Viewing reports is typically a passive process. You would see your burndown chart and make mental notes. You would see the hours chart and nod your head. You will see project reports one after another and think about how you can improve your next iterations.
What if you can take some action right on that reports page?
That will make reports even more valuable. Imagine seeing a burndown chart and firing an email to your project lead – either congratulating on the consistent progress or inquiring into the causes of recent decline in project velocity.
We experienced a sudden flash of creativity while we were building people reports for the next release of Reports module for activeCollab.
We are incorporating a simple feedback mechanism on reports – ability to send an email to your team while you are viewing the project / people / companies reports. You can invoke it by a keystroke or clicking a button. You will be able to do that from any screen – project reports, people reports or companies reports.
Do you think it will be useful to you?
(PS: The bad part: This will delay the release by a few days. But we’ll complete it ASAP!)