Stats Life: Introducing our Updated Reports Feature

It’s here! Recently, we’ve been working hard on a number of important updates to the existing statistics and reports feature in MeisterTask, and we’re absolutely delighted with the results. Read on to find out how this powerful upgrade can add a statistics-driven dimension to your task management experience. 

We know, both from our own experiences and the feedback we receive from users, how important a functioning statistics feature can be when it comes to managing projects effectively. In this article, we’ll be introducing the new, improved reports interface, looking at how to get the best out of reports and presenting some pre-made reports that you’re welcome to use as inspiration for your own. To keep things simple, we’ve split the information into the following important questions:

Why do we need reports? What’s new in MeisterTask Reports? How do I navigate the new reports interface? Which metrics should I be measuring? What does a good report in MeisterTask look like? Why Reports?

MeisterTask is designed to increase productivity. One of the ways it does this is by collecting information about tasks and projects and presenting this in a way that is easy for managers and individuals to understand. Once everyone is clear on the overall picture of productivity in a project or company, it becomes much easier to take measures that ensure more gets done.

In MeisterTask, certain types of information are “multi-purpose” and can be used to generate different types of statistics. Examples include which project a task belongs to, who worked on it, when, and for how long. However, the most valuable reports rely on context: pulling data from multiple sources across various timeframes and using this to form a big picture overview of productivity in which the role of each individual task can be clearly seen. For this reason, the presentation of statistics and reports needs to be customizable for the user. Using only this core information, users should be able to quickly gain insight into various important metrics by choosing what is to be displayed and how.

The faster you can find bottlenecks and overloads in your workflow, the easier it becomes to make your processes smoother and more efficient. That’s why we’ve made sure that the new, revamped version of our statistics and reports feature is as flexible as possible. 

What’s New? 

If you’ve already tried the current statistics feature in MeisterTask, you certainly aren’t alone: our users generate thousands of helpful reports with this function every day. However, here at Meister, we’re all about continuous improvement, and we felt the time was ripe for an update. Here’s what’s new in MeisterTask reports: 

Performance. We’ve made the process of generating reports faster and smoother, which in turn makes it far easier to extract the information you need. Design. We’ve also updated the look of the reports interface. This keeps your reports as clear as possible. Location. The reports interface has moved — from the account area to the dashboard — to make it easier for you to access your statistics. Simply click the button below Agenda to begin. Legacy. For the time being, you’ll be able to use both the old and new versions of reports. A full migration is currently in the pipeline — we’ll let you know when the details are finalized. Streamlining.

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