New users will feel comfortable working with Zoho Reports as the interface closely resembles a spreadsheet. You can use the "spreadsheet-like" interface for easy data collection (add/edit), analysis and reporting.
Data Integration and Blending
Zoho Reports helps you to combine data across different datasets enabling you to do cross data analytics. Zoho Reports supports a model called "look up" which is used to merge two different datasets using a common column. This process is known as "Joining of tables".
Zoho reports has simple to use, click & apply pre-built analytical functions. It has excel-like easy to use formula engine, with an extensive library of mathematical & statistical functions to extract the required business metrics from your data.
Click on "Add"->"Custom Formula" or "Aggregate Formula" in the table view, to create your own formula column based on your need.
In Zoho Reports, you can query the data using SQL (Structured Query Language), to create powerful and flexible reports. You could construct SQL SELECT queries in any of the known database SQL dialects like Oracle, SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Informix and ANSI.
Click on New -> New Query Table for creating your SQL query.
Using this feature you can now organize your reports share them in the form of slide shows. You can choose the reports you want to share and edit access permissions while sharing your slide show.
Model diagrams give a panoramic view of your reporting database. They give a visual representation of the tables and their relationships.
Go to the Explorer tab and click on "Model Diagram", to view the model diagram of your database.
Printer Friendly Reports
All the reports can be exported into a printer-friendly PDF files. You can customize the headers and footers in the PDF. You can also generate page numbers and table of contents.
Zoho Reports also supports exporting your reports & dashboards into CSV, XLS, PDF, image and HTML file formats.
Access and interact with the reports & dashboards that you create in Zoho Reports service, on-the-move, from your iPad. Support for other mobile platforms/devices are in the pipeline.