February 23, 2023
Find out what makes ClearPoint management reporting software so unique
If you hope to have any chance of accomplishing your organization’s ambitious goals, you need to spend more time executing plans and less time on managing the reporting process. Outdated reporting tools (including Excel) require hundreds of hours for report generation and tend to produce half-baked reports that take even more time to unpack. At best, this approach delays significant business achievements; at worst, it puts them beyond your reach altogether.
ClearPoint Strategy flips the script: You get better reports in less time, increasing your chances of success.
Here’s why using ClearPoint produces better results than traditional reporting tools:
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Still researching your options for a management reporting system? Keep reading and we’ll explain what management reporting software does in comparison to other types of reporting tools; we’ll also call out some of the top features to look for when purchasing it.
Management reporting software helps you measure your company’s performance and make intelligent, performance-enhancing decisions based on the big picture. In other words, it lets you see how your activities as a business are helping you accomplish your goals and make your vision a reality.
Some organizations try to measure their performance efforts using other tools:
In our view, management reporting software is the best option. Why? Organizations are inundated with data today; simply having “reporting software” won’t help you improve performance. You need a management reporting tool that is specifically designed to give leadership a more holistic view of the business, helping them actually measure which business actions and strategies are most prosperous, identify weak links, and make proactive, data-based decisions to improve. The other options can generate numbers, but they won’t be able to help you connect the dots that make up the larger picture of performance.
Any management reporting software worth its salt should support goal-setting, planning, strategic project management, and the tracking and reporting of strategic data. Specific features to look for include:
One of the reasons ClearPoint stands out as a reporting tool is because it has the unique ability to create reports showing linkages between your projects and your objectives. This gives your organization a dynamic way to see your strategy and all its components. Your audiences will be able to understand how everything “fits together” across the entire organization, perhaps for the first time. You’ll also be able to more easily align your resources—and your budget—with your strategic priorities.
No one wants to spend their time inputting data, creating reports, sending emails, or writing up action items, so look for software that can handle these tasks for you. ClearPoint has built-in automation capabilities that dramatically reduce the time you spend on reporting. It is capable of automatically:
As a result, you’ll be able to spend more time executing on your strategic initiatives and helping your organization reach its goals.
Numbers don’t tell the full story; you need qualitative data to support and explain them. If you can effectively present both types of data as a cohesive narrative, your management reports will become the most valuable tools in your organization.
ClearPoint offers both standard report templates and custom reports that intuitively combine both qualitative and quantitative data, linking and arranging it to present a clear story that focuses attention where it matters most.
Most tools force you to conform to a standard way of reporting, but not ClearPoint! You can easily customize management reports by:
Software that isn’t easy to use won’t get used—it’s as simple as that. With ClearPoint, you don’t need any technical knowledge to build your dream reports. Simply build a report once and then change it on the fly, whenever you need to. Even the least tech-savvy users find Its drag-and-drop functionality user-friendly.
Contact with your vendor shouldn’t end after your initial training; you’ll likely always have questions related to troubleshooting, advanced features, and maybe even about strategy planning. The best vendors are those who consider themselves partners in your strategy efforts, not simply software providers.
At ClearPoint, we’ll do everything we can to not only help your team get up and running with the software, but also to continue to use it effectively as your organization grows. Our customer service gets high marks from users: We have been recognized for a Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year, and the quality of our support is rated 9.7 on G2.
Once organizations make the switch to ClearPoint, they often wonder how they lived without it! It brings a level of clarity and simplicity to performance reporting that truly sets the stage for making meaningful forward progress. If you’re interested in making that change at your organization, we invite you to see our software in action—no strings attached. Book a time with us today!