5 Tips For IT Engineers to Avoid Multitasking
In today’s fast-paced technological environment, everyone’s focus is often on the concept such as “data middle-platform”, “data warehouse”, and so on. Many people often overlook the basis of company operations: reports. Although the technical content of this work is not high, it often takes a lot of time, and the final result is often thankless.
For IT engineers, the main difficulties in making reports are
- Data is stored in different databases, and it is difficult to retrieve data from each database.
- Business requirements are complex and changeable, and changes are difficult.
- Report operation and maintenance are difficult, and there is no unified standard for data changes.
- The report information is not communicated in place, and the business department cannot understand the report.
Report preparation actually includes multiple parts such as original data extraction and processing, data analysis and sorting, report presentation, etc. However, for the business department, he/she can only see the appearance of the report, but not the process behind it.
Therefore, no matter how stable your data is, how fast the processing speed is, and how valuable data analysis is, if it cannot be presented to users through reports, it will not show real value.
If you are still using Excel to make reports, you must have encountered the following problems
- After the data volume reaches more than 1 million, Excel can’t put it down, and the processing speed is super slow.
- The effect of data visualization is not good, Excel and Access output are mainly tables, and data is piled up, and it is difficult to find the key points.
- Data extraction is troublesome. It takes a lot of time to import data from the company’s system every time, and often repeat data processing.
Here is a report made by Excel. It’s really confusing.
The report is the presentation of the data. You can see the business status of the enterprise through the report. Let’s look at these reports.
The key data can be displayed all at once, and the data linkage, drill-down correlation, and other functions make the report more vivid, I think your leader is more satisfied with these reports. The above reports are all made by FineReport, of course, you can also use other tools for comparison.
5 Tips to Help IT Engineers Improve Work Efficiency
Let’s talk about the functions of FineReport that can help IT engineers improve work efficiency. If you use other tools, I hope it can also give you some inspiration.
Get Through the Data of Various Business Systems
For large enterprises, business systems such as CRM, ERP, and OA often operate independently. Business data is scattered in different systems, and query data needs to enter different systems. It is very difficult to get through the business data. FineReport supports connecting a variety of databases. As long as you write some simple SQL statements, you can easily get through the data of each business system, and you don’t need to spend a lot of time to extract data everywhere.
Here are various data sources FineReport supports.
Intelligent Data Entry to Avoid Dirty Data
Before making reports, IT engineers often spend a lot of time extracting and cleaning data. Due to the irregularity and incompleteness of data, it is often necessary to provide business personnel or users with authority such as adding, modifying, and deleting data from the database, which also leads to data errors. FineReport’s data entry function supports business personnel to directly fill in data from the front end and supports data specifications. As long as illegal data is filled in, an alarm will be issued. In this way, you no longer have to worry about dirty data when filling in data.
Design and Modify the Report Directly at the Front-end
Probably all IT engineers will have a headache for sudden demand changes. In many times, a data dimension is changed for a long time in the background code, and finally, after continuous debugging, there may still be bugs. FineReport supports a visual editing interface, and each change can be previewed, and FineReport has built-in templates, whether title or format, which are all encapsulated functions. Just fill in the data directly, and drag and drop to complete a report.
For IT engineers, every day they receive requests from different departments. It took most of the time just for the basic work of reporting, and the time for other tasks and personal learning and growth was greatly reduced. FineReport’s timing scheduling function can not only set up automatic sending of daily, weekly, and monthly reports but also notify the generated results in the form of a message or the mail, helping the business layer to analyze and make decisions in a timely manner.
Highly Free Secondary Development
For some more personalized scenarios, FineReport provides various interfaces. IT engineers can call the corresponding interfaces according to their individual needs to realize various customized functions. Such as import interface, data source interface, logic processing interface, export printing interface, etc. For example, you can freely dock JFreeChart, echarts, etc., to customize the chart.
Successful IT engineers should focus on efficiency and productivity, speed up the reporting process, and automate the entire reporting system so that they can spend more time on higher-value tasks instead of being stuck all day long in the cycle of extracting, processing and presenting data.