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The Advantages of Company Reports

Updated March 23, 2017

Company reports are designed and written to reveal some cold hard facts about a business at any given time. While disadvantages accrue to publishing a report at any given time, such as bad revenues, lack of sales and poor company structure, advantages to completing company reports are also registered. While some of the advantages will be positive for the company itself, others will affect consumers and clients.

Recognise Mistakes

Some company reports, such as the financial reports, will clearly indicate whether a company is doing well in overall sales and revenues. If something is not going as well as it could, a company can analyse its reports and locate flaws and mistakes. Although it may be difficult for a company to admit to mistakes that result in a lack of revenues and sales, recognising these mistakes and dealing with them teaches a company how to deal with relevant issues in the future. While it may not be as easy to pinpoint flaws when they are happening, the statistics in a report will surely point them out.

Optimise Areas and Production

Reports that discuss the overall product, or products, for one company can point out opportunities to optimise production or expand areas or departments. For example, a weekly production report can reveal a high demand for one specific product that is simply not being produced in the quantities required. Recognising how production lines can optimise their potential through reports can lead to greater revenues in the long run.

Annual Growth

Annual company reports may reveal that a company appears to be doing better for each year it is in business. While it can be difficult to measure the success of a company during the year, due to daily stress, high volumes of clients and major projects, an annual report will acknowledge this growth. Such a report can also reveal a company’s capabilities. For example, if a company keeps drawing clients and projects, but is unable to keep up with demands due to a lack of staff or qualified employees, this will be reflected in the annual reports. On the other hand, if things are going well, annual growth will be shown in the reports.

Motivating Outsiders

Writing company reports may inspire clients or small business owners. Reading and analysing company reports can create a sense of credibility toward the company, as it shares and publishes its yearly production data and company procedures. While this may inspirational to other business owners, it may gain a few clients from the consumer perspective, as they learn about the company first hand.

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About the Author

Based in Toronto, Mary Jane has been writing for online magazines and databases since 2002. Her articles have appeared on the Simon & Schuster website and she received an editor's choice award in 2009. She holds a Master of Arts in psychology of language use from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.