General Cost Reduction
Learning how to automate a report in Access leads to almost immediate savings. Under the traditional BI model, you must dedicate labor hours from multiple departments in order to generate a report. This does not even take into consideration the hours needed to read and implement the report’s insights. Even if you choose to keep the traditional model, automated reports dramatically reduce the number of times you must delegate work. Reports based on specific dates and times, or even event-triggered reports, only need direct attention once. After you create the initial parameters, recipient lists, and other regular details the first time, you never need to submit them again. The system will handle everything from that point on. Savings continue to build so long as you use these features.
IT Department Liberation
We briefly mentioned the traditional BI model above, but we did not stress the tremendous strain this model puts on your IT department. Few departments have duties and schedules as varied as your IT team’s schedules. Not only do they manage every piece of hardware in your business, but they also deal with software, data security, emergency backup management, and much more, depending on the day. Adding someone else’s business intelligence labor to this schedule is just not efficient. It interrupts your IT team’s productivity, delays the report’s creation, and generally slows production. Whenever IT members put aside another task to run a decision maker’s report, you lose money.
Products like MARS make it easy to do more than just reduce your IT department’s delegated BI responsibilities. They actually allow you to remove them altogether. MARS isn’t just an automation tool. It’s a user-friendly system that allows decision makers to assume report generation duties on their own. As a result, it frees your IT department for the work they were meant to do.
Improved BI Performance
By handing MS Access report generation duties back to the decision makers, you simultaneously give them better tools. After all, decision makers do not enjoy waiting for the IT department to find time for delegated BI tasks. Delays reduce the quality and accuracy of the final report. If the IT department has to put the task off for several days, the decision maker who ordered the report may miss the opportunity they needed the report to analyze. By teaching decision makers how to automate a report in Access, you give your business a better foundation for the future.
The beauty of programs like MARS is that they help you save no matter what BI model you follow. It’s the perfect fit for both traditional and updated practices. No matter how you run your business, Access report automation is a key to better profits.