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

Product Demos

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

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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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
The important part to choose a product is its features and stability. The product should not be difficult to use and should have simple UI to work and understand for a user. If user will find difficulty to understand the product they won't come again and will never recommend to others too. Also there should be a good support system so that if user needs a help they can get the solution within no time.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Not sure what we could do differently. We do use SQL Server Reporting Services on occasion, but that is primarily used to generate a reusable data set that can be then accessed via Crystal Reports. This allows us to 'tweak' the retrieval criteria in the native language that the data exists in, while Crystal reports exceeds in the presentation and performance.
Darian Rawson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
There really didn't seem to be many competitive alternatives. However, if we did it again, I would think that at this time the landscape is different and what people expect in terms of custom reports has changed as business owners are now of a younger generation and many of the solutions made using Crystal can be replaced with cheaper alternatives.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
There are so many reporting systems out there now that provide users the ability to not only create ad-hoc reports, but also fairly robust visualizations. If I were to look at another reporting tool now, I would definitely take the time to see what products are out there now versus when we bought Crystal.
Alicia Barevich, bCRE, bCEE | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I'm satisfied with Crystal. It was implemented and selected decades before I was hired here, and also at my previous job, but I was partially recruited into my current position because I had knowledge about how to write and manipulate Crystal reports.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
No; no other product offers pixel perfect formatting for output. Plus it is an inexpensive product. Crystal Reports is one of the most active used communities on the SAP Community site. Fortunately we have not had to submit any SAP Support incidents. It works very well with SAP; only Crystal can use SAP ALV as a data source.
May 10, 2016

Crystal Reports

Cody Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Test more software and look at the server version of Crystal Reports. Consider having in house demos of each tool and creating the same report across each one so we can see where each one truly shines and where each one fails. We would also evaluate multiple datasources up front as opposed to waiting until the software was purchased.
Nathan Patrick Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Our process of evaluation was good. I like to think that the "devil is in the details", meaning that no matter which tool you buy you'll have to get the data in the correct format for reporting purposes. No reporting tool can replace that step (yet). Crystal Reports tends to be less picking about the raw data than other tools. A good evaluation will take a real-world example and push out a quality report in a short amount of time with very little baseline knowledge of the tool. We were able to show results from Crystal Reporting during the trial period, that was a big selling point for us.