A user group is a simple collection of users. They can be managed in the Settings tab.
There are two primary reasons to work with groups:
- Groups are used to manage access permissions. You can share reports and data connections with one or multiple user groups to control who has access to which content.
- Groups can be used to manage recipients lists used in scheduled reports. On the report form, you can choose to add individual users as email recipients or a group of users. For example, you might have a customer that wants a monthly report delivered to 5 people in their company, you'd just create a group for the customer and can then easily manage the recipients for that customer through the group.