Item Profitability report: options and information

Available in Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2009 only.

The Item Profitability report contains detailed information about the profitability of items that you sell over a selected period of time. You can use this report to refine your marketing by altering advertising campaigns, analyzing salesperson performance, or deleting unprofitable lines.

Open the report

  • On the Reports menu, point to Inventory, and then click Item Profitability.

Report content

Default information in this report includes items, quantities sold, invoiced sales amounts, cost of goods sold (COGS), and profit margins by amount and percentage.

To view additional information, such as item descriptions, item groups, and item numbers (if you have selected that preference), do the following:

  • On the toolbar, click Modify Report, and then in the Modify Report pane, select the appropriate Columns options.

For detailed information about how to view individual transaction details, or modify, display, save, print, or export the report data, see Working with reports. For detailed information about how to filter report data, see Report filter options: Item Profitability.

Change date range

To change the date range for this report, do the following:

  • On the toolbar, click the arrow next to Date Range, From, or To.

Sort by report groups

You can sort the groups within the report in addition to sorting the rows within the groups:

  • To sort the groups within the report, on the toolbar, click the arrow next to Sort Report Groups by, and then select an option.

  • To switch between ascending and descending order, click the sort by ascending or sort by descending buttons on the toolbar.

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