Who should use Zoho Reports?


Small and Mid-size Businesses can immensely benefit by using Zoho Reports. Find out how.

Who should use Zoho Reports?

>>Small and Mid-size Businesses

 

 

Small and mid-size businesses can use Zoho Reports in a wide range of areas to manage operational costs, improve performance and gain competitive advantage. Effective usage of the business intelligence capabilities of Zoho Reports can reduce costs and improve efficiency of your business operations.

 

Zoho Reports can be used by any of existing Spreadsheet users, Ad-hoc desktop reporting database users (MS Access, Filemaker pro etc.,) and Packaged specialized Reporting & Analytics tools users. From individuals to collaborative teams, everyone can easily use Zoho Reports for their business intelligence and reporting needs.

Spreadsheet Users

If you are using a Spreadsheet for your day-to-day business data collection and reporting and if you are looking for a powerful, (on-demand), easy-to-use, scalable reporting solution (online) which offers

 

  • Powerful reporting and analytical (slice & dice) capabilities
  • 'Spreadsheet-like' interface for data addition and reporting
  • Is Easy to Maintain (avoids conflict resolution, backup etc.)
  • Provides Sharing & Collaboration features
  • Is Scalable for huge data sets
  • Is always accessible Online from anywhere on the Web
  • Is easy to migrate from existing Spreadsheets
  • Is Easy to Adopt
  • Is Highly Secure

 

then, Zoho Reports is for you. It offers :

 

  • Easy adoption through a Spreadsheet-like interface for data addition and report creation
  • Easy import of your existing tabular data in Excel, Open Office, CSV, TSV and HTML file formats into Zoho Reports
  • Powerful drag & drop based reporting features for quick report creation and to do in-depth analysis of your data. (no more Wizards!)
  • Supports charts, pivot tables, tabular reports and dashboards
  • Share & Collaborate your data and reports easily over the Web. You can also notify reports via email
  • Supports Printer-friendly reports
  • Available Online-on-the-Web, anytime and anywhere!
  • Easily scales for large data sets
  • Optimized for fast & quick reporting
  • Highly Secure through user logins
  • No Maintenance required

Also read 'Spreadsheets vs Zoho Reports'

Reports Creator or Data Analysts

Powerful reporting and analysis capabilities are essential to help you examine the details of your current business performance, and provide insights into new future business opportunities. Continuous data collection, analysis and report generation for business decision making is a crucial activity not to be missed out. You might need to analyze data from mixed application environments and departments like sales, marketing, finance, customer service etc., for such insights.

 

Users/team playing this role might be using spreadsheets or custom built reporting tools or costly specialized reporting tools for this need. If you are such a user, or one who is starting afresh and who wish to have a much powerful, easy-to-use, on-demand business intelligence solution, with:

 

  • Capability to upload/push any type of tabular data from different data sources and applications for reporting and analysis
  • Slice & Dice analytical and Business Intelligence capabilities
  • Online, Web based report creation and publishing
  • Accessible online anytime and anywhere on the Web
  • Sharing and Collaboration features
  • Low cost Maintenance
  • Affordable and low-cost
  • Embeddable reports in web pages and applications
  • Highly Scalable
  • Secure

 

Zoho Reports can fit your Online Business Intelligence and Reporting needs. It offers:

 

  • Online Web based reporting and business intelligence service
  • Easy to adopt 'Spreadsheet-like' interface for data addition and report creation
  • Powerful drag & drop based reporting features for quick report creation and publishing
  • Visual Analysis capability for in-depth analysis and to slice & dice your data.
  • Supports charts, pivot tables, dashboards, summary and tabular reports
  • Supports data import from variety of file formats including Excel, Open Office, CSV, TSV and HTML. Also supports periodic scheduling of import
  • Also push data from traditional in-house applications and databases with batch tools or API (application programming interface)
  • SQL (Structured Query Language) driven querying for powerful report creation. You can provide your SQL queries written in any of the familiar database dialects, including Oracle, SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Informix and ANSI SQL
  • You can Share & Collaborate your reports, with your friends easily over the Web. You can also notify reports via email
  • Supports Printer-friendly reports
  • Embed reports within your Websites, Web Applications and Blogs
  • Highly secure through user login
  • Web APIs to tightly integrate and interact with your business applications
  • Available Online-on-the-Web anytime and anywhere!
  • Zero Maintenance cost

Custom reporting databases and application users

As business needs evolve and the necessity for data collection and analysis is felt, small businesses tend to build their own applications and databases for data collection and reporting. These applications can be specific to a department's needs (like sales, marketing, customer service etc.,) or span across multiple business functions.

 

It can typically be a custom reporting application(s) built quick-and-fast using Desktop database applications like MS-Access, Filemaker-pro. Or it can be a more grander application based on relational databases like MySQL, SQL Server etc., in combination with an user interface built using a programming language like VB, Java, ASP, etc.,

 

As business needs evolve, these custom reporting applications hit the following roadblocks:

 

  • Feature limitation to address the current business reporting needs
  • Maintenance issues in terms of bugs, data backups, security, hardware upgrades etc.,
  • Scalability and Performance issues

 

If you are a user caught in such bottlenecks and want a powerful on-demand business intelligence solution with:

 

  • Online Web based reporting and analysis
  • Powerful reporting service to compliment or replace your existing application
  • Slice & Dice analytical and Business Intelligence capabilities
  • Powerful SQL based Querying
  • Easy Collaboration & Sharing features
  • Embeddable reports in your Web application
  • Secure database with Less Maintenance (backup, administration, tuning etc., )
  • Highly scalable
  • Always accessible from anywhere on the Web
  • Easy to Use

 

Zoho Reports offers:

 

  • On-demand Business Intelligence and Reporting service with an easy to use interface
  • Easy to adopt 'Spreadsheet-like' interface for data addition and report creation
  • Supports data import from variety of file formats including Excel, CSV, TSV and HTML. Also supports periodic scheduling of import
  • Also push data from traditional in-house applications and databases with batch tools or API (application programming interface)
  • Powerful drag & drop based reporting features for quick report creation and in-depth analysis of your data
  • Supports charts, pivot tables, dashboards and tabular reports
  • SQL (Structured Query Language) driven querying of the database. Supports SQL queries written in any of the familiar database dialects, including Oracle, SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Informix and ANSI SQL
  • Web APIs to tightly integrate and interact with your business applications
  • You can Share & Collaborate your data and reports, with your friends easily over the Web
  • Embed reports within your Web application
  • Highly secure through user login
  • High scalability and performance
  • Zero Maintenance cost
  • Available Online-on-the-Web anytime and anywhere

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