Reporting: Work Smarter, Not Harder


Throughout my career as an analyst, I’ve often found myself copying and pasting data, building reports, maintaining them and emailing them out to a myriad of stakeholders. Something I came to affectionately call Data Monkey work.

I seek to reduce or remove this kind of work during my career, via streaming or automating as much of the reporting processes as I can. All so I can actually spend time doing what I’m hard to do as an analyst: ANALYSE!

It might seem obvious, but I’ve seen time and again where companies hire brilliant people, only to see them spend a great deal of their time spent being a Data Monkey. So I’ve created this video to raise awareness and persuade analysts and their superiors to take a step back and see if they could benefit from report automation.

The time saved should be compelling enough, but you should also factor in the extra value an analyst can create with the new time as well. That additional insight, those 5 extra minutes talking to a client or that new idea could have a massive impact to your bottom line.

If you’d like to work out that value quickly and communicate it easily, I have you covered. Use the calculator below I’ve built to work out the time and monetary value your reporting efficiencies can provide. Just enter in 4 values and you have your answer! For more details on that, click here.

Let me know if you have similar challenges or didn’t even realise this was a problem affecting you in the comments below. If I can help further, I’ll try my best to do so.