SAP Crystal Reports

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 visualisations, dashboards, and more.

Why SAPCrystal Reports?

Because it is the de facto standard in business intelligence reporting. Companies around the world rely on SAP Crystal Reports to help them create richly formatted, interactive business reports from virtually any data source – delivered in dozens of formats, in up to 24 languages.

Leverage powerful reporting tools to deliver key insights and a clear picture of the business to decision makers
Get broad connectivity to diverse data sources to create real-time operational reports
Make actionable information available online or offline – from applications, portals, and mobile devices
Use flexible, customisable report design to give customers and partners the reporting formats of their choice

1.1 USECASE DESCRIPTION

This usecase is to showcase invoice creation using SAP BO Crystal reports

1.2 KEY MESSAGES AND VALUE PROPOSITION

Crystal Reports allows you to create any style of report including highly formatted forms intended for mass distribution.
Having this type of flexibility can reduce your total cost of ownership as only one tool is required for your reporting solution.
Crystal Reports also allows you to create highly interactive and dynamic reports and documents. This feature is not demonstrated in this script.
CR is also available as a standalone tool, and doesn’t need BI Launchpad to run.

1.3 RISE SOLUTION

We used this Crystal reports as the base reports to create invoice. To do so, need to replace one by one the account number, name, address of my customer, and of course, information related to the invoice for this customer for this period.
Not every one of your customers needs a portal to find their answers. Publication can reduce your total cost of ownership through less infrastructure and licensing costs.
We will use as well this report to feed the 1st report in term of customer’s information. We will pass the customer Id, Customer last name, first name, email.
Personalized information is distributed via email in common forms such as pdf and .doc.
Publishing to common formats reduces the need for viewing licenses for consumers.

1.4 STORYFLOW SUMMARY

This usecase also allows you to go through a script that will lead your audience to understand the principles of a publication using Crystal reports, BI Launchpad, as well as Business Objects Enterprise.