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Score 9.4 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Kyriba

Well suited:
  • Payment hub, managed to pay multiple thousands of payments daily without suffering delays, including payments to different continents
  • Router of different format files via SWIFT communication channel to multiple banks
  • Easy to setup approval rules, options to base the different approval colleges in the transaction type, the amount, the account, the country, etc. and to setup as approvers one single user, a group of users, tailor-made rules (one user can provide first approval and a list of specific users can provide second, but not possible the other way around, etc.)
Less appropriate:
  • Would not recommend Kyriba to manage your intercompany loans, not user friendly at all and competitors offers many more options
  • In my opinion, tool is intended for companies with a high volume of payments, if you are only going to process a few, costs are too high
Eric Matellán | 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

Kyriba
SAP Crystal
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
8.4
Customizable dashboards
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
7.7
Report Formatting Templates
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Kyriba
SAP Crystal
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
7.3
Formatting capabilities
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
7.8

Report Output and Scheduling

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

Kyriba
SAP Crystal
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
7.7
Role-Based Security Model
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
7.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

Kyriba
SAP Crystal
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
7.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
7.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Kyriba
SAP Crystal
6.9
REST API
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
7.4
Javascript API
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
6.8
iFrames
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
7.1
Java API
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
6.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
6.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Kyriba
SAP Crystal
6.6

Pros

Kyriba

  • Kyriba is great for creating a position of cash flow. We are able to use that information to create an accurate daily cash position that is used by Management in the decision making processes. With all the bank information reporting into Kyriba we are able to easily monitor liquidity.
  • Kyriba makes it easy to monitor the activity in multiple bank accounts across the organization. Having all the transactions feeding into a centralized platform saves us valuable time each morning. This also increases our visibility into each account.
  • Kyriba is able to track all of our financial instruments for us. It is easy to update information for our various loans because it is all in one location. We are able to run reports at month end at the push of a button so we can reconcile our activity against the bank reports.
Lina Isabel Rauh | 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

Kyriba

  • Keep working on adding content and functionality to Cash Forecasting, especially looking out 1-2 years (or more) to create a daily/weekly/monthly/annual forecast and do variance analysis.
  • Improve Bank Fee module to add more variance analysis, benchmarking, and reporting. The last I looked, it mainly converted the 822 files to excel reports and did some comparison to the bank's original per item pricing, but not much more than that.
  • Haven't used their BAMS module as yet, and it probably improved since the last time I looked at it, but at the time, it was pretty good but needed more work. Kyriba needs to work with the main banks to allow their BAMS forms and activity to be accepted by the banks, and ideally integrated with the banks. The big problem in this space isn't Kyriba - it's the lack of standard forms and processes within the industry for Bank Account Management. Hoping Kyriba and other TMS/BAMS providers can help drive this.
Steve Walden | 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

Kyriba

Kyriba 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It has become an important tool that is used daily.
Terri Haga, CTP | 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

Kyriba

Kyriba 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It can always be better. There needs to be more instances wherein the user can make changes that work for them and those changes would be saved for future use, not having to make the same changes over and over again.
Terri Haga, CTP | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Kyriba

Kyriba 9.7
Based on 4 answers
We have weekly calls with our support team to discuss ongoing implementation projects and other issues we find from time to time. They are very responsive to any questions we have and can escalate issues to a higher level of support if they do not have the expertise necessary to fix the problem. They are helpful in coordinating testing with banks if necessary, and provide regular statistics regarding support calls, causes of problems, and resolution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Kyriba

Kyriba 8.0
Based on 2 answers
We had some issues with one of the implementation people provided by Kyriba. The communication skills were lacking, with assumptions being made as to what we knew already. It was very frustrating. Once that was resolved, further module implementations have been smoother.
Terri Haga, CTP | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Kyriba

Kyriba offers a more comprehensive and end to end workflow for a SaaS offering. It is structured around Cash management/visibility but has sufficient functionality for complementary functions to serve as a stand-alone system at a better cost than its competitors. It is more mature as a product without being too functionally convoluted or diffuse.
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

Kyriba

  • It has enabled us to gather up to date information across numerous entities in one place. Because of this, we have been able to analyse our group cash as a whole much more easily and see our high and low cash positions a lot sooner than before we used Kyriba. This has improved our investment returns management ten-fold.
Simon Barker | 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

Kyriba

General

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

Kyriba 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 2020 - Full version$4951
SAP Crystal Server 2020 1 NUL$8692
SAP Crystal Server 2020 5 CAL$8,7443
SAP Crystal Reports Viewer 2020$04
SAP Crystal Reports 2020 - Upgrade$2954
  1. per user
  2. per named user
  3. per 5 concurrent users
  4. per user
Additional Pricing 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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kyriba
9.4
SAP Crystal
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Kyriba
10.0
SAP Crystal
10.0

Usability

Kyriba
8.0
SAP Crystal
8.1

Reliability and Availability

Kyriba
SAP Crystal
8.0

Performance

Kyriba
SAP Crystal
8.0

Support Rating

Kyriba
9.7
SAP Crystal
3.9

In-Person Training

Kyriba
SAP Crystal
10.0

Implementation Rating

Kyriba
8.0
SAP Crystal
8.8

Scalability

Kyriba
SAP Crystal
7.0

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