A document containing information organized in a narrative, graphic,
or tabular form, prepared on periodic, recurring, regular, or as required basis.
Reports may refer to specific periods, events, occurrences, or subjects, and may be
communicated or presented in oral or written form.
It is an account of something that one has observed, heard, done or investigated.
What is a REPORT?
To give information about
company’s activities, progress,
plans and problems.
To record events for future
reference in decision making.
To recommend specific action.
To justify and persuade readers about
the need for action in controversial
To present facts to the management to
help decide the direction the business
Purpose of Reports
Characteristics of a Good Report
Precision Accuracy of facts Relevance
Types of Reports
Semi Formal/ Informal Reports
Broadly classified under 2 heads:
Frequency of Use
Nature of subject
Short Formal Reports:
Special Report Forms:
The Staff Reports
The Audit Reports
The Technical Reports