4 customisable OKR examples for Reporting Automation

What are Reporting Automation OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Formulating strong OKRs can be a complex endeavor, particularly for first-timers. Prioritizing outcomes over projects is crucial when developing your plans.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Reporting Automation to help you. You can look at any of the templates below to get some inspiration for your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our customisable Reporting Automation OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Reporting Automation. We also included strategic projects for each template to make it easier to understand the difference between key results and projects.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR to implement automation in the reporting process

  • ObjectiveImplement automation in the reporting process
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% accuracy in automated reports and reduce manual effort by 60%
  • TaskImplement data quality checks in the reporting process
  • TaskTrain team on new automated reporting processes
  • TaskAutomate documentation and validation steps
  • Key ResultSuccessfully develop and test automation tool for 75% of identified processes
  • TaskIdentify key processes suitable for automation
  • TaskValidate tool through comprehensive testing
  • TaskDevelop automation tool for chosen processes
  • Key ResultIdentify and map 100% of the current manual reporting processes by end of first month
  • TaskInventory all existing manual reporting procedures
  • TaskCategorize different manual reporting process types
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive flowchart of all processes

2. OKR to implement comprehensive funnel reporting system

  • ObjectiveImplement comprehensive funnel reporting system
  • Key ResultOutline necessary data points for funnel reporting within two weeks
  • TaskDetermine necessary metrics to track customer behavior
  • TaskIdentify key stages in the sales process for data collection
  • TaskSchedule a meeting to discuss and finalize data points
  • Key ResultDevelop a system for automated data collection and analysis by month's end
  • TaskIdentify required data points for automated collection
  • TaskDesign and structure the system architecture
  • TaskTest and finalize system for data analysis
  • Key ResultShare insightful funnel reports with decision-makers bi-weekly, ensuring data-driven decisions
  • TaskSchedule bi-weekly meetings with decision-makers
  • TaskPresent data and discuss insights during meetings
  • TaskCompile funnel analysis report every two weeks

3. OKR to enhance efficiency of month end reporting process

  • ObjectiveEnhance efficiency of month end reporting process
  • Key ResultAutomate 30% of manual reporting tasks
  • TaskImplement and test automated tasks
  • TaskChoose appropriate reporting automation software
  • TaskIdentify repeatable and time-consuming manual reporting tasks
  • Key ResultIncrease report accuracy by eliminating all data discrepancies
  • TaskDevelop a standardized data input procedure
  • TaskTrain staff on data accuracy best practices
  • TaskImplement regular data auditing processes
  • Key ResultReduce average report generation time by 25%
  • TaskImplement automation software to expedite tasks
  • TaskTrain staff to efficiently utilize reporting tools
  • TaskReview and streamline the current report generation process

4. OKR to complete the Financial Statement promptly

  • ObjectiveComplete the Financial Statement promptly
  • Key ResultStreamline the auditing and approval process by 15%
  • TaskImplement automated systems to expedite the auditing process
  • TaskReduce approval stages and unnecessary checks
  • TaskTrain staff to increase proficiency in audit procedures
  • Key ResultReduce errors in financial reporting by 20%
  • TaskProvide ongoing accounting training for staff
  • TaskImplement stricter internal audit protocols
  • TaskInvest in automated financial reporting software
  • Key ResultIncrease efficiency in data collection and processing by 30%
  • TaskStreamline data validation and consolidation processes
  • TaskTrain staff on efficient data management strategies
  • TaskImplement automated systems for data collection and processing

Best practices for managing your Reporting Automation OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide πŸ‘‡

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

Having too many OKRs is the #1 mistake that teams make when adopting the framework. The problem with tracking too many competing goals is that it will be hard for your team to know what really matters.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Setting good goals can be challenging, but without regular check-ins, your team will struggle to make progress. We recommend that you track your OKRs weekly to get the full benefits from the framework.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Best way to track your Reporting Automation OKRs

Quarterly OKRs should have weekly updates to get all the benefits from the framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Reporting Automation OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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