SAP Crystal Server and Reports


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For small to medium-sized businesses, there’s SAP Crystal Server and Reports – a complete on-premise reporting solution. SAP Crystal Server 2020 fully automates report distribution, allows self-service access to reports from desktop or mobile devices and provides data exploration within a secure infrastructure. Combined with SAP Crystal Reports, the software also simplifies administration procedures and control user management.

SAP Crystal Server and Reports

SAP Crystal Reports

SAP Crystal Reports software turns almost any data source into interactive, actionable information that can be accessed offline or online, from applications, portals, and mobile devices.

  • Securely access your business data – Connect to nearly any data source in the market by using standard data access protocols
  • Easily analyse your business data – Built-in sorting, formulas, ranking, conditional formatting, parameters, grouping and search capabilities
  • Efficiently share your business data – Pixel-perfect invoices, letters, statements, sales and operations reports, promotion campaigns and loyalty card reports
  • Deliver a flexible report design platform – Create intuitive reports with drag-and-drop simplicity and provide guidance on sorting and grouping
  • Understand your business and share the facts – Provide ready-to-consume information as reports and dashboards, to colleagues, suppliers, partners and customers
  • Manage security settings – Define user rights to access, view, refresh, export or print reports

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SAP Crystal Server

SAP Crystal Server is the complete on-premise reporting solution for small to medium-sized businesses.

With SAP Crystal Server 2020 (as Named User or Concurrent Access), you can automate report distribution, allow self-service access to reports from desktop or mobile devices, provide data exploration within a secure infrastructure, simplify administration procedures, and control user management.

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The Benefits of SAP Crystal Server and Reports

Report availability

  • Consume reports on a computer, a mobile device (Apple and Android) or on paper
  • Create a repository with all reports
  • Save reports to a network folder
  • Allow read-only static reports

Insight Distribution

  • Provide data access for 1 to 150 users, share contents with internal and external stakeholders and lock down the levels of capabilities each user has
  • Send reports to an unlimited number of users on desktop, web and mobile devices
  • Personalise your reports for individual recipients
  • Share interactive reports and leverage our free report reader
  • Schedule report delivery based on time and events

User Administration

  • Leverage single sign-on for security and ease of access
  • Easily audit user behaviour
  • Manage report use to optimise network resources
  • Acquire additional licenses digitally on SAP Store and pay per credit card or invoice
  • Choose NUL licenses for frequent users (like power users and administrators) or CAL licenses for general and intermittent audiences (like business and end-users

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Crystal Reports server?

SAP Crystal Reports is a specialist software platform used for transforming data into actionable information and insights. The platform can be used both offline and online and allows businesses to securely access, analyse, share and visualise their data.

SAP Crystal Reports also works in conjunction with SAP Crystal Server – a complete, on-premises server software used for accessing reports and dashboards. The fully integrated platform can also be used to unearth powerful data insights which can shape and inform future campaigns and business strategies.

For more information about SAP Crystal Server and Reports, get in touch with the team at DSCallards today.

What is the difference between SAP Crystal Reports and Crystal Servers?

Although the two platforms work alongside one another, SAP Crystal Reports and SAP Crystal Server are actually different applications. SAP Crystal Reports is a desktop software which can be utilised to design, modify and share reports from a wide range of data sources. SAP Crystal Server on the other hand is server software. It’s used to access reports, create dashboards and visualise data in a way that’s easily interpreted.

What are SAP Crystal Reports used for?

SAP Crystal Reports is a desktop application that can be used to design, alter and share reports from a variety of different data sources. It can also assist businesses to gain insight from their data by producing multipage, format-rich reports from practically any source and delivering them in over a dozen different formats.

Most of all, SAP Crystal Reports is a business intelligence tool. The platform assists users to examine and comprehend critical data, which can be used to build straightforward reports, as well as more complicated or specialised reports.

With SAP Crystal Reports, almost any data source can be used to generate reports. Cross-tabs, sub-reports, conditional formatting and formulas all aid in making sense of data and revealing significant links that could otherwise go undetected. The platform also boasts powerful data visualisation tools that can be used to visually represent information which aids in comprehending, interpreting and leveraging data.

SAP Crystal Reports can also publish reports in a variety of formats including Microsoft Word, Excel, e-mail and over the Web. With advanced web reporting, everyone in a team or department can access and edit shared reports online which can enhance collaboration across an organisation.

What are the benefits of Crystal Reports?

One of the most significant benefits of using SAP Crystal Reports is the platform’s ability to combine multiple data sources in many different formats, including Excel spreadsheets, into one single, fully-integrated report. Other benefits include a simple yet effective user interface, the ability to easily collaborate across departments and teams and language assistance in more than 28 different languages.

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