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Alma Discovery / Primo VE

Primo VE Analytics

You can run reports in Alma to see what, when, and how often your patrons are searching in Primo VE.

Ex Libris Documentation:



SLS Training Videos:

Introduction to Alma Analytics

A few quick facts about Analytics:

  • Alma Analytics is Alma’s built-in data analysis & reporting tool
  • Analytics is accessed directly via Alma for both Alma and Primo VE
    • Alma Analytics and Primo Analytics are two instances of the same platform
    • Your personal folders (“My Folders”) are visible in both instances
  • Analytics is built on Oracle’s Business Intelligence (Enterprise Edition) platform
  • Use Analytics to compose analyses, run reports, and create dashboards for staff


Analytics Vocabulary

Here are the first terms you need to know to talk about Analytics:

  • Analysis = the criteria and query used to run a report
  • Report = the output of an analysis
    • Run-on-Demand Reports = available to run at any time
    • Scheduled Reports = subscribe to receive them via email
  • Dashboard = a collection of reports

Additional terms will be introduced as you start learning about Analytics.


Designing Analytics Training Videos & Materials