SAP Crystal Reports Competitors and Alternatives

The top SAP Crystal Reports competitors are
  • TIBCO Jaspersoft
  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform
  • Microsoft BI
  • Windward Studios
  • Tableau
  • ComponentOne ActiveReports
  • Oracle OBIEE
  • IBM Cognos
Read reviews of SAP Crystal Reports competitors and alternatives
Ján Ostrochovský
Real User
Managing Executive at System Business, s. r. o.
Mar 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* PostgreSQL support * Saving reports in PDF, XLS(X), HTML formats * The automatic sending of reports by e-mail (The... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Business processes automation * Provides higher efficiency * Minimizes human error

What needs improvement?

The following aspects need to improve: * The possibility to display all report schedules in one place * The out-of-the... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

We are happy with the free, open source version.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We were not using any other solution. We were doing things more manually. Jaspersoft was our first try.

What other advice do I have??

The migration between versions could be hard. It is okay to have multi-version environments, but just be aware of it.
Tableau
programm5345
Real User
Manager, Finance Operations at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Feb 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The best feature of Tableau is the usability. It allows a business user to prototype something without going through IT and spending a lot of time and money trying to translate requirements. Going back and forth, it allows you to rapidly... more»

What needs improvement?

The thing I don't like is the refresh feature . The users can have the web page open and there's a browser refresh every 10 minutes, or every 30 minutes, whatever IT sets as the refresh rate. You lose everything when you have to refresh the... more»

What other advice do I have??

Get started using Tableau as it serves the purpose for most people.
Ramesh Nalem
Real User
Global Supply Chain Manager at Cisco
Jan 23 2017

What is most valuable?

We mainly use it for reporting purposes, i.e., generating reports especially for the business. We use it for the business data analysis and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is beneficial for us because most of our reports are on OBIEE. It's not only for data analysis. We use it for corporate year-end financial... more»

What needs improvement?

Some of the additional features required are that it should be more user-friendly. Sometimes, when we use the drag-and-drop feature it does not... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We were previously using some other software from a different company but we weren't able to find all the data. We were looking for PL/SQL data... more»

What other advice do I have??

You should shop around but for me this is the best solution. As per the cost factor as well, it is a cost-effective product. The attributes... more»

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