SAP Crystal Reports Software


 

SAP Crystal Reports is a Business Intelligence (BI) program for Windows suitable for small to medium-sized businesses across multiple industries. It provides mobile apps for Android and IOS. The system offers the ability to write customize reports from multiple data sources and visualize data in dashboards and scorecards, display KPIs and other metrics related to project or departmental performance.

SAP Crystal Reports allows users to create report designs with charts and graphs using Adobe Flash, Adobe Flex and SAP Crystal Dashboard Design data visualizations. Key features include conditional box formatting, data export to multiple formats, right-to-left text formatting, vertical text alignment and parameter description display.

It offers multi-language support in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian and Simplified Chinese. SAP Crystal Reports is priced per user. Support is provided through an online forum, email and phone.

 

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    Gantt Charting
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    Charting Overview
  • SAP Crystal Reports - Data Gathering
    Data Gathering
  • SAP Crystal Reports - Custom Formula Editor
    Custom Formula Editor
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Steve from Carpentry, Interior Design
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Powerful query tool for just about any need

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Pros

I had to use a consultant to help me write the queries I use. We use them everyday to run our business and the work perfectly.

Cons

Very difficult to learn the structure and commands. I felt a lot like I needed to understand coding. I resorted to hiring a professional to write our queries.

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Wendy from Bierlein Companies, Inc.
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Beginner to Crystal Reports

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I would suggest going to the class to learn this software. Ease of us comes with more time spent using the software.

Pros

I am able to use information I already have and format it into usable reports for different circumstances. The time savings I have gained by being able to pull the information I need into one report is great. I used to have to use several reports for different information and collate it myself....Crystal Report does that for me now!

Cons

Learning new software always takes time. I had a hard time finding what I was looking for when I first started using this software, but the more I use it the easier it gets.

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Gideon from I.T. Solutions
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Great software

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Talk of it's report features, various charts, user friendliness, ease of use, pricing, you will love it. Big ups to the developers because they've made my work very easy.

Cons

I have no issue to complain about this software since it helped me accomplish my task which I was to spend several days to accomplish.

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Abel from Bank of China
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Managing Director

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Otherwise, a good product

Pros

The product allows me to structure the reports based on what we need to do. The product is able to place large set of data and we can come up with the desire analytics.

Cons

Takes a bit of time to get there. Need more clear instructions in order to come up with he desired reports.

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Kody from Metro Technology Services
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Professional Reporting Service

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Pros

SAP Crystal Reports allow for multi-level, in depth reports to be developed efficiently and effective using large scale databases.

Cons

The vertical grouping layout can be difficult to handle when converting reports over to SSRS BIDS reports or other reporting services.

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Glenn from Western Asset
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Good tool

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Pros

You can connect to any data source: ODBC, Access, Excel, etc
Price is relatively inexpensive compared to other tools on the market
Create complicated reports with the ability to adjust display and format to the level of detail I’ve never seen in a report writer
The ability to schedule reports

Cons

Not intuitive – takes a skilled developer to write a complex report
Sharing reports with others
Exporting to excel takes a lot of trial and error sometimes to format correctly

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Angelo from CTS Industries
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Good if Needed

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The software does what it claims to do. You can create and edit reports to you suiting. Easy to link.

Cons

Not overly user friendly and better options exist that do the same tasks. Only use it because it integrates with our ERP.

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Josh from Empowered Life Stores
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Excellent tool for business reports

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Pros

Ease of use. Customized reporting. Full integration with all systems. Stability. Automated schedule. Simple!

Cons

There’s not much I find wrong with this program. As an operator I wish the reports were visible off site. It may be the way our company is setup.

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Michael from CBCC
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Good for creating batch reporting, OK for On-Demand reports

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Pros

Connects to almost any data source fairly easily. Lots of easy to follow instructions via google searches!

Cons

Does not like Microsoft Updates- .net updates have crashed reporting so many times and it takes days to correct the issues. On-demand reporting is weak.

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Brett from KVC
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Excellent Reports

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A great tool when your solution requires the use of crystal reports or report development tool.

Pros

The software is very robust and has a lot of tools that make creating detailed reports very easy. The ability to attach to data sources make it a great tool.

Cons

The interface can be a little daunting for new users and expanded functionality can require more detailed programming knowledge.

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Justin from Automated Logistics Systems
Specialty: Travel, Transportation & Logistics
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Great function, sometimes temperamental

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would recommend, very good software, great tool and very flexible.

Pros

Can do a lot and makes great looking reports. Makes my job much easier once I get a report built, it is just push a button and the report refreshes. Very powerful. I love that I can connect to any database, including excel to pull into a report.

Cons

Sometimes can be a little tricky to get complex reports to run without locking up. Not very often though.

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harmandeep singh from New York University
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2017

November 2017

Easy and good price

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Pros

- it integrates with a range of applications, such as Microsoft Office.
- Crystal Reports is a widely embedded technology- many other solutions embed CR in their software
- It has a good price for small business
- It gives a skilled developer the power to create professional, highly formatted and complex query reports

Cons

- It has a weak data security model. The developer has to change permissions for different files.
- The licensing model is confusing
- It has poor customer support

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Alex from MS Willett Inc
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Easy to use. A bit confuse on how the user count

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Pros

Easy to use product. Basic features and formulae are very useful. Running total summary is the plus compare to other reporting software.

Cons

I’m a little confuse on how user count for the software. Server SAP Crystal report are not very attractive

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Nick from Zeyon Inc
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Relatively easy to use but sometimes hard to find certain functions

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Pros

Built in report designer is very nice. It allows for quick and easy to use reports. It also works for a variety of different file types.

Cons

Some functions are hard to find and error messages are very vague. If the error messages could help pin point the errors a little better it would be easier.

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Rachael from The Pipe Line Development Company
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Easy to Use

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Pros

Even with limited experience, someone can easily generate a professional looking report in a short period of time.

Cons

It is sometimes difficult to connect to certain databases. One database in particular, I have yet to connect to successfully.

 
 

Josh from PCI Strategic Management
Specialty: Government
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Not user friendly

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Crystal Reports is rarely down, and seems to function pretty quickly. Could generate a lot of reports, with accurate information.

Cons

Not at ALL user friendly. System seems very fickle, and does not make it user friendly to generate reports.

 
 

Jason from Yellowridge Construction
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Best Database reporting tool out there

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Pros

Easy to use. It did take a bit of a tutorial and some playing around but once you understand how it works, it becomes much simpler. I use this software to analyze and create financial related reports which drive statistical metrics.

Cons

Small learning curve, especially if you don't know SQL and understand the basics of relational databases.

 
 

Kevin from Camson Construction, Inc.
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Nice Report Writer that most users can use without much training

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Open Database connectivity into a wide range of databases and file formats.

Pros

The fact that you can set up a simple report without any real training. Many features and tools available that will require some training (linking subreports, functions, formulas, etc.) It reads just about any data format or structure.

Cons

Beyond the simple reports, it will require some level of training. Support normally isn't free but you should be able to find samples and help on the internet.

 
 

Gwen from The University of Texas at Tyler
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Good product but not easy to use without some knowledge of query language

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I've used Crystal Reports for years now. It is a great product that allows me to create customized reports from my database. However, it is not something that is easy to do unless an individual has some previous knowledge of query operators. It takes some thought, especially when doing more advanced functions, to get the report setup correctly. Formatting options are also a bit limited.

Pros

I can create customized reports that I am not able to do in my database.

Cons

It is not easy to use and requires some previous query knowledge or training.

Advice to Others

I do recommend this product, but it will require some training for those not familiar with doing queries. It is a great product, but I'd like to see it streamlined some so it is easier to use.

 
 

Carl from Day & Zimmermann
Specialty: Energy & Utilities
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Crystal Reports - Enterprise version

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Having been a user of Crystal Reports 2008 through 2011, I am a big fan of Crystal Reports. We have now migrated to Crystal Enterprise version and there are some big gains and a few misses with this version. The ease of use for beginners is much greater in the Enterprise version. If you are just starting out, the Enterprise version is a nice package. It features drag and drop capability, easy navigation, and plenty of customization for your visualization. There are still some nagging spots that have not been cleaned up, primarily in the formatting areas. Small things like drawing borders or creating grids are more hassle than they are worth. And if you make a small change in the report it could easily throw off your formatting and you will need to touch all those pieces again.

However, the power of Crystal Reports makes it well worth the minor annoyances. It delivers a powerful tool for delivering standard visualizations. It packs plenty of power that can satisfy almost any requirement.

Pros

1) Ease of use.
2) Clean and standard reporting.
3) Multitude of ways to deliver your reports. Email, ftp, on demand, etc.

Cons

1) Minor annoyances that can crop up out of nowhere; typically involving formatting.
2) For as mature as the product is, it still tends to crash more often than I would like.

Advice to Others

Do your research once you get this program. There are plenty of tricks and best practices and you can find most of them on the web. Join in discussion groups, take advantage of users with experience. Don't get frustrated trying to work things out yourself all the time.

 
 
 
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Chandima from Canada Gateway Lawyers
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

It's Report creating tool

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I was crystal report user in last 5 years.It is easy to create reporting as a developed ERP Systems, It has SDK for c# and java development

Pros

This can easily create report using database views and tables

Cons

Updating is very slow new versions come to spend lot of times

Review Source: Capterra
 

Samah from Awe Research
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Sap crystal reports review

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Very appealing and good looking features

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Little complicated and not much easy to use

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

Great software

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The most powerful tool to create reports, you can modify the reports at any time and there is no need to re-deliver the application / software system. Easy to integrate with other software.

Cons

There is nothing I don't like at this moment.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

Good Software

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Our customers use the crystal reports daily to print invoices, quotes, purchase order, etc.

Pros

- customers can display their company's reports
- easy to adjust if the customer wants a report to be changed

Cons

- at this moment in time I have nothing bad to say about this software

Review Source: Capterra
 

Monique from BlueLink Associates
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

quick reporting tool

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although it takes time to build reports, you can also generate a simple report in less than 10 minutes.

Pros

I like the ability to preview the report as I am making changes. I like the ability to add sub report, pictures and manipulate the text format

Cons

you need to be careful when touching a field, often it moves position. I wish they had better tool tips or help

Review Source: Capterra
 

Fabrice from RBC
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2018

November 2018

Complete intermediate SQL reporting tool.

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Fully customizable reports that can be exported in a very large variety of formats. In depth formula editor allowing for endless possibilities.

Cons

No built in scheduler. Reports need to be ran manually unless you purchase a different application.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

Great and flexible reporting tool

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Crystal reports provides a broad variety of reporting features with extremely flexible connection options. Extremely versatile and robust.

Cons

It seems to have become dated over time and innovation has somewhat slowed down.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Cami from Indoff, Incorporated
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Daily Use

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Pros

We currently are using the 8.5 version. We are able to use it for almost anything that we can possibly think of with our Oracle software. There isn't too much that we aren't able to filter, twist, and turn to create some sort of report that we are needing. It might take a few minutes to figure out the best way, but we eventually get to something.

Cons

The biggest con that I've come across is the exporting of the data into any Excel format. It seems to not carry over the same formats that we've already set in Crystal Reports. Smaller cons are things like maybe being able to filter the same data selection in more than one way or maybe also offering a "Contains" option.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Angie from CandyRific, LLC
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Great reporting system!

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Crystal reports are a great way to see your data in many different ways. Customization is fairly easy with some training.

Cons

We have always had an issue with our reports reconciling to our system. They take some training to get them set up correctly.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Marie from Chenango Supply Co
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

A bit confusing, but well worth investments.

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I like that our other software can integrate reports into this program efficiently

Cons

A bit confusing, overall able to figure out with research and time

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alicia from The NOMORE Foundation
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Strong Paginated Reporting Tool

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By using Crystal Reports, I'm able to see groupings and patterns in our donor data.

Pros

SAP Crystal Reports is easy to connect to any data base, including main frame files. Documents are high definition.

Cons

It hasn't kept up with the user experience for modern software in terms of look and feel.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

SAP Crystal Reports

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I like that Crystal Reports 2013 + has the ability to run filters and queries without hitting the database more than once. The Crystal Reports engine improved with version 10 and has continued to improve, so reports run quickly for the most part (unless you've built a horrible SQL query in a Command Object).

Pros

I've used versions 5 up to 2013 - the power to do amazing formulas and formatting is awesome (from about 2010 to version 2013). Also, the ability to connect to almost any data source is great.

Cons

It's not intuitive, but once you learn where to find things, it's a powerful reporting tool.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Dynamic and Interactive Reports

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If I need dynamic, impressive reports, SAP crystal reports is very flexible and offers many solutions to various requirements

Pros

1. Depending on the report requirements, Crystal reports has great capabilities to allow you to create all kinds of reports. You can place images, forms etc using OLE.
2. It allows a user to define multiple data sources, making it flexible when transferring to different platforms.
3. It allows a user to conditionally suppress sections within the report which enables certain parameters to be checked in certain sections of the report.
4. It enables the drill-down feature which allows the final user of the report to drill down further within a report to view more specific details.
5. It can do complex queries and allows a user to incorporate SQL statements in a flexible manner.
6. A user can create sub-reports, group selections and easily format various sections of the report in order to achieve different requirements.
7. It allows format parameters to be used easily and flexibly e.g. one item on the report can be bolded and displayed in italics due to specified parameters.
8. Supports different types of data sources e.g. HANA, MS SQL, Excel etc

Cons

1. For a new user, it might be challenging to create new reports and one might not fully utilize most of the features.
2. Graphical features such as charts are not as enhanced as in other reporting tools.
3. Development of complex reports might take a bit of time depending on the user's experience level
4. When you export a report created with crystal reports to excel, there is a lot of distortion depending on the excel format. It will take a lot of trial and error and eventually, the data on the report is hard to edit on excel.
5. It might crash often after a software update.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Debolina from GSK Pharmaceuticals India
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2018

September 2018

The Best BI tool one can use

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We used it to create an awesome Clinical Data Report and once the data was provided, the Data Modeling was just so easy

Cons

I could never come up with a negative point related to SAP Crystal Reports

Review Source: Capterra
 

Caroline from LASSO GROUP
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

One of the Best Business Intelligent Reporting Tools for SME's

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Crystal Reports helps us have a more detailed look of our company and helps us make informed decisions on what we need to do to improve various components of our business.

Pros

I like that Crystal reports have a very strong capabilities like sorting of data. You are also able to retrieve most of your company' data for analysis using the tool. Crystal reports helps us create highly formatted and detailed reports - much more that what we are able to get from the SAP Business One software itself.

Another awesome thing about Crystal reports is that it is that the process of creating reports is easy once you get used to the mechanisms of the tool. For example, once you pull a certain aspect of a specific set of data, yo can reuse it and only change a variable according to your new needs.

Crystal Reports are also pretty affordable for small and medium sized companies.

Cons

Though the initial purchase of crystal reports can be quite affordable, the tool gets expensive when you need to buy the server which is quite costly but essential for scheduled notifications and other benefits.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Thea from ANECI
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Pixel Perfect reports

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SAP Crystal reports is a great tool interfacing with SAP. It gives you a lot of flexibility to customize your reports and print outs, i.e. receipts and checks, etc. It doesn't take much time to learn, as long as you already have an idea about how databases work. It's basically drag and drop, just as other reporting tools nowadays, and the integration with SAP is seamless. It can also work with other platforms and date sources.

Cons

It's not easy to learn if you only want to design a form. This is truly a developer's tool, or at least, a designer's tool. Not for your average user.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeneshia from Alabama State University
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Good reporting tool

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The best part about using SAP crystal reporting is the ability to create useful reports to reflect the requested or needed data for accurate information. It provided the abilty to share that information with other in a suffienct way.

Cons

When using SAP crystal reporting, in the beginning, the process of formatting and converting the data to a different output was diffucult, but since it has been updated it's easier to use.

Review Source: Capterra
 


August 2018

August 2018

Crystal reports

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I have to say this is a great product only thing is you need to take competency classes or a guide book to be really proficient in it. There so many great features and capabilities in crystal report. I use it to digest excel as a data base and create beautiful visual reports. They're useful in this application.

Cons

To be efficient you need some kind of formal training or education. A guidebook is effect but really need hands on training to create formulas and arguments to create meaningful reports.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Erue from San Francisco City College
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Really effective and professional

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This is the traditional reporting tool that is used in many financial organizations. I have used SAP Crystal Reports 12 in my organization. We can design highly formatted reports using this tool. It can connect to multiple data sources such as ODBC, OLE DB etc. We can create reports with different formats such as pdf, csv, txt, xls, etc. We can also create html, xml reports. The price of this tool is also cheap. We can create detailed graphics, instrument panels.

Pros

There are some written exercises based on SAP Crystal Report that facilitate learning.
the integration with the different IDE of development are optimized.
it is compatible with the most popular database administrators, MYSQL, SQLSERVER, POSTGRESQL. and more...
The designer of Crystal is fantastic, drag and drop add-ons to create your report.

Cons

I had a lot of problems and spent a lot of time trying to adjust the space between the rows. I hope that in the future, SAP Crytal Report will make it easier.
should block the sizes of pre-established and blocked sheets to avoid leaving the margins.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Deepali from NTT DATA Services

August 2018

August 2018

it makes easy to make reports as its features are very user friendly and easy to understand

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Pros

I used crystal report with Peoplesoft ERP and with Java also .When I compare crystal report with another report application I found it is much batter because of user friendly features for example there is no need to write manual sql just need to give table mapping it creates sql from itself.It gives option to open report in pdf and excel or in which form client want reports.No need to spend time to write so much code as many logic and feature is already present you just need to drag on your report.For me crystal report is fun with code where you design as per your require but no need take tension behind design.

Cons

in crystal report it is little bit difficult to do mapping between two different different database's table.if you do also many time it will not give correct data.

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