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Score 8.6 out of 101

SAP Crystal

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Score 7.9 out of 101

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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.7
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
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
8.2
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
8.1
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
8.6
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
8.2
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
7.3
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.7

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.8
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
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.8

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.5
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.5
REST API
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.5
Javascript API
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
SAP Crystal
7.8
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
7.0

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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  • You can easily navigate within the Central Management Console to access a plethora of very powerful functions i.e. (Security, Users, Groups, Scheduling, Distribution, Delivery Formats, Business Views, Triggers, etc.)
  • In my previous experience outside of SAP a lot of products are very difficult to learn and apply. SAP Crystal Server is laid out in a very intuitive way and it makes learning and application fluid.
  • End users can easily access the end user portal and view, schedule, run, and distribute reports with the click of a mouse. This allows data to flow much more efficiently throughout the organization.
  • SAP Crystal Server allows a seamless connection to your organizations production data which allows for a smooth transition from basic reporting to publication in a few short steps.
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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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  • I would like to see graph features to be improved. SAP has made leaps and bounds over the years and I know they will get there.
  • I would like to see SAP products bundled for a more turn key solution.
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Likelihood to Renew

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SAP Crystal10.0
Based on 19 answers
Crystal is a best in breed reporting tool. No other tool can compete in terms of produce highly formatted reports.
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Usability

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SAP Crystal7.9
Based on 22 answers
I rarely give a 10. It was over-all very easy to use and learn quickly.
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Support

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SAP Crystal5.8
Based on 15 answers
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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Implementation

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SAP Crystal8.6
Based on 14 answers
Document your process completely.
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Alternatives Considered

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I cannot compare Crystal Reports with other tools because I have not used anything like it. Most of my experience, when Crystal Reports was not available, was to use the default reporting capabilities of the accounting software and then doing a data dump in excel and then using excel to format and create customize grouping of data.
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Return on Investment

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  • Employee Empowerment - Now that our Crystal Reports are written and published, all of our team members have access to run the same reports across the company. Previously, there was only 1 point person in charge of running reports, which took a lot of time away from other job duties.
  • Increased Employee Efficiency - One of the Crystal Reports my company uses has allowed me to take a task that took 3 days to complete and cut the time down to 4 hours. There was a lot of manual data collection and calculations that were done, which has also led to less errors.
  • Accurate real-time data - Since Crystal Reports are very quick to run, we are able to give real time data to our customers rather than maintaining oudated databases in other systems such as Excel.
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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
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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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