One of the huge benefits that a SAAS BI solution like Zoho Reports brings to a business team is the power of online collaboration. Reports and data (tables) can be shared easily and collaborated upon. Zoho Reports has offered from day one, a good many fine-grained sharing options. And in the recent update, we have enhanced these sharing options one step further by bringing in multi-level sharing permissions.
When you share a report to another user (by clicking on Share -> Share this View to New Users), you now have the option to specify if the shared user in turn can share that report to other users. And when a table is shared using this option, the shared user can in turn share not just the table but also the reports that he/she created over that
table (child reports) to other users too.
Here’s a typical scenario where the multi-level sharing comes into play. The Sales Head of your organization shares the Sales data with his Divisional Managers. A Divisional Manager can make reports specific to her division and share it with her Sales Representatives.
The Administrator of the account (the Sales Head in the above case) gets to see the whole sharing hierarchy of who’s created what & who’s shared with whom and has got full controls over Edit/Delete permissions of views.
Hope you like this multiple-level sharing option. Try it in Zoho Reports and your comments and feedback are most welcome!