SAP Crystal Reporting

SAP Crystal Reports

SAP Crystal Reports was an early reporting software created in the 1980s. It was subsequently acquired by BusinessObjects and eventually joined the SAP portfolio when SAP acquired BusinessObjects. SAP has continued to develop the product and has released the latest version SAP Crystal Reports 2020.

SAP Crystal Reports

SAP Crystal Reports was an early reporting software created in the 1980s. It was subsequently acquired by BusinessObjects and eventually joined the SAP portfolio when SAP acquired BusinessObjects. SAP has continued to develop the product and has released the latest version SAP Crystal Reports 2020.

SAP Crystal Reports helps business users analyze data by creating richly formatted, multi-page reports from virtually any data source, delivered in more than a dozen formats. Such formats can be used to generate customer or partner facing assets such as custom invoices, billing statements, letters, sales and operations reports, and promotion campaigns with drag-and-drop interfaces.

While SAP Crystal Reports is marketed to small and medium-sized businesses, it can be an easy reporting tool for enterprises too.

SAP Crystal Reports Benefits

SAP Crystal Reports makes it easy for business users to create reports easily while also ensuring security and access rights. Some of the advantages it provides are:

  • Ability to easily analyze and report on business data by creating intuitive reports and dashboards with drag-and-drop simplicity
  • Security settings for reporting environments by defining user rights to access, view, refresh, export, or print reports
  • Insights to understand business and share the facts to provide ready-to-consume information, as reports and dashboards, to colleagues, suppliers, partners, and customers.

SAP Crystal Reports files are saved with extension “.rpt”

Reporting and analytics are fields where many vendors are coming up with innovations such as pre-built reports, automation, and intuitive user interfaces. Apart from SAP BusinessObjects, Qlik, Pyramid Analytics, and apexanalyticsalso provide rich reporting and analytics capabilities.

While such tools are a boon to business users, there is increasing recognition that what comes out of data depends on data quality. Hence, many SAP companies are embarking on data management projects ranging from master data governance, intelligent data cleansing, enabling data virtualization to analyze data rather than making static copies, etc. This also becomes critical when the security, access control, and compliance requirements come into play.

SAP Crystal Reports is a useful tool in the reporting portfolio for low value reports. However, the demands for analytics in today’s complex data volumes may be better met with more sophisticated solutions.

640 results

  1. Optimize Your Statutory Reporting Tasks Using SAP S/4HANA for Advanced Compliance Reporting

    Published: 30/December/2017

    Reading time: 20 mins

    In multinational organizations, reporting requirements are increasing day by day. Keeping track of all the reports generated and submissions can consume a lot of time and resources. The reporting format also changes over time due to changing regulations, and compliance with this format is of the utmost importance. Learn how to use SAP S/4HANA for…...…

  2. SAP S/4HANA Finance for Group Reporting image

    Working with SAP Group Reporting S/4HANA Finance 2022/2021

    Published: 04/November/2022

    Reading time: 21 mins

    Solutions like Group Reporting are long-term investments on which improvements are continuously made, unlike products that are in support mode and receive no maintenance support when they reach the end of their life cycle. In this article, you will explore the key functionalities of SAP Group Reporting and the recent new additions to it.

  3. Set Up Intuitive and Automated Reporting Functionality with Crystal Reports

    Published: 21/January/2010

    Reading time: 17 mins

    Discover a strategy for configuring and developing Crystal Reports for your organization’s SAP BusinessObjects GRC solutions, such as SAP BusinessObjects Process Control. Walk through key installation requirements and configuration steps for your SAP BusinessObjects GRC solutions related to the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise server, and identify key configuration settings that need to be put into place…....…

  4. Use SAP Solution Manager’s Extensive Reporting Capabilities to Ensure Consistent Performance Across Your System Landscape Through Proactive Monitoring

    Published: 15/March/2008

    Reading time: 24 mins

    SAP/Solution Manager Learn about SAP Solution Manager 4.0’s reporting options and how to use them to ensure consistent performance across your system landscape. Key Concept SAP Solution Manager 4.0 includes a wide range of reporting options for generating technical and administrative information about your system landscape, including SAP EarlyWatch Alert Reporting, Service Reporting, EarlyWatch Alert…...…

  5. Comparing SAP BW on HANA vs. Native Reporting with SAP HANA: Q&A on Design, Optimization, and Troubleshooting

    Published: 01/June/2015

    Reading time: 24 mins

    What are the differences when running SAP BW on SAP HANA vs. HANA native reporting? How does SAP HANA change your reporting solution architecture? SAP BW and HANA expert Dmitry Shustov of Xoomworks answered readers’ questions on evaluating and optimizing BW for SAP HANA and moving to native HANA reporting. Questions from readers included:  …

  6. A Guide to SuccessFactors HCM Reporting Options (Part 1)

    Published: 13/March/2015

    Reading time: 16 mins

    Learn more details about the available SuccessFactors reporting options and get some technical and practical examples for how these reporting options can be used to solve the challenges facing your business. Key Concept SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics provides concrete and actionable insights on workforce data to drive your business strategy today and help you plan for…...…

  7. Creating a Real-Time Cash Flow Report Using SAP S/4HANA Group Reporting

    Published: 26/August/2020

    Reading time: 16 mins

    The significant complexities involved in creating a real-time cash flow report using your SAP system can prevent companies from including the level of detail that they need. Understanding the cash flow process and new reporting functionalities in SAP S/4HANA can help organizations simplify these complexities. This article provides several updates for creating a cash flow…

  8. Integrate Crystal Reports with SAP NetWeaver BI for Enhanced Report Formatting

    Published: 01/January/2009

    Reading time: 25 mins

    Find out which type of data connectivity is available for SAP NetWeaver BI and Crystal Reports. Then see how you can use the BW MDX connectivity to design a report in Crystal Reports that includes groups, hierarchies, and net sales data from SAP NetWeaver BI. Key Concept Crystal Reports allows you to use your SAP…...…

  9. Discover New Options for Simplified Reporting in SAP Enhancement Packages 3 and 4 for SAP ERP 6.0

    Published: 21/June/2010

    Reading time: 12 mins

    If you have been looking at the latest business functions in SAP ERP, you may have come across the term simplified reporting, but have little idea what the new business function offers. Simplified reporting represents an easy way to modernize the reporting experience for your users in all areas of core SAP ERP Financials using…...…

  10. How to Comply with IFRS 15 Regulations Using SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting 1.2

    Published: 22/May/2017

    Reading time: 29 mins

    Learn how to set up SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting 1.2 in SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) 6.0 to comply with the new accounting standard regulation IFRS 15. The new regulation was jointly released by two leading accounting standard bodies: the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Key Concept…...…