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The Analytics page of the DPS Dashboard lets you track the user data of your custom viewer app. When you subscribe to the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite with a Professional or Enterprise account, you get access to base-level analytics for all your apps. This data includes the number of issues downloaded and purchased, the top content and ads, and the number of application installations. Base analytics offers a number of different reports, including devices and operating systems.

If you have an Adobe Analytics (previously called "Omniture SiteCatalyst®") account, you can get access to more detailed user data.

All Professional and Enterprise apps gather anonymous usage data for all app types, including single-folio and multi-folio apps. This data is collected whether users are online or offline. If you are required to allow your users to opt out of analytics data collection, you can enable an opt-in option when you build your app in DPS App Builder. Analytics data is not gathered for apps created with a Single Edition license.


To avoid analytics data that displays “::unspecified::,” specify titles for all articles in article properties. Also, whenever possible, give real names to your overlays to make it easier to interpret analytics data. For example, use “Twitter Link” instead of “Button 4.”

Analytics Video Tutorial

Analytics Video Tutorial
<a href="">DPS Analytics: An Introduction</a>
Colin Fleming

Analytics Resources


For basic details about analytics, see Digital Publishing Suite analytics tutorial.

For an article about baseline analytics, see DPS Baseline Analytics.

For details about optimizing analytics, see Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite, Analytics Service (PDF).

For details on using Adobe Analytics (SiteCatalyst), see Adobe® SiteCatalyst Digital Publishing Report Guide.

For an article about the methodology used by DPS, see Methodology used by Digital Publishing Suite to calculate and present the Standard Audience Metrics.

For a list of supported analytics events by platform, see DPS supported analytics events.

Adobe Analytics Videos

DPS Analytics: An Introduction

DPS Analytics: SiteCatalyst Basics

DPS Analytics: SiteCatalyst Reports & Dashboards

Setting up Adobe Analytics

When you sign up for a Digital Publishing Suite subscription (Professional or Enterprise), you are assigned a master account ID that lets you use the Account Administration tool. Use this tool to assign the “Application” role to an Adobe ID. As part of that process, you provide the necessary information to enable Adobe Analytics (previously called "Omniture SiteCatalyst"). Make sure that you specify the same Company Name you use to sign in to Adobe Analytics. Once you provide this information, it can take as long as five days to enable analytics. See Account Administration tool.

If you believe that your analytics account is not set up properly, contact an Adobe representative. Gold support contact information appears on the DPS Dashboard.

If you have an account with Adobe Analytics, you get access to the full set of features at

View base analytics data

  1. Sign in to the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Dashboard.

    Only an Adobe ID account provisioned with the application role lets you view the Analytics page. To view analytics, use the same Adobe ID that is used in the Folio Builder panel to upload content for your custom Viewer app.

  2. Click Analytics to view the baseline analytics data.

    Reports for your custom viewer app are loaded.

  3. To view analytics data, do any of the following actions:

    View different reports

    On the left side of the Analytics page, select a category, and then click a different report type, such as Folios > Total Time Spent.

    Change the date range

    Use the From and To calendar icons to specify a range of dates. Then click Update.

    Specify the folio

    For some reports, you can select a different folio to analyze.

    Update Report

    Click this option to refresh the data.

    Export Data

    Click Export Data to export a file for the current report. You can then open this data file in a spreadsheet.

    Accumulation Settings

    Under Standard Audience, click Accumulation Settings. Click the wrench icon next to any folio, and specify the start date and publish frequency for any folio. For example, if you publish a folio on the 15th of every month, you can set the start date for the first folio and then choose Monthly for each folio.

    You can then click any report such as Accumulated Sessions or Accumulated Time Spent Per Reader to analyze the data.

    Analytics data for a custom Viewer app
    Analytics data for a custom Viewer app

  4. To download a .csv file containing information about billable downloads that can be viewed in a spreadsheet application, click Fulfillment Report.

    This .csv file includes the number of downloads from the Adobe Distribution Service charged against your download count.

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