If you are a business analyst like I was, chances are you create and compile tons of reports in Excel. The business of generating reports is a business itself. The process of collecting your raw data and distilling it into the report are routine and involves many delicate steps. In other words, reporting is laborious. The labor involved will become a natural limit to the amount of meaningful insights you can generate.
Added to this work volume, managers often demand reports to be sent on time, on a regular frequency. The higher the reporting frequency, the higher the workload. Any wonder you need to have multiple heads and arms to deal with this?