SAP Crystal Report Review
May 01, 2021

SAP Crystal Report Review

Akhilesh Arya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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SAP Crystal Reports

Overall Satisfaction with SAP Crystal

This tool is amazing for reporting. You can generate reports from different types of data sources easily. We are using this tool in the department of computer science and engineering in our organization for research purpose. Generally while working on research projects we have some huge datasets and that too from different sources and in different format we have to prepare meaning full reports out of them in order to use them as research findings.
  • It can connect to different data sources
  • Generates report with attractive charts and tables
  • Very flexible and easily customize-able
  • A little programming related to SQL and .NET is required for the efficient use of the tool
  • Adjusting spaces between multiple rows is a bit difficult task
  • Documentation part should be improved
  • Definitely high ROI
SAP Crystal reports are generally in more formatted way where you can design header according to your requirements and data will be fetched from the data source accordingly. According to my analysis this is the only thing when required i'll be happy to use SAP Crystal report instead of power BI.

Do you think SAP Crystal delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with SAP Crystal's feature set?

Yes

Did SAP Crystal live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of SAP Crystal go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy SAP Crystal again?

Yes

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.
This is the area they need to improve.
1. If you are a researcher and you have to review and prepare reports using datasets this is a really helpful tool for you.
2. For a person working in sales; this will help to generate sales reports.
3. It can be use in the finance and accounts departments also for budget sheets, expense sheets etc..

SAP Crystal Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
9
Drill-down analysis
9
Formatting capabilities
9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
8
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
9
Publish to PDF
9
Report Versioning
9
Report Delivery Scheduling
9
Delivery to Remote Servers
9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9
Responsive Design for Web Access
10
Mobile Application
9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
10
Javascript API
9
Java API
9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
6