At last we’ve reached the final stage in the basic reporting cycle! The storage phase is a key part of the process for record keeping and future support. This is a process where any information about the report is archived and stored for later use or reference. Personally, I usually end up with a collection of working documents, notes, emails, and spreadsheets that somehow belong to the end result. It makes sense to store this information in a safe place that can be referenced for later use. (Not on your desktop!) In some cases, this will be another developer so a good practice is to keep your notes clean and readable.
Here are a few examples of the information that should be stored and archived possibly in a network folder or other easily accessible location:
Any documentation that was used during the report request or construction. This may include the original official request document, vendor specs, or any important correspondence that took place du…