SAP Crystal

Overview

Reviews

SAP Crystal Report Review

9
This tool is amazing for reporting. You can generate reports from different types of data sources easily. We are using this tool in the …

First time caller, long time user.

10
We use it as our main reporting tool as part of our software application for all internal and external reports.
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Crystal Delivers Thousands of Reports Per Week

8
We use Crystal Reports to generate over 200 standard reports for various data topics from our record-keeping system. These reports can be …
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SAP Crystal Reports review

7
We use SAP Crystal to automate and generate a set of reports that are usually exported as PDF files directly to the user's email inboxes. …

SAP Crystal overall satisfaction

7
SAP Crystal is being used by my organization to generate all kinds of reports across the entire organization. The company has been using …
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Decent reporting tool

8
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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Popular Features

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Publish to PDF (132)

9.2
92%

Report sharing and collaboration (119)

9.0
90%

Report Formatting Templates (116)

8.9
89%

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
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Offerings

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

Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting

8.6
86%

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.6
86%

Report Output and Scheduling

9.0
90%

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.9
79%

Access Control and Security

8.6
86%

Mobile Capabilities

8.3
83%

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

7.8
78%

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: Dedicated iOS Application
  • Supported: Dedicated Android 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

Pixel-perfect reporting solutionRefresh with a clickBuild pixel-perfect documentsConnect to all data sourcesUse drag and dropBuild interactive reportsExport to popular formats

SAP Crystal Videos

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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

Alternatives

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is SAP Crystal?

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.

What is SAP Crystal's best feature?

Reviewers rate Publish to PDF highest, with a score of 9.2.

Who uses SAP Crystal?

The most common users of SAP Crystal are from Mid-size Companies and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews

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Issac Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
An extremely easy to use report generation solution from SAP. Admin has rights to modify template structure bases on request of user and once modification is made thee changes reflect to every users export feature allowing all users to export data in similar formats. The template structure cannot be modified without admin privileges ensuring high security and integrity of document template.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
The purpose of SAP Crystal report was to provide a crystal clear formatted reporting capabilities to Enterprises for there very often printable need for presenting various financials/operational report or HR Analytics of Individuals. The tool has fared well in all use cases and living up to customer expectations in market currently.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
While there is a learning curve of 100 hours. Once the initial hurdle is resolved users of all levels have been able to use Crystal successfully. Dealing with our database structure is a different challenge.
Dell Stinnett-Christy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
If you're a technical user who understands databases, it's pretty easy to get up to speed with Crystal quickly. However, if you're an unsophisticated business user without database knowledge and skills, it's going to be very difficult to use.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
Crystal can be really complex, but you get more out of it the more you work with it. Other tools can be easier to pick up, but Crystal won't leave you stranded 1/2 way to your reporting goals. Complex reports take complex tools, and to the chagrin of my end users, there's no getting around that fact.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Overall, I have no real issues with using the software. It is pretty intuitive to a programmer. I believe that most people would be able to understand how to use it with only the tutorials offered by SAP on their site. No one should be scared to try it out.
Nathan Patrick Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Being able to get up and running quickly is a key asset. There's plenty of advanced features to master that are surprisingly difficult in others tools (or just missing from other tools altogether).

The UI can feel a bit dated at times but its usability isn't affected.

Any issue you have can usually be resolved by searching in the user community.
May 10, 2016

Crystal Reports

Cody Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Overall Crystal Reports meets ours needs. It's fairly usable by our technical support team and does not require too much additional training. Overall it is a software that you can learn by reading a good "Dummies" book on. End users will be surprised at how nice the outputs look as well.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
1) Good software to write important reports.
2) Intuitive design environment .
3) Preview function helps you analyzing your report on runtime.
4) Get broad connectivity to diverse data sources to create real-time operational reports.
5) Use flexible, customisable report design to give customers and partners the reporting formats of their choice.