Crystal Reports is a business intelligence application that is used to design and generate reports from a wide range of data sources. This application spreads its intelligence currently small businesses. Once other applications such as Microsoft Visual Studio versions and Borland Delphi, these collaborated with Crystal Reports. SAP Crystal Reports with its amazing tools turns almost any data that is taken from any source into interactive, actionable information which can be accessed offline or online, from applications, portals, and mobile devices. This application is a big advantage in industries where it is important to generate weekly, monthly and yearly reports.
It is a Database Expert application, where users can select and link tables from a wide variety of data sources such as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Oracle databases, Microsoft SQL Server databases, Microsoft Access databases, Business Objects Enterprise business views, and local file-system information. When designing reports, the designers can place fields from these above-mentioned sources on the report design surface, and can also formulate them in custom formulas using either BASIC or Crystal’s own syntax, then these can be placed on the design surface. Formulas can be evaluated at several phases during report generation as the developer described.
The application is very easy and portable in nature, the designed reports are now available on the mobile devices of the designer. Furthermore, the designed reports can be shared in a very trusted manner to any area in any language and preferred format. When reports get ready they are allowed to be previewed in HTML and published to the web for easy and trust control sharing. This method of sharing allows the better business decisions at all levels of the organization. Reports can also be exported into mobile devices. The most popular formats that are supported are PDF, Excel, and RTF. All the sharing of data is centralized and managed by the IT group.
Crystal Reports XI R2 Features
- Multiple database connectivity engines.
- Data filtering queries also.
- Mobile interactivity.
- Powerful report delivery options also.
- Easy to use as the icons are navigating to the right direction.
- User-Friendly graphical user interface.