💊 Reports on Steroids part 3: Send to selected users, new colors, and more

Dec 29, 2023

This is the third part in a series of releases related to improvements to our reports feature. You can find the first two parts here: Reports on Steroids part 1: Configurable summaries and here: Reports on Steroids part 2: Introducing the new report editor

Here’s an update of the latest enhancements to our Reports feature. You can now send a report to the selected users without scheduling it. Just select the recipients from the list and click Send now to selected users

This allows you to send a sample report to collect feedback from the recipients. After all, it's good to hear their opinions on what the report should contain. Once you schedule the report, it will be sent automatically according to the set schedule.

Even if the report is scheduled, you can manually trigger the sending at any time. The selected recipients receive the report immediately via email. There’s a link to the live report online and a PDF export as an attachment.

You can find the scheduling options by clicking the three dots next to any of the reports in the list and selecting Schedule from the menu:

We have completely rewritten the PDF generation routines. Now the PDF matches the online report 1:1 so that it looks exactly the same as your live report. That also allowed us to squash some bugs and limitations in the PDF rendering experienced with the earlier PDFs, including the lack of support for some languages or character sets, and emojis 🙌. We also improved the pagination for a better viewing experience.

Last but not least, we have introduced more color options for the report. You can adjust the color of the report by opening it for editing, and then clicking the three dots menu on the top right corner

The selected color is applied to the header and footer parts of the report.

That concludes our last release for this year. However, we have some much-requested enhancements in the pipeline. Stay tuned for more reports-related improvements in 2024 as we continue our mission to make reporting fun, easy, and automated.

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This article was written by Sami Linnanvuo

Sami is the founder & CEO of Screenful, the company that turns data into visual stories. You can find him on Twitter.