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Best Status Report Templates [25+ Free Samples]

The primary purpose of a status report is to present updates on a project or activity, monitor its actual progress versus the targets, discuss issues and challenges encountered during the reporting period, and other matters which may need the attention of stakeholders.

 

Part 1


Here are some general tips on how to effectively write a status report:

 

  1. Find out the exact information required to be in the report. It is important to get the information from the persons involved to minimize time and effort to be spent on making the report.
  2. Find out if there is a standard format or template for the kind of status report. With a standard format, it will be easier to determine what information should be included in the report and there is a lesser chance of missing out on important things.
  3. An ideal report presentation should discuss the accomplishments first, then the plans, and then the other matters on the third part. Bottlenecks, issues, risks, and other important concerns may also be discussed in the third part.
  4. Just like any work-related documents, a status report also reflects the personality of its creator. If it is free from typographical errors, impeccably prepared, and well-thought, it shows the personality of the writer of the report.

Part 2

Status Report Free Download

If you need a general-purpose status report, check this free sample:

status report template

Click Here to Download Status Report Template XLSX

 

 

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You can also use the following templates on ProsperForms:

weekly project status report form template

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ProsperForms — receive reports from your team members on autopilot. 100+ forms available: reports, logbooks, requests, etc. or build your own. View and manage data on Timeline and Dashboard screens, generate consolidated PDF reports. Get Started

 

weekly status report form template

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weekly status report project based form template

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executive one page status report form template

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executive status report form template

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ProsperForms — receive reports from your team members on autopilot. 100+ forms available: reports, logbooks, requests, etc. or build your own. View and manage data on Timeline and Dashboard screens, generate consolidated PDF reports. Get Started

qa status report form template

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status report form template

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monthly status report form template

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monthly status report for department or team form template

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project status report form template

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ProsperForms — receive reports from your team members on autopilot. 100+ forms available: reports, logbooks, requests, etc. or build your own. View and manage data on Timeline and Dashboard screens, generate consolidated PDF reports. Get Started

project status report form template

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simple daily or weekly status report form template

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weekly marketing status report form template

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project status report form template

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Part 3

Read Next:

  1. How to Write a Project Report + Free Template Download
  2. How to Write a Smart Monthly Report + Free Template Download
  3. How to Write an Agile Status Report + Free Template Download

Part 4

ProsperForms is a cloud solution to dramatically reduce the time you spend creating reports

  1. Make reporting easier with auto-fill: Fields such as date, name, report type, and formatting are inserted automatically by software.
  2. Consolidate reports automatically: Reports created by your team members can be consolidated easily.
  3. Save time with auto-layout: No need to spend hours in Word or Excel perfecting the report’s layout because it exports your updates into a beautifully crafted file with a couple of clicks.
  4. Peace of mind with auto-reminders: No one forgets to submit their reports because ProsperForms automatically sends timely reminders according to the schedule you chose.
  5. Decrease time and effort spent on monthly, quarterly, and yearly reporting thanks to powerful filtering and export features.
  6. Quick sharing: Reports can be either - exported to files and printed, or sent by email; - shared with the manager online (in real time); - optionally shared online as team-wide status reports, i.e., all team members share their progress with each other to spend less time on meetings.

How to configure reports on ProsperForms:

Step 1:
  • Choose a form (100+ forms available) — customize our preset forms or easily create a new form in minutes.
  • Setup reminders if you want your team members to receive automatic reminders when their reports are due.
  • Configure who will submit reports by choosing the “Participants” tab.
Step 2: Click the "Open Submission Form" button to fill in and submit the report. Data such as the report type, date and name will be added automatically. As soon as a new report is added, participants with “View” rights can view it in real time.

Step 3 (Optional): Generate a report and export it to PDF. (Skip this step if you share status reports online and don’t print them.)

Click “Generate Report”.

Done!  

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