Introduction to Reports

 

The introduction and the conclusion are key elements in the structure of your report. An introduction serves the purpose of introducing the report to the readers. The subject matter or field is treated only minimally within the Introduction. The Introduction is a very important section of any document, including a report. Readers have a need to know some basic things about a report before they begin reading it.  The introduction is certainly the most read section of any deliverable, and it largely determines the attitude of the reader/reviewer will have toward the work. Therefore, it is probably the most delicate part of the writing of a report. Doing introduction defines what your going to talk about. This will make your work meaningful of not.

A report is a database object that you use to display and summarize data. QuickBooks reports provide a way to distribute or archive snapshots of your data, either by being printed out, converted to PDF or XPS files, or exported to other file formats. Reports can provide details about individual records, summaries across many records, or both. You can also use Access reports to create labels for mailings or other purposes. It is possible to create “unbound” reports that do not display data, but for the purposes of this article, we’ll assume that a report is bound to a data source such as a table or query.

The Introduction needs to clearly indicate why the report was written.  You should also say what the report intended to accomplish and what it did not intend to accomplish. That is, the scope of the report. Removing everything that is not really necessary is often a very effective strategy for improving an introduction.

A business report is always created to solve a problem. This could be something simple, such as finding a better way to organize the ordering of office stationery or a more complex problem, such as implementing a new multi-million pound computer system. And an important part of any report is the introduction. It is often the most read section and must inform the reader that the report contains something worth reading.

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