Yes, it does mean that you will have to use another program to view your data, but this is the only downside to using business intelligence tools, and the positives greatly outweigh it.
To put it bluntly, these tools collect your raw data and help gain real, actionable insights on how well your business is doing by visualizing them with charts, graphs, and other elements on easily readable dashboards.
And when you have all your eCommerce analytics data gathered in organized dashboards, it becomes much easier to analyze and to separate information that is actually important from metrics that might not be as reflective of your real performance.
Carefully analyzing your data is an essential step in building a better, stronger strategy for your business, and if you want to keep turning larger profits, there are literally zero reasons not to do it.
Not only will it make it easier to monitor your best selling Shopify products, but also keep track of a variety of important metrics like the number of visitors, sales, orders, conversions, bounce rate, abandoned orders, and more.
There are other tools for data visualization, but Microsoft Power BI and Tableau are among the very best. To use them with Shopify, you will need to use a connector designed for this specific purpose. You can find those here:
The installation process is extremely straightforward and should take you no longer than a few minutes. When it's done, you will be able to export your data pretty much immediately and start visualizing them to get actionable insights and guides