Discover errors and prepare data faster with this AI-powered data preparation software
Prepare data from multiple sources
Connect to a variety of sources such as files, feeds, databases, data warehouses, REST APIs and more. Also use built-in connectors to import data from Zoho Analytics and Zoho CRM.
Analyze and improve data quality
Profile data to view data distribution, statistics, outliers, and data quality. Remove duplicates in the data and improve the quality by fixing invalid and missing values.
Transform and enrich
Use our AI-powered transformation engine and intelligent suggestions to apply over 250 transforms. Use machine learning techniques to enrich data with sentiment analysis, language detection, keyword extraction and more.
Unleash the power of generative AI
From arriving at data wrangling suggestions by citing an example to generating formulas using natural language inputs to creating synthetic datasets - DataPrep's OpenAI integration allows you to do more in quick time.Learn More
Use rulesets to track every transform applied to your data. Modify, disable, or remove any transforms at any point in time, and reuse rulesets to apply the same set of transforms in other datasets.
Catalog your data
Manage datasets by categories, custom tags, data quality, data readiness, and more. Use Zia Search to perform system-wide metadata search to improve discoverability.
Why choose Zoho DataPrep as your data preparation software?
- Empowers business users with self-service data preparation
- High quality data for any business need
- Augmented data preparation identifies the next step for you
- Brings unstructured data into the fold
- Expansive scale with the cloud
- Extensible data preparation platform with powerful APIs
Multipurpose data preparation solution
Zoho DataPrep can fit in wherever needed. Transform, cleanse, and format data for analytics, machine learning, data migration, and warehousing.
High data quality helps data analysts get deeper insights from BI and analytics tools. Zoho DataPrep drastically reduces the time and effort required to prepare your data.Learn more
Run automated data pipelines from various sources to Amazon Redshift, Microsoft Azure SQL and other popular cloud data warehouses.Learn more
The effectiveness of a machine learning model depends largely on the quality of the data used to train it. Zoho DataPrep helps data scientists with data cleaning at scale, without any coding.Learn more
Migrate data between business apps using DataPrep. Cleanse and enrich your data in business applications such as CRM, help desk and survey tools, to weed out duplicates and validate records.Learn more
Setup end-to-end data pipelines using a variety of data sources and destinations supported
Connect to 50+ data sources
Connect to your preferred data source and set up automated end-to-end data pipelines.View all data sources
- Zoho Analytics
- Google Drive
Sync to multiple destinations
When your data is prepared and ready to go, sync it to your data warehouse or to your preferred analytics/BI service.
What customers think of Zoho DataPrep
Zoho Dataprep has taken the time it takes to clean and import our data from multiple hours down to minutes. I am able to provide my clients better tracking of their key statistics because I now have an automated way to take in their third-party data.
We spend a lot of time writing and maintaining custom scripts to import data, fix errors and transform the data. Using Zoho DataPrep, we easily found the errors in the data and fixed them all from within the tool. We are now looking to eliminate manual scripts and use Zoho DataPrep to automate data preparation.
Zoho DataPrep is a great tool for cleaning up data prior to importing it into Zoho Products. It helped reduce the time we spent migrating CRM data and third party Analytics data by 75 to 80%. It also significantly increased the number of rows that we were able to import and the accuracy of the data we were importing.
Zoho DataPrep is an essential tool for our business. As a record label we deal with millions of micro-transactions across thousands of titles and hundreds of stores in dozens of territories. Zoho DataPrep gives us a deep dive into the data, enabling the creation of valuable analytics in seconds at a fraction of the cost of other platforms.
Overview of data preparation
What is data preparation?
Why is data preparation important?
Reliable data is at the core of modern business enterprise. Businesses collect and store data from multiple sources, and actively use them. But such data captured from different sources tends to suffer from quality issues such as duplicate entries, errors, missing data, and inconsistently captured data. Unreliable data can hurt. It can lead to poor analytics and insights that affect the business' short and mid-term prospects in terms of decision-making. In the long terms, poor data quality can lead to losing out on technologies like Artificial Intelligence that can only be build with well maintained accurate data. Various studies highlight the exorbitant cost of inaccurate data. Data Preparation addresses the core issue of maintaining reliable data. Self-service cloud-based data preparation tools like Zoho DataPrep have democratized data preparation. With it, even non-technical users can run data preparation. Businesses that are keen to have their data game on point will have to factor in data preparation as a critical component.
What are the steps involved in data preparation?
Data Preparation encompasses multiple steps. Businesses should formulate unique strategies on how they derive value from data. The broad steps are listed below:
- Data integration: Connect to multiple data sources.
- Data modeling: Auto-infer data types and perform data profiling.
- Data cleansing: Improve data quality.
- Data transformation: Transform data to your desired format.
- Data enrichment: Enrich data with machine learning or 3rd party data.
- Data validation: Set custom formats and data types, evaluate data quality, and apply target matching.
- Data pipeline: Set up automated data preparation workflows.
- Data management: Catalog data and manage data assets.
- Data sharing: Secured data sharing, user groups, and collaboration.
Who can use data preparation tools?
Depending on requirements and complexity of data processes, data analysts, data scientists, data engineers or business analysts from Business Intelligence Team use data preparation tools. Traditional data preparation tools - including ones used for processes like ETL - require coding skills. Usually data engineers handle such processes and tools. Modern data preparation tools like Zoho DataPrep have simple drag and drop interface and intuitive processes that even non-technical business users can operate.
Do I need data preparation software?
Many businesses deal with massive amounts of data from multiple sources, and this data usually has data quality issues. It takes more time, cost, and manual efforts to fix messy data. The result is not always great, and generally error-prone, as data preparation is a laborious work. There are also key challenges, such as data privacy and security, complex tools, and methodologies. However, data preparation software can perform even complex tasks easily using advanced data cleaning, transformation, enirchment and data management features with less time and effort. Data preparation software is a must-have for professionals that deal with a lot of complex data and make data-driven decisions.
How do I choose the right data preparation tool?
Data preparation involves multiple stages. An ideal data preparation tool should be able to clean, transform, enrich and manage data in a secured manner. Here's a quick list of boxes you want to check while evaluating data preparation tools:
Do I have to pay for concierge services?
No, it's free. Most business owners are excited to hear about all the ways Zoho can help them with their business. For us, that's priceless.
What are the benefits of using a data preparation tool?
Data preparation tools help reduce the dependency on the Engineering and IT teams to extract data from source, prepare, and provide access for business focused teams to derive insights from. Data scientists and data analysts spend 60% of their time manually cleaning the data. . Data preparation tools not only saves time, but also reduces the manual effort in getting huge amounts of data ready. Some of the key benefits include:
How can Zoho DataPrep help you with data preparation?
Zoho DataPrep is a self-service data preparation tool that can make data preparation simple with the following features: