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Management reporting is hard, and sometimes challenges in your organization seem like monsters. Take this quick quiz to learn about monsters that are preventing you from being successful.
1. How many spreadsheets and data sources do you use to create your management reports?
There are more sources than departments!
It changes every time. Sigh.
Umm. Good question. I’m not sure?
Departments handle their own data sources.
We utilize one central source.
2. How often do you have conflicting information?
Our data debate is endless.
We constantly have new measures.
No clue! I don’t even understand our measures. I wish I did though!
We have different data for each department. Autonomy is good.
Our data calculations roll up and formulas are transparent.
3. How often do you discuss issues and implications?
Never, we are too busy discussing measure accuracy!
We may discuss, but we definitely never take action.
Some issues are too complex for leadership to understand!
Issues are department-based so we do not discuss them.
Reports are clear and our discussions are focused.
4. How many errors are typically in your reports?
Hard to say, we can’t agree!
Lots, and we can’t seem to fix ‘em.
Who knows. Reports are so complex we couldn’t fix them if we tried.
Not many in my section, but I don’t know about the others.
Our report is transparent, and our data analyst ensures accuracy.
5. How far in advance do you distribute your reports?
We change data minutes before the meeting. Livin’ on the edge!
Some departments don’t submit data on time, and we chase them.
We struggle to get data into a common report structure.
Some department info isn’t helpful no matter the timing.
Accurate reports are done well in advance.
6. How much of your report is useful?
I doubt any of it is. I hope some.
Don’t know. We never track our decisions and discussions.
I can’t see the link between our report and our strategy.
Some departments are “out there”. Like way “out there”.
We report on issues that link to our vision and cut across departments.
How well do you know the "monsters" lurking in your reporting process?
Doubting Debbie
Doubting Deb has yet to see a number a presentation she agrees with. Her job to ensure that no decisions ever get made—she makes sure that we question the numbers, formulas, and charts. With her, we never have time to talk about the implications of “off track” performance.

In ClearPoint, status indicators allow you to focus on what needs management attention. Measures have definitions and formulas, and questions about the accuracy of “the numbers” can be handled outside of the meeting and reports so as not to waste managers’ attention. You can learn about other monsters, sign up for a free trial, tweet us with suggestions for new monsters, or explore our website. Thank you again for taking the Monster Quiz.
How well do you know the "monsters" lurking in your reporting process?
Forgetful Fred
Forgetful Fred signs up for anything, knowing that no one ever keeps track of what is written on the flip chart anyway. He looks good in front of his boss, a real “go getter,” but has a solid track record unmet commitments. With Fred, you end up discussing the same things again and again.

ClearPoint has accountability built in. Owners of measures and initiatives get reminders to update their information, and action items from meetings can be easily assigned and tracked. Administrators can track usage and changes in data to see if and when information is updated. You can learn about other monsters, sign up for a free trial, tweet us with suggestions for new monsters, or explore our website. Thank you again for taking the Monster Quiz.
How well do you know the "monsters" lurking in your reporting process?
Complex Chris
Complex Chris hides out in broken processes. The more complex, the better. He thrives on complex Excel formulas and broken links in PowerPoint. He revels in complexity. He might not be right, but people are afraid to ask him questions because they cannot under-stand the answers.

In ClearPoint, formulas, data sources, and calculations are transparent. Layouts and charts can be controlled to show information consistently. Measures can be determined in advance and reporters can be allowed to update data, rather than create new measures to make themselves look good. You can learn about other monsters, sign up for a free trial, tweet us with suggestions for new monsters, or explore our website. Thank you again for taking the Monster Quiz.
How well do you know the "monsters" lurking in your reporting process?
Siloed Sarah
Siloed Sarah thinks that sharing knowledge is scary. She’s especially scared of sharing knowledge outside her silo. So she’ll go out of her way to make sure that there’s no alignment and that no one outside her team knows what she’s doing.

ClearPoint has alignment matrices to show how each department contributes to the success of the enterprise from top to bottom. Each department can show how they link and roll up information across the organization. You can learn about other monsters, sign up for a free trial, tweet us with suggestions for new monsters, or explore our website. Thank you again for taking the Monster Quiz.
How well do you know the "monsters" lurking in your reporting process?
ClearPoint Strategy
You are probably using ClearPoint Strategy. ClearPoint makes complex reporting easy through a simple drag and drop interface designed to make managers more effective and productive. You can learn about other monsters, sign up for a free trial, tweet us with suggestions for new monsters, or explore our website. Thank you again for taking the Monster Quiz.