See your business in a whole new light with SAP Crystal Reports & SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Design and deliver meaningful business reports based on data from virtually any source – with SAP Crystal Reports. This easy-to-use BI and reporting tool can help you create a clear picture of your business and give colleagues, customers, and partners the information they need in the format of their choice. Integrate with well-known solutions to add data visualizations, dashboards, and more.
Web-based reporting and analysis as part of an integrated BI platform solution. Get quick business insights – and understand trends and root causes – with SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence. These Web-based ad hoc reporting and analysis tools make it easy to uncover fast, decision-ready business intelligence (BI) from any data source, on any device.
Intuitive design environment
Quickly design elegant business reports using a "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG) layout that offers popular design, integration, and deployment options.
- Use intuitive design tools to create the precise report layouts you need
- Reduce time spent on report formatting with templates and
- Set parameter values and get results without refreshing data
- Explore results interactively with on-report sorting and filtering
- Set sorting and formatting to match local customs
Design acceleration features
Speed up report design using features such as global formula search, duplicate formula, duplicate running total, a "find-in-field" explorer, and more
- Automatically create hyperlinks with the hyperlink wizard
- Instantly generate barcodes with a "turn to barcode" function
- Set report parameters and apply values from a single, easy-to-use parameter panel
Powerful data mash-ups
Enhance report designs with powerful, integrated components – such as dynamic charts, Adobe Flash, Adobe Flex, and SAP Crystal Dashboard Design data visualizations.
- Convey information in a more compelling way with enhanced designer features
- Add dynamic charts, graphics, and videos to reports using Adobe Flash
- Visualize what-if scenarios with SAP Crystal Dashboard Design integration
- Execute business decisions within reports by embedding Adobe Flex
Comprehensive deployment options
Deploy and share reports in multiple ways – including data-driven publishing, new data access, comprehensive export options, and software development kits (SDKs).
- Blast personalized reports to thousands of recipients by integrating with SAP Crystal Server
- Access interactive data online using data drivers for enhanced Web services
- Easily access complete customer data with a Salesforce.com driver
- Quickly integrate reports into business processes with XML exporting
- Add, change, or create new report objects at runtime with SDK options
The Web Intelligence capabilities delivered with the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform:
Flexible reporting and analysis
View data from different perspectives – and easily edit queries and reports to reflect information needs – with a highly interactive data interface.
- View, edit, remove, report, section, or block filters
- Format and re-size cells, tables, and charts
- Set breaks and sorts
- Insert calculations
- Add rows and columns to tables
- Create and duplicate tables and charts
- Turn a grid into a chart or a chart into a grid
- Create formulas and variables
- Edit cell formulas in place
- Re-combine report objects within tables and charts
Ad-hoc query design
Quickly and easily generate answers to tough business questions with self-service information retrieval and interactive, ad hoc analysis.
- Work in an environment that uses common business terminology instead of technical jargon
- Query data from any business application and data source within an organization
- Use an intuitive drag-and-drop interface to create ad hoc queries
- Leverage powerful functions for ad hoc queries and thorough business and data analysis
- Online and offline capabilities
- Ask questions, analyze data, and identify trends no matter where you are – with online and offline reporting and analysis tools.