Till now, project managers using Zoho Projects had access to limited reporting options – Gantt and resource utilization charts. Not anymore. Today, we are glad to announce the Zoho Projects Advanced Analytics Add-on, powered by Zoho Reports. Project managers can use this analytics add-on to know & track their key project metrics, and get lots of insights from their projects data.
Setting up the analytics add-on is as easy as 1-2-3. The below video explains the setup step by step.
As shown in the setup video above, projects data from Tasks, Milestones, Timesheet and User modules, is automatically synced with Zoho Reports at regular intervals. (Bugs module data will be brought in, in a future update)
The Zoho Projects Analytics Add-on comes with a useful set of 50+ ready-made reports and dashboards (check out the sample reports). These reports allow a manager to get a bird’s eye view of each of her projects. Like, the number of milestones currently on, how fast/slow each milestone is progressing, the number of open tasks per milestone / project member, the amount being billed per project / member (depending on the timesheets filled by project members), at what pace a project / milestone is progressing (burndown report) etc.
Ad hoc Reports
Other than the pre-packaged reports, a project manager can create her own reports. She can thus slice and dice her projects’ data the way she wants it. The below slideshow explains how ad hoc reports can be created over projects data, using the simple drag and drop interface of Zoho Reports.
Sharing and Collaboration
All the reports and dashboards (both pre-packaged and ad hoc ones) are shareable with other project members. Sharing comes with fine grained access control (which data/reports can be seen by whom).
All Premium and Enterprise plan customers of Zoho Projects can set up this Advanced Analytics add-on. The add-on pricing starts at $15 per month. It provides 10,000 rows and 2 users, and comes with a 15-day free trial. If your requirement is more than 10,000 rows / 2 users, you can subscribe to one of the paid plans of Zoho Reports (starts @ $50 per month).
More details about the add-on is available at http://zoho.com/reports/projects. Try out the 15-day free trial of the Zoho Projects Advanced Analytics Add-on, and let us know your feedback in the comments below.
ps: Zoho Projects Analytics add-on follows the widely popular Zoho CRM Analytics add-on released for Zoho CRM customers. Stay tuned for more such value added integrations for the business applications that you use everyday, from Zoho Reports.