Home » Blog » Monthly Interactive Report to Manager – What’s the Best Way?

Monthly Interactive Report to Manager – What’s the Best Way?

How many times have you prepared a monthly report to manager for a meeting, only to feel helpless three questions later? Scribbling notes ‘for the next time’.

I’ve created a company that implements interactive reports and analytics – Cobit Solutions – after 16 years of work at major corporations, so I’ll answer this question for you: Yes, each time!

Why so?

Most of the managers prepare a monthly report to manager for the meetings (more like Zoom sessions nowadays) with Power Points filled with static data for all periods and all verticals.

And then it’s time to report on your department. Here’s a 5% growth, here’s a 2% loss. We plan to achieve … (your pick) by the end of the year.

SUDDENLY THE CEO GOES:​

  • Could we compare that to may 2019?
  • Are there any overachievers? How did they do the last month? 
  • For what product/salesman/region did we see the sales drop? Can you tell the margin?
  • If the gas prices drop another 15%, how will this affect the prime cost? 

You don’t have that in Power Point, and you’re sweating trying to find the answer to that question in Excel, but you can’t run a factor analysis in under 3 minutes.

The solution is simple: OK, I’ll get the information by the next meeting. Tadaaa…. we’ve just postponed deciding for another two weeks, at least. Meanwhile, the company keeps losing money.

47%

of questions asked during a meetings get postponed

since there’s no data

YOU WON'T FIND THE ANSWER IN POWER POINT - IT'S IN THE BUSINESS ANALYTICS

What can you check on your interactive report – Power BI dashboard in 1 click?

  • The data for the entire period for the current moment, and not for the day the report has been created;
  • Compare any period to the plan;
  • Which supplier fulfills the agreement and which one slacks;
  • Which salesman brings most of the marginal income, and which one only earns their bonus (usually from the turnover) ;
  • Which SKU shows a drop in sales, in which region, shop, salesperson;
  • What exactly has gone wrong and how badly;
  • Who’s a good guy and who’s ot.
  • Predict the following period if things go as planned, or change a number of indicators and watch the results.

At Cobit Solutions we create interactive reporting to give the managers the full information on their department with an online access. If you’d like your department to be the most productive and innovative – contact us.

GET COMPANY MANAGEMENT DASHBOARD

Cobit Solutions

More articles and cases

Accounts receivable: Keep an eye on them!

23 Dec 2023

Accounts receivable: Keep an eye on them!

Do you ship products with deferred payment? Do you sell to Epicenter or other large chains? Not sure they paid for everything? But didn’t th ...

Read More
How Dashboard Benefits Can Save a Business During a Crisis

21 Jan 2022

How Dashboard Benefits Can Save a Business During a Crisis

The crisis has brought many companies to the edge of subsistence. Cobit Solutions has an instrument that allows for identifying unobvious pr ...

Read More
Why does my Company Need Business Intelligence?

21 Jan 2022

Why does my Company Need Business Intelligence?

We often have clients who have already heard about the Business Intelligence system and are interested in it, but don’t know the full detail ...

Read More

KEY FIGURES OF THE COMPANY

457

dashboards created in 2022

150+

years of IT experience among employees

17

data experts & BI consultants

12B

USD annual revenue of clients that utilize our analytics solutions