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No matter where you work, reports can help the business make informed business decisions on consumer habits, annual sales, a new product’s success, and much more. 

However, reports also have a reputation of being boring and tedious. They contain a lot of detailed information and it’s easy to get lost in the numbers. That’s where interactive reports come in: using animation, embedded videos, beautiful graphics, and data points can make reports easier to follow, more dynamic, and more engaging. Infogram offers interactive reports that are user-friendly and ready to create today.

Read on to learn where to use interactive reports, the types of reports Infogram offers, how to get started, and frequently asked questions. Don’t worry, we’re handling the complicated technical parts, so you can focus on creating engaging, exciting, and educational content that will delight your customers.

Discover different types of reports

Once you’ve researched and come up with a great data-driven story, you’ll need to present it. Infogram offers endless ways to create captivating reports in minutes to tell your story more effectively than words or photos. Coming up with enough content to fill a report can seem overwhelming. Bucketing information into specific charts or graphs to further educate your audience can make it easier to present data-heavy topics. But which report type is appropriate to use? Here you will find a guide that briefly explains which report to use for your specific needs.

Sales reports

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Sales reports track results and indicate how sales teams or individuals are performing. They can include turnover KPIs and expectations; opportunity to win ratios; number of emails, calls, and meetings; best-selling products; services, opportunities, and challenges; etc. Sales reports can be daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual. These reports help measure revenue targets and make it easy to spot problems.

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Marketing reports

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Marketing reports give an overview of important marketing metrics over a period of time. They help identify what marketing activities are working and where there are opportunities for growth. Marketing reports can include campaign performance, traffic and conversions, social media metrics, lead nurture, and more.

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HR reports

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HR reports give leaders and managers an overview of the complete health of a company. They display information about hiring, onboarding, performance, employment changes, and contracts. HR reports can also include recruitment status, employee satisfaction, productivity metrics, compensation and benefits, and training and development.

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Financial reports

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Financial reports provide information about a company's budget, expenses, assets, and revenue. These reports are usually built for stakeholders, investors, executives, or managers. Financial reports can include profit or losses, budget forecasts, spending overview, balance sheets, cash flow statement, and more.

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Year-in-review reports

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Year-in-review reports sum up a company's performance over the previous year. They give insights about financial growth, major changes, important events and milestones, and goals for the next year. These year-in-review reports can be public or private facing. They are key in determining financial and investment strategies for the upcoming year.

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“ With Infogram we turned our service reporting into the cutting-edge category and receive amazing feedback from the user community. ”

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“ I’m a data nerd, so I love tools that help readers better visualize information. We use a tool called Infogram at TechCrunch for data visualization. It’s super-easy to use, and you don’t have to be a data analyst or graphic designer to use it. ”

Travis Bernard

Travis Bernard
Director of Audience Development

“ Infogram has taken our stats to the next level. It's great to be able to upload a spreadsheet and turn it into a beautiful interactive piece for our clients to enjoy. ”

Kris Carpenter

Kris Carpenter
Director of Marketing

Browse all report templates

Ready to make your own interactive reports? Infogram has over 200 customizable templates. We recommend browsing this selection for inspiration; you’ll be amazed by the options. Take your content to uncharted territory.

Resume Photo
Resume Photo
Photo Fitness Magazine
Photo Fitness Magazine
Report Classic
Report Classic
Report Modern
Report Modern
Report Ice
Report Ice
Report Stats
Report Stats
Annual Report Skyline
Annual Report Skyline
Monthly Report Yellow
Monthly Report Yellow
Facts & Figures Report
Facts & Figures Report
Minimalistic Report
Minimalistic Report
Annual Report
Annual Report
Back To School Report
Back To School Report
Autumn Report
Autumn Report
Halloween Report
Halloween Report
Black Friday Report
Black Friday Report
Thanksgiving Report
Thanksgiving Report

Frequently asked questions

Where to use interactive reports?

Interactive reports can be used anytime data must be presented in a structured way to a specific audience. Annual company sales, CEO salary index, and the state of the gaming app marketing for 2018 are just a few of the use cases - reports can be created for pretty much any topic.

How do I create a report?

Creating a report is easy! Simply

1. Log in to Infogram.

2. Choose the project type ‘Report.’

3. Pick a template.

4. Add images, text, charts, and other elements with our simple drag-and-drop editor.

5. Download your report, share it with your team, or publish online.

What are the best practices for creating reports?

1. Present data in a meaningful way by including the most important information.

2. Add information that helps people make better, informed decisions.

3. Use plain language that everyone can understand. Avoid buzzwords or jargon.

4. Keep it simple. Make sure everyone can understand your message.

5. Make your story personal. Use examples and share case studies.

How do I add pages to my project?

Adding pages to your project is possible in all template projects (except for the single chart and map projects).

To add a page: 

1. Deselect any charts or objects in your project or click outside the project canvas.

2. Click the Add page button in the right sidebar. There you will be able to select a blank canvas or one of the predefined pages.

3. Delete a page by selecting it in the editor or in the settings panel on the right and by clicking the backspace key on your keyboard. To reuse a page, make a copy with the Duplicate button.

Change the order by dragging and dropping pages up and down the list.

There are other ways you can upgrade pages in your project:

1. For more on adding transitions to pages, head over to the article about adding and editing page transitions.

2. For more on creating a clickable summary for easier navigation within pages, head over to the article about page linking.

3. For more on how to add page numbers, head over to the article about customizing the footer.

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How do I use guides and the layout tool?

Structured content is so much easier to navigate. Before starting a project, try to imagine what you want the end result to look like. Ask yourself: What page size do I want to choose for my project? How do I want to structure my page? Answering these questions will set you up for success.

Tip: Layout settings are available in infographic, dashboard, report, and other template projects. Choose a template and repurpose it to get started quickly.

Once in the editor, use Layout options (Show guides and Show layout) to arrange objects on the canvas.  

To enable guides:   

1. Click Layout in the bottom left corner of your editor.

2. Enable the Show guides option.

3. Move objects around the page to adjust their position.

Tip: Start adding objects from the top left section of the page. Use the first object to align all other objects. 

 To use the layout tool:

1. Click on Layout in the bottom left corner of your editor.

2. Switch on the Show guides option. You’ll see pink columns with lines appear on the canvas.

Tip: Use columns and lines to the group and align objects. Remember to always separate groups that are not related.

3. Use the Spacing slider to adjust white space on the sides of the page. Use the Number of columns slider to choose how many columns you wish to appear on the page.

Tip: A good rule of thumb is to work with twice as many columns as groups that you have. For instance, if you plan on dividing the page into two blocks, use at least 4 columns (2 for each block). That way you can be more precise in arranging objects in each block, making sure they are evenly aligned and with equal margins.

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How do I add images to my project?

A picture is worth a thousand words, So make your infographic or data visualization stand out with beautiful images. Infogram supports JPG, PNG, and even animated SVG files

To upload an image to the project:

1. Click the Add graphics button in the left sidebar.

2. Browse the vast and free-to-use (CC) image, icon, flag, GIF, and sticker library, or click on the My uploads tab at the top to upload a photo.

3. Click Upload and choose a file from your computer, or alternatively drag and drop the image file from your computer right into Infogram's editor. The file will automatically be uploaded to the graphics gallery

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How do I insert an image from a clipboard?

1. Select the image you wish to transfer into your project.

2. Use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+C (Windows) or CMD+C (Mac) to copy.

3. Paste the image into an open project using the CTRL+V (Windows) or CMD+V (Mac) keyboard shortcut.

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How do I add an image to the background?

1. Repeat the previous steps to drag or paste an image into your project.

2. Right-click the image and choose the Send to back option.

3. To adjust contrast, use the Transparency slider in the right sidebar.

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How do I add an image to the background of several pages at once?

1. Click out of any selected objects.

2. Click Add background image on the settings panel on the right. Choose an image from the media library or upload your own (up to 10 MB in size).

3. Now you can adjust the image transparency by using the slider or change the image by clicking Change image.

4. To remove the background image, simply click the X button next to Change image.

For other ways to change your project's background, please read the article about Changing the background.

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How do I apply a mask?

The mask option allows you to place an icon over the image and mask everything around its edges. Use a circle, an arrow, a heart, or any other icon from the search bar.

1. Add an image from the Add graphics icon in the left-side panel. Choose one from our database or upload your own. Make sure the file does not exceed 10MB.

2. Select the image, then click Mask in the right-side settings panel.

3. Look up the icon shape you want to use as a mask.

4. Drag the mask to position it over the image and hit ENTER or Apply the mask.

5. Drag the corners of the image to resize it.

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How do I crop an image?

1. Add an image from the Add graphics icon in the left-side panel. Choose one from our database or upload your own. Make sure the file does not exceed 10MB.

2. Select the image, then click Crop in the right-side settings panel.

3. Use the pink dotted lines to choose the area in the image you wish to crop.

4. Hit ENTER on your keyboard and watch the image resize.

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How do I add tooltip text to an image?

1. Select the image you have added and click inside the Tooltip text box in the right-side panel.

2. Write the text that you want to be displayed when hovering over the image.

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