The Top Five Reasons to Automate Report Delivery in SSRS
by Christian Ofori-Boateng on Sep 19, 2017 7:17:00 AM
If you don’t automate report delivery in SSRS, you’re throwing away some of the system’s most valuable features. Automated report delivery will save your business time and money while doing more to improve insights and BI habits. All of this leads to a significant advantage over the competition. Take a closer look at the best five reasons to automate report delivery in SSRS.
Automating report delivery saves time. Once a report is automated, you are free to enjoy the benefits of the information provided without having to worry about repeating work. The advantages begin with improvements in daily habits, extending to your business’s time management procedures as a whole.
Time is money, so you’ve already seen the first way you can save funds if you automate report delivery in SSRS. Automating reports also give you a regular view of what’s happening in different aspects of your business. You can spot projects that are losing steam before they begin hemorrhaging funds. Inconsistencies and inefficient workflows also appear more clearly through regular reports. Anywhere you’d like to trim down or streamline your business, you can zero in through SSRS. You won’t even have to pay for the time it takes to compile the report every day, week, or month.
Improve Business Insights
Seeing the same data sets regularly gives report recipients a better, wider understanding of a particular issue or department. We touched on this briefly in the previous point, but it’s important to consider how automated report delivery can provide additional profit rather than simply cutting costs. For instance, just as regular insights can reveal a project on the brink of collapse, similar insights can reveal opportunities for growth and expansion. It’s easy to overlook small ways to improve customer satisfaction, production, and return sales when you’re looking at the big picture. Focused, automated reports reveal the details that lay the foundation for future profit.
Develop Advanced BI Habits
Any business intelligence tool is only as effective as the users who wield it. In order to get the most out of your system, you need to build stronger BI habits. How often do you receive reports? Who receives them? Does everyone have the information they need on a regular basis? How often do you discuss insights from these reports in a group setting? Do you use these insights immediately, or tuck them away for later use? By providing regular, reliable information, automated reports can revolutionize how every level of your business addresses both daily and long-term concerns.
Get Ahead of the Competition
If you want an advantage over local competitors, automate report delivery in SSRS. The advanced BI habits discussed in the previous point can help you build a stronger, more insightful business model. Regular information delivery is all about reliability and speed. No one needs to stop and ask for a report. Key decision makers can start the day armed with the latest intelligence. This gives them a serious advantage over competitors who have to stop and wait for the same insights.
Save time and money by automating reports. Use the regular information provided to better understand and equip your business for new challenges. Get the most out of every day of labor, and keep ahead of the competition.