Automate and Streamline the Reporting Cycle
Contenlo Quest delivers rapid Return On Investment by automating and
streamlining the reporting cycle providing valuable
information on-demand and saving time.
The ProblemThe reporting cycle for financial, sales or
production information whether it is monthly or quarterly, is a
time consuming and stressful process for many companies. It can
involve a surprising amount of manual effort to pull together
all the information from various sources to build the final
reports, often this process has to be repeated several times in
the cycle. A lot of the information gleaned would be very
valuable throughout the month but is just too time consuming to
- Would saving time on the reporting cycle be of benefit to
- Would some of the month-end information be useful
throughout the month?
- Is the end of the month 'too late' for some information?
- Is Reporting an 'overhead' when it should be a business
Quest can automate the processes of pulling
information together from various sources whether they are
databases or legacy systems. Quest can consolidate information
from multiple companies/departments even if they are on separate
systems. Quest can deliver this information to a browser page or
directly into an MS Excel spreadsheet.
Automating manual processes which involve copying files,
copy/paste operations and spreadsheet manipulation removes a lot
of chances of errors leading to improved data integrity.
This makes it easy to get figures throughout the month
meaning that mistakes are spotted earlier meaning less work at
the end of the month.
Online or email Quest reports can cut down on production and
distribution costs of printed reports.
Value Delivered At a large financial services company Quest
shortened the monthly reporting cycle by half from a typical 5
days to just under 2 days with some tasks which previously took a
whole day to do being reduced to a minute or so. Quest has
delivered the following benefits;
- Staff no longer have to work weekends.
- Work on the month-end can start much earlier because it is
easy to run the reports; previously they waited until the last
minute to avoid having to repeat processes if late invoices
were posted etc.
- Time freed up from reporting can be used for more
- Confidence in working reports much improved and the time
previously spent checking that the data in working reports
corresponded to the originating system can now be spent
checking that the numbers make sense overall!
- A consolidated view across 20 companies is now available
within seconds that just wasn't feasible before.
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