Google announced that Analytics reports in Google Analytics can be sent to users via email from within Google Analytics itself. They can be scheduled to be sent daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly.
Reports can also now be exported to PDF documents so they can be saved/shared in that format.
The options to do these things can be found in the utility bar at the top of the reports. “In order to provide maximum flexibility, this functionality is available on standard reports, custom reports, and dashboards,” says Chris Anderson from Google’s Analytics team. “Clicking on the ‘Email’ button on a dashboard pulls up the same email scheduling dialog as in standard reports and offers the same feature set.”
“For those who have used the email scheduler in the old interface, this new emailer system operates independently and has enhancements in reliability and ease of use,” says Anderson. “We are putting the finishing touches on the look and feel of exported reports, and anticipate that these will be finalized soon.”
This is just the latest in a string of recent improvements to Google Analytics, including: multi-channel funnels, the realtime analytics feature (which can be quite addictive to watch), flow visualization, and the premium version.
A couple weeks ago, Google introduced new site speed reports. In addition, they announced new social reports, which should be rolling out soon.