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Score 8.2 out of 101

SAP Crystal

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Score 7.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Analyza

It is well suited when you have several sources of data.
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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

Analyza
7.6
SAP Crystal
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Analyza
7.3
SAP Crystal
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Analyza
8.2
SAP Crystal
7.7
Report Formatting Templates
Analyza
7.3
SAP Crystal
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

Analyza
8.4
SAP Crystal
7.8
Drill-down analysis
Analyza
9.1
SAP Crystal
7.7
Formatting capabilities
Analyza
8.2
SAP Crystal
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Analyza
8.2
SAP Crystal
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Analyza
8.2
SAP Crystal
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Analyza
8.9
SAP Crystal
8.2
Publish to Web
Analyza
8.2
SAP Crystal
8.1
Publish to PDF
Analyza
9.1
SAP Crystal
8.6
Report Versioning
Analyza
9.1
SAP Crystal
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Analyza
9.1
SAP Crystal
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Analyza
SAP Crystal
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Analyza
7.3
SAP Crystal
7.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Analyza
7.3
SAP Crystal
7.5
Predictive Analytics
Analyza
7.3
SAP Crystal
7.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Analyza
SAP Crystal
7.3

Access Control and Security

Analyza
7.7
SAP Crystal
7.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Analyza
7.3
SAP Crystal
7.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Analyza
8.2
SAP Crystal
7.8
Role-Based Security Model
Analyza
SAP Crystal
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Analyza
SAP Crystal
7.8

Mobile Capabilities

Analyza
8.2
SAP Crystal
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Analyza
9.1
SAP Crystal
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Analyza
7.3
SAP Crystal
7.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Analyza
SAP Crystal
7.5
Dedicated Android Application
Analyza
SAP Crystal
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Analyza
SAP Crystal
7.5
REST API
Analyza
SAP Crystal
7.5
Javascript API
Analyza
SAP Crystal
7.8
iFrames
Analyza
SAP Crystal
7.0
Java API
Analyza
SAP Crystal
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Analyza
SAP Crystal
7.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Analyza
SAP Crystal
7.0

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Focus on analyzing and not on finding and loading data
  • "One version of the truth"
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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

  • I would like to have more modules. Eg. : supply chain tool.
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  • The learning curve in creating content in Crystal Reports can be steep. This is not a tool that I feel should be wielded by casual users.
  • Crystal isn't great anymore for ad-hoc reporting. At one point in my career, I used Crystal for ad-hoc reporting, but with the advent of web-based and visual reporting tools that can be wielded by the general user population, I wouldn't even think of going to Crystal for one-off type reports.
  • Crystal Reports doesn't have its own scheduling component. So you'll need to either code up or buy a separate solution for report distribution.
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Likelihood to Renew

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SAP Crystal10.0
Based on 19 answers
We use what the vendor provides. My choice would be to switch to Cognos because the rest of the organization uses Cognos.
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Usability

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SAP Crystal7.9
Based on 22 answers
Being able to get up and running quickly is a key asset. There's plenty of advanced features to master that are surprisingly difficult in others tools (or just missing from other tools altogether). The UI can feel a bit dated at times but its usability isn't affected. Any issue you have can usually be resolved by searching in the user community
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Support

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No answers yet
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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

Cognos is very expensive and needs heavy IT-team to implement it.
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It offers a balanced set of features and flexibility with a relatively low cost. Database connectivity makes it very useful for statistical analysis of your data. It's all about impressing the clients or higher-up people, such as the boss and it does that definitely. The difference between creating dull reports and really nice ones is huge when you see what it can do for your business. Also, the feature of converting it to PDF or Excel makes it more powerful.
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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

Analyza

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$15,000*
1.  per installation (including licences and maintenance for 3 years)
Analyza Editions & Modules
Analyza
On-premise Edition
Analyza Standalone
$15,0001
1. per installation (including licences and maintenance for 3 years)
SaaS Edition
Analyza Cloud
$15,0001
1. per installation (including licences and maintenance for 3 years)
Additional Pricing Details
The On-Premise or SaaS solutions are the same price; we provide a dedicated machine or virtual machine for both. For 10 users, the budget is from $15,000 to $90,000 for a full Business Intelligence solution (including licenses and maintenance for 3 years). The installation and configuration cost depends on customer's data architecture, volume and number of sources. It also depends on customizations required (i.e.: exporting pixel to pixel PDF files to a SharePoint platform).

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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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