The Benefit of Realtime Reporting

Over the last several years, we have seen a huge shift in the way people want to view information, not only in their business but in their personal life too – we are in the era of instant information

Author: Euan Aitken | Published: 12/08/2022

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What’s important to you today?

It may be something that occurred last week, last month or even last year, but the likelihood is it’s the here and now which matters the most.

Over the last several years, we have seen a huge shift in the way people want to view information, not only in their business but in their personal life too – we are in the era of instant information.

If you want to know something, a quick search on the internet and you have information at your fingertips.

Go back 20 years and things were very different indeed!

Even with all of the data online, you still need to have the ability to know how to interpret that data to find the information you want.

Understanding your data

For many, data can be overwhelming. When it comes to marketing, you often lean on an agency that monitor things like click-through rates and conversion rates as they know how to interpret this and use that to plan the next steps for better results.

More and more accountants have moved away from traditional accounting software’s in favour of cloud-based platforms which offer much more up to the minute information.

Why?

Easy. It gives them information that they can use to better advise you and your business on action steps to make improvements, and get better results

While this may seem like voodoo, they can do this as they have learned how to understand those particular sets of business data.

Give your accountant access to your email marketing campaigns, and the likelihood is they will be scratching their heads too!

The trick with this is they know their piece of the puzzle and have learned how to understand data and numbers to apply that knowledge to those core areas.

But let’s face it – no one knows your business better than you.

What data is important to your business?

Much of the answer to this depends on the nature of your business, what products or services you sell, who your customers are, and the size of your business.

One thing is for sure, is even (and often especially) smaller businesses can reap more benefit from understanding the numbers at an early stage.

  • How many leads do you need to get a sale?
    • Could that number be reduced?
    • How could you increase those leads?
  • What products or services are the most profitable?
    • Could you focus more effort on them?
    • Could you negotiate better pricing from suppliers on other products?
  • Which of your customers makes you the most money?
    • How can you acquire more of that type of customer?
    • What is it about them that makes them the most profitable?

These are just a few of the types of information you want readily available to enable you to ask those types of crucial questions.

Why?

Same reason as the marketers and accountants.

To get better results!

Our real-time reporting will always make sure you have access to data as and when you need it. Sound good? Find out more by booking a demo today.

Euan Aitken

Euan Aitken

Sales & Marketing Director

Having started his journey with Zigaflow as a customer who took a keen interest in what the software could become, Euan joined us to lead our Sales & Marketing. Euan loves all things Business, Sales & Tech.

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