The Future of Business: Understanding Report Automation


  • Technology and business evolution intertwined.
  • Digital transformation impacts all industries.
  • Businesses embrace digitalization for efficiency.
  • Report automation enhances operational efficiency.
  • Advantages: accuracy, time efficiency, decision-making.
  • AI role: reduce labor, better analysis.
  • Argil offers customizable, high-quality automation.

Technology and business have been both evolving following one another path.

A new technology rises, it impacts how business operates, and businesses push for further development.

The digital transformation continues to impact all industries, and business are rapidly embracing digitalization/automation to:

  • Streamline processes
  • Improve efficiency
  • Stay competitive.

In this article, we’ll take as an example of this interaction report automation.

In the business landscape doing reports has been common work for centuries now:

  • Exchange of information.
  • The need to summarize it.
  • Gathering essential components.

Reports are a base of communication.

Report automation on the other hand is still a new concept, but one that will play a crucial role in today's business landscape, offering capabilities that enhance data management, aid in informed decision-making, and significantly improve operational efficiency.

The transition toward automation so far was exclusively reserved to monotone tasks, anything related to creativity and data/information management was thought impossible to be done by AI.

What is Report Automation?

Report automation is a system that automatically collects data, generates reports, and delivers them to specified recipients, eliminating the need for manual intervention.

This follows a specific framework of requirements decided by the person in charge firsthand.

Report automation encompasses various elements, including data gathering from multiple sources, generation of reports based on predefined templates, and automatic delivery to stakeholders.

Why you should go after report automation?

Here’s a list of advantages:

  • Improved accuracy.
  • Minimized human error.
  • Time efficiency from automated processes.
  • Better decision-making through easily accessible information.

Still, some things might be missing:

  • Multi-format sources used for the report.
  • Simple conversational optimization of the report.
  • Expert approach of report automation (industry-based).

Let’s see how report automation might evolve in the next few months thanks to AI.

The Role of AI in Report Automation

While the current state of Report automation minimizes human errors and speeds up the reporting process, it’s not yet sufficient by itself to increase operational efficiency.

What AI provides is a new way to improve the quality of the outputs by:

  • Increasing the number of inputs to analyze.
  • Decreasing the need for human intervention in the process.
  • Increasing the number of components to take into account.

If you didn’t consider Report automation as a solution that reduces labor hours and resources required in manual reporting, then now is the time. AI allows a better analysis of data, a faster one, and one based on your requirements.

Automated reporting offers a systematic approach to information gathering, data organization, and management. And AI will scale this in the most efficient way possible.

How Argil can support your Business to report automation

At Argil our vision is the following:

  • ChatGPT is great but not intuitive.
  • AI is amazing, but people don’t care.
  • People want to interact with people, not with AI.
  • For AI to be adopted at scale, we need to forget it’s AI.
  • Teams in companies need an AI collaborative version of ChatGPT.

To automate reporting you can build your Report expert on argil and do the following:

1/ Give it a skill:

  • Interact with a document.
  • Interact with a webpage.
  • Interact with a CSV.

2/ Build it’s system prompt:

  • What tone do you want the report to be?
  • What is the writing style you want (Yours?)
  • What is your preferred format?

3/ Give it data:

  • Upload your PDFs.
  • Upload your CSVs.
  • Give it the links to the webpage to analyze.

With this vision, report automation will reach a whole new level of accuracy and quality.

If this vision resonates with you and you wish to test the product exclusively, do not hesitate to send me an email at so that we can add you to the private list of alpha testers.

Othmane Khadri