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Are Your Reports Working For You?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Blog

Are Your Reports Working For You?

If you’ve ever spent an hour (or more) playing office bingo in yet another useless meeting or struggled to understand why your business isn’t making money even though sales are up, then you’ll know the frustration that can come with trying to get an accurate picture of a business’s position. You can have access to all the data in the world, but without structure and context behind it, you’ll be left floundering. Ever read a report where you couldn’t seem to find the relevance? Many businesses today suffer from information overload and get stuck in useless reporting cycles. To counteract that, here are our top three steps to make your reports work for you. Know what you’re working towards Stop thinking of them as summaries or data dumps, and instead, approach all your reports as a decision-making tool. Rather than trying to twist and turn random facts into something useful, starting with a goal in mind first, will set you off on the right track. When you know what you want to achieve, structure your reports and research to steps that will help you meet your goals. You’ve probably put off writing a business plan at least once in...

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