A Variety of Elements Readily Combined in a Report
SAP® Crystal Reports® software enables report authors to trans-form data from virtually any source into pixel-perfect, data-rich documents and deliver them to external and internal consumers. Based on reliable data from across your organization, these documents provide immediate value and answers to key questions.
Changing conditions in today’s fast-paced business environment require decision makers in any organization to be well informed and respond quickly to emerging opportunities to stay ahead of the competition. This means businesses across all industries must provide ready-to-consume information in operational and other reports to people internally and externally – including partners and customers. The reports must be mass personalized so they are individually relevant and then delivered to hundreds or thousands of recipients. How can organizations adopt a flexible and scal-able reporting approach to deliver fast insight to decision makers?
The answer lies with SAP Crystal Reports, the de facto standard in reporting. This software continues a two-decade tradition of excellence in providing powerful, user-friendly, and dynamic reporting functionality. SAP Crystal Reports can help companies of all sizes deliver personalized, highly formatted reports with relevant infor-mation to hundreds of thousands of business users. These documents may be operational reports necessary to run day-to-day business or external, customer-facing documents. In either case, the reports deliver accurate information that enables decision makers to answer critical questions at a glance and make solid decisions.
With SAP Crystal Reports, report authors can:
- Create highly formatted, pixel-perfect reports quickly
- Connect to data sources spread across the organization directly or through the common semantic layer
- Deliver personalized reports to business users in their preferred language and format and to their preferred destination (desktop, mobile device, or Web)
Interactive pixel-perfect reports
The stunning, sophisticated reports built with SAP Crystal Reports software give decision makers visibility into enterprise performance for a clearer view of the business. Personalized, professional-looking documents can be pushed to or pulled by consumers to their choice of destination and are available for ready access.
Flexible features such as on-report sorting, filtering, and the ability to drill down into detailed information allow business users to answer more questions with fewer reports, thus significantly reducing dependency on IT. Examples of formatted documents include commission statements, financial statements, invoices, purchase orders, renewal notices, mailing labels, and checks.
Enhanced, intuitive design environment
This user-friendly, best-in-class reporting solution provides an intuitive interface with efficient workflows that allow report authors to build elegant reports in a matter of minutes (see the figure). They can use point-and-click techniques and can simply drag and drop objects into the “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) report canvas. Smart guide-lines help report authors insert, move, and align objects by automatically adjusting the layout of the report. The software also allows report authors to insert summaries, variances, and other custom calculations without any programming.
Powerful, flexible functionality
SAP Crystal Reports provides a wide range of charting and visualization functionality to make your reports more appealing and easier for business users to consume. Conditional formatting allows fine-grained control of report appearance, with rich formula language that can embed business logic with-
in reports. The integration of SAP Business Objects™ Dashboards software with SAP Crystal Reports enables report authors to leverage a comprehensive library of easy-to-use interactive charts, maps, gauges, and sliders and quickly embed them into their reports – again without writing any program code. The software gives report authors great flexibility in creating reports. For example, authors are not limited by their printer-specific page sizes; they can customize page sizes and page breaks and can combine portrait and landscape-oriented pages within the same report.