of 2013

Editor’s note: 2014 is here, and at the beginning of each year we are used to sum up the results of the previous year and make plans for the future. Today we highlight the most successful aheadWorks extensions of 2013 and give you their following characteristics: MC star rating, number of reviews, and updates frequency.

Magento Follow Up Email extension

Follow Up Email

  • Magento Connect star rating: 4.6 (4.6/5)
  • Reviews: 95 (44 in 2013)
  • Version: 3.5.8 (ver. 3.5.2 – 3.5.8 released in 2013)

New features added in 2013:

+ SKU limit of 255 characters was eliminated;
+ Option to disable triggering of duplicate events;
+ Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR) locale added;
+ Abandoned cart emails can contain cross sells block.

Top-10 aheadWorks Extensions of 2012

Year 2012 didn’t fade into obscurity and be sure we didn’t cover up the results of the year and its accomplishments. Let’s open the calendar and take a look at milestones that defined the past 12 months for aheadWorks team. Amazing thing – this “apocalyptical” leap year turned out to be really successful and rich in pleasant events for us and our partners and customers.

As one of the leading providers of Magento extensions, aheadWorks joined the conferences in the USA, Germany, France, Ukraine, the UK and Poland. In most of them we were entitled to Silver Sponsorship.

We are not used to rest on laurels and 2012 proved it right. As many as 9 new extensions were released, including your favorite One Click Checkout and Magento Affilate. A lot of existing extensions were updated as well as 6 significant themes that are compatible with Magento CE v. and v.

We are also proud of a new service, aheadCommerce, an innovative solution for creating tablet storefronts, released in 2012.

To complete the picture of the previous year, we display the Top-10 bestselling aheadWorks extensions of 2012. This top-listing also includes the quantity and quality of extensions feedback, written by our customers. The most interesting reviews accompany the modules below.

Advanced Reports – Make Reasonable Business Decisions

The frequent analysis of your online business performance is one of the most important duties. Choose the Advanced Reports module to make reasonable business decisions.

Advanced Reports
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The Advanced Reports Magento extension improves functionality of native Magento reports and creates a complete picture of your business situation. You can create 10 kinds of reports: Bestsellers, Sales by Day of Week, Sales by Product, Sales by Country, etc. Moreover, this Magento extension can be expanded with additional units!

Today we are glad to release Advanced Reports v.2.4 with the following bugfixes:

  • columns customization couldn’t be saved
  • several issues in Sales by Product report and Sales report
  • wrong date format for some ranges
  • sorting by “Customer Group” column in Sales by Customer Group issue
  • minor bugfixes

Besides, the updated versions of Users Wishlists and Sales Statistics units are released as well with minor bugfixes.

Find the extension demo and updated User Guide on the Advanced Reports page.

Get Detailed and Accurate Sales Information Easily

Advanced Reports
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To conduct business effectively and efficiently, it’s important to analyze your current activities using up-to-date reports. The Advanced Reports Magento extension allows creating a complete picture of your business situation.

Whether you want to run reports by countries, hours, days of the week or other criteria, the Advanced Reports Magento module is indispensible.

The Advanced Reports v.2.3 release took place today. The new version includes the following bugs fixed:

  • report was not generated if SKU changed
  • chart size in Sales by Country
  • product name changing issue in Bestsellers
  • admin can’t change “Number of latest custom date ranges” in Customization
  • incorrect data in “New Accounts” column in Users Activity Report
  • fatal error after StoreView changing in Bestsellers

Besides, all additional units have been updated. Now they are compatible with Advanced Reports v.2.3. While upgrading the extension, don’t forget to update the installed unit(s) as well.

To find the complete module description, please visit the product page of the Advanced Reports extension for Magento.

Create a complete picture of your business situation

The Advanced Reports extension improves functionality of native Magento reports and creates a complete picture of your business situation. Advanced Reports is a perfect solution for all your reporting needs whether you want to display data from various charts, aggregate information by week or anything else.

In the Advanced Reports v.2.2 released today, a bulk of new features has been implemented. For example, now you don’t have to set up date range every time you navigate to next report – just select the required period once and analyse different aspects of your sales.

With the Advanced Reports Magento extension you can get more information from your “Sales Report” as a “customer group” column has been added to this report type. Also, “Sales Report” has its own data cache now.

Advanced Reports and additional Units upgrade

Today we released the new version of the Advanced Reports extension – 2.1.1 – and glad to announce that some minor bugs have been fixed making this module more stable.

In the Sales by Coupon Code and Sales by ZIP Code units, the “Shipping” column has been added. Now you can find out not only the amount of taxes, discounts, and refunded sums, but view the shipping total as well.

Sales by Coupon Code


Sales by ZIP Code

We are also happy to notify you that the updated versions of the following Advanced Reports additional units have been released:

  • Customers by Country 1.0.2
  • Sales by Payment Type 1.0.2
  • Sales Statistics 1.0.3
  • New vs. Returning 1.0.3
  • Sales by Manufacturer 1.0.3

You can find more information on the Advanced Reports and Advanced Reports Units page.

More Info
Advanced Reports for Magento 2 is the successor of the Advanced Reports extension compatible with Magento 2 stores. The module inherited almost all popular reports, including Sales Overview, Product Performance, Sales Detailed, Magento 2 Report by Country, Sales by Manufacturer, etc. In fact, now it is a sterling analytical solution able to conveniently provide versatile valuable data.

Advanced Reports 2.0.7 released

To make your business thriving, you should always remain abreast of all the events and keep track of your sales activities. An elaborately made report is probably the best tool for managerial control and appreciation of sales.

The Advanced Reports extension with a set of additional units serves to help you create a complete picture of your business situation. With this user-friendly software you are able to run reports by countries, hours, days of the week, product, customer group or any other criteria. Thus you can obtain more sales information and analyze your current activities with minimal efforts.

aheadWorks periodically releases new versions to make the extensions more functional and stable. Today we are ready to announce the release of Advanced Reports v.2.0.7 where the following bugs have been fixed:

  • Rows missed in “Sales Report”
  • Column entitled as “Cost” should have “Price” title in “Sales Report”
  • adminhtml.xml added
  • Empty report export error
  • Country name is not shown when chart is disabled in “Sales by Country”
  • “Show Report for” option wrong behavior
  • Months missed in reports
  • Incorrect “Total” calculation in “Sales Report”
  • Orders column is empty in Magento 1.4
  • Wrong data if billing address is absent in “Sales by Country”
  • Today’s orders missed
  • Values missed in report’s totals in “Sales”
  • Memory problems in “Sales Report”

Please find more information on the Advanced Reports page.

New Advanced Report unit released – Sales by Payment Type!

Today we are happy to announce that the number of Advanced Reports Units attachments has been increased with the Sales by Payment Type unit.

The main function of this report type can be easily guessed on the assumption of its name – Sales by Payment Type displays sales data grouped by payment methods. Thus it allows you to analyze how customers prefer to pay for their purchases in your store.

Sales by Payment Type

Interested? Visit the Advanced Reports page and find more information about Sales by Payment Type and other units attachments.

Advanced Reports – extension and unit update!

To make the Advanced Reports extension compatible with recently released Magento v.1.4, we refused the idea of making any modifications in native Magento reports and have left them unaffected in the new version of Advanced Reports – reporting period range is not accessible in native reports anymore.

At the same time, one more advanced report has been implemented during the extension upgrading – the Sales report. This report type is the enhanced version of Magento Sales Report which allows you to display sales data on the chart and set up the pre-defined reporting period range.

Besides the New vs. Returning Customers unit for the Advanced Reports extension has undergone several changes. The unit has become not only absolutely compatible with Magento v.1.4, but it has become more informative – the percentage of new and returning customers is now automatically calculated and displayed as well.

Interested? Find more information about the extension and unit on the Advanced Reports page.