First, and most importantly, we greatly improved the speed of the report when running it for a full year-to-year comparison. In other words, when you select those 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017 dates, the report will now much more efficiently and speedily do those calculations for year-to-year percentage growth numbers.
We've also updated the By Month section of the report so that it gets rid of what would have shown a blank year, as most agencies have not started entering data for the new year yet. Instead we now see a recap of 2017 and percentage growth versus 2016, using those same 1/1/2017-12/31/2017 dates.
A couple of cosmetic changes were also made, specifically for those of you who might be sending or sharing these Customer Snapshot reports with your key accounts:
1. We've added the "Report Title" parameter (commonly seen on some of our other reports), which allows you to add your own title or summary to the report. For example, you might put something like "Thank you for a great year. Here is a recap of how your business with the Manufacturers we represent has grown over the last year.".
2. We have put your Agency's name in the header, so that is now reads "Your Company Name - Customer Snapshot". As these reports get passed around, why not have your agency highlighted as much as possible.
Feedback and enhancement requests are always welcome. Happy New Year.