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« on: September 14, 2007, 12:40:57 pm »

Difference between Crystal reports and business objects reports?Explain briefly?

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2007, 02:10:36 pm »

BusinessObjects XI includes Crystal ReportsĀ®, the industry standard for enterprise reporting

Business Objects purchased Crystal Decisions and has been working to merge the two companies product lines into a single suite of tools(Product).

The old Crystal products are now tools within the Business Objects framework.

   OLD PRODUCT NAME                     NEW PRODUCT NAME
   Crystal Reports 10                   Crystal Reports XI
   Crystal Enterprise 10                    Business Objects Enterprise XI
   Crystal Analysis 10                   OLAP Intelligence XI
There is some functional overlap with the classic Business Objects desktop and application foundation tools. These are the two products under BO XI.

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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011, 12:40:48 pm »

WebI reports has an advantage when the report is of Ad-hoc variety. WebI is intuitive and allows for users to drag and drop fields to create quick reports. Most of the logic in WebI is handled in the universe, so reports can be quickly developed. Further fields are defined in business terms, as opposed to to database/IT terms, so the report developer only needs to understand his/her business and not the details of the structure of the database.

Crystal Reports has an advantage when the presentation and formatting of the report is of the highest concern. Crystal allows for pixel perfect, high fidelity reports, and allows the report developer more control of the presentation and data access. Crystal reports take a bit longer to develop, and require a higher understanding of database design and logic.

WebI reports is the better solution when the report needs to be developed quickly and will be developed by a Business User. Crystal Reports is the better solution when the report presentation is of the highest concern, and the report can be developed by an IT Developer of Business Power User.
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