In market research I would very frequently have to crank out a ton of different versions of reports for a given study. In the corporate world, like it or not, PowerPoint is still king. 🙁 By building a generic template I was able to drastically speed-up my report generation.
Setting up the template takes a little time at first however, in the long run, it will save you an amazing amount of time!
There is a lot more I automated however having a flexible template is always a great place to start!