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Reporting

Reportance Administrators can access the firm master reports and templates via the Admin CentreThe settings selected in this section will apply to all reports within the firm. It is our recommendation that a firm utilises standard firm reporting where possible. In addition, we recommend creating as few firm templates as possible. This will ensure that the correct reports are being consistently used within the firm. 


From any screen select the Admin Centre from the drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner. From here there are eight different sections of reports:



1. Global Report Settings


The global report settings dictate the location and format of the accounting policies in a report. 


For more information see the administration guide: Reporting - Global Report Settings.


2. Report Styles


Report styles let you customise the look and feel of your reports by changing items such as colours, fonts, sizes and margins. By default all styles are inherited from those managed by Business Fitness, however this area allows you to customise them as you see fit.


For more information see the administration guide: Reporting - Styles.


3. Report Masters


Report masters detail the overall outline and order of the report. In this screen, an Administrator can create or edit custom firm reports. 'Page Templates' can also be added to the report master. Reportance comes with three standard reports as well as an empty report:

  • Special Purpose Financial Report
  • Accountants Report with Disclaimer
  • Management Report


For more information see the administration guide: Reporting - Report Masters.


4. Page Templates


Page templates are individual pages which are inserted into a report master. Pages can be customised in a variety of ways to fully customise your reports. There are four different types of pages: 

  1. Presentation (e.g. Cover Page)
  2. Financial Statements (e.g. Profit and Loss, Notes)
  3. Legal (e.g. Compilation Report)
  4. Story Board (e.g. Income Results)


For more information see the administration guide: Reporting - Page Templates.


5. Page Layouts


Page layouts can be used so that you can change the look of the report without having to create multiple files or change the accounts screen for an entity. You are able to change the layout by adding, editing and removing totals, adding labels or creating swinging accounts for when account balances become negative.


For more information see the administrative guide: Reporting - Page Layouts.


6. Header Templates


Customised headers can be created to be used in page templates. This allows you to create firm branding for your reports. Reportance also contains a number of system generated headers for use.


For more information see the administrative guide: Reporting - Page Templates.

 

7. Footer Templates


Footer templates can be created to be used in individual page templates at a firm level or in entity-specific reports. Reportance has a 'Compilation' and 'Internal use' footer available for use.


For more information see the administrative guide: Reporting - Page Templates.


8. Notes


Notes contain both the accounting policies and the financial statement notes (such as Cash & Cash Equivalents etc). There are two sections to notes:


i. Policies/disclosures - a policy or a disclosure is an individual statement which can have different paragraphs for different report masters. Each policy and/or disclosure can belong to a different reporting suite. This enables a large amount of flexibility in the way they are used and managed. 


ii. Policy/disclosure variants  - A variant is a field which can be applied to a policy or disclosure. When creating a report master or creating a report in an entity, different variants can be selected. 


For more information see the administration guide: Reporting - Notes.



Next article: Reporting - Global Report Settings

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