The most important conversations in the workplace are the recurring communications on status between a manager and her employees. Status report software is designed to improve the quality of employee status reports, save everyone within the company time, help managers better guide their teams to success, and illuminate new insights into the business. When we designed the StatusPath status report software system, we focused on solving real business problems, outlined by the key features and focus areas highlighted in this article.
Status Report Software Key Features & ElementsHighly configurable
No two businesses are the same, and no two managers have the exact same communication style and needs. Hence, the starting-point of good status report software is a highly-configurable experience that enables managers to collect status reports that work for their business. Managers must be able to set each report’s timing, frequency, status fields, status update lengths, and status report participants. And because managers operate in an ever-evolving world, all elements of a status report can be edited to suit changes in business at any time.
Helpful composition tools
One of the main ideas behind status report software is to improve the experience for the status report writer, referred to in our application as a “reporter.” While email systems, Word documents, and Excel status report templates present common formatting and writing tools, they don’t provide reporters with relevant context for writing quick, concise status with less hassle. Important context includes drag-and-drop access to previous status, roll-up functionality for incoming team status, in-line display of calendar items and tasks, and structured inputs like flagging, objective assignment, and hashtags. StatusPath users benefit from these features, which in big part have been included in our status report software because of real-life customer feedback.
Collaborative & interactive reports
Status reports do not belong lost away in an email folder or unrecorded after a one-on-one or team meeting. An employee’s perspective on the business and progress against goals belongs within an interactive and collaborate workflow, an environment where actions can be taken to provide feedback, offer direction, and award recognition.
Multiple views & filters
Managers need quick access to specific information, as well as a broad view of the business to identify new trends and make better decisions. Filtering by employee, date range, status question, team, or objective helps managers stay tuned in where it matters most, when it matters most. Consolidated views offer managers team-wide perspectives against core status questions.
Accessible from anywhere on any device
Successful enterprise software allows users to consume data in a way similar to how they might read their favorite digital magazine. So the right status report software brings that promise to the forefront, allowing for the writing and reading of status reports on any screen (desktop, tablet, or mobile) with a compelling, interactive user experience.
Secure connection and storage
Status report conversations and their related data are private to you and your company. Status report software should be secure on both the front-end experience and in back-end storage. That means you need 100% of your communications over full HTTPS. All data should be stored securely with partners like Amazon AWS’s secure infrastructure. Finally, domain-specific URLs for log-in restrict unwanted access. StatusPath adheres to all of these policies and more.
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Invite your peers to view your team’s status reports – it’s a great way to spread institutional knowledge across departments.
Save time rolling reports up the chain – StatusPath helps you communicate your team’s progress quickly.
Operate multiple status reports for your team – status report software makes communicating progress simple.
Leverage reminders to ensure timely status reports.
Export your status reports and use them to run team meetings.
Your team does great work – recognize it!