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414 Ratings

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13 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 101

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Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx Analytics Gallery

Alteryx Analytics Gallery is perhaps less suited if you need an immediate answer to a problem. Each use case requires some understanding of the workflow to implement.
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SAP Crystal

I'm biased because I've used Crystal for so long and there's very little that I've needed to do that I haven't been able to do with it.I particularly like being able to write my own queries instead of having Crystal write them for me. With this feature, I've been able to do some very complex reports this way. I could have done most of these reports by linking tables together in Crystal and using Crystal's filter and suppression features, but putting the logic in the query means that Crystal is processing less data so the report is faster.Crystal is less suited for showing graphs, unless you just need very simple line or bar graphs. It's also not really suited to doing ad-hoc reporting for most users because it is more technical than some other reporting tools.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.6
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.8
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.7
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
8.2
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
8.0
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
8.7
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.2
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.7

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.9
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.7

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.4
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.4
REST API
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.5
Javascript API
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.7
iFrames
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.0
Java API
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.1

Pros

  • Allows users to implement new ideas and workflows
  • Allows users to share solutions to business problems
  • Aides in knowledge transfer and thought leadership
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  • The integration using the connection as ODBC, Microsoft Access, Microsoft 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 that only financial experts can easily manage and get the most of those reports.
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Cons

  • Due to the popularity of the Gallery, finding the exact solution to a problem may be difficult if the solution [isn't] titled correctly.
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  • Not intuitive – takes a skilled developer to write a complex report, so be aware to manage several consults or even the basic structure of financial report development.
  • Microsoft Updates, .NET updates my cause crashes in the reporting services so many times and it takes days to correct the issues, that you have to read carefully before you apply updates this can turn things against you.
  • The learning curve is considerable small, but if you don't know SQL and understand the basics of relational databases you'll have to dig into a proper training that is fair to manage a large range reporting tool.
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Likelihood to Renew

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SAP Crystal10.0
Based on 19 answers
I don't work at the same place but i think it would be silly not to renew. It provides an easy, authenticated solution, that works, is quick, and is easy to maintain.
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Usability

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SAP Crystal7.9
Based on 22 answers
If you're a technical user who understands databases, it's pretty easy to get up to speed with Crystal quickly. However, if you're an unsophisticated business user without database knowledge and skills, it's going to be very difficult to use.
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Support

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SAP Crystal5.9
Based on 15 answers
SAP doesn't actively support SAP Crystal Reports unless you have other SAP software, although good support is available from some SAP employees along with volunteers on the SAP Community site. (I'm one of the people who answer questions there...)
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Implementation

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SAP Crystal8.6
Based on 14 answers
Document your process completely.
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Breadth of Deployment

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It is not widely adopted; Crystal Reports is a niche that is allowed to co-exist with the Cognos corporate standard. If it came up for a vote, Crystal Reports would not be adopted.
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Alternatives Considered

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Comparing Crystal to another SAP offering, Business Objects is currently our ad-hoc and general reporting tool. I design the visualizations and meta-data layers that the general user population can consume without much of a learning curve. Business Objects is robust enough to satisfy most reporting needs. However, for the more complex reporting (subreports, very specific formatting requests, heavy formulae, etc), Crystal Reports is still the tool of choice in our organization.
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Collaboration and Sharing

Alteryx Analytics Gallery9.1
Based on 1 answer
The Gallery excels at sharing capabilities
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SAP Crystal7.2
Based on 106 answers
As mentioned earlier, we have over a dozen vendors that supply us with information, not to mention the various team members that require access to the system to generate reports and draw conclusions from them. As such, being able to customize the feeds and visibility into the system is key and is made much easier through SAP Crystal. Likewise, the reports that we make can have their security adjusted within each one for an even greater level of flexibility.
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Data Integration

Alteryx Analytics Gallery9.1
Based on 1 answer
The Gallery, dependent on the either Alteryx Designer or Server can connect to a large number of data sources.
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SAP Crystal8.2
Based on 110 answers
Crystal has been able to easily connect to anything we've thrown at it with the exception of no built in methods for connecting to cloud based data sources.
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Return on Investment

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  • It has allowed us to focus over 80 percent of the labor spent in the past on report distribution on other areas of the business.
  • It provides us with a tool to meet all of our internal and external report demands
  • Allows us 24/7/365 ability to get data to users without staffing for these jobs to get done.
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Pricing Details

Alteryx Analytics Gallery

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Alteryx Analytics Gallery Editions & Modules
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
Additional Pricing Details

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SAP Crystal

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
SAP Crystal Editions & Modules
SAP Crystal
Edition
SAP Crystal Reports 2016 - Full version
$4951
SAP Crystal Server 2016 1 NUL
$8692
SAP Crystal Server 2016 5 CAL
$8,7443
SAP Crystal Reports Viewer 2016
$04
SAP Crystal Reports 2016 - Upgrade
$2954
1. per user
2. per named user
3. per 5 concurrent users
4. per user
Additional Pricing Details
* SAP Crystal Reports 2016 Viewer allows you to view static data within a SAP Crystal Reports file. * SAP Crystal Reports 2016 - 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 2016 - Upgrade at a discounted, upgrade price. * SAP Crystal Server 2016, 1 NUL includes 1 license of: SAP Crystal Reports 2016 - SAP Crystal Server 2016 - SAP Crystal Dashboard Design 2016. * As an add-on to SAP Crystal Server 2016 1 NUL, SAP Crystal Server 2016 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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