the (something) report

In business, people create standard reports (documents with useful information) and give them names such as:

  • customer retention report
    (a report about how many customers stay and how many leave)
  • production tracking report
    (a report that keeps track of a production process)
  • spoilage report
    (a report that shows how much of a product or material is being wasted)

The specific names of each report will depend on the company and industry. However, they usally follow the pattern of:

(topic) (detail) report

The topic is something like "sales", "customer", "materials", "profit", "traffic", etc. The detail can include a variety of different things, but it usually takes the form of a noun like "tracking" (showing the current progress) or "billing".

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