Corporate Reporting Solutions

Dickenson’s unique ability to carry out research, author and design, all under one roof, allows us to be a competent and confident turn-key creators of your Annual Report.This turn-key responsibility takes much of the burden off from CFOs and IROs, who can take comfort in dickenson’s meticulous approach to controlling of every aspect of your annual report production. Often, weak project management in itself can result in a compromised and sub-par annual report. Due to our domain experience, we know the potential pitfalls and missteps that one could make, and avoid them diligently.

End-to-End Turnkey Solutions

With the growing workload piling up on the desks of CFOs and IROs, producing an Annual Report or an Investor Presentation can easily suck out the oxygen from their day to day workload. Very often Dickenson takes on Annual Report assignments on a total Turn-Key basis. This means that we become embedded within your organisation and take complete charge of the information collation process; the research process; the coordination process; the project management process; the authoring of the first drafts; the proofing and vetting functions; the sign-off process by multiple internal stakeholders; the designing process; and the print production supervision process. This turn-key responsibility takes much of the burden off from CFOs and IROs, who can take comfort in dickenson’s meticulous approach to taking control of every aspect of your annual report production. They can simply be the quality gatekeepers, and leave the rest to us. Dickenson’s unique ability to carry out research, author and design, all under one roof, allows us to be a competent and confident turn-key creators of your Annual Report.

On-site Production

Once in a while, the sheer volume of work requires an On-Site DTP and Design Production set up. This is required when the turn-around-time is relatively short, and the last minute updates come in at a rapid pace from different parts of the organisation. In such situations, getting updates done remotely to meet a deadline is not sufficient. With prior understanding and planning, we can plant our people and systems at our client’s location to deliver them this crucial and critical last minute service, for closing off and completing the project efficiently.

Project Management & MIS

Producing an Annual Report is a complex endeavour. It can span over long periods taking weeks and often months; it requires the committed supply of information flow from several people including accounts staffers and auditors; it requires a range of people resources with different skill-sets to produce the report; it requires checking and vetting by multiple layers of people within the organisation’s structure; it requires coordination of deliverables from multiple agencies such a photographers and printers; and finally, it requires frequent review meetings between the client and all its various agencies to assess the progress and problem areas. As a turn-key producer of annual report for many of our clients, we know the importance of Project Management & MIS all to well. Often, weak project management in itself can result in a compromised and sub-par annual report. Dickenson prizes itself in its project management skills. The vast number of repeat clients are testimony to our ability to keep projects tightly under control. Even if Dickenson isn’t the partner producing the report, we are able to step in as your outsourced Project Manager for the project. Due to our domain experience, we know the potential pitfalls and missteps that one could make, and avoid them diligently. This service can be particularly useful when an organisation has recently just been listed, and the team is relatively new to the Annual Report production process for listed companies.

Printing Supervision

After all the hard work behind authoring and designing your annual report, you can often be let down by the poor quality of the printing process at the fag end of the project. This problem occurs especially when printers are over-loaded with seasonal work, and can potentially miss your despatch deadlines with serious regulatory repercussions. Dickenson’s Printing Supervision service involves the having a dedicated staff-member to be present at the printer’s site during the critical printing schedule, supervising the whole process hour by hour. This ensures that the quality of the print job is not compromised, and that your job isn’t relegated to a low priority status due to any workload or capacity pressures at the site. This service adds a great sense of security in knowing that there is some looking after your interests at the printer’s site.