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Crystal Reports

Posted on 27 September 2005 at 12:28 pm
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  • Anonymous
    27 September 2005 at 12:28 pm #2183

    Hi

    I would like some training on using Crystal Reports, does anyone know of any good suppliers?

    Anonymous
    27 September 2005 at 12:33 pm #7890

    Hi there

    We at Purple Vision can provide training on Crystal Reports – is this a standalone version or is it integrated with a fundraising system like Raiser’s Edge?

    Let me know if you want any more info – 07968 718966

    Keith, Purple Vision

    Anonymous
    24 February 2006 at 10:48 am #7891

    What advantages does Crystal Reports have over Excel?
    I keep hearing about it but have never seen it used
    for real.

    Hi there

    We at Purple Vision can provide training on Crystal Reports – is this a standalone version or is it integrated with a fundraising system like Raiser’s Edge?

    Let me know if you want any more info – 07968 718966

    Keith, Purple Vision

    Anonymous
    24 February 2006 at 11:38 am #7892

    Crystal Reports – and similar business intelligence tools, as they’re called – are just better for developing standard reporting templates that can be used on an ongoing basis, and particularly when distrubuted around an organisation.

    I guess Excel, and pivot tables in particular, can help provide some good tactical, one-off reporting, but for delivering consistent management information in a standardised way, a tool like Crystal, or Microsoft’s Reporting Services that comes with SQL server, are what you need.

    And they’re not too expensive, either

    Anonymous
    24 February 2006 at 1:19 pm #7893

    As Keith says above, they are great for building ‘living’ reports that auto-populate data from your database, etc. for superb, on-demand managment reports.

    Also, it deals with high-volumes of data that Excel can’t cope with so effectively.

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