Crystal Reports & Dashboard

Crystal Reports

…is a business intelligence application, currently marketed to small businesses[1] by SAP SE.

Crystal Reports allows users to graphically design data connection(s) and report layout. In the Database Expert, users can select and link tables from a wide variety of data sources, including Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Oracle databases, Microsoft SQL Server databases, Microsoft Access databases, BusinessObjects Enterprise business views, and local file-system information.

Report designers can place fields from these sources on the report design surface, and can also deploy them in custom formulas (using either BASIC or Crystal’s own syntax), which are then placed on the design surface.

Formulas can be evaluated at several phases during report generation as specified by the developer.

Crystal Dashboard

A holistic, actionable view of your business with SAP Crystal Dashboard Design, is a powerful data visualization software. Create interactive dashboards from any data source with ‘point-and-click’ ease – and gain insights that can help you confidently plan for the future.

Monitor performance across your organization with key performance indicators (KPIs)

Visualize trends and use “what if” analysis to understand the impact of business change
Consolidate reports and live data from multiple sources into a single dashboard
Share dashboard views online or via familiar tools such as Microsoft Office and Adobe PDFs