What's new in Zoho Analytics?

 
 

2023

Dec

Build Number: 5310 (Release on: Dec 06, 2023)

Introducing advanced analytics for Apache Derby local database

New

You can now import data from Apache Derby local database into Zoho Analytics for advanced reporting and analysis. Click here to learn more.

Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  • A Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability within the add-on request mechanism, which users utilize to request add-on installations from administrators, has been discovered and fixed.
  • A vulnerability that allowed unauthorized access to the images uploaded to dashboards and data snapshot images has been identified and fixed.
  • A vulnerability enabling the upload of large files to the Zoho Analytics server by exploiting the file upload process used for actions such as updating the product license, rebranding the logo, and importing users via CSV files has been fixed. This vulnerability was identified as a potential DDoS risk, capable of rendering the application inaccessible when large files are uploaded.

Nov

Build Number: 5301 (Release on: November 06, 2023)

Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  1. The upgrade issue faced when using Zoho Analytics in high availability mode is now fixed.

Oct

Build Number: 5300 (Release on: October 17, 2023)

Import Data from Azure Data Lake

New

Zoho Analytics now supports data import from three types of storage in Azure Data Lake: containers, file shares, and tables. Click here to learn more.

Import Data from SharePoint

New

Zoho Analytics has extended its support to import data from Microsoft SharePoint. Click here to learn more.

Follow-up Questions in Ask Zia

Enhancement

Ask Zia now auto suggests follow-up questions based on your current question. This is supported in both normal and conversation mode. This allows you to easily construct questions to get reports over your data instantly.

Click here to learn more on this.

Embed Ask Zia in Intranet Applications

Enhancement

You can now embed Ask Zia within your application screens. This allows you to use Zia in other IT applications that you use in your daily operations.

Click here to learn more.

Hide Empty Columns in Report

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics now allows you to hide empty columns in Pivot and Summary Views. This enhances the look of your reports as only relevant data gets displayed.

Click here to learn more.

Export with Watermark

Enhancement

Now you can include Watermarks to reports and dashboards, while exporting them as PDF.

Click here to learn more.

Trend Line support for Color Chart

Enhancement

From now on, you can predict the trend line for columns used in the color shelf of the report builder.

Click here to learn more.

Query Table Creation

Enhancement

The following changes have been done in Query Table.

User Interface Revamped

Query Table's user interface has been revamped to improve the user experience. Now, the query editor will still be in focus when you insert the functions and columns by clicking from the list.

New Functions

Support for the following new functions are added.

  • To Percentage - Converts the data type of the column to percentage.
  • To Currency - Converts the data type of the column to currency
  • To Decision Box - Converts the data type of the column to decision box
  • To Positive Number - Converts the data type of the column to positive number
Click here to learn more.

Compact column width for Tabular reports

Enhancement

A new option to set compact width is added for Pivot View and Summary View. This option tightly packs the columns in the report, thereby helping to save horizontal space and improve readability without the need to scroll sideways.

Click here to learn more.

Time Slicer as Timeline Filters for Dashboards

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics now supports Time Slicer as Timeline filter. This provides dynamic filtering ability with a different section for each date element such as Year, Quarter, Month, Week, Date and Hour. This enables you to easily select the period for filtering the dashboard. The Time Slicer supports an infinite date range for filtering the dashboard.

Click here to learn more.

Zia Insights Predicts Future

Enhancement

Zia Insights can now predict the future outcomes based on data. Predictive narration is included in medium and high verbosity narratives.

Click here to learn more.

Enhancements for Tabular View

Enhancement

Tabular View has been enhanced with the following features.

Format Tabular View as Table

We've enhanced the Tabular View appearance by formatting it as a table. From now, Tabular View will display only rows and columns with data and remove the empty grid cells that don't apply to the report.

Support for Relative Period in User Filter

Date based User Filter in Tabular View now supports filtering by Relative period.

Click here to learn more on Tabular View.

Enhancements in Geo Visualization

Enhancement

Geo Visualization now supports the following data types.

  • Imports Latitude & Longitude - Imports Latitude & Longitude data in DMS (Degrees, Minutes, and Seconds) format.

  • Identifies Alpha Codes as Geo Data - Identifies the Alpha 2 and Alpha 3 Codes for Country (US and USA as United States of America) and State (NY as New York) as Geo data.

Click here to learn more about Geo Visualization.

Support to Include/exclude User Filter Values

Enhancement

User filters for all reports now allow you to include or exclude selected items from the user filter values. So far you could only include items but not exclude.

Click here to learn more about User Filters.

Preset User Filters for Dashboards

New

Now you can define and save preset filters for your dashboard by using user filter combos. This eliminates the mundane task of clicking and selecting values from multiple user filters every timeā€”and you can setup multiple preset filters, too!

Click here to learn more about Preset Filters.

Image Support for KPI Widgets

New

We now support displaying images as part of your KPI widgets on your dashboard.

Adding images for your KPIs helps viewers grasp information quickly. They also enhance the appearance of your dashboards.

Click here to learn more about KPI with Image.

Overview Effect for Charts

New

To visualize reports with large data sets, Zoho Analytics has enhanced charts with new interactive options: the overview and scroll bar effects. These enable you to plot large data on a chart to get a clear picture of the peaks and troughs in your data.

The overview effect adds an overall preview chart (also known as an overview chart) to the bottom of a chart. It allows you to select a region to focus on a particular data range on the chart, for more in-depth analysis.

Dynamic and more interactive scroll charts can now be used to replace filters, which are traditionally used in reports with large data sets. This enables you to easily compare data by moving the slider or scroll bar.

Click here to learn more about the overview and scroll bar effects.

Share Permission enhancement - Drill down path in Dashboards

Enhancement

The Share permission in Dashboards is enhanced by listing the Drill Paths for all the reports used in the dashboard.

Click here to learn more.

Explain Data - Zia Insights

Enhancement

The Explain Data - Zia Insights feature provides information related to the selected data point in the report. This helps in identifying significant changes or anomalies in the data.

Click here to learn more.

Emailing Views - CC Support

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics now supports cc (carbon copy) functionality while emailing views. This helps to keep your team members, clients, partners in the loop without making them the primary recipient.

Click here to learn more.

Incremental Fetch for Databases

New

With the incremental fetch for databases, you can import only the newly added records in the databases to Zoho Analytics without fetching the entire dataset during each sync cycle. This could be beneficial while working with large datasets and saves time.

Click here to learn more.

Notify admins on import failures

Enhancement

On continuous import failures, you can now choose to notify the Zoho Analytics account admin and all the workspace admins via email. Click here to learn more.

Restore Deleted Views from the Dashboard

Enhancement

We have enhanced the ways to handle deleted views from Dashboard. In case a view present as part of a dashboard is deleted, you can now choose to restore or remove it from the dashboard.

Click here to learn more.

Display Aggregate Data as Row in Pivot View

New

Zoho Analytics now allows you to add aggregate Data either as Rows or as Columns. This opens the possibility to layout the pivot in two different formats, and to get a clear presentation of your data.

Click here to learn more.

Add Ask Zia-generated Reports to Dashboard

Enhancement

As you know, you can have natural language conversations with our AI Assistant Zia and get reports instantly. You can now drag and drop these Ask Zia generated reports into dashboards with ease.

Click here to learn more.

SQL Query Syntax Suggestions

Enhancement

Creating query table is now made easier with SQL Query Syntax suggestions. Zoho Analytics provides suggestions for keywords, table & column names as you type your query.

What-If Analysis over Forecast data

Enhancement

Now, Zoho Analytics allows you to apply What-If Analysis specifically to forecasted data alone, rather than applying it to the entire report as before. This update provides more focused and targeted capabilities for conducting What-If Analysis in Zoho Analytics. Click here to learn more.

Pivot View

New
  • A new option Fit to screen is added to Pivot view and Summary view. This option adjusts the column width to fit the table across the entire screen. Click here to learn more.
  • A new option is added to customize the Sub-total Label. You can add a prefix or suffix to the Sub-total Label or you can modify the label as needed. Click here to learn more.

Numeric User Filter

Enhancement

User filter for numeric columns now provides List All Values option. In this enhancement, any new value added will be automatically added to the filter value.

Click here to learn more.

Date User Filter

Enhancement

User filter for actual date period now allows you to set a default filter value that should be applied to the reports. Previously, this option was available for seasonal and relative periods. Click here to learn more.

Formula based Lookup Column

Enhancement

You can now configure a formula column to be a lookup column. Click here to learn more.

Enhancement in Dependency Views

Enhancement

Dependency Details option for the views has been enhanced with the following items.

  • Views now include the Dashboards where the view is embedded.
  • Table includes immediate child table.
  • Query Table now includes multiple level parent tables and child tables.
  • Dependency details can be invoked from Explorer and Model Diagram.

Click here to learn more.

All New Information Window

Enhancement

A new information window has been added to all the Views in Zoho Analytics. Now from a single window, you can edit various options of the view, such as title, description, data source, publish and share details, and see dependency details, permalink, etc. Click here to learn more.

Date - Week & Year Format

Enhancement

In addition to Short, Medium and Long formats for displaying weekly data in charts, Zoho Analytics supports Start Date and End Date. Choosing this option will display the Start or End Date of the week in weekly reports.

Click here to learn more.

Formulas supported in Live Connect

Enhancement

You can now create both Aggregate Formulas and Custom formulas in workspaces where you have setup Live Connect to cloud databases.

Expanding Databases Connectivity

New

Zoho Analytics now supports importing data from the following databases:

Local Databases Cloud Database

Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  • The support for TLSv1.0 and TLSv1.1 have been officially deprecated in this release. The TLS (Transport Layer Security) versions 1.0 and 1.1 are no longer considered secure due to known vulnerabilities and weaknesses.
  • The critical security vulnerability related to privilege escalation has been addressed in this release. This vulnerability could potentially allow users (managers or viewers) to perform actions typically reserved for administrators, posing a significant security risk.

July

Build Number: 5260 (Release on: July 27, 2023)

Launching advanced analytics for Google Analytics 4 (GA4)

New

Zoho Analytics seamlessly integrates with Google Analytics 4 (GA4) to help you examine important web traffic KPIs, and make decisions backed by solid data to improve your SEO/SEM campaigns. Click here to learn more about this integration.

Night Mode Support

New

Zoho Analytics UX now supports a trendy night mode theme. You can now toggle the Zoho Analytics interface between Day and Night UX modes.

Settings page revamped

Enhancement

We've revamped the user interface of the Settings page. We've also categorised the settings and included new sections like help and support, troubleshoot and miscellaneous to improve the user experience. Click here to learn more.

July

Build Number: 5250 (Release on: July 03, 2023)

Introducing Data-Model Diagram

New

This feature helps you visualize and understand relationships between tables in your data sources. You can view all the tables in your workspace and their relationships from the Model Diagram. Click here to learn more.

Introducing new language support

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics user interface is now available in Romanian language in addition to the other languages.

Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  1. The recently disclosed Remote Code Execution vulnerability in hsqldb jar (CVE-2022-41853) has been addressed in this release.

Jun

Build Number: 5240 (Release on: June 01, 2023)

Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  1. The Vulnerabilities in Statistical data import (CVE-2021-36090,CVE-2021-35515,CVE-2021-35517,CVE-2021-35516) have been addressed in this release.

May

Build Number: 5230 (Release on: May 24, 2023)

Launching advanced analytics for Freshdesk

New

Introducing out-of-the-box reports and dashboards for Freshdesk, which allows you to easily analyze your help desk data and gain in-depth insights on key metrics. Click here to learn more about this integration.

Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  1. The recently disclosed FasterXML jackson-databind vulnerabilities (CVE-2022-42004,CVE-2022-42003) and Oracle MySQL vulnerabilities (CVE-2022-21417,CVE-2022-21444) have been addressed in this release.

April

Build Number: 5220 (Release on: April 24, 2023)

Introducing out-of-box integration with Zoho Survey

New

Zoho Analytics seamlessly integrates with Zoho Survey to convert complicated survey responses into insightful dashboards, allowing users to derive key insights. Click here to learn more.

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Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  • The issue with the Apache Commons Text 1.8.jar (CVE-2022-42889) that resulted in a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability has been fixed.
  • The issue where the high availability configuration failed due to machine passwords with special characters is now fixed.

Feb

Build Number: 5210 (Release on: February 14, 2023)

Support for new mail server types

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics now supports OAuth authentication in SMTP and Microsoft's Exchange Web Services (EWS) as mail servers to trigger email notifications when an action is performed. Click here to learn more.

Redesigned getting started screens

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics' getting started screens have been redesigned to enhance the user experience. Click here to learn more.

2022

Dec

Build Number: 5200 (Release on: December 26, 2022)

Database upgrade

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics' backend PostgreSQL database which is used to store data is upgraded to version 11.14.

Advanced columnar engine

Enhancement

Experience 2x faster read operations in Zoho Analytics with the new and improved columnar engine.

Boosted performance

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics can now support larger workloads with the introduction of horizontally scalable architecture.

Nov

Build Number: 5150 (Release on: November 07, 2022)

Rolling out Slack and Microsoft Teams notifications for data alerts

New

Zoho Analytics now enables you to trigger and post threshold violation alerts directly in Slack and Microsoft Teams channels. Click the corresponding links to learn more.

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Enhancements to Google Ads integration

Enhancement

The Google Ads integration now requires a developer token to authenticate with Google Ads APIs for data collection. Click here to learn more.

August

Build Number: 5140 (Release on: August 22, 2022)

Introducing Live Connect support for Google BigQuery and DB2 cloud databases

New

Zoho Analytics now offers Live Connect support for Google BigQuery and DB2 cloud services. Click the corresponding links to learn more.

Unveiling admin delegation

New

Zoho Analytics administrators can now delegate permissions to add users, manage licenses etc., for users with the Manager role. Click here to learn more.

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Apply SSL certificate seamlessly

New

Zoho Analytics allows you to apply an SSL certificate seamlessly from the Zoho Analytics user interface. Click here to learn more.

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Support to import GZIP files

Enhancement

You can now import data from GZIP files stored in your local drives, web URLs, or any FTP servers.

July

Build Number: 5130 (Release on: July 08, 2022)

Unveiling Live Connect support for local and cloud databases

New

Zoho Analytics now allows you to connect live with various local and cloud databases for real-time reporting and analysis. Click the corresponding links to learn more.

Enhancements to data backup

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics enables you to choose the retention period for your data backups. Click here to learn more.

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Support to enable/disable emails triggered on user addition

Enhancement

You can now choose to enable or disable the welcome email being triggered while adding SSO or Active Directory users to Zoho Analytics. Click here to learn more.

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May

Build Number: 5121 (Release on: May 31, 2022)

Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  1. The issue while accessing the login page on deployments without internet access is now fixed.

May

Build Number: 5120 (Release on: May 24, 2022)

Unveiling advanced analytics for SurveyMonkey

New

Zoho Anlaytics seamlessly integrates with SurveyMonkey, to efficiently summarize and analyze your survey data to gain deeper insights. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing out-of-box integration with LinkedIn Pages

New

Zoho Analytics offers out-of-box analytics for LinkedIn Pages, and enables you to keep track of your LinkedIn page engagements to measure and improve your social media ROI. Click here to learn more.

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Launching advanced analytics for LinkedIn Ads

New

Introducing advanced analytics for LinkedIn Ads, which helps you gain in-depth insight into your LinkedIn campaign performance. Click here to learn more.

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Updated Xero authentication process

Enhancement

The key-based authentication mechanism for Xero has been replaced with OAuth mode. Click here to learn more.

Apr

Build Number: 5110 (Release on: April 18, 2022)

Introducing out-of-box integration with Shopify

New

Zoho Analytics seamlessly integrates with Shopify to provide detailed analytics of your e-commerce information. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing webhooks for data alerts

New

You can now leverage webhooks to trigger alert notifications or custom workflows when data alert conditions are met. Click here to learn more.

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Retain source workspace's column data type

Enhancement

While importing data from other Zoho Analytics workspaces, the columns' data type will also be retained as in the source workspace.

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Updated Jira Software Cloud authentication process

Enhancement

The authentication mechanism for Jira Software Cloud has been changed from being key based to OAuth mode. Click here to learn more.

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Revamped Zoho Analytics login page

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics' login page has been revamped to feature product-related announcements. Click here to learn more.

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Mar

Build Number: 5100 (Release on: March 22, 2022)

Export views to other workspaces

New

Zoho Analytics now allows you to easily export reports, dashboards and tables from one workspace to another within the same installation. Click here to learn more.

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Remove a table's data source

Enhancement

You can now remove an individual table's data source, to stop the table from updating new data from the source. Click here to learn more.

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Sync meta data changes instantly

Enhancement

You can instantly reflect the source database's meta data changes to individual tables in Zoho Analytics easily. This is only applicable for data imported using live connections. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing support for Tabular functions in query tables

New

Query tables now support Tabular functions such as Rank and Row Number that compares values across rows.

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Support for AND/OR logical operators in data alerts

Enhancement

You can leverage AND and OR logical operators while creating data alerts. Click here to learn more.

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Enhanced custom sort interface

Enhancement

The custom sort option in reports has been revamped to enhance user experience.

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Feb

Build Number: 5090 (Release on: February 21, 2022)

Configure multi-factor authentication

New

Zoho Analytics users can now configure multi-factor authentication for enhanced security. Click here to learn more.

Modifications to the Annual Maintenance and Support license format

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics is moving to an xml-based Annual Maintenance and Support (AMS) license format that allows for notifications before AMS expiration. Click here to learn more.

Jan

Build Number: 5080 (Release on: January 25, 2022)

Introducing out-of-the-box integration with Zoho Creator On-Premise

New

Zoho Analytics seamlessly integrates with Zoho Creator On-Premise, to provide a detailed analysis of your applications' data. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing out-of-the-box integration with Facebook Ads

New

You can now integrate with Facebook Ads to access out-of-the-box reports and dashboards, and keep track of key social media metrics. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing out-of-the-box integration with Zoho Creator

New

Zoho Analytics seamlessly integrates with Zoho Creator, to provide a detailed analysis of your applications' data. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing out-of-the-box integration with Instagram

New

You can now integrate with Instagram to access out-of-the-box reports and dashboards, and keep track of key social media metrics. Click here to learn more.

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Apply multiple user filters simultaneously

Enhancement

You can now choose to apply multiple user filters simultaneously in a dashboard. Click here to learn more.

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Choose the required data center

Enhancement

You can now choose the data center associated to your Zoho account while setting up the integration with Zoho Creator, Zoho DataPrep and Zoho CRM. Click the corresponding links to learn more.

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2021

Dec

Build Number: 5070 (Release on: December 21, 2021)

Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  1. The recently disclosed Apache Log4j vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-45046, CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45105) have been addressed in this release.

Dec

Build Number: 5060 (Release on: December 10, 2021)

Features introduced

New
  • Introducing out-of-the-box integration with Zoho Creator. Learn more.
  • Introducing out-of-the-box integration with Instagram. Learn more.
  • You can now choose the data center associated to your Zoho account while setting up the integration with Zoho Creator, Zoho DataPrep, and Zoho CRM. Click the corresponding links to learn more.
  • You can now choose to apply multiple user filters simultaneously in a dashboard. Learn more.

Nov

Build Number: 5050 (Release on: November 15, 2021)

Import data from Google Cloud SQL MS SQL Server

New

You can now import data from SQL Server hosted in Google Cloud SQL cloud database. Click here to learn more.

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Revamped getting started screens

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics' getting started screens have been revamped to enhance the user experience. Click here to learn more.

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Enhanced forecasting engine

Enhancement

You can choose to generate forecasts for the columns used in a chart's Color shelf. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing workspace-level formatting

New

You can now configure workspace-level formatting options. These configurations will apply to all views in the workspace. Click here to learn more.

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Support for lookup columns in live connections

Enhancement

You can now create lookup columns while importing data using live connections. Click here to learn more.

Introducing new KPI chart type widgets

New

New KPI chart type widgets have been introduced in Zoho Analytics. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing enhancements in reports

Enhancement

The following enhancements have been made to reports in Zoho Analytics:

1. A chart's Edit Design mode displays contextual menu options over columns used in the chart builder (on mouse hover). Click here to learn more.

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2. You can now display images in the place of text in a chart's axis. Click here to learn more.

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3. The creating a tabular view screen has been revamped for easier navigation.

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Oct

Build Number: 5030 (Release on: October 21, 2021)

Introducing audit logs

New

Zoho Analytics administrators can now capture detailed logs on application access and user activity, and access insightful reports and dashboards on the same. Click here to learn more.

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Sep

Build Number: 5020 (Release on: September 29, 2021)

Launching advanced analytics for additional modules in ServiceNow

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics now offers out-of-the-box analytics for ServiceNow's release management, change management and configuration management modules. Click here to learn more.

Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  1. The issue in data synchronization with local databases when a viewer license is configured is now fixed.

Sep

Build Number: 5010 (Release on: September 08, 2021)

Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  • The issue while exporting custom map charts is now fixed in workstations with Google Chrome versions 59 or above installed.
  • The issue that exported dashboards in a PDF layout without reflecting the configured password is fixed.

Note: To facilitate enhanced security, the default installation folder for Zoho Analytics on Windows servers is now 'C:Program Files/'.

July

Build Number: 5000 (Release on: July 12, 2021)

Introducing Zoho Analytics Dashboards app

New

You can now view and interact with reports and dashboards on the go using this immersive mobile app. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing out-of-the-box integration with Sage Accounting

New

You can now integrate with Sage Accounting to access out-of-the-box reports and keep track of key financial metrics. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing out-of-the-box integration with YouTube

New

Zoho Analytics seamlessly integrates with YouTube, to provide insightful reports and dashboards on vital engagement metrics. Click here to learn more.

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Import data from Amazon S3

New

You can now import data from files stored in Amazon S3 cloud database. Click here to learn more.

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Enhancements to Ask Zia

Enhancement

The following enhancements have been made to Ask Zia.

1. Introducing Zia Insights - you can now access actionable insights on your visualizations instantly. Click here to learn more.

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2. Our AI assistant, Ask Zia, now supports inputs in Spanish.

Conditional formatting of pivot views

Enhancement

You can now format the values in your pivot views based on relevant conditions. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing new themes

New

With the additional themes you can now customize your Zoho Analytics application per your requirements.

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Customize map chart theme

Enhancement

You can now customize your map chart's background theme using custom images.

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Revamped Edit Table screen

Enhancement

The Edit Table screen has been revamped for easier navigation. Click here to learn more.

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June

Build Number: 4750 (Release on: June 29, 2021)

Introducing support for high availability

New

You can now achieve application redundancy by setting up a high availability configuration. Click here to learn more.

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Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  1. The Cross-Site Scripting (xss) vulnerability in the display name field is now fixed.

May

Build Number: 4700 (Release on: May 31, 2021)

Import data from Template files

New

Zoho Analytics now allows you to copy reports, dashboards and tables from one workspace or installation to another. Click here to learn more.

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Import data from Zoho Analytics workspaces

New

You can also import data from one Zoho Analytics workspace to another from the Import your Data screen. Click here to learn more.

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Customize forecasting models

Enhancement

You can now customize the mathematical models involved in forecasting your data. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing Viewer mode

New

This mode removes edit/modify action buttons from the UI, thereby setting up reports and dashboards for a clutter-free view-only experience.

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Enhancements to charts

Enhancement

The following enhancements have been made to charts:

1. When a chart has multiple axes, you can now choose to merge specific axes. Click here to learn more.

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2. You can now apply various effects on your chart to modify its overall appearance. Click here to learn more.

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Expand and collapse user filters

Enhancement

You can now expand and collapse the user filters in your dashboards. Click here to learn more.

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Enhanced user interface

Enhancement

There are also several minor enhancements in the Zoho Analytics user interface, designed to enhance your experience.

May

Build Number: 4650 (Release on: May 12, 2021)

Introducing out-of-box integration with Zoho DataPrep (Beta)

New

Zoho Analytics seamlessly integrates with Zoho DataPrep, to provide a detailed analysis of your transformed and cleansed data. This is a Beta release. Click here to learn more.

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Import data in batches (Pagination)

Enhancement

You can now import large amounts of data in batches from web URLs. Click here to learn more.

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Import spatial data files

New

Zoho Analytics now allows you to import spatial data files from local files. Click here to learn more.

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Import zip code data with ease

New

You can now import zip code data into Zoho Analytics, and generate geo visualizations within minutes. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing enhancements to Ask Zia

Enhancement

The following enhancements have been made to Ask Zia:

1. Ask Zia now supports predictive analytics and generates reports with forecasted values. Click here to learn more.

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2. Introducing conversation mode: Ask Zia allows you to post follow up questions to help you dig deeper into your data.

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3. Ask Zia is now exclusively available in conversation mode within dashboards, to answer any dashboard-specific questions.

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4. Ask Zia will list existing reports as answers to your questions where applicable.

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5. You can now map terms in your questions to corresponding columns in the data table while entering your questions. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing enhancements to dashboards

Enhancement

The following enhancements have been made to dashboards:

1. You can now add multiple tabs to your dashboards. Click here to learn more.

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2. The merge user filters functionality in dashboards has been enhanced to support all data types. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing enhancements to sort functionality in charts

Enhancement

You can now sort your multi-axis charts with both X and Y-axes values. Additionally, the Sort option in your chart's toolbar has been revamped for easier navigation. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing enhancements to the Export feature

Enhancement

1. You can now export multiple views from the Explorer easily.

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2. Zoho Analytics also allows you to export all the views under a particular folder.

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Preview your slideshows

Enhancement

Slideshows in Zoho Analytics now support a new preview option. Click here to learn more.

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Automate scheduled application backups

Enhancement

You can now automate scheduled backups of the Zoho Analytics application easily. Click here to learn more.

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April

Build Number: 4610 (Release on: April 23, 2021)

Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  1. The keystore encryption issue that required an application restart has now been fixed.
  2. The issues faced while importing data from Google Drive have been fixed.

Mar

Build Number: 4600 (Release on: March 29, 2021)

Import data from more local databases

Enhancement

You can now import data into Zoho Analytics from the following local databases:

  • SQLite
  • Progress OpenEdge
  • Hive
  • Firebird
  • YugabyteDB
  • Microsoft Access
  • SAP HANA

Click here to learn more.

Import data from cloud databases into existing tables

Enhancement

You can now import data from cloud databases into existing tables in Zoho Analytics. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing trend lines

New

You can now identify past and future data trends in Zoho Analytics easily. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing enhancements to Ask Zia

Enhancement

The following enhancements have been made to Ask Zia:

  • The AI assistant can now understand questions that are grammatically unstructured or incomplete.
  • Ask Zia now features typo tolerance, to understand words that are spelled incorrectly.
  • Ask Zia can now interpret the mathematical function that is best suited for your question.
  • The AI assistant's knowledge of dates is now enhanced - the term "weekend" and the abbreviated versions of months can now be used.

Click here to learn more.

Support for date-based lookup column

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics now allows you to configure a date column as a lookup column between two tables. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing enhancements to charts

Enhancement

The following enhancements have been made to charts:

1. A new chart type has been introduced: Histogram. Click here to learn more.

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2. You can now apply patterns to your charts, and choose from a range of pre-built ones or create your own. Click here to learn more.

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3. You can now create a 100% stacked bar chart, and charts with horizontal stacked bars that can have multiple Y axes.

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4. Zoho Analytics allows you to switch your chart's axis dynamically, to view the chart per your requirements. Click here to learn more.

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5. You can now choose to disable the Dynamic Drill Down option in charts. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing enhancements to pivot views

Enhancement

The following enhancements have been made to pivot views:

1. You can now hide specific columns in pivot views easily. Click here to learn more.

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2. You can now expand and collapse the rows, columns and cells in your pivot views. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing enhancements to sharing and publishing options

Enhancement

The following enhancements have been made to the sharing and publishing functionality:

1. You can now request access to views that haven't been shared with you. Click here to learn more.

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2. Zoho Analytics now allows you to set expiration dates for views that are published without login credentials. Click here to learn more.

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3. While publishing a table, you can now choose to publish only selective columns from that table. Click here to learn more.

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4. The Export and Email dialog boxes have been revamped for easier navigation.

Introducing enhancements to Explorer view

Enhancement

The following enhancements have been made to the Explorer View:

1. You can convert a parent folder to a sub-folder, and vice versa. Click here to learn more.

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2. You can now mark sub-folders as default folders in your workspace. Click here to learn more.

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Bookmark views easily

Enhancement

You can now bookmark important views when accessing them, using the icon found beside the view's name.

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Introducing enhancements to user filters

Enhancement

The following enhancements have been made to user filters:

  • The existing List only relevant values option can now be used to configure cascading user filters, wherein the subsequent user filter's values are dependent on the preceding user filter's value.
  • Conversely, the Show All option can be selected to list every value in the subsequent user filter, regardless of the preceding user filter's value.

Click here to learn more.

Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  1. Encryption issues with the keystore password stored in the server.xml file in the /conf directory has now been fixed.

Note: For Windows installations, Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 will be installed automatically along with Zoho Analytics if its not already available on the installation server. This is to ensure seamless support with the Zoho Analytics database, and enhance its performance.

2020

Nov

Build Number: 4590 (Release on: November 12, 2022)

Launching advanced analytics for Exact Online

New

Zoho Analytics seamlessly integrates with Exact Online, and enables you to easily analyze your accounting data and keep track of key metrics. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing support for stored procedures

New

You can now invoke stored procedures to import data from specific databases. Click here to learn more.

Oct

Build Number: 4580 (Release on: October 20, 2020)

Introducing out-of-box integration with Zoho CRM

New

Zoho Analytics seamlessly integrates with Zoho CRM, and enables you to analyze your Zoho CRM data easily and keep track of key metrics. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing a new license category

New

Zoho Analytics now has a new license category - Viewers. Members in the category can be given read permissions to shared views and tables. However, they cannot:

  • Edit or share the shared views
  • Create new views or workspaces.

Click here to learn more.

Aug

Build Number: 4560 (Release on: August 24, 2020)

Introducing out-of-box integration with QuickBooks Desktop

New

Zoho Analytics seamlessly integrates with QuickBooks Desktop, and enables you to easily analyze your accounting data and keep track of key metrics. Click here to learn more.

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Launching advanced analytics for Google Ads

New

Zoho Analytics offers out-of-box integration with Google Ads, to provide a detailed analysis of your campaign data.Click here to learn more.

Jul

Build Number: 4550 (Release on: July 22, 2020)

Database upgrade

New

The Zoho Analytics database is upgraded from PostgreSQL version 9.6 to version 11.7.

Jun

Build Number: 4500 (Release on: June 01, 2020)

Introducing Wildcard filters

New

You can now construct filter criteria with multiple string conditions to filter the data in your reports. You can choose between matching conditions based on AND/OR rules. Click here to learn more.

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Create data snapshots with forecasted values

Enhancement

Easily create Data Snapshots of charts containing forecasted values. Click here to more about data snapshots.

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Auto-generate reports over a table's related data

Enhancement

Auto-generate reports over data from both the selected table and its connected tables easily, using the Similar to Another Table feature.

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Pivot or unpivot your data tables easily

Enhancement

The below keywords are now supported while creating query tables:

  • Pivot: Converts rows into columns by turning the unique values in the input column to multiple output columns.
  • Unpivot: Converts columns into rows by changing multiple columns to values in a single row.

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Customize alignment of KPI widgets

Enhancement

You can now customize a KPI widget's alignment in a dashboard easily.

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Introducing enhancements to charts

Enhancement

The following enhancements have been made to charts:

1. Choose to display legends with or without their corresponding values, and customize their format. Click here to learn more.

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2. You can now plot charts with percentile function applied over the numeric data. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing enhancements to Explorer view

Enhancement

The following enhancements have been made to the Explorer View:

1. Select and move multiple views across folders in a workspace.

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2. Move sub-folders from one parent folder to another, and make parent folders as sub-folders within another folder.

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3. You can now bookmark important views from the Reports and Dashboards section in the side panel.

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4. Creating new views is now easier, with options to create tables, reports, and dashboards from the respective sections in the side panel.

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Introducing enhancements to collaboration features

Enhancement

The following enhancements have been made to the collaboration features:

1. The various collaboration options are now grouped under the common Share button.

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2. You can now email filtered views to multiple users and groups. Click here to learn more about emailing views.

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3. The Embed and Publish URL screen has been revamped to facilitate easy access.

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Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  • On renaming the source tables imported using the live connect option, the changes will be reflected in the corresponding Zoho Analytics tables on synchronization.
  • Missing filters in the "Software Issues Due Today" report in Jira Software integration have been added.
  • You can now expand and collapse views displayed in the grid format, from the Explorer page.
  • The issue that removed the OJDBC and JTDS jars after upgrading to build 4350 and above is now fixed.

May

Build Number: 4460 (Release on: May 08, 2020)

Introducing out-of-box integration with Jira Software

New

Zoho Analytics seamlessly integrates with Jira Software Cloud and Jira Software Server, to provide a detailed analysis of your project data. Click here to learn more.

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Mar

Build Number: 4420 (Release on: March 26, 2020)

Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  1. Issues in Active directory configuration caused by certain special characters in the password are now fixed.

Feb

Build Number: 4410 (Release on: February 24, 2020)

Import Active Directory users

New

You can now import users from your Active Directory, and configure single sign-on. Click here to learn more.

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Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  1. Issues in creating folders and sub-folders within your workspace are now fixed.

Feb

Build Number: 4400 (Release on: February 07, 2020)

Introducing Data Snapshots

New

Data Snapshots in Zoho Analytics allow you to capture and maintain a timeline of changes in metrics, thereby facilitating true historical report creation and analysis. Click here to learn more.

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More authentication types supported for import from web feeds

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics now supports the following authentication types while importing data from web feeds.

  • AWS Signature
  • Digest Authentication
  • Hawk Authentication

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Click here to learn more.

View dependency details

Enhancement

You can now view the dependency details of a report or a table in Zoho Analytics easily. Click here to learn more.

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Create sub-folders in your workspace

New

Zoho Analytics allows you to group views into sub-folders in your workspace, helping in better organization. Click here to learn more.

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Filter dashboards using a report's data

New

You can now dynamically filter dashboards based on the data points in a report. Click here to learn more.

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A compact pivot layout

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics now allows you to customize the pivot layout, to attain a more compact outlook. Click here to learn more.

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Improved Manage Groups UI

Enhancement

Managing groups in Zoho Analytics is now easier with the enhanced UI. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing enhancements to the sort functionality in charts

Enhancement

1. By default, new pie charts will be sorted in the descending order based on the distribution of values.

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2. A chart with its top or bottom 'N' values filtered will also be sorted in the ascending or the descending order accordingly.

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3. If a custom sort is configured as the default for a column in a table, new reports created over that column will also be sorted in the same manner.

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2019

Dec

Build Number: 4350 (Release on: December 02, 2019)

Introducing Butterfly charts, and new variant to Geo Map charts

New

1. Butterfly charts in Zoho Analytics are useful while comparing two different data sets, by plotting data in the form of two horizontal bars with the X-axis in the center. Click here to learn more.

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2. Zoho Analytics introduces Geo Heat Map charts, as a new variant to the Geo map charts. You can now plot Geo data on a map, color coded based on the density of the data points. Click here to learn more.

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Import data from more local databases

Enhancement

You can now import data into Zoho Analytics from the following local databases:

  • DB2
  • Exasol
  • Greenplum
  • Vertica
  • Actian Vector
  • Denodo
  • Pervasive SQL
  • Any Database supporting JDBC Connection

Click here to learn more.

Import from Statistical Files

New

You can now import data from Statistical Files, generated by statistical applications like SAS (*.sas7bdat), SPSS (*.sav), and R (*.rdata), that is stored in local drives, FTP servers and web feeds. Click here to learn more.

Customize Pivot Summary Position

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics now allows you to customize the positioning of the column and row summaries in Pivot Tables. Click here to learn more.

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Enhancement in Report Formula

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics' report-specific formula builder is enhanced to support logical (AND, OR) and comparison operators. Click here to learn more about Report Formulas.

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Apply Parent Table's Filter Criteria

Enhancement

You can now apply the parent table's filter criteria while sharing dashboards with users. Click here to learn more.

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Unsubscribe from shared workspaces

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics users can now easily unsubscribe from workspaces that are shared to them. Click here to learn more.

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Enhanced emailing options

Enhancement

You can now include up to 25 users in each email schedule. The Pick Users / Groups option also lets you pick groups from a list, instead of having to type all the email addresses individually. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing enhancements to the Explorer view

Enhancement

1. Use the Shift + Select option (hold down the shift key during view selection) to choose several views at a time.

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2. Clicking the speech bubble icons in the Explorer View will take you to the comments section of each view.

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Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  • The security issue that resulted in a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability has been fixed.
  • An Out-of-band XML External Entity (OOB-XXE) vulnerability that allowed users to read arbitrary files and scan internal ports is now fixed.

Sep

Build Number: 4300 (Release on: September 18, 2019)

Import data from more cloud databases

Enhancement

You can now import data into Zoho Analytics from the following cloud databases:

  • Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL
  • Amazon Athena
  • Microsoft Azure
    • MySQL
    • PostgreSQL
    • Maria DB
    • SQL Databasee
    • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Google BigQuery
  • Google Cloud
    • SQL
    • PostgreSQL
  • Snowflake
  • Rackspace Cloud
    • MySQL
    • Maria DB
  • Oracle Cloud
  • IBM Cloud
  • Panoply

Click here to learn more.

Specify accuracy levels while forecasting

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics' forecasting engine has now been enhanced, allowing you to define accuracy levels in your forecast reports. Click here to learn more.

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Introducing Bubble Pie charts, and new variants to Combination charts

New

1. The new Bubble Pie chart in Zoho Analytics allows you to compare data with multiple variables, using a combination of pie and bubble charts. Click here to learn more.

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2. Zoho Analytics now allows you to create new variants of Combination charts by combining any of the following chart types: Bar chart, Stacked Bar chart, Line chart, Smooth Line chart, Step Line chart, Area chart, Stacked Area chart, Bubble chart and Bubble Pie chart. Click here to learn more.

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Enhancements in Geo Map charts

Enhancement

The following enhancements are now offered in Geo map charts:

1. New themes have been introduced for map charts- Satellite theme and custom theme. Using the Satellite theme you can now plot a Geo map chart over a satellite view of the area, while the Custom theme allows you to design a customized theme to fit your requirements.

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You can invert the colors in your map chart using the Invert Color toggle button. This is not applicable for Geo maps using a Satellite theme. A continuous color range legend can also be applied on map charts. Click here to learn more.

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2. You can now create map charts in Zoho Analytics using Airport IATA codes.

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3. Country-specific map charts can also be created, where you can display chosen countries and hide the rest. Click here to learn more.

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Revamped data import screen

Enhancement

ZThe import from Files and Feeds option has now been split into separate tiles in Zoho Analytics, to simplify the import process.

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Enhanced dashboard editor

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics has introduced new functionalities to the dashboard editor to facilitate easy customization. The following enhancements are available:

Improved Chart Color Palette section

Enhancement

The Chart Color Palette section has now been enhanced to facilitate easy access. Click here to learn more.

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Enhancements in drill down options

Enhancement

You can now ignore the value in the Color tile and drill down on the entire data present in the chart. Click here to learn more.

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Organize views from your side panel

Enhancement

You can now change the dashboard and report listing style (folder view, type view or related view) using Zoho Analytics' side panel.

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Rename columns easily

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics now allows you to rename the columns in a table by simply double-clicking the column header.

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July

Build Number: 4280 (Release on: July 22, 2019)

Introducing Ask Zia

New

Zia, the intelligent report assistant is enabled with Natural Language Processing (NLP) to understand users' questions in plain english and offer powerful insights immediately, in the form of relevant visualizations. Click here to learn more.

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Support for single sign-on using SAML

New

Zoho Analytics now provides support for single sign-on with any third party application that supports SAML authentication. Click here to learn more.

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May

Build Number: 4250 (Release on: May 10, 2019)

Introducing out-of-box integration with ServiceNow

New

Zoho Analytics seamlessly integrates with ServiceNow to facilitate out-of-the-box analytics on Incident management. Click here to learn more.

Support to connect live with Amazon Aurora - MySQL database

New

Zoho Analytics now supports live connections for Amazon Aurora - MySQL database, allowing you to work with real-time data. Click here to learn more.

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Import data from MongoDB database

New

You can now import data from your MongoDB on-premise database into Zoho Analytics. Click here to learn more.

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Mar

Build Number: 4200 (Release on: March 27, 2019)

Introducing Live Connect for MySQL databases

New

Zoho Analytics has introduced a simple way to connect live with your MySQL databases, allowing you to work with real-time data from your databases.Click here to learn more.

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Support to choose multiple lookup columns

Enhancement

You can now select multiple lookup columns to join two tables. This lets you combine related tables using more than one condition. Click here to learn more.

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Denote numeric columns in lakhs and crores

New

Zoho Analytics now supports the formatting of numeric columns as lakhs and crores. This will especially be useful for users from the Indian subcontinent.

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The following are the new options added to format numeric columns.

  • Lakhs (L) - Data will be formatted in lakhs.
  • Crores (C) - Data will be formatted in crores.
  • Thousands (K) - Lakhs (L) - Crores (C)- Data will be auto formatted as thousands, lakhs and crores based on the range the value falls in.
  • Thousands (K) - Millions (M) - Billions (B) - Data will be auto formatted as thousands, millions and billions based on the range the value falls in.
  • Auto (User Locale Specific) - Data will be auto formatted to the unit value as per the users' locale settings i.e., Data will be formatted in K-L-C, if the user locale is from Indian subcontinent, and K-M-B for all other regions.

Click here to learn more.

Generating AuthTokens

Enhancement

The AuthToken required for using the Zoho Analytics APIs is now just a click away.

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Issues fixed

Issues fixed
  1. Alignment issues while exporting dashboards as PDF has now been fixed.

2018

Dec

Build Number: 4100 (Release on: December 24, 2018)

In-memory columnar engine for faster analytics

Enhancement

In-memory columnar engine has been integrated into Zoho Analytics for high performance at scale. Now experience analytics at speed with faster rendering of reports and dashboards.

Note: The in-memory columnar engine is available only for the Linux platform of Zoho Analytics.

Actian Vector (community and commercial commercial versions available) columnar engine is now supported as a plug-able option for high performance at scale. Users can use this as an alternative to the inbuilt columnar engine.

Note: Actian vector columnar engine is supported in both Linux and Windows platform.

Get in touch with onprem-support@zohoanalytics.com for more details.

Nov

Build Number: 4000 (Release on: November 15, 2018)

Zoho Reports is rebranded as Zoho Analytics

New

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Third party integrations

New

I. Teamwork Desk

Zoho Analytics for Teamwork Desk enables you to easily analyze your helpdesk data in Teamwork Desk. With this integration, you can easily slice and dice your helpdesk data for analysis and derive key metrics to transform them into actionable business insights. Click here to learn more.

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II. Stripe Subscriptions

Integration with Stripe Subscriptions allows you to proactively manage and drive your subscription business. Through this integration, Zoho Analytics lets you manipulate subscription data, derive & analyze key SAAS subscription metrics and so much more. Click here to learn more.

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III. HubSpot CRM

HubSpot CRM Advanced Analytics powered by Zoho Analytics empowers you with deep sales analytical capabilities over your data in HubSpot CRM. This integration enables you to track your Key Sales Performance metrics and optimize your sales execution. Click here to learn more.

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Import data from cloud sources

New

Zoho Analytics now supports importing data from cloud sources such as Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, and OneDrive. Click here to learn more.

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Revamped home page

Enhancement

The Zoho Analytics home page has been completely revamped for easy navigation.

1. Dashboards can now be accessed with a single click using the preview cards.

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2. The main navigational elements are made bigger and bolder now, with the analytics elements organized into three categories (dashboards, reports & data) for easy accessibility.

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3. Zoho Analytics now allows theme customization, enabling you to change the look and feel of the entire application with a single click.

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Introducing new themes for dashboards

New

Zoho Analytics has introduced six new preset themes for dashboards. You can now apply specific colors to each element in the dashboard with a single click. Click here to learn more.

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Customized dashboard interactions

Enhancement

You can now enable or disable the following interactions in your dashboard:

  • Drill Down in charts
  • View Underlying Data in reports
  • Sort Menu in grid views
  • Show/Hide Columns in tabular views
  • Contextual options menu on hover

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Coloured KPI Widgets

Enhancement

Using the new widget color options you can select specific colors for each widget in your dashboard. Click here to learn more.

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Share selective columns from tables

Enhancement

While sharing tables, you can now exclude columns with personal data to ensure data security and GDPR compliance. Click here to learn more.

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Contextual commenting in reports

New

Insert comments in your reports and reach consensus with your team regarding key metrics without ever leaving your Zoho Analytics console. Click here to learn more.

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Data Alerts

New

Data Alerts in Zoho Analytics notify you of changes in your key business metrics. You can create these alerts and get notified of any data anomalies, via e-mails or in-app notifications and take proactive action. Click here to learn more.

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Advanced summarizing functions for pivot tables

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics now supports the following advanced summarizing functions in a pivot table.

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  • % of Row in Group - Displays the data in each cell as a percentage of the total value, of each row within a group.
  • % of Column in Group - Displays the data in each cell as a percentage of the total value, of each column within a group.
  • Lookup Value - Displays the data in each cell by fetching value from any of Previous/Next/First/Last cell, based on the Base Field selected.

Click here to learn more.

Configure lookup relationships

Enhancement

Zoho Analytics now allows you to customize your reports by revising the default lookup relationship between tables used in creating a report. Click here to learn more.

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Sep

Build Number: 3900 (Release on: September 18, 2018)

Change in terminology

New

Henceforth, "Reporting database" will be referred to as Workspace and a "Database Owner or Database admin" as a Workspace Admin.

Features Introduced

New

Duplicate user filters (from different data tables) can be merged together. These user filters will work across all applicable reports in a dashboard.