What's New in Zoho Books - December 2020

What's New in Zoho Books - December 2020



We're back again this month with a fresh set of enhancements and features to make your accounting experience better. We can't wait for you to use them and let us know your thoughts.

Let's take a look at what's new for December 2020.

Configure Individual Report Permissions
We have introduced a new set of permission preferences to help admins have better control over who has access to reports. You can configure access to individual reports for each role and specify whether the users with that role can view, export, schedule, or share the report.

You can edit these permissions for existing roles or configure them when creating new roles. Learn more.

To configure roles: 

Go to Settings > Users & Roles > Roles. 

Share Reports with Users

Apart from configuring role-based access to individual reports, you can now share specific reports with Zoho Books users. You can select the users and the level of permission they should have when accessing the report before sharing it with them. Once you share a report, the user will be able to view and perform other actions based on the permissions you have given. Only admins and users who have the Share permission can share reports with other users.

You can choose if you want the user to only view the report, view and export the report, or view, export, and schedule the report. Learn more.

To share a report:

Go to the Reports module, select any report and click the Share icon.

Add Temporary Notes to Reports

You can now add a temporary note in your report's footer to display any additional information while exporting it as a PDF, XLS, or XLSX file. The note will be displayed in the footer of the report, and it will disappear when you refresh the page.

Zoho Books - Zoho SalesIQ Integration

Zoho Books can now be integrated with Zoho SalesIQ to provide live chat support for customers using the client portal, helping you improve customer relationship. Once integrated, your customers can initiate a chat with you right from the client portal. Learn more.

To integrate:
Go to Settings > Integrations > Zoho Apps and click Connect across Zoho SalesIQ.

Updates to the Zoho Books iOS app


With the latest iOS update (version 4.8.6), you can:

  • Associate the tax collected at source with transactions (India edition)  

  • Filter charts in your dashboard

  • View overdue amounts based on the days in a pop-up with your total payables and receivables graph


That’s all the major updates for this month. You can also check out our Release Notes to see all the changes we have made to Zoho Books.

If you have any questions, write to us at support@zohobooks.com. We'll be happy to help.



Varun R

The Zoho Books Team

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