Altair SmartSight vs. SAP Crystal

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Altair SmartSight
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Altair SmartSight (formerly Carriots Analytics) is a cloud data analytics platform for embedded, Big Data, and IoT applications. It provides secure and rapid free-form data visualization and exploration, scalable throughout the enterprise in real time.N/A
SAP Crystal
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
SAP Crystal is an analytics and reporting software solution for SMBs. SAP Crystal comprises Crystal Reports for pixel-perfect reporting, and SAP Crystal Server for automated distribution and self-service access to reports, dashboards and data exploration.
$295
per single user license
Pricing
Altair SmartSightSAP Crystal
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Upgrade Version to SAP Crystal Reports 2020
$295
per single user license
SAP Crystal Reports 2020 64-Bit
$495
per single user license
SAP Crystal Reports 2016 32-Bit
$495
per single user license
SAP Crystal Server 2020 1 NUL
$869
per user license + first year maintenance to be added
SAP Crystal Server 2020 5 CAL
$8,744
5 concurrent users + first year maintenance to be added
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Altair SmartSightSAP Crystal
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details* SAP Crystal Reports 2020 Viewer allows you to view static data within a SAP Crystal Reports file. * SAP Crystal Reports 2020 - Full version allows you to create powerful, richly formatted, and dynamic reports from virtually any data source, delivered in dozens of formats, in up to 28 languages. If you already have an older version of Crystal Reports, buy a license for SAP Crystal Reports 2020 - Upgrade at a discounted, upgrade price. * SAP Crystal Server 2020, 1 NUL includes 1 license of: SAP Crystal Reports 2020 - SAP Crystal Server 2020. * As an add-on to SAP Crystal Server 2020 1 NUL, SAP Crystal Server 2020 5 CAL allows you to support a wider, intermittent audience of end users, up to five logged on at the same time.
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Features
Altair SmartSightSAP Crystal
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair SmartSight
-
Ratings
SAP Crystal
9.3
122 Ratings
13% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.0111 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings10.097 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings10.0115 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair SmartSight
-
Ratings
SAP Crystal
9.6
134 Ratings
17% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings10.0115 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings10.0133 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.663 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings10.0118 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Altair SmartSight
-
Ratings
SAP Crystal
9.4
134 Ratings
12% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings9.289 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings10.0131 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings9.093 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings9.096 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings10.052 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Altair SmartSight
-
Ratings
SAP Crystal
8.0
88 Ratings
0% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings7.651 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.575 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings7.841 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Altair SmartSight
-
Ratings
SAP Crystal
8.6
86 Ratings
1% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings7.879 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings7.778 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.478 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings9.038 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Altair SmartSight
-
Ratings
SAP Crystal
8.4
62 Ratings
6% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.760 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings7.643 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings9.057 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Altair SmartSight
-
Ratings
SAP Crystal
7.0
43 Ratings
12% below category average
REST API00 Ratings7.48 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings6.035 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings7.18 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings6.035 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings8.337 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings7.031 Ratings
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Altair SmartSightSAP Crystal
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(5 ratings)
10.0
(156 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(19 ratings)
Usability
8.3
(5 ratings)
9.4
(28 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.7
(5 ratings)
8.6
(21 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(14 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Altair SmartSightSAP Crystal
Likelihood to Recommend
Altair Engineering, Inc.
As per my knowledge and Altair Product experience, It is really a good product that comes with multiple features like IoT, BigData, dashboards, and other things. I personally really enjoyed using the services provided by Altair. It is well suited for the organizations who don't spend much time setting up their own platform, maintenance, and much more because Altair not only provides the platform but they will care about your products with good customer support and maintenance. I only found a bit low in the case of machine learning and AI products because I have checked different products that provide these services with good accuracy.
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SAP
Generation of templated reports is the strong suit of SAP Crystal. Allows users to change formats in templates bases on requirement with minimal effort. Automated report delivery requires the user to be aware of sql which cannot be expected from all users. Should support more document export formats and improve the UI for SAP B1 Users
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Pros
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • The global navigation bar with links to the library for easy access and management within the platform.
  • Simplified task viewer where we can find the profile, performance, help, resources and a link also to manage your account.
  • System administrators can define profiles for task execution.
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SAP
  • Crystal Reports allows us to create a consistent template for all of our reports.
  • Crystal Reports and Server allows us to house a repository for all of our reports to make them easy to find and update when necessary.
  • Crystal Reports can connect to a wide variety of data sources.
  • Crystal Reports can be a little daunting when first implementing. There are a lot of nuances in learning how to truly master this software and it can be frustrating at times.
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Cons
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • Integration with other systems could be better.
  • Ability to handle large amount of data.
  • Expertise services might be better.
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SAP
  • The export of reports to Excel is very cumbersome and the results are difficult to format.
  • The design of reports and the graphical features (e.g. charts) feel quite rigid.
  • The learning curve for a non-programmer is incredibly steep, making Crystal a specialty tool.
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Likelihood to Renew
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
SAP
We have been using this product for so many years and it has truly become a cornerstone to our business processes when it comes to developing and distributing information via reports. We currently have over 500 reports developed to date over about 30 systems and that will continue to grow as user needs change.
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Usability
Altair Engineering, Inc.
Very user-friendly UI and visual representation is also good for the price offered. Good tool but lacks some advanced and AI-based insights. It has an edge over other tools for the price of this tool. It has some great potential and i would consider this in my top 5 when considering tools of this domain
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SAP
Crystal is very robust, but not always easy to use. It create wonderful looking reports, and so deserves a high rating. However, I have to take a couple of points off for the simple fact that I cannot hand it to a user and expect them to be able to do development with it.
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Support Rating
Altair Engineering, Inc.
I only had one problem with the software, and the support system response was very quick.
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SAP
The support community can be difficult to navigate. I've also run into issues with my login. The SAP system has a bizarre mechanism for validating users that requires users to have what is called an S-ID. A basic ID may not give you access to all the features in the portal. The limitation may include not being able to perform a simple task like downloading patches and updates. This isn't a big deal for single user license but for teams it can be a pain.
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In-Person Training
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
SAP
Trainer was patient and thorough in going through the basics and willing to answer questions by email after the initial training
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Implementation Rating
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
SAP
Just like any other implementation: When designing the differing reports, get end users' input, make sure to design the reports so that they display the information that the company requires, in the best and clearest way possible.
Test, test, test, revise when needed, and, particularly, do sufficient training so users are comfortable using Crystal Reports!
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Alternatives Considered
Altair Engineering, Inc.
Altair smart sight stacks up against all the products mentioned above because it comes with a wide variety of applications and services like Big Data, IoT services, Embedded systems, cloud-based service, data visualization, Machine learning, dashboarding, and much more. I have used the other products like Logi Composer, Tableau CRM, and PowerBI but they only handle the specific use cases. So Because of that Altair Smartsight really provide a good and wide range of solution.
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SAP
Crystal reports is useful in case we want to import data from data base . We can write queries in it but Google Charts require to be implemented in our application using code so crystal reports is better than Google Charts.
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Return on Investment
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • The workflow interface consists of the workflow canvas where we do our actual pipeline and workflow execution log, display information and each process.
  • You can use it to create a workflow and the available execution profiles in which to run them.
  • We currently have one session running for each workflow.
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SAP
  • It is a decent buy for specific departments in terms of reporting capabilities but updates and cost (frequent) demands are higher with the benefits offered.
  • So long as the requirements are not ever changing, with scheduling functionality, it's a handsome tool.
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