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Score 7 out of 100

SAP Crystal

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Likelihood to Recommend

TouchPoint

For Mobile campaigns, DataXu is great. Display campaigns and their set-up still need a few kinks worked out. It's not the most user-friendly platform out there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

Crystal reports is a great Business Intelligence tool for any midsize business that prefers to keep its data in-house instead of in the cloud. The learning curve for parsing data source and creating first reports could be a bit steep at the beginning, but then the cost savings are invaluable. The reports generated by Crystal are easily manipulated according to different requirements and further analyzed by the recipients.
Frank Hunt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
8.4
Customizable dashboards
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.7
Drill-down analysis
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.3
Formatting capabilities
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.6
Report sharing and collaboration
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.8

Report Output and Scheduling

TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
8.2
Publish to Web
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.9
Publish to PDF
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
8.9
Report Versioning
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
8.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.3
Predictive Analytics
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.8

Access Control and Security

TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.8
Role-Based Security Model
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
6.9
Dedicated Android Application
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
6.9
REST API
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.4
Javascript API
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
6.9
iFrames
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.1
Java API
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
6.7
Themeable User Interface (UI)
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
6.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
6.7

Pros

TouchPoint

  • The platform's mobile serving capacity is great; spending is always consistent and the impression numbers are some of the highest we've seen. We can always depend on this method of ad serving to get us the results that we and our clients expect.
  • The intelligence and audience information (found under the Reports tab) is helpful when writing a "story" for the client; it assists us in determining future targeting strategies. Custom Queries are also available under the Reports tab and these are extremely helpful when we need to view specific details about the campaign.
  • The dashboard's spend-to-date graphic helps us to immediately recognize what campaigns are falling behind so that we may adjust the budgets accordingly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

  • Great visualization for static format & precise tasks: For presentation to senior management /ex-co/vendors where concise decisions need to be made, Crystal is a nice choice to slide data into presentable views.
  • Diverse data source connect: We have used it to write reports using data from DB2, SQL, Progress, Excel spreadsheets, XML data, Access, and Lotus Notes databases. It can also be used to join different database types together in one report.
  • It uses the "recurring bands" structure for page layout which is efficient and fungible for generating different types of reports. Crystal doesn't require that we set up a metadata layer before creating reports and provides direct access to tables and dimensions.
Rohit Narang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

TouchPoint

  • Although the dashboard is very informative, it is a bit hard to read. I believe the information could be better organized. I think it would be great if you could single out a campaign on the dashboard so that just the campaign in question was viewable, separate from all of the other campaigns.
  • Many of our campaigns are built to run on a monthly basis and are therefore billed this way. In the DataXu platform, this can make setting up campaigns a bit difficult. It would be nice to have a feature that makes it easier to adjust budgets and flights on a monthly basis rather than creating new flights every month. Also, an easier to way to set up the budgets every month would be helpful as well.
  • Although the Reports tab is very helpful, I believe the Audience and Intelligence tabs could be made more user-friendly. They are a bit hard to navigate and the graphs created in the Intelligence tab that show demographics and audience behavior are difficult to read and understand.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

  • The option to export to Excel is very picky about report format to get a clean export. Once you know the tricks for setting up a report for this export, it's not hard to do, but it can be very tedious if the report has a lot of elements. This is the way it's been for years and SAP has indicated that it's not something that's going to be changed.
  • Crystal requires that a user knows how the data they're reporting on is configured in the database - it's not really suited for a "casual" user, but for someone with at least some technical skills in relation to databases. This is not something that can or should necessarily be changed, but it is something that potential users need to be aware of.
  • Other than new types of database connections, SAP has indicated that they will not be upgrading any functionality in "classic" Crystal. They instead have chosen to focus on upgrades to Crystal for Enterprise. The problem with that is that it requires the SAP BI Platform - either SAP BusinessObjects or SAP Crystal Reports Server.
  • One of the major things that's not being upgraded is the Charting libraries, which were last updated in the early 2000's, before SAP purchased Crystal. So, Crystal doesn't have newer chart types available.
Dell Stinnett-Christy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

TouchPoint

TouchPoint 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is not in my jurisdiction to renew or end contracts with DataXu. I know that the high cost to maintain a contract with DataXu can be off-putting
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 10.0
Based on 19 answers
I have made my career off Crystal Reports. Business Intelligence is a niche area of Information Technology that combines technical knowledge and an understanding of how a company uses information. Crystal Reports is the most solid, flexible and reliable business intelligence tool I have worked with, allowing me to work on projects in a variety of markets and industries, from the financial to educational, to telecommunications to governmental. Understanding how to use Crystal Reports as part of a Business Intelligence career gives you the tools you need to better connect businesses to their data, deliver quality and productive solutions, and allow you the report developer to build the experience and skills to build a reputable career in the high demand world of Business Intelligence Reporting.
David Deitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

TouchPoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 8.1
Based on 22 answers
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.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

TouchPoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 3.9
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.
Nathan Patrick Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

TouchPoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 8.8
Based on 14 answers
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!
John Suit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

TouchPoint

We work with multiple platforms, not solely DataXu. As of late, AdWords has proven more beneficial to us. AdWords is very user-friendly and they are easy to contact. If we need a question answered, we can simply hop onto a Google Chat and get the responses we need to move forward. DataXu is much harder to get in contact with and their Help Beta tab is not especially informative. If we need to serve impressions, DataXu is certainly the server to utilize
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

As I said before I never used a reporting tool before Crystal Reports but I have since used SSRS. Crystal Reports blows SSRS out of the water. The reports look nicer and it was easier, faster, and better to create a report in Crystal Reports. Prior to using Crystal Reports I wrote reports by coding them using RPG on the iSeries. I could never go back to doing that.
Janet Fawcett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

TouchPoint

  • Customer Support takes quite a long time to respond to emails. Frequently, time is of the essence and we need quick answers.
  • Getting creatives re-worked and approved by the platform is tedious. There are times we choose another platform while waiting to hear back from DataXu because we need to start serving creatives right away. We are given JPG and SWF ads by our clients and it takes quite a while to get them reformatted by DataXu Support.
  • Many of our clients have smaller-than-average budgets and DataXu works better for markets with larger budgets. I wish this wasn't the case.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

  • 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.
Shannon Odland | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

TouchPoint

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

TouchPoint Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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

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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

TouchPoint
7.0
SAP Crystal
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

TouchPoint
7.0
SAP Crystal
10.0

Usability

TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
8.1

Reliability and Availability

TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
8.0

Performance

TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
8.0

Support Rating

TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
3.9

In-Person Training

TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
10.0

Implementation Rating

TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
8.8

Scalability

TouchPoint
SAP Crystal
7.0

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