Dashboard design – Part 1: Types of dashboards

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A car’s dashboard shows its driver all the essential info she needs to know. Typically, it’s the car’s speed, engine RPM, fuel level, miles run, location on a GPS enabled map, cabin/engine temperature etc. A business dashboard draws heavily from a car’s dashboard. However, unlike the car’s dashboard which is limited to only its driver, a business dashboard has multiple consumers. Also, a business can have multiple dashboards, instead of just one.

A business dashboard can mean a lot of things. The best way to design it is to know who is going to view it. Based on that, your dashboard can fall under one of the three categories.

  • Strategic
  • Analytic
  • Operational

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Introducing: Zoho Show Slideshow Viewer for Android and iOS Devices

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Did you know that almost 29% of the global workforce is mobile? These employees work from various locations, access office tasks on multiple devices and rely on a spectrum of apps to get their work done. One year ago, most of us would have only had basic apps for email or file storage on our mobile devices. Today, with more people migrating to a mobile ecosystem and working outside of a defined physical location, office documents are increasingly being viewed on smartphones and tablets.

This shift is mainly driven by the increasing use of mobile devices to complete routine office tasks. With a lot of marketing and sales professionals taking this route, it’s hardly surprising that a mobile edition of a presentation software is heavily sought.

We realize the need to support this changing work behaviour and help you in your  day-to-day business while you are on the move. So, we are pleased to introduce the Slideshow Viewer version of our presentation app, Zoho Show, for both android and iOS devices.

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5 Reasons to automate your HR

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Behind every successful business is an effective Human Resource department. They ensure that your goals are reached by engaging your company’s most important asset – your People!

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The HR staff is responsible for hiring the right candidate, managing employee details, tracking time, handling employee benefits, measuring employee performance and much much more. If you run a small or medium sized business, the use of an HR software for these activities might seem expensive. In reality, it’s not!
Automating your HR can help you save time and money in a lot of ways.

1. Make your first impression count

Recent research indicates that an employee decides to stay or leave an organization in the first 90 days. In Fortune 500 companies alone it has been estimated that close to 50% of the outside hires quit in less than 2 years.

Onboarding ensures minimal attrition. However, it includes many forms, induction programs, salary contracts, IT system allocations and new hire training. With automation, you can structure workflows to trigger multiple actions. For instance, automatically send out requests for IT equipment, ID cards and provide employees access to directly add or edit their personal data. This streamlines new hire onboarding and reduces the time taken to induct a new employee.

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Reconciliation gets easy as Stripe goes ‘Intrinsic’ with Zoho Books

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The last few years, we have been on an integration spree; we’ve integrated with Stripe, Paypal, BrainTree and others in the past. Integrating payment gateways with your accounting software is absolutely essential for you to track payments that have been made through online invoices.

While it’s easy to get paid instantaneously, the reconciliation of (non-Zoho Books) deposits and refunds can be a nightmare! And the fact that the money isn’t immediately deposited to your bank account can give you a convoluted picture of your financials.

 Would it not be wonderful if the implementation between a payment processor and an accounting software were such that you can monitor deposits and refunds, get a clear picture of the processing fees, how much the gateway owes you and above all, how much actual money you’ve got - all at one place!

Jinx! That’s exactly what we thought! And that’s exactly what we’ve done.

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9 Quick and Easy Tips Every Zoho Docs User Should Know: Part 1

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Remember how when the year started, we were all geared up with exciting new resolutions! From kickstarting driving classes to joining the salsa dancing class or going backpacking around Europe – we had it all set. I did too. My goal was to help my users be ‘uber-productive’ this year!

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Yes, my resolution was to help you spend less time figuring out stuff and more time doing it right. And if your goal was to be more productive this year – here’s a shot in the arm to keep you going.

Laid out below are the 9 best productivity tips from Zoho Docs to help you save time and create documents that are sure to impress your boss.

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What Makes a Poor Candidate Experience? How You Might Be Losing Top Talent and Potential Customers

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Before we can reach our terminus of enlightenment for the “ultimate candidate experience,” our pilgrimage requires a pit-stop in the land of the bad, the depraved and the nefarious. Here we will leap into the turbulent waters of long and complicated job applications, and pore over characteristics of candidate experiences so awful that people spread the word like tent-revival evangelists.

Don’t worry, we won’t stay here long. No, our final destination is far from this land.

Our purpose here is simple. In order to overhaul the way candidates interact with your company, you must first understand what a great candidate experience is NOT. This means examining the recruiting process through an applicant’s eyes and thinking about his or her experience above everything else. 

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5 easy ways intelligent triggers can increase your sales conversions by automating website visitor engagement.

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Measuring and understanding how engaged your website visitors are is key to increasing sales conversions. I’m sure you audit visitor engagement through a monthly website analytics report. But that still gives you only data from the past, not actionable insights in real-time.

5 easy ways intelligent triggers can increase your sales conversions by automating website visitor engagement.

“Action is the real measure of intelligence” – Napoleon Hill.

What if you could take all intelligence from your visitor information and act on it in real-time? That would be quite impressive indeed. Let me take you through a bunch of examples to help you understand the potential of Zoho SalesIQ’s intelligent trigger rules and how they can deliver a personalized engagement experiences.

1) Automated greetings 

Automated greetings are a fun and easy way for you to get started with intelligent triggers. You can greet website visitors based on their geo-location. For example, a welcome message can be configured in French to greet visitors from France and another triggered in English to greet visitors from the United States & United Kingdom.

5 easy ways intelligent triggers can increase your sales conversions by automating website visitor engagement.

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