A beginner’s guide to using Zoho Reports Amol Khadikar 10BM60008 Shashidhar Shenoy N 10BM60083
What they said…“The greatest value of a picture is when itforces us to notice what we never expected tosee”- John W. Tukey. Father of exploratory dataanalysis “As intelligence goes up, "After all is said and done, more needs to happiness goes down. See, I have been done than said." made a graph. I make lots of - Neil Mason graphs.” "If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." - Abraham Maslow Our tool for the day…. ‘Zoho Reports’!!
Zoho Reports What is this tool all about? How is it different from Excel? Online Reporting and Collaboration – designed Business Intelligence for multiple users service Data integrity Easily analyze business data Easy ‘Drag and drop’ Create insightful reports report creation & dashboards Publish data and reports No installation needed – in internet/blogs all things on the cloud
Getting started with Zoho ReportsSome basic things for which the tool is used Other premium features Web login to the tool Sharing databases Creating databases Secure database access using Importing data from various SSL (https) sources Backup of data in Zoho Various types of chart creation Reports Pivot table creation and Scheduled import of data dashboards from behind a firewall Sharing and publishing results Scheduled emails Logo rebranding https://reports.wiki.zoho.com/Upload-Tool.html
Our data – showcasing social network Live Data used LinkedIn Contacts visualizationExample 1 Source: LinkedIn contact manager + data export from the site Twitter followers’ dataExample 2 Source: www.twittersave.tk by Amod Kumar Gupta Facebook page insightsExample 3 Source: data export into csv from admin panel of the page Demo
Links to the outputsExample 1 http://bit.ly/linkedIn_locExample 2 http://bit.ly/twitter_folExample 3 http://bit.ly/facebook_ins
Prospective business applications For Self-Branding For Human Resource Managers/Agents For Marketing ManagersMany businesses are already using Zoho Reports for their reporting needs!
What else we tried Other things tried Issues faced Twitter streaming using Twitterstream kept asking for WAMP stack and 140 dev – to repeated passwords while visualize trending tweets by running ‘get_tweets.php’ location/users causing the code to timeout Real time weather / Websites internal databases population data from websites – to see dynamic updating of locked for free usage. Zoho tables Reports failed to import the Analyse rss feeds using Zoho free ones. Reports - to count real time Code unclear or too complex word frequency to follow for the rss feedshttp://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-xmlzoho/index.html?ca=dgr-twtrCloud-App-Statsdth-x&S_TACT=105AGY83&S_CMP=TWDWhttp://140dev.com/free-twitter-api-source-code-library/twitter-database-server/
Limitations of the tool The automatic dashboard creator – not intuitive. Some times it creates junk reports. Fails to import some raw csv/tables from the web pages Cannot share databases in free account- should upgrade to premium account Very few visualization methods available: no time- flow/maps, etc Many features are limited to few trials in the free account.
References and online help https://reports.wiki.zoho.com/ http://zohoreportoutput.blogspot.in/ http://oorjavgsom.blogspot.in/ http://zohoreportsvgsom.blogspot.in/ www.twittersave.tk