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I find Crystal Reports very easy to use, even for a non-technical person.

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​Data is easily understood at all levels of the company.Business insights are shared across various departments.Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries.The ability to create complex calculations.​Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries.Tableau's support could improve.Partner support is very good.The action feature which Tableau has is very useful for us. If we click on one visualization, it will pass the value to another visualization. That interactivity within different visualizations is the most valuable feature of Tableau.

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There could be improvements made to the analytics capabilities.

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​Conditional formatting could be an interesting feature to provide to final users.The data preparation/blending options are very basic. They could be improved.Tableau is a company that does not respect partners.The pricing is a bit higher than the competition. They'll need to lower it to stay competitive.The charts in Tableau are quite limited.Requires a lot of user training.Reports should be downloadable as PDF files.I would like Tableau to handle geospatial data better in terms of multiple layers and shapefiles.

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Tableau's licensing is pretty straightforward and simple.ROI is very high, but it requires a data preparation/blending tool.The company chose to purchase a creator license for me, which was $70. With that license, you can also be an administrator. We also have 20-25 extra licenses and they cost around $20-$35 each. Those are for normal users who will be viewing the dashboards. Those are monthly charges.The cost of the solution should be improved.Be careful with the Tableau Viewer's licenses, and stay with the right number of users.The initial cost that is set according to CPU cores is expensive.We always consider pricing when considering a new solution. We are a non-profit and price is a huge concern.

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Turn information from almost any data source into a sophisticated, interactive report with SAP Crystal Reports. This powerful, user-friendly application for small businesses and departments can help you deliver key insights to the right decision maker, at the right time, in the right format. 

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Tableau helps people and organizations become more data-driven as the trusted leader in analytics.

The Tableau platform provides the breadth and depth of capabilities to serve the needs of even the largest global enterprises in a seamless, integrated experience. Tableau is designed to fit, not dictate your data strategy, and adapts to your environment with unmatched flexibility and choice, while meeting the toughest governance and security requirements.

People love using Tableau because it is both powerful and intuitive—and offers a fundamentally different user experience by empowering people of all skill levels to explore and analyze data using visuals and natural language. Tableau has become the standard language of analytics for modern business users and continues to lead the industry with the most passionate and engaged user community in analytics, a customer base with millions of users at more than 80,000 organizations, and a deep commitment to customer-focused innovation

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Find out what your peers are saying about SAP Crystal Reports vs. Tableau and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,323 professionals have used our research since 2012.
SAP Crystal Reports is ranked 13th in Reporting Tools with 2 reviews while Tableau is ranked 1st in Reporting Tools with 17 reviews. SAP Crystal Reports is rated 8.0, while Tableau is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of SAP Crystal Reports writes "Flexible, easy to use, and the report scheduler is helpful". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tableau writes "The visualizations bring out patterns buried under a mountain of data. The tool offers unparalleled flexibility in terms of the types of visualisation that one can create". SAP Crystal Reports is most compared with TIBCO Jaspersoft, Microsoft BI, Windward Studios, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and ComponentOne ActiveReports, whereas Tableau is most compared with SAS Visual Analytics, ELK Kibana, Oracle OBIEE, Microsoft BI and IBM Cognos. See our SAP Crystal Reports vs. Tableau report.

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