Jet Reports vs. SAP Crystal

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jet Reports
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Jet Reports is a business intelligence software now offered by insightsoftware, inc since the company's 2019 acquisition of Jet Global Data Technologies.N/A
SAP Crystal
Score 8.6 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
Jet ReportsSAP 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
Jet ReportsSAP 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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Community Pulse
Jet ReportsSAP Crystal
Considered Both Products
Jet Reports
Chose Jet Reports
[Jet Reports is] So much better. Jet Reports works with Excel so you can use a base knowledge of something everyone is familiar with to create any kind of report possible - not only single reports but cross referencing other report and data tables.
SAP Crystal
Chose SAP Crystal
Fully integrates into SAP B1 menus, it is the only reporting tool that fully integrates with B1 client, otherwise if you dont run SAP you can have all the reporting power and run reports from the crystal report viewer tool but you will not have menu like reports and you …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Jet ReportsSAP Crystal
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Jet Reports
6.7
5 Ratings
20% below category average
SAP Crystal
9.3
122 Ratings
13% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports6.04 Ratings8.0111 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.04 Ratings10.097 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates6.05 Ratings10.0115 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Jet Reports
7.0
5 Ratings
15% below category average
SAP Crystal
9.6
134 Ratings
17% above category average
Drill-down analysis8.05 Ratings9.9115 Ratings
Formatting capabilities7.05 Ratings10.0133 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages5.03 Ratings8.663 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration8.05 Ratings10.0118 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Jet Reports
8.2
5 Ratings
2% below category average
SAP Crystal
9.4
134 Ratings
11% above category average
Publish to Web8.03 Ratings9.289 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.05 Ratings10.0131 Ratings
Report Versioning8.05 Ratings9.093 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.05 Ratings9.096 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers7.02 Ratings10.052 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Jet Reports
7.7
2 Ratings
5% below category average
SAP Crystal
8.0
88 Ratings
1% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.02 Ratings7.651 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.02 Ratings8.575 Ratings
Predictive Analytics7.02 Ratings7.841 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Jet Reports
8.3
5 Ratings
3% below category average
SAP Crystal
8.6
86 Ratings
0% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)7.05 Ratings7.879 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.05 Ratings7.778 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.05 Ratings8.478 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)8.01 Ratings9.038 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Jet Reports
8.3
3 Ratings
3% above category average
SAP Crystal
8.4
62 Ratings
5% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.01 Ratings8.760 Ratings
Mobile Application7.01 Ratings7.643 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile9.03 Ratings9.057 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Jet Reports
6.8
2 Ratings
15% below category average
SAP Crystal
7.0
43 Ratings
12% below category average
REST API7.02 Ratings7.48 Ratings
Javascript API6.02 Ratings6.035 Ratings
iFrames7.02 Ratings7.18 Ratings
Java API7.02 Ratings6.035 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)7.02 Ratings8.337 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)7.02 Ratings7.031 Ratings
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User Ratings
Jet ReportsSAP Crystal
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(5 ratings)
10.0
(156 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(19 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(1 ratings)
9.4
(28 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(1 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
Jet ReportsSAP Crystal
Likelihood to Recommend
Insightsoftware, Inc
Jet Reports is better suited if you have a specific population set you are looking at and less suited when querying or summing large pools or data, records, etc. I use a combination of Jet & SQL syntax when performing the latter because it allows me to harness the speed of our SQL server. Jet allows more for more customization when bodes better for users.
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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
Insightsoftware, Inc
  • Integrated reporting
  • Customizable reports
  • Easy to use
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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
Insightsoftware, Inc
  • Tips and tricks
  • Sharing best practices from other companies
  • Online user forum
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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
Insightsoftware, Inc
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
Insightsoftware, Inc
Because it is not the costliest tool in this category but it serves the purpose. It is easy to use, cost effective, and works really well with the data stored on cloud. It has wide range of dashboard templates which go really well with different types of data sets. I would love to use it agains and again
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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
Insightsoftware, Inc
I hinestly have not used the support a lot but i have always had to way for longer durations to get a response on my emails. I have tried calling them a few times and the wait time was a little more than what i expected. They were able to answer my queries nonetheless
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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
Insightsoftware, Inc
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
Insightsoftware, Inc
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
Insightsoftware, Inc
Jet Reports is light weight and has a minimal barrier to entry for new users. Tableau has a higher learning curve and is more cost prohibitive
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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
Insightsoftware, Inc
  • Prediction analysis has helped the business to make future plans
  • Report scheduling has eliminated a lot of manual work
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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

Jet Reports Screenshots

Screenshot of Expense OverviewScreenshot of Finance Cash FlowScreenshot of Finance Income StatementScreenshot of Revenue and Cost OverviewScreenshot of Purchase AnalysisScreenshot of Revenue Analysis

SAP Crystal Screenshots

Screenshot of Pixel-perfect reporting solutionScreenshot of Refresh with a clickScreenshot of Build pixel-perfect documentsScreenshot of Connect to all data sourcesScreenshot of Use drag and dropScreenshot of Build interactive reports