Datadeck vs. SAP Crystal

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Datadeck
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Datadeck aims to put everyone in sync with beautiful dashboards of all your data sources.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
DatadeckSAP 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
DatadeckSAP Crystal
Free Trial
NoYes
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
DatadeckSAP Crystal
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Datadeck
8.8
4 Ratings
8% above category average
SAP Crystal
9.3
122 Ratings
13% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports9.04 Ratings8.0111 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.34 Ratings10.097 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates9.04 Ratings10.0115 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Datadeck
8.3
4 Ratings
3% above category average
SAP Crystal
9.6
134 Ratings
17% above category average
Drill-down analysis7.64 Ratings10.0115 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.04 Ratings10.0133 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.43 Ratings8.663 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.44 Ratings10.0118 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Datadeck
8.7
4 Ratings
4% above category average
SAP Crystal
9.4
134 Ratings
12% above category average
Publish to Web9.03 Ratings9.289 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.74 Ratings10.0131 Ratings
Report Versioning8.34 Ratings9.093 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.73 Ratings9.096 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.73 Ratings10.052 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Datadeck
8.9
4 Ratings
10% above category average
SAP Crystal
8.0
88 Ratings
0% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)9.04 Ratings7.651 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.04 Ratings8.575 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.74 Ratings7.841 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Datadeck
8.8
4 Ratings
3% above category average
SAP Crystal
8.6
86 Ratings
1% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)9.04 Ratings7.879 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model8.74 Ratings7.778 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.04 Ratings8.478 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)8.33 Ratings9.038 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Datadeck
8.3
4 Ratings
4% above category average
SAP Crystal
8.4
62 Ratings
6% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.03 Ratings8.760 Ratings
Mobile Application7.63 Ratings7.643 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile9.44 Ratings9.057 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Datadeck
8.5
4 Ratings
8% above category average
SAP Crystal
7.0
43 Ratings
12% below category average
REST API8.33 Ratings7.48 Ratings
Javascript API8.52 Ratings6.035 Ratings
iFrames8.53 Ratings7.18 Ratings
Java API8.52 Ratings6.035 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)8.73 Ratings8.337 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)8.52 Ratings7.031 Ratings
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User Ratings
DatadeckSAP Crystal
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(156 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(19 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(28 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 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
DatadeckSAP Crystal
Likelihood to Recommend
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
DataDeck is an excellent solution for those who need to analyze Google Analytics daily. You can have an exclusive deck for an exclusive GAt account and select the reports and instances needed. No need to go deep into the GA menus anymore. Just pick the info you need and that specify data will be easily available. We feel that sharing the dashboard with our clients does not work well once, sometimes, have difficulties to understand the dashboard and data.
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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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Easy to use without programming skills needed
  • All data under one dashboard
  • Reduces time to locate information
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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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
  • There are still important pieces missing.
  • The way prices are set is a little strange.
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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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
No answers on this topic
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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
No answers on this topic
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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
DataDeck definitely makes the reading and analyzing data easier than accessing the GA dashboard.
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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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Datadeck has helped us in achieving our organization goal more faster than previously
  • It has helped us in collecting more data and providing the best results when needed, which makes our work more efficient and systematic
  • It has helped us in analysing our work process and has increased our productivity
  • It has increased our ROI upto 9%
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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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ScreenShots

SAP Crystal Screenshots

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