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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

Getting Started with Crystal Reports

Crystal Reports is a business intelligence application used to create custom reports from a variety of data sources. The main purpose of Crystal Reports is to allow users to pull their desired data from a data source such as Oracle or MS SQL Server database. From there, users can present the data in a repeatable and organized way.

Topics: Crystal Reports Scheduler Crystal Reports Crystal Reports Server

Auditing & Tracking for Crystal Reports Software: “Be in the Know”

Crystal Report Software is critical to serving, publishing, and scheduling reports.  For smaller firms, only a dozen or two reports need to be published at any given time. In larger firms, thousands of reports could be delivered every day or even every hour. With all of this information rapidly zipping about, how do you keep track of it all? An Excel spreadsheet would be an incorrect answer. Most Crystal Report software should have a built in auditing and tracking system designed to monitor all reporting activities. Knowing the current status of reports (success or failure), who or how those reports were triggered, as well as where those reports were published to are important components of a good auditing system.

Topics: Business Intelligence Crystal Reports Scheduler Crystal Reports

The Benefits Of A Crystal Reports Scheduler

Crystal Reports Scheduler is a business intelligence application that is used to design and generate reports from a variety of data sources. Not only do crystal reports provide dynamic data analysis, but they also contain up to date information. Crystal Reports also enable automation of reports which is a very efficient way of conducting business.

Topics: Crystal Reports Scheduler Crystal Reports CRD Crystal Reports Server