4 Tips to find the best business reporting tools

Every business is unique, but there are some powerful reporting tools that can help practically any business. If you’re looking for the best business reporting tools, here are some of the features to keep an eye out for. 

Customisable to your needs

The reports your business needs will be very different from other businesses. So, an off the shelf option might not fit all your needs. You should look for reporting tools that allow you to create custom reports based on the information that you actually need. 

Learn more: WorkGuru Custom Report Builder Puts Powerful Reporting At Your Fingertips

For example, WorkGuru’s custom report builder lets you build reports that are specific to your business. In addition to the over 40 existing reports that WorkGuru gives you, you can build a new report on almost any of the data that you collect in WorkGuru.

Pulls from existing information

When you are already collecting powerful data, you want reporting tools that intuitively use the information your business is storing. Good reporting tools will integrate or be built into your existing systems. It saves you time inputting information into the reports and ensures that all relevant data is used in your report.

This also means that reports will be dynamic and changeable. If you are looking to report on historic data for a period of time, this should be possible, but you also want to be able to quickly pull the same report with the most up-to-date information or for a previous period to compare. Having responsive reports means relevant information is always at your fingertips. 

Fast and Easy

Your reporting tools should give you data that helps you make informed decisions, but it shouldn’t take up all your time. Reports that can be pulled quickly and easily mean that you can check your insights without disrupting your day. For crucial information, the ability to have a dashboard of the commonly needed information can make a huge difference too. 

For example, WorkGuru.io’s project dashboards give you the key information for each project right away. You can check the profitability and completeness of the project at a glance. 

Read More: Find out about WorkGuru.io’s Reporting Tools

Focus on ROI

Regardless of the size of your team, finding an option that can help your business in a way that justifies the cost is important. When it comes to reporting software, think about the insights you're hoping to gain. Will it help you work smarter and produce better results? Will it help you and your team measure your success and see what's working and what's not? Think about the value you’re getting vs the cost of the tools your thinking. 

While you can’t be certain of what the ROI will be until you get hands-on with the software, it’s a good feature to keep in mind when trialling or demo-ing options and will help you not get swayed by flashy sales pitches. 

Learn more about business reporting in WorkGuru.io

WorkGuru.io’s reporting tools are in-built to the platform so you can use all the information you store as you work. Get a free personalised demo of WorkGuru.io’s reporting tools, book in a chat today

Here is a quick snapshot of WorkGuru’s custom report builder and how you can use it to produce and save reports that are unique to your business. 

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