Product Name: Crystal Reports v9 Professional - 5 User - Full Version - Retail Box. Recommended for IT and MIS Professionals (analysts, report developers and DBAs).. .
High-productivity report creation and integration
Crystal Reports 9 Professional Edition provides powerful and fast report creation. Crystal Reports is a powerful productivity solution for transforming data from virtually any data source into interactive reports and for providing self-service report interaction via the Web, wireless devices and Microsoft Office documents. The Professional Edition includes a copy of the Crystal Enterprise Report Application Server. It provides a rich set of server-based reporting services that can be tightly embedded into custom web applications.
Access almost any data* - Use Crystal Reports to access almost any data source, including Microsoft® Access, Microsoft Excel, XML, OLAP and relational data sources.
*Supported data sources vary by edition purchased.
Easy, intuitive designer - Quickly design interactive reports using an intuitive drag-and-drop interface and object-oriented explorers. Experts and Wizards guide novice users through common tasks such as connecting to the data source, selecting fields and records, grouping, sorting and formatting. Reports created with Experts and Wizards can be further customized using easy drag-and-drop operations.
Any report type - Create virtually any report you need, including:
Excel and Access Add-ins - Quickly and easily create presentation-quality reports from within a familiar Microsoft Access and Excel environment.
Complete formatting power - Customize the look of your report by adding logos, pictures, shapes and colors, or simply changing the font. Crystal Reports includes customizable templates and more than 100 formatting options for virtually unlimited control over the presentation of your data.
Customizable templates - Create and apply customized templates across multiple reports for faster design and deployment. Use customizable templates to specify standardized formatting and logic - including data access operations – to ensure design consistency across reports. Existing reports can also be used as templates!
Powerful interactivity - Easily transform data into interactive information by automatically implementing report analysis features, including:
Support for Microsoft Office XP Smart Tags - Insert key report objects – including charts and tables – into Microsoft Outlook, Word or Excel for instant sharing, viewing and refreshing from within the Office document itself.
Powerful formula language - Crystal Reports' extensive formula language includes over 160 built-in functions and operators as well as user-defined functions for complete control over report formatting, complex logic and data selection. It includes a codeless Wizard, call stack, and auto complete for faster creation of any formula. The powerful Formula Workshop lets you create important summary data that might not be present in your database.
Reusable report objects - Expedite the report design process by storing key report objects - including text objects, SQL commands, bitmaps, and Custom Functions - in the Repository, a central library for sharing, reuse and single-point updating across multiple reports.
Custom Functions - Eliminate redundant formula creation. Extract business logic from formulas to create Custom Functions that can be used across multiple reports. Store Custom Functions in the new Repository for single point updating and easier report maintenance.
Parameter prompts - Let your colleagues view the same data in different ways without creating multiple reports. Users can select pre-defined parameters in a single report to receive customized data.
Hyperlinks - Turn reports into interactive web documents that connect to related information, including web sites and other reports.
Multiple export formats - Publish reports to a variety of familiar formats, including:
*Note - Features listed below may vary by edition.
Crystal Reports v9 Professional - 5 User - Full Version - Retail Box Recommended for IT and MIS Professionals (analysts, report developers and DBAs).