SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal

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Score 7.9 out of 100
SAP Crystal

Overview

Recent Reviews

Decent reporting tool

8 out of 10
February 15, 2020
I used SAP Crystal for report visualization. The graphs in the tool are outstanding with strong information telling ability combining with …
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SAP Crystal Review

7 out of 10
January 08, 2020
Crystal is used enterprise-wide for pixel-perfect reporting. We have both on-demand reporting use cases, and scheduled reporting via email …
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Crystal

8 out of 10
December 11, 2019
We use SAP Crystal reports inside our BI reporting in SAP Business Objects. We have multiple reporting options inside the Analytics, and …
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Popular Features

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  • Publish to PDF (132)
    9.3
    93%
  • Report sharing and collaboration (119)
    9.2
    92%
  • Report Formatting Templates (116)
    9.1
    91%
  • Formatting capabilities (134)
    8.9
    89%

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Pricing

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Upgrade Version to SAP Crystal Reports 2020

$295

On Premise
per single user license

SAP Crystal Reports 2020 64-Bit

$495

On Premise
per single user license

SAP Crystal Reports 2016 32-Bit

$495

On Premise
per single user license

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional
For the latest information on pricing, visithttp://www.sapstore.com/solutions/99013…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting

8.8
88%

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.7
87%

Report Output and Scheduling

9.1
91%

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.9
79%

Access Control and Security

8.5
85%

Mobile Capabilities

8.5
85%

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

8.0
80%

Product Details

What is SAP Crystal?

SAP Crystal Reports and SAP Crystal Server are designed to help users create pixel-perfect, richly formatted, and dynamic reports from virtually any data source – delivered in dozens of export formats, in up to 24 languages. SAP Crystal Reports is a production reporting tool designed to turn almost any data source into interactive, actionable information that can be accessed offline or online, from applications, portals and mobile devices. SAP Crystal Server enables self-service access to reports, dashboards, and data exploration within a secure infrastructure.

SAP Crystal Features

BI Platform Features

  • Supported: Administration via Web Interface
  • Supported: Live Connection to External Data
  • Supported: Snapshot of External Data
  • Supported: OLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
  • Supported: ROLAP (SQL-layer querying)
  • Supported: Multi-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
  • Supported: Data warehouse / dictionary layer

Supported Data Sources Features

  • Supported: MS Excel Workbooks
  • Supported: Text Files (CSV, etc)
  • Supported: Oracle
  • Supported: MS SQL Server
  • Supported: IBM DB2
  • Supported: Postgres
  • Supported: MySQL
  • Supported: ODBC
  • Supported: EMC Greenplum
  • Supported: HP Vertica
  • Supported: SAP Hana
  • Supported: Teradata
  • Supported: Salesforce
  • Supported: SAP

BI Standard Reporting Features

  • Supported: Pixel Perfect reports
  • Supported: Customizable dashboards
  • Supported: Report Formatting Templates

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

  • Supported: Drill-down analysis
  • Supported: Formatting capabilities
  • Supported: Integration with R or other statistical packages
  • Supported: Report sharing and collaboration

Report Output and Scheduling Features

  • Supported: Publish to Web
  • Supported: Publish to PDF
  • Supported: Output Raw Supporting Data
  • Supported: Report Versioning
  • Supported: Report Delivery Scheduling
  • Supported: Delivery to Remote Servers

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

  • Supported: Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

Access Control and Security Features

  • Supported: Multi-User Support (named login)
  • Supported: Role-Based Security Model
  • Supported: Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
  • Supported: Report-Level Access Control
  • Supported: Table-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
  • Supported: Field-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
  • Supported: Single Sign-On (SSO)

Mobile Capabilities Features

  • Supported: Responsive Design for Web Access
  • Supported: Mobile Application
  • Supported: Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features

  • Supported: Javascript API
  • Supported: Java API
  • Supported: Themeable User Interface (UI)
  • Supported: Customizable Platform (Open Source)

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 reportsScreenshot of Export to popular formats

SAP Crystal Videos

SAP Crystal Solutions: The Mobile Worker Use Case
SAP Crystal Solutions: Identify and Eliminate Clutter in Your Visualizations
SAP Crystal Solutions: How to Buy SAP Crystal Reports Digitally

SAP Crystal Downloadables

SAP Crystal Integrations

  • SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio
  • SAP Crystal Reports for Eclipse

SAP Crystal Competitors

SAP Crystal Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Portuguese, Swedish, Polish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Thai, Czech, Hungarian, Slovakian, Turkish, Romanian, Slovenian

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Windward Studios, from PDFTron, TIBCO Jaspersoft, and Jet Reports are common alternatives for SAP Crystal.

Reviewers rate Publish to PDF highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of SAP Crystal are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Reviews

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Dell Stinnett-Christy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Since I answer questions on the forums, there have been very few times when I've had to ask for support over the last 15 years. When I have, there are awesome people, a couple from SAP, on the forums who have been able to assist with the more complicated problems that I come up with.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Once when my software was crashing too much in between writing report, i had to take help of support team, they replied promptly and asked few settings. after replying they just gave me the solution and it was a great experience solving the issue and now i don't get much issues.
January 08, 2018

Crystal Review

Ercole Lugari | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

SAP did provide a great support during the evaluation of the product with a direct call from an expert technical support agent

It also suggest to include in the upgrade project some additional consulting hours free of charge

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Only when using the SAP community site - we can search and find our errors quickly - https://answers.sap.com/ - search for any issue, and chances are someone has already found it. SAP has have SAP Support team members monitor the site for issues and help. "Search before you post or report" an incident...time saver.
Nathan Patrick Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
When we connected Crystal Reports to Microsoft's Analytics Platform System (APS) the database was a beta product at the time and Crystal Reports was not designed to work with APS. However, we contacted SAP and they helped us install a set of drivers that work with APS and described how Crystal Reports function with APS.