SAP Crystal Reports
Business reports generator
SAP Crystal Reports (SAP CR) is a flexible analytic tool which allows to design and publish business reports. The ability to connect with such data sources as relational databases, flat files, BW queries or non-SAP sources, makes reporting from any business area possible.
The use of interactive charts, tables, conditional formatting and pixel perfect reports, offers business users a clear insight into summarized data and make them notice trends and links which were unseen before.
The main advantage of SAP CR is its uncluttered and intuitive interface which gives the ability of creating ad-hoc reports to the financial analysts and managers while allowing further reports development at the same time through the use of complex calculation logic and displaying them by experienced designers. The additional benefit is the option to personalize reporting language and the approach of formatting it for the specific client.
There is also an option to integrate SAP CR with BI BusinessObjects Platform – combining those two solutions gives the customer the possibility to automatically generate periodic reports into the most popular formats such as PDF or MS Excel and their automatic distribution to e-mails or external servers. For those customers, who want to integrate SAP Business Warehouse with SAP CR, a separate version of SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise is also available and possible to integrate with the BI Platform.