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SAP Crystal Review: "Does the job for reports, but has a lot of competition too."
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November 20, 2013

SAP Crystal Review: "Does the job for reports, but has a lot of competition too."

Score 4 out of 101
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Software Version
2011

Overall Satisfaction

  • It provides layout flexibility for your report.
  • It easily maps to your existing database to help build table relationships for the report.
  • Databases are not always easy to use. Finding the right table can be tricky even with a tool like Crystal Reports. For example, it could be easier for a person to map things even if they don't know the difference between and inner and outer join. This would be a place for CR to improve.
  • Overall, the goal is to get information to executives in a timely manner. Reports drive decisions, and this is what Crystal provides. It allows marketers to create reports from live data, and format the reports however you'd like.
There are so many competitors out there right now. I'd be likely to look at some other places before going back to Crystal. It may be a good value, but I'd want to make sure.
Reporting tools all do the same things, but some are easier to use than others. Make sure you pick the easiest one to use.