TimeControl’s reporting capabilities has always been a powerful aspect to the system and this continues to improve. One area of TimeControl reporting that is remarkably powerful is the ability to create scheduled reports.
Just as with all of TimeControl’s automatic scheduled processes, Scheduled Reports allows the process to be set for a regular schedule such as hourly, daily, weekly or really any schedule you choose. The resulting reports will be send to one or to multiple recipients. The reports will be generated at the planned time by the TimeControl server in the background and then sent in PDF, Excel, Word or CSV format as you choose. If the resulting file is too large to send via email, a link to the file will be sent instead and an encrypted copy of the report file will be kept on the server to be viewed when selected.
The use of TimeControl filters allows reports by exception to be created. The impact of this can be significant. A report showing only information that exceeds the exception parameters can be sent on the schedule. If no data exceeds those parameters, then no report gets sent. This could significantly impact how managers and more senior executives consume TimeControl information. The full system is always there of course, but the ability of TimeControl to wake up regularly and send a report to an executive that asks for immediate attention is pretty powerful.
The TimeControl report designer is powerful allowing for simple column text reports or a mix of charts and text or just charts. You can choose from existing report templates and adapt them to your needs or create a report from scratch.
For more information on reporting, consult the TimeControl Reference and the TimeControl Report Designer Guides or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if we can be of any further help.