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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Crystal

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
Issac Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

If you are a technology company that is reliant of accessible data then this is the platform for you. We work with over 10,000 clients with an average of a couple hundred data point per client on any given day. If your volume of reporting and metrics is not at that level yet, it may not be as useful (or, rather, may overload you with information that distracts from your specifics). The use of charts and vanity metrics, however, is incredibly useful for everyone from sales to marketing and everything in between. It helps make data actionable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAP Crystal
8.4
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.1
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP Crystal
8.4
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.0
Customizable dashboards
SAP Crystal
8.3
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.6
Report Formatting Templates
SAP Crystal
8.5
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP Crystal
8.3
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.7
Drill-down analysis
SAP Crystal
8.0
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.1
Formatting capabilities
SAP Crystal
8.5
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP Crystal
8.0
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP Crystal
8.8
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.6

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP Crystal
8.7
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.6
Publish to Web
SAP Crystal
8.5
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.5
Publish to PDF
SAP Crystal
9.1
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.9
Report Versioning
SAP Crystal
8.4
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP Crystal
8.8
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAP Crystal
8.7
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP Crystal
7.7
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP Crystal
7.6
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP Crystal
7.8
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.6
Predictive Analytics
SAP Crystal
7.8
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
7.8

Access Control and Security

SAP Crystal
8.5
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP Crystal
8.2
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
Role-Based Security Model
SAP Crystal
8.3
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP Crystal
8.5
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP Crystal
8.8
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

Mobile Capabilities

SAP Crystal
7.9
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP Crystal
8.3
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP Crystal
7.5
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
Dedicated Android Application
SAP Crystal
7.8
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP Crystal
8.2
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP Crystal
7.5
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
REST API
SAP Crystal
7.4
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
Javascript API
SAP Crystal
7.8
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
iFrames
SAP Crystal
7.1
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
Java API
SAP Crystal
8.1
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAP Crystal
7.6
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAP Crystal
7.2
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

Pros

SAP Crystal

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

  • Rapid deployment of polished T-SQL-based data visualization charts and dashboards. Periscope supports a variety of database technologies, and allows users to write custom queries to display data.
  • Included caching to reduce server load.
  • Outstanding customer service/support, with expert advice as needed.
  • Constant updates and new features.
  • Built-in SQL formatters take the pain out of manipulating date/time objects.
Brian Kichler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAP Crystal

  • 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.
Frank Hunt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

  • Some of the dashboards can be slow to load; especially when they have lots of features and widgets.
  • The software could be made a little easier for people that don't have a data or programming background.
  • It is pricey so not a great option for small companies or research/home projects.
Adam Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 10.0
Based on 19 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 9.0
Based on 29 answers
The interface of SAP Crystal will be very familiar to most users as it follows the same text-based WYSIWYG interface as many other commonplace software. The build-in plugins, adapters and middleware to common data sources makes it rather easy to pull data for visualization and reporting. However, when dealing with less structured data, some more work needs to be done
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It could be used easily by business users once they understand basic SQL and the dataset; they could perform customized query according to their needs, without having to ask analysts repeatedly to provide them. The support team is quite responsive, and they could also help directly to make your erroneous dashboard run smoothly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 7.4
Based on 24 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

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Trainer was patient and thorough in going through the basics and willing to answer questions by email after the initial training
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 8.7
Based on 16 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

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

SAP Crystal

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

Periscope is by far the best we looked at - I was evaluating as a user, not the primary decision maker, and user interface and ease of use was the primary factor in my decision. It is very easy to navigate and manipulate, and has an overall very polished view
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SAP Crystal

  • 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.
Rohit Narang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

  • Positive Impact: Before Periscope Data was available to my department, I had to search through the Que in Smile Check for the cases that were low hanging fruit. Now Periscope pulls that data and that data only from those Ques and I am able to use the filters for better accuracy.
Marisa Henegar | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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 64-Bit$4951
Upgrade Version to SAP Crystal Reports 2020$2951
SAP Crystal Reports 2016 32-Bit$4951
SAP Crystal Server 2020 1 NUL$8692
SAP Crystal Server 2020 5 CAL$8,7443
  1. per single user license
  2. per user license + first year maintenance to be added
  3. 5 concurrent users + first year maintenance to be added
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.

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

General

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

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Crystal
8.7
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Crystal
10.0
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

Usability

SAP Crystal
9.0
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.0

Reliability and Availability

SAP Crystal
8.0
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

Performance

SAP Crystal
8.0
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

Support Rating

SAP Crystal
7.4
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

In-Person Training

SAP Crystal
10.0
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

Implementation Rating

SAP Crystal
8.7
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

Scalability

SAP Crystal
7.0
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

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