More report templates

May 18th, 2013 by Julian Corlet

Back in December of last year, the first downloadable template, was added to the site. The template was intended for people who were implementing status reporting in their organisation but were not yet ready to automate the process. The template has been well recieved, so we thought it was about time to add a few new variants.

So, now the following additional templates are available:

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Don't ask, don't get

April 13th, 2013 by Julian Corlet

Particularly early on in their careers, there is a tendency amongst people to keep their aspirations to themselves, rather than sharing them with their manager. If my own experience is anything to go by, this is based on the presumption that their manager expects them to be happy working in their current position indefinitely and that any further ambition will be taken as a sign of disloyalty, or that their goals won’t be taken seriously.

Far more often than not however, this just isn’t the case. The reality is that most managers want to know your ambitions and letting them in allows them to open doors for you. I have found that if you don't let people know what outcome you're looking for, the odds of it coming to pass are greatly diminished. Or put more simply, if you don’t ask, you won’t get.

Why you should share your goals

This sort of feedback makes your boss’s job easier. If they know what motivates you, they will get the best out of you. Less pragmatically, managers are people too. Helping employees achieve their goals is one of the greatest sources of satisfaction for a manager and gives a sense of purpose to their own job. But in order for them to help you, you need to tell them what you’re looking for. Even if you think it’s obvious.

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Feature release: ...more report customisation!

March 3rd, 2013 by Julian Corlet

As alluded to in the previous blog post, we've been hard at work making reports even more flexible. The latest release adds:

  • The ability to embed tables and sub-reports within your reports. All functionality available to fields on the main report is available to fields that make up the table or sub-report.
  • Support for multiple report templates on the one account.
  • A funky drag and drop interface for re-ordering the fields in your report template. :)

As always, if you have any feedback on the latest additions or if something on your wishlist hasn't materialised yet, don't hesitiate te get in contact.

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