SAP Crystal Server software provides a complete reporting and dashboarding management solution. The software can enable you to securely view, share, schedule, and deliver interactive information over the web via e-mail, portals, and Microsoft Office. It can help you deliver the right information to the right people at the right time - at reduced IT cost. SAP Crystal Reports and SAP Crystal Dashboard Design can empower your business users to design interactive reports and dashboards - while SAP Crystal Server enables you to securely share them across your enterprise.
Search and exploration
SAP BusinessObjects Explorer enables you to use a simple keyword search to get the business information you need from across all your data sources. Find hidden or lost information without relying on existing reports or metrics. You can get the most relevant keyword results as well as contextually relevant details, and then study your data in an intuitive exploration panel.
Common semantic layer
All three client tools - SAP Crystal Reports, SAP Crystal Dashboard Design, and SAP BusinessObjects Explorer share an abstraction layer that sits on top of your data sources, simplifying them for use by business users. You don't need to know database table names or how to join multiple tables together - access to business data is simple and automatic for all business users.
Accelerated report design
The report design tool delivered with SAP Crystal Server provides smart guidelines, which are designed to make it easy to move and resize columns without affecting adjacent columns. So you can simplify data access and accelerate report design.
Reports and dashboards on a single server
Securely view, share, schedule, and deliver reports designed with SAP Crystal Reports software and dashboards from SAP Crystal Dashboard Design software. Reduce costs through a single server for both reports and dashboards.
Zero-client user interface
Infoview gives end users instant, secure access to corporate reports and dashboards over the web with a single URL. Deploy the out-of-the-box portal or customize it using a portal integration kit.
Interactive report viewers
Print, export, and drill down on charts and other report objects over the web. Use on-report parameter panels, sort controls, and support for embedded Flash to become more productive and to reduce the number of reports needed to answer critical business questions.
Threaded discussions - a fully integrated feature of the InfoView environment - enable users to create and maintain comments on any report accessible in SAP Crystal Reports Server.
SAP Crystal Reports 2008 support
Use SAP Crystal Reports 2008 to make your reports more interactive with dynamic visualizations to all your users via the web, in e-mail, or in Microsoft Office documents with SAP Crystal Server 2008.
Web service design tool
SAP Crystal Server also includes a web service design tool that enables you to access any object linking and embedding database or ODBC data source. You can expose company data via web services for consumption in SAP Crystal Dashboard Design or any service-oriented application without writing a single line of code. By accessing these web services from within SAP Crystal Dashboard Design, you can connect dashboards directly to live company data. This simple access and connectivity keeps your dashboards current with up-to-the-minute information, so your decision makers are always working with the timely data they need.
Publish personalized reports such as invoices, statements, and marketing materials to thousands of recipients. You can base a single SAP Crystal Reports document on multiple data sources, personalize it for each recipient, combine multiple documents into a single file, and distribute it to a dynamic list of recipients.
On-demand and offline consumption
Use crystalreports. com to provide secure information access via the web for users inside and outside your organization. And explore your reports interactively - even offline - with SAP Crystal Reports Viewer software, a free download available separately.
Set up reports to run at specific times or based on specific events. Plus, schedule reports to generate in specific formats such as Excel, PDF, and RTF.
SharePoint and Java portal access
Make reports available anywhere in your organization by publishing them on your corporate portal. Java and SharePoint Portal Integration Kits (PIK) are supported.
.NET and Java APIs
Leverage your existing IT investments by easily integrating SAP Crystal Server with your custom-built applications.
Accommodate all types of users by combining named user licenses (NUL) and concurrent access licenses (CAL). Grow your business with a flexible licensing model that scales with your needs.
Integration with business intelligence solutionsProduct Highlights
All the content created with SAP Crystal Server can be migrated to SAP BusinessObjects Edge solutions or SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise software.
- Securely access reports and dashboards on a single server
- Monitor your performance with summary dashboards and detailed reports
- Personalize reports to anyone, anywhere using data-driven publications
- Refresh reports in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents
- Integrate reporting into Microsoft SharePoint
- Lower operating costs with virtualization-friendly licensing and auditing
- Integrate reporting with custom Java or. Net applications