Zoho Reports Press Release

IT Service Desk Teams Gain Fast, Insightful Reporting – No Database Queries Needed

  • New Zoho Reports add-on brings secure, cloud-based business intelligence to ServiceDesk Plus
  • Flexible drag-n-drop interface lets users easily create and share powerful reports in minutes
  • Simplified KPI tracking and analytics improve decision support in IT service desk operations

PLEASANTON, Calif. - December 10, 2014 - ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that ServiceDesk Plus, the IT help desk software, is now integrated with Zoho Reports, thse online reporting and business intelligence application from Zoho.com. Available immediately as an add-on module, the Zoho Reports integration lets ServiceDesk Plus users easily analyze their IT service desk data as well as create insightful reports and visually rich dashboards for informed decision-making.

Timely access to meaningful, IT service management data and reports gives IT managers the intelligence they need to optimize their service desk operations. For instance, knowing hourly patterns of incoming service ticket volumes helps improve resource planning. Acquiring such intelligence, however, typically requires users to spend a lot of time writing complex database queries to mine service desk information. Most IT service desk teams are too busy resolving end-user issues to perform those advanced analytics.

"While raw data and graphs are abundant in IT service desk environments, analysis and insightful recommendations are scarce," said Clarence Rozario, director of product management at Zoho. "With the Zoho Reports integration, IT managers using ServiceDesk Plus can keep track of the key metrics that matter and demonstrate the value of their IT service desk operations in tangible terms to the stakeholders involved."

"The addition of Zoho Reports is a big step for ServiceDesk Plus and for the thousands of customers who use it to manage their IT service desks," said Umasankar Narayanasamy, director of engineering at ManageEngine. "Over and above the default and custom reporting options in ServiceDesk Plus, this new integration empowers our customers to squeeze advanced intelligence out of their service desk data for critical decision-making - without the complexity usually associated with advanced BI efforts."

Advanced Service Desk Reporting Made Easy

The new Zoho Reports add-on complements the ready-made and custom reports previously available in ServiceDesk Plus. The new add-on provides an easy, efficient way to derive business intelligence out of IT operations data - no database queries required. Instead, the Zoho Reports add-on lets IT service desk managers and agents quickly create powerful reports and dashboards using a flexible, drag-and-drop interface. With the Zoho Reports add-on, users can:

  • Generate fine-grained reports on the fly, without writing database queries
  • Track the most important service desk KPIs with 80+ prepackaged reports
  • Shape and design data with a wide range of charts, tabular and summary reports
  • Create personalized dashboards for consolidated views of multiple reports
  • Share data and reports for collaborative analysis and report creation
  • Embed reports and dashboards across websites, intranets, blogs and applications
  • Automatically generate reports and automatically email them from ServiceDesk Plus
  • Access cloud-based reports any time from a variety of platforms, such as mobile and tablet

Pricing and Availability

The Zoho Reports add-on is available immediately in all editions of ServiceDesk Plus with all plans of Zoho Reports, including the free plan. For complete pricing, visit https://store.manageengine.com/service-desk/. The Zoho Reports add-on is available with the recently released patch of ServiceDesk Plus hotfix 9028 (http://www.manageengine.com/products/service-desk/service-packs.html). The complete help document about this integration can be accessed at https://reports.wiki.zoho.com/advanced-analytics-for-servicedesk-plus.html. For more information on ServiceDesk Plus, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/servicedeskplus/. For more information on ManageEngine, visit http://buzz.manageengine.com/, follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.

About ServiceDesk Plus

ServiceDesk Plus is comprehensive help desk software with integrated asset and project management capabilities built on ITIL framework. ServiceDesk Plus is trusted by more than 85,000 companies across 186 countries and is available in 29 different languages. With ServiceDesk Plus, IT organizations can leverage ITIL processes while unifying their help desk, asset management and project management activities in a single pane of glass. For more information about ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, visit http://www.manageengine.com/servicedeskplus/.

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an IT team to meet an organization’s need for real-time services and support. Worldwide, many established and emerging enterprises - including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 - rely on ManageEngine products to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corporation with offices worldwide, including the United States, India, Japan and China. For more information, please visit http://buzz.manageengine.com/, follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.

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