Support for NoSQL databases and other handy new features from Zoho Reports

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No SQLCoined by Huseeb Budhani in 2008, “Big Data” has been a big deal for a few years now. Most traditional database systems manage only regular-sized structured databases, and find it difficult to manage the incredible volumes of big data being generated today. To help with this, a number of experimental new “NoSQL” database systems have come into the picture. By making some tradeoffs, NoSQL databases can easily scale to much larger sizes than their more traditional cousins.

To help you analyze the huge volume of raw business data stored in NoSQL databases, Zoho Reports now fully supports analysis and reporting over data in NoSQL databases. You can now use the advanced reporting options offered by Zoho Reports with these NoSQL database systems:

  • MongoDB
  • Apache Cassandra
  • Apache Hadoop/Hive
  • Cloudera Hadoop/Hive
  • Hortonworks Hadoop/Hive

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5 Things That Can Go Wrong With Collaborative Content Review

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Let’s start by answering this question: If you had just one day to send across a 50-page document to your client, would you email your team back and forth for their feedback or just start collaborating online?

The answer is not only obvious but also the best! Online Collaborative Review is a boon when you need to get your work done in a jiffy. But as they say, “Too many cooks spoil the broth”; too many reviewers working simultaneously can make your “broth” (document) tangy! Here are a few tips that will catch you before you fall into pits of trouble and will help you manage collaborative review.

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Feedback – We Value Yours!

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We value every feedback we receive from you, whether it is praise or criticism. It is gratifying to hear a word of appreciation, that motivates us to try even harder. Some Zoho Recruit love from passionate customers. We love you too!

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“The best part of Zoho recruit is the ease in which you can move within the program. Finding candidates is a breeze and putting together a report for our clients has never been easier. We also love the way Zoho links each person to the current profile in LinkedIn. This way if our candidates change careers, it is easy to track them and be current at all times. Our business support partner Ananth is fabulous and gets back to us within 24 hours.”

- Erika Weinstein (CEO & Founder, eTeam Executive Search)

“If I were the one helping me, I would be tearing my hair out. I know lots about sales but next to nothing about Data and migration and so on. My support team at ZoHo has been helpful, patient and super nice. OUTSTANDING SERVICE”

- Tom (President, Clear Staffing Solutions)

Here’s how you can manage tasks using Zoho Docs Spreadsheet

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The spreadsheet is the ultimate all-purpose app. Even when there are focused apps, many people prefer the flexibility and the familiar interface of a spreadsheet. Sort and filter data to your heart’s content, apply formulas, and generate charts – a spreadsheet does it all.

We will show how the newly released Data Validation functionality in Zoho Docs Spreadsheet can be used along with features like Conditional Formatting, Auto Filters and Charts to build a simple task manager.
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We are raising the bar; Get 10 mailboxes in Zoho Mail free plan

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Microsoft recently ended custom domain support for outlook.com, their free email service. Google buried Google Apps free edition back in December 2012. So with Microsoft and Google having turned their backs (but not their wallets!) to SMBs, what should Zoho do?

 

Well, when Google ended Google Apps Free edition, we increased our free plan to 5 users. Let us take a peek at what happened to the no. of sign ups to Zoho Mail email hosting plans:

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Given that an approx 600% increase in sign ups over five quarters is quite impressive, we have decided to raise the bar further.

 

Starting today, we are increasing the number of users / mailboxes offered with our free email hosting plan, doubling it from 5 to 10 free users. And oh! It’s also ad-free. Beat that!


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Play tag with your tickets

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Remember the good old days when you used Post-it Bookmarks to mark your favourite pages of a book? Each color meant something different and there were different tags within each color. It was a really efficient way to organize the information you cared about in that book.

Play tag with your tickets

Now take that behavior and apply it to customer service tickets in your company. That’s exactly what we’ve done with Ticket Tagging. Read more