Higher Education must file reports to the government at varying time scales. The compilation of these reports requires an enormous amount of data. Statutory reporting requires data on students, staff, courses, outcomes, teaching quality, student/staff ratios, fees, utilisation of campus resources, energy usage efficiency and much more. In our experience with higher education institutions, we have found a general government trend of increased reporting frequency, instead of the standard annual report. In the UK, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) data futures project is being introduced. This will require in year reporting submissions that answers 240 in-depth questions. Compiling this report can be a logistical nightmare for Higher Education planners, as data (the quality of which can not be determined) must be gathered from different faculties and then amalgamated together. So the major challenge at hand involves setting up a process of compiling trustworthy data in a quick time frame and then developing the report effectively.