I read and compared with this question: Are there any simple rules for article usage ("a" vs "the" vs none)
However, either I am missing something here ... or the first construction is plainly wrong with regard to the answer given there (and still heavily misused all around).
In constructions like this one:
"Currently, sales report is executed automatically every hour" vs. "Currently, THE sales report is executed automatically every hour"
... I see both versions around quite frequently, both with or without "the". Do I understand correct that according to the answer given on the other thread, only the second approach is correct?