How to create a report on yesterday’s sales activity
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How to create a report on yesterday’s sales activity

Waiting for traditional reports is often a long and frustrating process. Because these reports are usually generated by the IT department and can take time to be completed.  Oftentimes, factors change, making it obsolete by the time the report is received.  Reporting doesn’t have to be time-consuming, static, or at-risk for inaccuracy. Instead, data analytics makes reporting simple, quick and intuitive.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Sales, Product, Job Role - Executive

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How to create a report on yesterday’s sales activity

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Waiting for traditional reports is often a long and frustrating process. Because these reports are usually generated by the IT department and can take time to be completed.  Oftentimes, factors change, making it obsolete by the time the report is received.  Reporting doesn’t have to be time-consuming, static, or at-risk for inaccuracy. Instead, data analytics makes reporting simple, quick and intuitive.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Sales, Product, Job Role - Executive

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