You can do either. Assuming your SuiteCRM Server has OpenJDK8 installed then SuiteCRM Analytics will work.
It is worth pointing out however that IF you install SuiteCRM Analytics on the same server as your SuiteCRM web application then you might run into performance issues when people try to run big queries from SuiteCRM Analytics. It might be better practise to place your copy of SuiteCRM Analytics on a whole new server so your analysts can run reporting queries without impacting your installation of SuiteCRM where people will be adding, editing and deleting records.
One other thing to consider is that IF SuiteCRM Analytics is installed on a separate server then it will be pulling data across the network from SuiteCRM which could be slightly slower than if they were both installed on the same machine. You need to weigh up the pros and cons as there is not simple answer. A second server or SuiteCRM Analytics will no doubt also cost more money than a single server.
I hope this helps a little and if you have feedback on the documentation then please let me know as its only based on installation at the moment.
One other thing I forgot to mention! I should add to the documentation they recommended hardware required to run SuiteCRM Analytics. Unlike SuiteCRM which does not require much ram etc, SuiteCRM Analytics can benefit from a more powerful machine.
This is simply because SuiteCRM queries are usually only bringing back small amount of data. SuiteCRM Analytics can pull back much more data for aggregation.
I would recommend a minimum of 4gb ram for SuiteCRM analytics. The VMs i work on here I give them around 8gbs ram so that i get good performance
I’ve been trying to install and run SuiteCRM Analytics. The installation process seemed to be successful. But when I ran start-suitecrm-analytics.sh I get a bunch of errors in Catalina logs and a 404 http error when trying to access the web interface.
Its difficult to tell looking at the log. Could you try stopping all Java processes and deleting the tomcat/logs/catalina.out log for me then try to start the server fresh again? If it fails to boot send me the catalina.out log file so I can see what happening from a fresh boot.
Please make sure that all java processes associated with the suitecrm server have stopped before you do this! Either run the stop bash script or kill the java processes before you try to boot again.
Hi there i installed the data analytics, but when i try to get information from the database of suite crm, i get Error processing component or error parsing parameter information. Does anybody knows how to solve this.
Waiting for reply
The last error I can see is this: Table ‘webcrm.D_CAMPAIGNS’ doesn’t exist
It looks like your installation is pointing to a database with the name webcrm and this database does not exist. Are you sure that this database exists and its populated with the correct tables. You need to run SuiteCRM Data Integration to create the database / tables
Hi there i installed suitecrm data integration, put the data on install properties, run setup-suitecrm-data-integration.sh the connection to the database successful, populating with success to the other database, witch right now is not empty. i run run-suitecrm-data-integration.sh and then data-integration-client.sh . Then i went to analytics, i can see custom oportunities that i made but i can not retrieve any data. I tried other report like agent opportunity performance and shows
Agent Opportunity Performance Report
Opportunity Created Period: All Periods
Opportunity Lead Source: All Opportunity Lead Sources
Opportunity Sales Stage: All Opportunity Sales Stages
Opportunity Type: All Opportunity Types
No Data Available for Selected Parameters
Report Run By: admin
Report Run Date: 2021-05-04
Hi There thanks for your reply, the first time i didnt install any demo data, the second time i cleaned the database and installed the demo data , and the problem persists, the second time is giving another error on agents aportunity report " Failed to process the report. Failed to fire report event for sub-layout-process. Could not initialize class sun.awt.x11GraphicsEnvironment. Is there any walktrought to setup this correctly.