Data sources tab is one of the most important parts of the improvado reporting platform.
Data source (platform, statistics provider, integration) is a system that provides marketing data.
These come in four types:
Here you can see all the integrations available:
To open this tab click Data sources in the menu on the left of the screen, or use a direct link https://report.improvado.io/data_sources/
Each data source is represented in the data sources menu by a tile with a platform logo or name and a blue connect or pink connection settings button.
Connection settings is a specific topic, a menu where you can add new accounts, edit existing connections and update data. But - first things first - let’s talk about connecting your data source for the first time (it’s not too much of “the first” I hope :-)
Connecting a data source means that the data provided by this data source will be available for any BI tool or visualisation platform of your choice. The credentials you should enter depends on each particular datasource:
Remember that you are adding “account-wide” sources. Then, when creating a report, the data sources added above will be available for all reports.
Sometimes Data source connection can be tricky because of the provider’s safety settings and policies. Here you can see instruction for such providers (the list will be updated with adding new types).