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Posted on 2014-02-17
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Hello To All Respected Gurus,
I have weird but very general question, nothing technical but more philosophical maybe :(

This question could be related to creating reports in excel, access or sql server.

The goal that i want to clarify-

•      Why we create report?
•      If someone asks for a report to be created–
o      What are some mental questions we need ask ourselves before we start creating it?
o      What is that report?
o      What is its structure and break down and why it’s needed? Etc

•      What kind of UI considerations may we think to make the report look even better
•      Report Completion and execution > Is over delivery good or under delivery bad
•      When creating a report - what is good mental flow chart that we might need to kind of get a way to create it the best way?

•      When report is already being used by the customers –
o       What we can do to make sure they get the best out of it?
o      How do we manage our priorities to make sure customers are happy and that we are settings correct expectations and standards of SLA
•      What we need to do create reports efficiently and within our time sensitive framework?


Can you guys add to the list or expand my question and points? I am just tying  bring a meaning to - why we do reporting and how best it could be done....to  maintain and sustain it

Please  - all are welcome....all feedbacks are acknowledged
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by:Rayne
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you can give a generic explanation or be specific to any scenario. I would greatly like to hear your mental view points and what do you think.
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Paul Sauvé earned 500 total points
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To answer simply, reports present data with regard to specific criteria. For example:
What are the daily/monthly/yearly sales for a group of products
What are the daily/monthly/yearly sales for a group of vendors

Why would you want to know this?
To see if sales for a certain period have met sales projections
To calculate the commission to be paid to the sales staff
To make manufacturing projections for the following year, based on previous sales

If a report is already being used by the customers:
Does the report have all the required information?
Is all the required information exist in the database?
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by:Rayne
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Thank you :)
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by:Rayne
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thanks Paul :)
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