Tutorial: Creating reports (1 / 5)

Tutorial Table of Contents

part 1: Standard report types
part 2: Special report types
part 3: Delivery by email
part 4: On-demand reports with custom settings
part 5: Customizing reports
Part 1 of 5: Standard report types
Planyo has an extensive reporting mechanism, with possibility to create reports as web pages (HTML), PDFs or CSV (for importing into Excel / Google Drive or other spreadsheets).

The standard reports will simply list all reservations created within specified date range (called Reservation creation date report) OR with rental taking place within specified date range (called Rental start time and Rental end time in planyo).

To create a new report, go to Schedule & Reports / My Reports.

Here you'll see a dashboard with an overview of your reservations where you see daily activity (customers arriving or reservations entered) for periods such as last/next/this month/week etc with the totals (number of reservations and earnings) and a possibility to see the exact list of reservations for the displayed period (click on the number in the header). Underneath the graph you can apply a number of filters to see stats for a subset of your reservations (e.g. for specific resource or marked with specific color).

On the right-hand side, under My reports you'll see a list of your custom reports. Only your personal reports added by you will be displayed (if you have other admins they'll only see their own reports). Click on Create new report. This will open a page where you fill out the basic report options.

In this sample, we'll create a report of persons arriving next week. Later we'll configure this report to be sent by email every Friday afternoon. For arrivals, report type should be set to Rental start time, for departures, choose Rental end time, and for a report of reservations entered into the system during a period, choose Reservation creation date. We'll leave the other options at defaults, except we want the default output type as PDF. You could set a number of filters here, as well:

Click Add to add this report to My reports and you're all done! Clicking on the report name in the dashboard will show you an overview of arrivals/earnings included in the report (similar to the one in the dashboard), and will let you do a number of other operations such as edit the report settings, download (default format or choice of PDF/CSV/HTML), delete the report, see the report for a different date range or filters, or make a duplicate to easily create a similar report. At the bottom you'll also see a listing of reservations included in the report. Please note this is a preview only and will NOT include custom fields included further in part 5 of this tutorial.
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