Chapter 4. Everything Looks Better with Charts

John Kirkland is now becoming the office's report hero. People at the Sales department love the guy. Why wouldn't they? John solved most of their data crunching problems. He provided them with an easy way to build and author reports that are vital to their daily functions.

Gone are the days when the sales people had to go through different levels of IT functions just to get hold of their data. Sometimes, they had to wait a little bit longer than necessary, because, their IT people have more pressing priorities.

John eliminated most of the daily routine tasks involved in gathering critical data and putting them together to convey meaningful information. The report request-to-delivery turnaround has never ...

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