SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal

Score 7.9 out of 10
SAP Crystal

Overview

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.
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Recent Reviews

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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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Publish to PDF (131)
    9.4
    94%
  • Report sharing and collaboration (118)
    9.3
    93%
  • Report Formatting Templates (115)
    9.1
    91%
  • Formatting capabilities (133)
    8.8
    88%

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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
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Product Demos

SAP Crystal Solutions: The Mobile Worker Use Case
02:19
SAP Crystal Solutions: Identify and Eliminate Clutter in Your Visualizations
03:41
SAP Crystal Solutions: How to Buy SAP Crystal Reports Digitally
04:09
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Features

BI Standard Reporting

Standard reporting means pre-built or canned reports available to users without having to create them.

8.8Avg 8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Ad-Hoc Reports are reports built by the user to meet highly specific requirements.

8.7Avg 8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

9.2Avg 8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Data Discovery and Visualization is the analysis of multiple data sources in a search for pattern and outliers and the ability to represent the data visually.

7.9Avg 8.1

Access Control and Security

Access control means being able to determine who has access to which data.

8.3Avg 8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Support for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

8.4Avg 7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

APIs are a set of routines, protocols, and tools for used for embedding one application in another

8Avg 7.9
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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 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 Core, TIBCO Jaspersoft, and Jet Reports are common alternatives for SAP Crystal.

Reviewers rate Publish to PDF highest, with a score of 9.4.

The most common users of SAP Crystal are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Comparisons

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Reviews

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Issac Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Akhilesh Arya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As I explained in the previous section also we are using it into research and this tool supports us when we have to prepare a review of different data sets we studied for our research papers.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
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
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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.
May 10, 2016

Crystal Reports

Cody Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
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