Online Annual Reports
Old-fashioned printed annual reports are rapidly becoming a relic that no modern business needs. More than just a trend or confined to web-tech companies, online reporting of financial data is either already a regulatory requirement or, at the very least, the most cost-effective way to achieve compliance.
An easier way to achieve compliance
In the UK, the FSA (Financial Services Authority) Disclosure and Transparency Rules (implementing EU Transparency Directives) require:
- Simultaneous release to all EU countries
- Publication to the widest possible audience
- Complete accessibility
- Publicly-available archives for statutory periods
- In the US, the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) for online proxy materials have made the web its default disclosure medium.
The internet is purpose-built to exactly meet these publication requirements which makes online annual reports the obvious choice.
Get strong and consistent professional branding
Annual reports, like any corporate collateral, represent your organisation and brand. Strong brands are built on consistency… ensuring that every contact point is an opportunity to project the right corporate image and not a weak-point.
Your annual reports are no different.
In fact, given that your annual report is very much used to assess and form opinions of your organisation, a well-presented annual report is crucial to a strong, consistent brand.
Moreover, an appealing online annual report will strengthen investor relationships by making the contents more accessible and engaging.
Websmart – the smart way to publish online annual reports
The Blue Cube have teamed-up with London-based reporting specialists Luminous to develop the Websmart system. Websmart slashes production time and creates slick, professional annual reports packed with features:
- Built-in search and easy navigation via thumbnails/ bookmarks
- Sectioned content with quick-click menu
- Print basket for gathering and printing specific pages
- Fully-accessible version automatically generated
This functionality is designed to enhance both the user experience and the professional image projected by your annual report. With accessibility covered and global dissemination made simple, Websmart is a useful tool for meeting regulatory compliance requirements.
For more information regarding Online Annual Report production please call
London based reporting specialist on 020 7101 1677.