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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

Vizlib

Vizlib helps us make better use of our data and significantly improves our use of Qlik. If you use Qlik Sense, you need Vizlib. It provides charts and functionality that is necessary to visualize and work with data successfully. It does a great job with our data which comes from a variety of systems and files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAP Crystal
8.4
Vizlib
9.3
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP Crystal
8.4
Vizlib
10.0
Customizable dashboards
SAP Crystal
8.3
Vizlib
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
SAP Crystal
8.5
Vizlib
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP Crystal
8.3
Vizlib
9.7
Drill-down analysis
SAP Crystal
8.0
Vizlib
10.0
Formatting capabilities
SAP Crystal
8.5
Vizlib
10.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP Crystal
8.0
Vizlib
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP Crystal
8.7
Vizlib
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP Crystal
8.7
Vizlib
10.0
Publish to Web
SAP Crystal
8.5
Vizlib
Publish to PDF
SAP Crystal
9.1
Vizlib
10.0
Report Versioning
SAP Crystal
8.4
Vizlib
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP Crystal
8.8
Vizlib
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAP Crystal
8.7
Vizlib

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP Crystal
7.7
Vizlib
10.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP Crystal
7.6
Vizlib
10.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP Crystal
7.8
Vizlib
Predictive Analytics
SAP Crystal
7.8
Vizlib
10.0

Access Control and Security

SAP Crystal
8.5
Vizlib
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP Crystal
8.2
Vizlib
Role-Based Security Model
SAP Crystal
8.3
Vizlib
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP Crystal
8.5
Vizlib
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP Crystal
8.8
Vizlib

Mobile Capabilities

SAP Crystal
7.9
Vizlib
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP Crystal
8.3
Vizlib
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP Crystal
7.5
Vizlib
Dedicated Android Application
SAP Crystal
7.8
Vizlib
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP Crystal
8.1
Vizlib

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP Crystal
7.5
Vizlib
REST API
SAP Crystal
7.4
Vizlib
Javascript API
SAP Crystal
7.8
Vizlib
iFrames
SAP Crystal
7.1
Vizlib
Java API
SAP Crystal
8.1
Vizlib
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAP Crystal
7.6
Vizlib
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAP Crystal
7.2
Vizlib

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

Vizlib

  • Visualizations
  • Forecasting
  • Storytelling
Anonymous | 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

Vizlib

  • Performance on large data sets
  • Training courses
  • Nonprofit pricing
Anonymous | 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

Vizlib

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

Vizlib

Vizlib 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We have figured out how to use Vizlib features on our own on many occasions. Whenever we do run into questions, the support team is very helpful and able to help us figure out how to do things quickly. I feel features are more advanced, but we know the depth is there when we’re ready to use it
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

Vizlib

Vizlib 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Vizlib support is awesome! We have quick turnaround times and regular updates when we open cases. It’s so good we often ask them Qlik Sense questions, rather than going to Qlik support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Vizlib

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

Vizlib

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

Vizlib

We chose Vizlib because we use Qlik Sense as our main dashboard tool. It is easy to use by our few developers. We are able to build custom visualizations and theme our dashboards with our branding which resonates with our community. Compared to other tools, it is much easier and intuitive to use, because we don’t have to learn coding
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

Vizlib

  • Faster time to dashboards and reports
  • Improved communication to donors of our key mission metrics
  • Better support than from Qlik
Anonymous | 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.

Vizlib

General

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

Vizlib Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Crystal
8.7
Vizlib
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Crystal
10.0
Vizlib

Usability

SAP Crystal
9.0
Vizlib
9.0

Reliability and Availability

SAP Crystal
8.0
Vizlib

Performance

SAP Crystal
8.0
Vizlib

Support Rating

SAP Crystal
7.4
Vizlib
10.0

In-Person Training

SAP Crystal
10.0
Vizlib

Implementation Rating

SAP Crystal
8.7
Vizlib

Scalability

SAP Crystal
7.0
Vizlib

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