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Crystal Reports for SAP Business One

Crystal Reports for SAP Business One



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    • SAP Product Brief SAP Solutions for Small Businesses and Midsize Companies SAP Business OneReporting and Business The SAP® Business One application, together withIntelligence in SAP® Business One SAP Crystal solutions,Improve Transparency to Drive delivers compelling report-Success for Small Businesses ing functionality and instant access to accurate, up-to- date information, enabling small businesses to getConverting raw business data into mean- generate, explore, and deliver compellingingful information remains an ongoing graphical reports that complement the the information necessarychallenge for most small businesses. In existing reports in SAP Business One to drive intelligent decisionmany cases information is scattered all (see the table below). Prebuilt dash-over the company or resides in employ- boards, enabled by SAP Crystal Dash- making.ees’ heads, forcing businesses to rely board Design software, provide snap-on manually reconciling data from various shots of key performance indicators suchsystems, people, and reports. Even if as sales performance, overdue receiv-businesses have integrated business ables, year-to-date revenue, and serviceapplications that gather data from various call turnover (see Figure 1).parts of the business, only a few havethe tools to transform that data into a SAP Crystal Reports bases its reportsformat that is useful for a business user. on live data drawn from all parts of your business, including accounting, sales,The SAP® Business One application pro- purchasing, production, inventory, service,vides integrated reporting and analytic and operations. It allows you to accesstools to help you access the critical busi- data not only from SAP Business Oneness information you need with ease. but also from the applications of SAP soft-With the SAP Crystal Reports® software, ware solution partners and other com-version for SAP Business One, you can pany software.Features of SAP Crystal SolutionsCreating and Customizing Viewing Reports Publishing, Distributing,Reports and Providing AccessCreate reports in a variety View and export reports to Distribute reports acrossof layouts with interactive Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, the enterprise by e-mail,drill-down functionality Microsoft Excel, RTF, and fax, electronic file transport, XML files and standard printingUse powerful cross-tabs for Use on-report sorting, filter- Publish reports to the Webrapid, enhanced financial ing, and reformatting without with SAP Crystal Reportsreporting having to requery the database ServerCustomize reports by adding Access key company data Assign access rights atany standard data field of the via preconfigured dashboards user and group levelsSAP® Business One applica-tion or a user-defined fieldPerform what-if scenario Drill down into transactional Access files anywheremodeling directly in reports details while preserving secu- and anytime with the SAPwhen the SAP Crystal rity at user and report levels Crystal Reports viewer,Reports® software is com- with SAP Crystal Reports even without a networkbined with SAP Crystal Server software connectionDashboard Design software
    • With complete integration with the Business One, including accounting, with personalized information, helpingMicrosoft Office products and a focus sales, purchasing, production, inventory, to increase reading rates.on data security, SAP Crystal Reports service, and management.allows you to choose from a variety of Reports can be exported in formats thatreport formats and to control access to best fit your specific business needs,the information displayed. You can create “With our former system, we including Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word,groups, assign users to the groups, and needed a designer and a program- Microsoft Excel, RTF, and XML. You canthen specify access rights that allow print, fax, or e-mail them. You can down-only certain people to run the reports. mer to make any changes on our load the SAP Crystal Reports viewer, forms. Having SAP Crystal Reports which enables you to interactively exploreIntegrated Reporting and Analytics SAP Crystal Reports files with or with- integrated with SAP Business One, out a network connection – whether inThe integration of SAP Crystal Reports we can make our own changes client meetings or on a business trip. Withwith SAP Business One allows you to this flexibility, you can stay in touch withwork with the industry’s leading business on the fly and everything looks your business wherever you are.intelligence functionality in SAP Business professional.”One and provides a single, consistent Moreover, unlike most other enterprise Joshua Kissee, General Manager, Alison’suser experience. resource planning (ERP) applications on Pantry LLC the market, SAP Business One providesAfter you install the SAP Crystal Reports prebuilt dashboards ready for immediatesoftware using a simple, guided proce- You can customize reports by adding use. This eliminates the need to developdure, you can access it from the main standard data fields of SAP Business dashboards as well as that cost factor,menu in SAP Business One. You can use One or any user-defined fields to a speeds deployment, and increases theprebuilt reports that incorporate best report layout. You can attach messages satisfaction of users.practices, or create and deploy your ownreports based on your requirements. Any Figure 1: Prebuiltreport designed with SAP Crystal Reports Financial Aging Dashboard in SAP®can be imported into the associated menu Business Onearea in SAP Business One to be nativelyused within the application.Reports with Powerful VisualizationsSAP Business One and SAP CrystalReports allow you to create new reportsand customize existing ones using a vari-ety of presentation formats that includeinteractive drill-down functionalityand sophisticated formatting. Together,the software provides reporting for allbusiness processes supported by SAP
    • Figure 2: Prebuilt Report Excerpts with SAP® Crystal Reports® from SAP Business OneMaximize Productivity with online store, enabling readers to place an up automated delivery using e-mail orI­nteractive Reports order directly from the report. print. You can save reports to a shared directory on the server or directly to theOn-report sorting, filtering, and reformat- By using SAP Crystal Dashboard business intelligence portal.ting allow you to explore information inter- Design software in conjunction with SAPactively without having to requery the data- Crystal Reports, you can perform what- SAP Crystal Reports Server adds secu-base. This means that you can answer if scenario modeling directly in your rity at both the report level and the databusiness questions faster and with fewer reports and visualize the potential out- level. Reports and folders can be madereports, which significantly reduces come of your decisions. This strong visible only to certain users or groups.report proliferation and dependence on decision-support tool delivers answers Data-level security allows the same reportIT. For example, you can access the spe- to any number of business questions to show different rows of data to differ-cific report information you need in sec- within a single report, thereby reducing ent users.onds by selecting the desired data view report proliferation in your organization.from the report viewer’s parameter panel. By utilizing the business intelligence por- Expand the Scope by Adding tal, which is an online user portal, youYou can improve your operational effi- Crystal Reports Server can deploy SAP Crystal Reports Serverciency by integrating reporting with exist- as a Web-based information solution anding processes and executing business By adding SAP Crystal Reports Server enable your employees to access, view,decisions from within reports. By embed- software, you can expand the scope of and interact with reports securely overding Adobe Flex applications, you can your application and enhance the value the Web.integrate operational workflows in your to your business in many ways. SAPreports to perform such tasks as data- Crystal Reports Server provides all the Learn Morebase write-back. Reports can be custom- data access and features of SAP Crystalized to provide users with “approve” and Reports in a managed, secure server To learn more about the synergy between“reject” buttons. A comments box can environment. SAP Business One and SAP Crystalbe included, allowing readers to send solutions, call your SAP representativeinstant feedback. You might integrate a You can automate the production of or visit us at www.sap.com/sme.“buy” button in a report that links to an reports at prescheduled times and set
    • Quick facts www.sap.com /contactsapSummaryTogether, the SAP® Business One application and SAP Crystal solutions deliver compellingreporting functionality. Taking advantage of this software will significantly increase yourproductivity, whether you are developing new reports, customizing existing ones, or distrib-uting reports across the enterprise.Business Challenges• Gather data from various applications across the company and generate timely reports• Distribute information to those who need it and provide access to it anywhere and anytime• Control access to sensitive business dataKey Features• Report creation and customization – Access data from multiple sources, create new reports, and customize existing ones in a variety of layouts with minimal IT overhead• Report viewing – Enable powerful visualizations and interactivity using integrated tools such as Adobe Flash and Adobe Flex• Publishing and distribution – Export reports to electronic formats that best fit your business needs and deliver them either over the Web or embedded in other applications, including portals, while preserving securityBusiness Benefits• Faster and better decision making thanks to timely and accurate reports based on critical company data across financials, sales, customers, inventory, service, production, and operations• Cost savings resulting from reduced time and effort required to generate reports and reduced dependence on IT• Improved access to critical business information anywhere people require it, in the format in which they need it, and at any timeFor More InformationCall your SAP representative, or visit us online at www.sap.com/sme. 50 093 131 (10/09) ©2010 SAP AG. All rights reserved. SAP, R/3, SAP NetWeaver, Duet, PartnerEdge, ByDesign, SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and other countries. Business Objects and the Business Objects logo, BusinessObjects, Crystal Reports, Crystal Decisions, Web Intelligence, Xcelsius, and other Business Objects products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects Software Ltd. in the United States and in other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data contained in this document serves informational purposes only. National product specifications may vary. These materials are subject to change without notice. These materials are provided by SAP AG and its affiliated companies (“SAP Group”) for informational purposes only, without representation or warranty of any kind, and SAP Group shall not be liable for errors or omissions with respect to the materials. The only warranties for SAP Group products and services are those that are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services, if any. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.