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Welcome to Asana Universal Reporting

By Thomas Jones | June 2, 2021
Thomas Jones

Digital Transformation Work Management Asana Future of Work

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Modern business leaders have a visibility problem. When needing to know project status or department performance, it often requires multiple conversations and channelling information up and down the hierarchy. Not only is this frustrating, ineffective but it usually results in a lack of clarity, misinformation and a lot of wasted time.

You can add to this pain at the other end of the hierarchy with teams missing major deadlines because of blocked work. Team leads routinely lacking answers to questions asked by execs. Problems with budgeting or resource misallocation, and let’s not forget the countless “status” meetings we endure.

But what if there was another way? With information available in real-time, with insight into the problems and practices to make work actionable with one message or click? What if all of the reporting, status updates, conversations, goals and targets could all be streamlined into easy to understand real-time dashboards? 

Well, let us introduce you to Asana Universal Reporting! 

Real-time business information without any manual efforts

With Universal Reporting, you can see information regarding workloads, budget, status, timings, and much more. This information is in custom dashboards that don’t require manual updating or maintenance. Because the dashboards connect to the work in Asana, they’re accurate and current, so you don’t need to search or ask around for updates. Work management utopia beckons. 

In the old way of working, data needed extraction from multiple sources, analysed, reformatted, and then contextualised, which made dashboards immediately stale and more of a snapshot in time. With real-time insights, users can always know what’s happening at every moment and have an immediate click-through insight into their teams’ work.

Unblocking work with insights

Universal Reporting charts make it easy to understand and diagnose potential issues. Once you can understand what is happening and why it is happening, you can take action. The beauty in Universal Reporting is that you can click through directly from the chart to see the issue within a task. 

Compare this way of working to the traditional stale data in stagnant dashboards or excel sheets and is inherently backwards-looking. With Asana’s real-time reports, users can leverage the insights to take immediate corrective action as needed.

A single source of truth and streamlining the reporting

With the reporting dashboards, you can keep an eye on all types of cross-functional initiatives. Plus, dashboards allow you to pull together all the charts you need—across projects, teams, and departments—to monitor and report out on the entire organisation. It’s perfect for that top-down view and allows the drilling down for the granular details without any hassle. 

Because the Work Graph powers asana’s Universal Reporting, it leverages three core differentiators:

  1. Individual adoption through intuitive, easy-to-use features → , the data will always be in the system.
  2. Cross-teamwork system of truth through multi-homing of tasks → a single source of truth.
  3. Org wide alignment & visibility for executives → realising the entire Pyramid of Clarity and executing goals.

BONUS DOWNLOAD: Getting Started with Work Management (Ebook)

See work from everywhere.

Universal Reporting makes the previously invisible side of work visible rather than relying on status meetings or moving through every day with big unknowns.

With a clear picture of work and organisational progress, you can take meaningful actions to ensure your teams do the best work possible. Once you start working in this way, you’ll find it impossible to go back to email, spreadsheets and those energy-sapping status meetings!

If you'd like to find out more about using Asana in your organisation, you can book a free demo with one of our specialists below. 

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