Jayesh NaraniSenior Consultant, Enterprise Data Management and Governance at a financial services firm
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The solution's features are all just wrapped up in one nice easy package. I don't need a lot of toolsets to get everything I need done."
"The SQL Server Reporting Services makes it very easy to get the data whenever we need it."
"I find Crystal Reports very easy to use, even for a non-technical person."
"The most valuable feature is that from a user's point of view, it is easy to use and requires just a simple click to generate a report."
"It doesn't have quite the flexibility of a Tableau or something like that. Many users are more comfortable with Tableau and I'm not quite sure why that is right now, but it seems to be the case."
"Technical support is in minor need of improvement so that they can solve problems in a more timely manner."
"There could be improvements made to the analytics capabilities."
"A real improvement would be a simpler system that allows users to play with the visualization without needing specialized skills and code."
"The price is pretty good."
"This product costs a lot of money."
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Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services is ranked 12th in Reporting Tools with 2 reviews while SAP Crystal Reports is ranked 10th in Reporting Tools with 2 reviews. Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services is rated 7.6, while SAP Crystal Reports is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services writes "Well packaged and easy to figure out but needs better visualization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Crystal Reports writes "Offers a good user experience that can export reports to different platforms, but it requires a specialized skillset to develop them". Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services is most compared with IBM Cognos, Tableau, TIBCO Jaspersoft, Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer and ComponentOne ActiveReports, whereas SAP Crystal Reports is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, TIBCO Jaspersoft, Tableau and ComponentOne ActiveReports. See our Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services vs. SAP Crystal Reports report.
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