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Maximizing Package Schedules: Scheduling Batch Crystal Reports

Scheduling batch Crystal Reports can often be a pain! In some cases you are forced to create a report subscription for each and every .RPT file. In other cases, attempting to combine the report delivery can cause more work than its worth. CRD’s package schedules enable you to export multiple Crystal Reports to the same user or group of users. Instead of the recipient getting several different emails containing one report, the user will receive one neatly presented email containing all of the reports. The reports can even be combined into a single file to make it that much easier for the user to view.

Topics: Crystal Reports CRD

How To Burst Crystal Reports To Excel Tabs based on GH1

On a daily basis, Sally needs to send a report detailing their top grossing customers. This report details order amounts for each firm by month, and exports the report in Excel format. Users have been quite content to look at this report in the past, however, due to the increased order volume, the report has become unwieldy. Writing separate reports is too much time and effort. Sally needs a way of breaking up this report so that it's a much easier read for the users. Section group bursting in CRD (Crystal Reports Scheduler) is an easy way to burst Crystal Reports to multiple Excel tabs making it easier for users to view the information they want.

Topics: Crystal Reports Scheduler Crystal Reports CRD

How to Email Crystal Reports From Multiple Email Accounts

Imagine the following scenario: Your Logistics Department needs all inventory and fulfillment reports sent from their email address. Your Sales Group wants daily sales reports to come from a separate email address. Meanwhile, invoices need to be sent from the Customer Service Teams' own email address. The problem? Your current Crystal Reports distributor only allows for one email account.

Here at ChristianSteven Software, we have your solution. Our Crystal Reports Distributor (or CRD) software allows multiple SMTP accounts to be created and used. This gives the reporting admin the capability to automatically email Crystal Reports from any account at any time.

Topics: Crystal Reports Scheduler Crystal Reports CRD

5 Things You Need to Do Now to Keep Your BI Data Intelligent

Nowhere is the “garbage in garbage out” adage more fitting than in business intelligence. If, for example:

  • e-mail addresses are blank or incorrectly entered
  • phone numbers do not include the area code or country code, or
  • states are inconsistently abbreviated (e.g. Wisconsin is abbreviated “WI”, “Wis”, “Wisc”)

Regional BI reports will be incomplete and sales and service teams will be hard-pressed to follow up on new leads and issues. 

Topics: Business Intelligence Crystal Reports Scheduler SSRS MS Access MARS Crystal Reports CRD ChristianSteven PBRS

Catapult Your Business to the Pinnacle of Success with Business Automation Software!

Business is not about how many resources one has, it is about how well one can manage them. In the 21st century, success is guaranteed for every smart step taken. The modern-day corporate players have realized it and have already taken steps in this direction. A fine example of this can be witnessed in the increasing demand for business automation software.

Topics: Business Intelligence Crystal Reports Scheduler SSRS MS Access MARS Crystal Reports CRD ChristianSteven PBRS