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SAP Crystal Reports

SAP Crystal Reports

What Is SAP Crystal Reports?

SAP Crystal Reports 2020 software is the de facto standard in reporting. With SAP Crystal Reports, you can create powerful, richly formatted, dynamic reports from virtually any data source. Deliver the output in over a dozen formats, in 28 languages. A robust production reporting tool, SAP Crystal Reports turns almost any data source into interactive, actionable information that can be accessed offline or online, from applications, portals and mobile devices. $495 per designer ($295 as upgrade).

Who Uses SAP Crystal Reports?

Business intelligence users and decision makers from small businesses all the way to the world's most renown companies.

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Reviews of SAP Crystal Reports

Average score

Overall
4.3
Ease of Use
3.6
Customer Service
3.9
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.1

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Luca
Luca
Senior Betting & Online DB Administrator in Italy
Verified LinkedIn User
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A perfect and particular reporting system

5.0 6 years ago

Comments: Knowledge on reporting systems and different point of view on several platforms.

Pros:

Excellent reporting system, highly functional especially when combined with the use of SAP Universities (which are in practice a kind of DWH). I particularly like for his different conception of reporting with the areas subdivided into sections as "groups" that comes out a bit from the concept of a paged sheet but different reasons must be made keeping in mind how the group behaves. Surely one of the best reporting systems. Excellent pixel perfect.

Cons:

Just its peculiarity of having the sections divided and divisible by "groups", makes the drafting of the report a little more complicated, but it is something that is understood and you can easily manage it by working day after day. For the rest I think he has no particular points to the detriment of his duty and does it well.

John
John
DBA in Costa Rica
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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4.0 last year

Comments: It is very useful to create custom reports, KPIs, and visualizations that will fit your needs and the company needs. You can create powerful presentations and send them in various formats, to Management or whoever you need.

Pros:

It is easy to use. Easy to set up. Allows a lot of datasources, and you can play with the information once you get it

Cons:

Sometimes, it can be dificult to define the sections on te report, based on metrics and single fields.

Deepali
Deepali
Software Development Analyst in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

it makes easy to make reports as its features are very user friendly and easy to understand

3.0 6 years ago

Pros:

I used crystal report with Peoplesoft ERP and with Java also .When I compare crystal report with another report application I found it is much batter because of user friendly features for example there is no need to write manual sql just need to give table mapping it creates sql from itself.It gives option to open report in pdf and excel or in which form client want reports.No need to spend time to write so much code as many logic and feature is already present you just need to drag on your report.For me crystal report is fun with code where you design as per your require but no need take tension behind design.

Cons:

in crystal report it is little bit difficult to do mapping between two different different database's table.if you do also many time it will not give correct data.

Gordon
Senior SAP Consultant in Canada
Computer Software, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

SAP Crystal Reports is Very Important tool in the SAP Ecosytem

5.0 10 months ago

Comments: Overall, this is complete and robust application that is going to be in the market for a very long time because of the value it brings to the table.

Pros:

- My Journey in SAP Crystal Reports started when my career in SAP also started. It has been a crawl, to a walk kind of journey where initially, I could only do some basic things in Crystal Reports but now I can do some pretty amazing staff with the application like Drill downs, create layouts from scratch, reports with sub reports,charting, report optimization etc.- SAP Crystal report is a very important tool in the SAP ecosystem and very crucial to a successful career in SAP. You literally cannot call yourself a senior SAP Consultant if you have not attained a certain level of expertise in Crystal reports. - With SAP Crystal reports you can create interactive reports from various data sources both SAP and Non- SAP data sources which can be customized to the very specific client needs.- It goes without saying that SAP Crystal Reports integrates seamlessly with applications in the SAP Ecosytem. - One of the most awesome things about SAP Crystal Reports is the fact that reports and layouts can be exported and shared in various formats including excel, pdf, and more.

Cons:

- There is definitely a learning curve involved in crystal reports. If you want to be able to do respectable things in Crystal reports, then you might want to invest in acquiring the knowledge. For example, I have had to buy like 2 courses from Udemy on the same. The courses have been a huge help. I wouldn't be where I am today without the courses.

Austin
Austin
Software Analyst in Argentina
Verified LinkedIn User
Pharmaceuticals, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Crystal Reports from SAP, your access tool to Data Visualization

4.0 last year

Comments: We're using SAP Crystal Reports to analyze databases and visualize data, scheduling automatic weekly/monthly/daily reports for managerial roles and even for operators.

Pros:

What I like the most about SAP Crystal Reports is the fine tuning when doing data visualization, it gives you excellent tools to make the task easy and accessible for the end user.I also like the ease of use whenever you're filtering and making use of the reporting tools.The integration with the product was not complex but it had a lot of configuration to be done.

Cons:

I think there are some features that could be improved, like for example database connection and responses, sometimes whenever you're using old databases that have a good response, the tool works flawlessly, but when a connection is refused or problems arise, you do not have a good logging tool to keep track and follow the issue.The integration was not difficult but it was really configuration heavy, I think that works well in favour.