I love that data, schedule it to be sent to me!
Here at cloudficient we have spent a lot of effort in crafting the user interface of our advanced Office 365 reporting so that you can find out useful information from the huge data silos in Office 365.
Today, we’ve made another step forward and given you the ability to receive some of these reports via email.
Getting the data sent on a periodic basis can mean that you can take an ‘early peek’ into any potential shifts in patterns, anomalies or problems. It also means you can have reports when you need them (for example before regular status meetings)
This blog will explain our new feature, and how we hope to expand it in the near future.
Inside our user interface we’ve added Scheduled Reports as a new tab. On this tab you can choose a workload and a report type and see the requested information to ensure it meets your requirements. As this is a new feature we’ve started by adding some of the workloads and some of the reports – and we’ll be expanding on those during the next few weeks. I won’t explain all of the ones we’ve added, as the list will change even by the time you read this blog! I will run through an example instead.
Let’s look at OneDrive activity.
If you select those options from the drop down lists on the Scheduled Report screen, and click on ‘Load’ you’ll see the information that represents the usage of OneDrive in your Office 365 tenant. Each of our reports have had some carefully selected charts and accompanying data table defined for them. What does this mean? Each ‘report’ is actually one or more charts, with accompanying data table – it’s not a single, simple chart unless that is the only thing that makes sense. We’ve tried hard to combine several charts with a data table to give you the best information.
Screenshot of OneDrive activity charts:
Screenshot of OneDrive activity data table:
Once you’ve seen the information-type you need, you can click to do one of two things:
a) Download it right now
This will generate a PDF file for you, which will download straight away. This is super-handy if have the need to use that report information right now.
b) Schedule it to be delivered regularly
You can choose from daily (at a specific time), weekly (on specific days of the week at a specific time) or monthly! If you have a regular weekly status meeting, scheduling a report from our free advanced Office 365 reporting, just made preparing for that meeting easier.
The PDF, as you’d expect, looks great. Take a look:
Those are the main components of the feature, but of course we haven’t stopped there. We have added some house keeping capabilities so that you can see which reports you’ve got scheduled, and remove reports that you no longer which to have sent to you. We’ll be expanding on this feature over the next few weeks, and we’ll be adding lots of new reports.
To see your own data and experience the future of Office 365 reporting sign up now – it’s free