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Feature Set Ratings

  • Vizlib ranks higher in 4 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization

BI Standard Reporting

8.8

SAP Crystal

88%
9.3

Vizlib

93%
Vizlib ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

8.3
83%
111 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Customizable dashboards

9.0
90%
98 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Report Formatting Templates

9.1
91%
116 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.7

SAP Crystal

87%
9.7

Vizlib

97%
SAP Crystal ranks higher in 2/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.3
83%
116 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Formatting capabilities

8.8
88%
134 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.5
85%
64 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

9.3
93%
119 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Report Output and Scheduling

9.1

SAP Crystal

91%
10.0

Vizlib

100%
SAP Crystal ranks higher in 4/5 features

Publish to Web

9.1
91%
90 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to PDF

9.3
93%
132 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Report Versioning

9.0
90%
94 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

9.1
91%
96 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

9.2
92%
51 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.9

SAP Crystal

79%
10.0

Vizlib

100%
Vizlib ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

7.6
76%
51 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.4
84%
75 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

7.8
78%
42 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Access Control and Security

8.4

SAP Crystal

84%

Vizlib

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Crystal ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

8.0
80%
81 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

8.0
80%
79 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

8.5
85%
79 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

9.1
91%
38 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

8.5

SAP Crystal

85%

Vizlib

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Crystal ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

8.8
88%
62 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Application

7.8
78%
46 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

8.9
89%
57 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

8.0

SAP Crystal

80%

Vizlib

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Crystal ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

7.4
74%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Javascript API

8.4
84%
34 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

iFrames

7.1
71%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Java API

8.9
89%
34 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

8.3
83%
37 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

7.8
78%
30 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SAP Crystal is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • Vizlib is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

SAP Crystal

91%
157 Ratings
10.0

Vizlib

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

SAP Crystal

100%
19 Ratings

Vizlib

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.3

SAP Crystal

93%
28 Ratings
9.0

Vizlib

90%
1 Rating

Availability

8.0

SAP Crystal

80%
2 Ratings

Vizlib

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.0

SAP Crystal

80%
2 Ratings

Vizlib

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

SAP Crystal

83%
36 Ratings
10.0

Vizlib

100%
1 Rating

In-Person Training

10.0

SAP Crystal

100%
1 Rating

Vizlib

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.8

SAP Crystal

88%
28 Ratings

Vizlib

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

8.0

SAP Crystal

80%
1 Rating

Vizlib

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

7.0

SAP Crystal

70%
1 Rating

Vizlib

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

7.0

SAP Crystal

70%
1 Rating

Vizlib

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

8.0

SAP Crystal

80%
1 Rating

Vizlib

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

7.0

SAP Crystal

70%
1 Rating

Vizlib

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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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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.
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Pros

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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Vizlib

  • Visualizations
  • Forecasting
  • Storytelling
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Cons

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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Vizlib

  • Performance on large data sets
  • Training courses
  • Nonprofit pricing
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Pricing Details

SAP Crystal

Starting Price

$295 per single user license

Editions & Modules

SAP Crystal editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
SAP Crystal Reports 2020 64-Bit4951
Upgrade Version to SAP Crystal Reports 20202952
SAP Crystal Reports 2016 32-Bit4953
SAP Crystal Server 2020 1 NUL8694
SAP Crystal Server 2020 5 CAL$8,7445

Footnotes

  1. per single user license
  2. per single user license
  3. per single user license
  4. per user license + first year maintenance to be added
  5. 5 concurrent users + first year maintenance to be added

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

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.

Vizlib

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Vizlib editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    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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    Vizlib

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    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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    Vizlib

    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
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    Support Rating

    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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    Vizlib

    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
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    In-Person Training

    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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    Vizlib

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    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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    Vizlib

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    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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    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
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    Return on Investment

    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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    Vizlib

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