SAP Crystal Reports for Your Business
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January 19, 2019

SAP Crystal Reports for Your Business

Score 8 out of 10
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SAP Crystal Reports

Overall Satisfaction with SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal is used by the different departments of our organization. We have different teams in our organization and they use SAP Crystal reports for their own purposes to meet different needs. As we deal with many websites, data increases day by day and we have to create reports for the some. To do that we have to use different products for reports and data management. SAP Crystal's reports helps to reduce our efforts.
  • First of all, its design is very good and easy to use, so it does every task very well like box formatting.
  • Its GUI is great and can create graphs in reports of any kind very well. We can also share them with anyone.
  • Mobile device compatibility
  • Text formatting can be done in all languages by the SAP Crystal reports tool, mainly right to left text formatting. It is very useful as a few of our clients are from other countries and use languages which are written right to left.
  • We can use our database and queries with SAP Crystal reports too and save our reports in different formats
  • As far as I know, it takes a little more time to learn this tool in the beginning. I personally faced a hard time using for the first time and when I teach other junior staff members they took a lot of time to learn it.
  • Report creation became easy. Previously, it was a very hard task to create each and every type of report by every team but after implementing this tool at least a few team members are not facing a hard time with report creation.
  • Exploring new features of this tool is a very hard task, and, so sometimes we ignore exploring its full use.
Our team has used excel spreadsheets and relation connection for our project reports. Anyone can use other types of data sources too. It's very easy to use for someone with a lot of experience with this tool, but a harder task for beginners, that's why the rating I provided is an 8.
SAP Crystal reports are useful for creating different types of reports based on specific format needs. We can use graphs and charts very easily and format them using design, data, and the text of reports. Our team has used mostly line charts, bar chart, and pie charts but it provides alot of chart designs which can be used for easing data readability.
Sharing the capabilities of this tool is very handy when other team members are on reports that require the same data object or SQL commands. We can share, re-use or modify the data we use in our reports by a centralized system which can be accessed by different people/team members with their account. Report distribution is also very useful if members are at different places on different devices.
For now, our team is not using any tool but we are looking for other easily learned tools to minimize our tasks more.
It's well suited if we want to create reports and include every feature of excel. We can take data from the data source and format text and create graphs on the system as well as mobile. It is compatible with mobile devices so anyone can use it on the go. It is less appropriate for beginners as it takes time to learn.

SAP Crystal Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
9
Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
Not Rated
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
9
Report Versioning
10
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
Not Rated
Role-Based Security Model
Not Rated
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
10
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9
Javascript API
8
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated