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Building Custom Reports in Cin7 Core

This section provides specific tips and tricks around building reports on your Cin7 Core data. You can find our general guidance on building your own reports under Report Basics.

Easy Insight pulls over most of Cin7 Core's data at this point, so when you're creating your own report, it can be a little overwhelming when you do Choose Field:

Since the Cin7 Core connection has a huge number of folder and fields, it can be helpful to use the tag toggles when choosing a field. For example, if you click on Invoicing:

The Revenue and COGS Detail folder is one of the most important to be aware of. The fields in this folder wrap up a lot of complicated logic in order to provide you with accurate reporting on COGS, gross and net profit, and more. These fields combine data from your sales invoices and your sales credit notes. They also include additional charges, charges and links to related dropship purcase orders, and your actual shipping cost and channel marketplace fee metrics if connected.

Here are some of the other most useful folders to be aware of:

  • Customers contains information about your customers. The most common fields we see used from this folder include Name, SalesRepresentative, PriceTier, and the custom fields which show as Additional Attributes.
  • Customer Tags splits out your customer tags for easy reporting.
  • Finished Goods contains your assembly orders, with their component lines and picks in additional folders.
  • ProductAvailability contains your stock level information per SKU, location, and bin.
  • ProductionOrder contains your Cin7 Core manufacturing production orders. Additional folders provide data about production order runs, components, finished products, resources, and BOMs.
  • Products contains your SKU data. The most common product fields we see used are Brand, Category, Name, SKU, and the custom fields which show as Additional Attributes.
  • Product Tags splits out your product tags for easy reporting.
  • Purchases contains your purchase orders. Additional folders contain lines, lines received, additional charges, invoices, invoice lines, payments, and supplier deposits.
  • Sales contains your sales orders. The most common fields we used are Email, Order Total, OrderDate, OrderNumber, SalesRepresentative, and the various Shipping Address fields.
  • Sales Lines contains your sales order lines.

When building reports, you can add fields from different folders and Easy Insight will automatically connect the data. For example, you might add Customer Name, Sales Order SalesRepresentative, and Invoice/CR Line Total to show the invoiced total by customer and sales representative.

As a first example, if you want to set up a table of product name, total sales, gross profit, available quantity, and on order quantity filtered by product tag and invoice date, you would do the following:

  • First, Choose Field and select Products -> Name.
  • Choose field again and select Invoice/CR Lines -> Invoice/CR Line Total.
  • Choose field again and select Invoice/CR Lines -> Invoice/CR Line Gross Profit.
  • Choose field again and select ProductAvailability -> Available.
  • Choose field again and select ProductAvailability -> OnOrder.
  • Click on Create Filter, choose Product Tags -> Product Tag Name, and choose Multi Value to have a list of tags you can select from.
  • Click on Create Filter, choose Invoice/CR Lines -> Invoice/CR Date, choose Absolute, then choose the date range you want to filter on.

If you want to adjust a particular field, you can click on the green field dropdown and do Edit the Field to adjust properties. For example, you could rename Invoice/CR Line Gross Profit to just Gross Profit through the field editor. You could also change it to include cents in the display by changing the Maximum and Minimum decimal points in the field editor.

You can save your report with the Save button in the upper left of the report editor. Once saved, the report will appear in the report list under your Cin7 Core data source.

You can create a wide range of other possible reports in Easy Insight beyond simple lists. If you click on the List button in the report editor, it will pull up the list of possible reports you can use:

Examples of what you might create include:

For more information on report types, see Report Types.

For more information on filtering, see Filter Basics.

Easy Insight has rich capabilities around creating custom calculations. Custom calculations might include:

  • Gross or net margin percentages
  • If you sell clothes with a different SKU per size, you could create a custom field stripping out the size code from the SKU and reporting on sales across sizes
  • Calculate durations between two dates, like purchase order date and purchase order fully received at
  • Calculate days of stock based on average sales demand per day
  • Calculate the buildable quantity of a SKU based on current availability levels of its components

For more information on creating custom fields, see Scripting.

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