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AKC10: Report Format Samples and Distribution

Description:

A detailed list of the reports and any other type of printed output produced by the application. Includes job, program and report distribution information. Samples of key reports are included. Identifies all business critical reports and an electronic image sample of what each report looks like. Additionally, provides production frequency, average number of pages and distribution. Most application analysts and users do not know what reports are produced by the application. Many support requests deal with new reports which may already exist, but are not known or a small change to an existing report would satisfy the request rather than a complete redevelopment of a new report.

Provides understanding of the reports produced by the system or subsystem and of the business areas affected if there are problems with the report.

Provides information such as:

  • Identification Number of the Report
  • Job that produces the Report
  • Program that produces the Report
  • Brief description of the Report
  • Frequency that the Report is produced (for example, Daily or Weekly)
  • Normal page volume of the Report Who the recipients are for the Report

How is it used?

Identifies all business critical reports and an electronic image sample of what each report looks like. Additionally, provides production frequency, average number of pages and distribution.

Most application analysts and users do not know what reports are produced by the application. Many support requests deal with new reports which may already exist, but are not known or a small change to an existing report would satisfy the request rather than a complete redevelopment of a new report.

Why is it important?

(1) Provides understanding of the reports produced by the system or subsystem and of the business areas affected if there are problems with the report.
(3) Provides most used application report information to support analysts and users alike, such as:

  • Identification Number of the Report
  • Job that produces the Report
  • Program that produces the Report
  • Brief description of the Report
  • Frequency that the Report is produced (for example, Daily or Weekly)
  • Normal page volume of the Report
  • Who the recipients are for the Report

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