Reporting in dapulse [Guide]

Part 1: Reporting per user

In dapulse we believe in the numbers and constantly measure everything: performance, progress, kilograms of almonds eaten this week by the team - anything. And of course we understand how important it is for any business to analyze how you are doing and generate regular reports.

While dapulse doesn’t offer traditional automated reporting, it is built so that you could see the big picture at a glance and analyze various aspects of your projects and processes.

So, let’s have a look at several examples of what reports we can have and build:

 

  1. Reports on performance of the team

 

For example, you want to evaluate the performance of a sales team. This is what your board could look like:

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This boards serves for multiple purposes: helps stay on the top of all leads received, track progress and also analyze the results.

So what kind of reports could be relevant for a sales team?

  • Amount of money we’ve earned in each period.  
    For this we can use Numbers column & Grouping of the pulses.
    You can create several groups of pulses: “Bucket” group where you put all the leads, and then when the sales moves forward you drag and drop them to a group of “Won” or “Lost” deals. By using the numbers column you can see how much money has been earned so far in the bottom of the group of pulses.

  • How effective each salesperson is.
    For this you can use Filter function and see how many leads s/he is working on or has already earned for your company

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You can also see how many leads each person is working on at the moment in the nice visual Timeline:

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Please also note that the Timeline is color coded, so all Active leads in this example are blue, won are green, and red are those deals that were lost.

So, you don’t need to have dozens of files about the performance of one team, you can check everything on the spot, it’s very visual. And if you really need reporting, you can export the board to Excel through the Hamburger menu:

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  1. Track user’s progress in multiple projects

This type of report is relevant, for example, when you are assessing an employee.

In this case Search everything feature comes to action: using it you can search all details on a certain project & combination of key words, i.e. name of the project + status "Working on it" or person's name + status "Working on it" + set Filter by date in the upper right-hand corner like this: 

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This way you can see the what tasks the person is currently working on, how many have been completed, and also how loaded it the person at a specific period of time.

Part 2: High-level reporting - Overview of multiple projects

Running multiple projects at the same time can be overwhelming, and we understand had how hard it is to stay on the top of everything. That’s why we’ve built dapulse this way, so that you could see the big picture at a glance and analyze various aspects of your projects and processes.

Let’s imagine that you are working in the event management agency or R&D team - you have a dozen of different projects that usually have the same milestones.

You can create two types of board to track these projects:

Low-level board which you use for a more detailed tracking of the tasks completion like this:

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Here you can also track who has made the changes and when using the Activity Log in the upper right-hand corner:

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And you can also create a High-level managerial board where you can set and track more general information about the projects: the milestones, if the project is completed in time, who is in charge:

This board will give you a big picture of all the projects and help you stay on the top of everything.

In order to connect the high-level and low-level boards, you can a a Text column to the low-level board, and in each cell you can add a project name. Using Search Everything bar in the top of the screen you can see all the related to the project pulses in one view, even if they are in different boards:

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What else should we know about the boards?

To keep your dapulse account the same visual it’s important to keep it neat and not overload the boards. That’s why don’t forget to archive completed pulses & boards during the project or move them to a separate group of pulses.

You can archive a board using the Hamburger menu of the board 

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In the end of the project you will be able to restore them for report and analysis purposes from the Tidy Up section:

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