SAP crystal reports - easy to write, share and use
Updated January 08, 2018

SAP crystal reports - easy to write, share and use

Shiv Shivakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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SAP Crystal Reports

Overall Satisfaction with SAP Crystal

We have both pre-defined as well as self service Crystal Reports for informed decision making within the business. The output format is flexible and hence users like this.
  • Revenue reports
  • Expense reports
  • Summary level operational reports
  • Would be great if it could support noSQL databases too
  • SQL server
Crystal Reports stacks very well against SQL service reporting services and can do an equal or even better job - it is easy to drag and drop fields to write a report that provides it with an advantage.
It is easy to design reports and can be used to promote self service once users are trained to write their own reports at their own pace/frequency and time interval.

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
7
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
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Predictive Analytics
8
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Mobile Application
8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9
REST API
7
Javascript API
5
iFrames
4
Java API
8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
5

Using SAP Crystal

100 - finance, HR, IT, manufacturing, sales, marketing, engineering
100 - in reality, we have trained all our users on self service as far as crystal reports are concerned and IT is involved as and when users need hands on support
  • as of today, crystal is used extensively for data analytics within the organization and this trend is expected to continue/increase
  • data analytics within business
  • data presentation
  • data visualization
  • we have been able to take data from crystal reports and feed it into a data visualization dashboard took that is used for quick high level data by C level execs