Really professional and compatible reports everywhere.
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August 16, 2018

Really professional and compatible reports everywhere.

Score 9 out of 10
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SAP Crystal Reports

Overall Satisfaction with SAP Crystal

This is the traditional reporting tool that is used in many financial organizations. I have used SAP Crystal Reports 12 in my organization. We can design highly formatted reports using this tool. It can connect to multiple data sources such as ODBC, OLE DB etc. We can create reports with different formats such as pdf, csv, txt, xls, etc. We can also create html, xml reports. The price of this tool is also cheap. We can create detailed graphics, instrument panels.

  • There are some written exercises based on SAP Crystal Report that facilitate learning.
  • The integration with the different IDE of development are optimized
  • It is compatible with the most popular database administrators, MYSQL, SQLSERVER, POSTGRESQL. and more...
  • The designer of Crystal is fantastic, drag and drop add-ons to create your report.
  • I had a lot of problems and spent a lot of time trying to adjust the space between the rows. I hope that in the future, SAP Crystal Report will make it easier.
  • Should block the sizes of pre-established and blocked sheets to avoid leaving the margins.
Crystal Report is more complete, much more compatible and widely used, using a different alternative to crystal is not considered, Crystal has a large online community with a lot of information ideal to clear up doubts and typical problems. I can use crystal in any system (ide) or database. With crystal I can meet my objectives and offer the company really professional reports.
The strength of the Crystal report in its compatibility with different data sources, I can also use ODBC and native connectors.
The standard Crystal Reports application is not designed for collaboration. If you really want to collaborate, you'd better move to the SAP BusinessObjects platform.

Crystal Report is ideal for designing professional and complex reports for operational or analytical purposes, but when it comes to simple applications Crystal seems to be too much. Also, if I need a simple report, I usually direct users to a visualization type reporting system ... but for well formatted professional reports, Crystal is still one of the best options.

SAP Crystal Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
9
Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
10
Formatting capabilities
9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
10
Report sharing and collaboration
10
Publish to PDF
10
Report Versioning
7
Report Delivery Scheduling
9
Delivery to Remote Servers
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
7
Responsive Design for Web Access
9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
10
Themeable User Interface (UI)
9