Have you ever been given a task that seemed so repetitive or manual that you just knew there must be a better way to accomplish the task? If your answer is yes, then I have been in your shoes before. Anytime I am given a project that involves manually searching through files, converting data from one format to another, or pulling reports from data that isn’t setup for reporting, I ask myself some questions such as "how could we accomplish this quicker?" or "could this task be scripted?"