You need to know some numbers from your main data system – your financial position, deadlines, progress – so you have your team get them. To do that, they go to your enterprise data system and download a file of data, then spend time massaging and formatting it into something you can quickly and easily understand. This may take a while – sometimes hours, sometimes days. Not only does the data need to be massaged and sorted and summed, it needs to be validated.
So the cost is real. In time and in reliability. With all the time spent combing over the figures, are you sure the data you’re getting is true to what it is supposed to represent?
Companies (and teams within companies) spend too much time processing their data. Reporting from various sources of data take a disproportionate amount of time to provide. Mid-size reporting is not usually allocated for. There is frequently no budget for anything between an enterprise-level system and immediate reporting for smaller teams within a company.
Douglas Nelson builds fast, accurate, easy-to-use custom-made systems that save the time and give the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the data you’re looking at is accurate. His systems exchange hours or days of putting together reports for a few minutes of button-clicking and emailing. No more spending hours validating data. No more worry about whether or not the data is accurate.
With nearly 20 years’ experience, Douglas looks at his clients’ needs with respect to the larger environment to provide the ease and peace-of-mind that comes with reliable information.