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How to write a proposal for an analytical report

Presented by:
Rachel Brodeur, Aubrey Levesque,
RaySean Brantley, Josh Allen, Rob Sacco Analytical Reports What is the analytical report? How is the analytical report prepared? Who uses the report? When is the report used? Let's Begin! Reports are written accounts that objectively communicate information and other aspects of business

Analytical reports offer both information analysis and can also include recommendations

Informational reports offer data, facts, feedback, and other types of information, without analysis or recommendations

The difference between the two reports is that analytical reports offer analysis and recommendations, while informational reports do not

Writing analytical reports are more challenging than writing informational reports Analytical Report There are several steps to writing reports or a proposal:

Analyzing the situation, gathering information, selecting the right medium and organizing your information.

The complexity of most reports requires the magnitude of input work to increase- preparation starts with the fundamental to analyze the situation carefully.

The report is useful only if defines your purpose and often addresses a predetermined need and must meet the specific audience's expectations.

Tip: To plan effectively, address awareness of the problem or the opportunity with a clear statement of purpose that defines why you are preparing the report. Preparing and Writing the Analytical Report Analytical reports are used for decision making, problem solving, negotiating, interaction among levels in the organizational hierarchy, and socializing outside the work place. Analytical Reports in Business Culture Professor Kaisa Holloway Cripps
Professor James Brennan Interview on Analytical Reports Reports to assess opportunities
Due diligence report Examples of Analytical Reports Business Cultures use the reports to:

Asses opportunities-
Explains the risks and rewards of choosing a course of action (market analysis reports, due diligence reports)

Solve problems-
Analyzes problems and optionally suggest solutions (troubleshooting reports, failure analysis reports)

Support decisions-
Judges the merits of past or future decisions (feasibility reports, justification reports)

Think through a problem or an opportunity,figure out how it affects the company, and how the company should respond there after. Tips taken from the interview:

Cripps: "Collaboration with other subject matter experts is so important! Make sure to find the people in your organization who have the information you need in a timely fashion!"

Brennan: "Know your reader, use language and format they can understand, accuracy in data, don’t take everything you read as fact, check your facts and always use professionalism. " Reports to solve problems
Failure analysis report Reports to support decisions
Justification report Time for a game! Now...


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