Most accounting software packages come with some level of Business Reports menu or module which can be used to analyse the performance of your business and to track business items like customer overdue accounts, etc.

There are also many stand alone Business Reporting modules that can be used as a tool for more specialised reporting and tracking needs.

These can be catagorised as BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE TOOLS designed to report, analyze and present data.

The key general categories of business intelligence tools are:

  • Spreadsheets
  • Reporting and querying software: tools that extract, sort, summarize, and present selected data
  • OLAP: LI processing
  • Digital Dashboards
  • Data mining
  • Decision engineering
  • Process mining
  • Business performance management
  • Local information systems

We will not go into detail about these report types as most small business can do without them to begin with.

But if you need any specialized reporting tool for your business similar to the above please contact our office for advice