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Crystal Reports

Crystal Reports is a popular Windows-based report writer solution that allows a developer to create reports and dashboards from a variety of data sources with a minimum of code to write. Crystal Reports is owned and developed by SAP.

As a business intelligence application for individual users or small and medium-size businesses (SMBs), SAP Crystal Reports 2020 is designed to work with databases to help users analyze and interpret important information. While users can create simple reports, the software also offers comprehensive tools needed to produce complex or specialized reports.

Crystal Reports is designed to produce reports from virtually any data source. Formulas, cross-tabs, sub-reports and conditional formatting help make sense of data and uncover important relationships that might otherwise be hidden. Data visualization tools such as geographic maps and graphs communicate information visually to help in understanding data analysis.

Crystal Reports can publish in a variety of formats including Microsoft Word and Excel, e-mail and over the Web. Advanced Web reporting allows all members of in a workgroup view and update shared reports inside a web browser.

Application and web developers can save time and meet their user’s needs by integrating the report processing power of Crystal Reports into their applications. Adding reporting to applications is aided by support for .NET and Java.

Top competitors of Crystal Reports include Logi Analytics, Tableau Desktop, Cognos Analytics, Sisense and Chartio.

This was last updated in February 2019

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