SAP® Crystal Solutions                        The New Name for Business Insight                        Beyond Your Imagina...
CONTENT	 4	 SAP Crystal Solutions Overview	 4	Meet the Family That Brings     Crystal Clarity to Your Numbers	 4	SAP Cryst...
SAP® Crystal solutions OverviewAt the dawn of the digital decade, we       Meet the Family That Brings                SAP ...
SAP Crystal Solutions At a GlanceSAP Crystal Reports                              SAP Crystal Presentation Design         ...
Solutions Ideally Suited to the FinancialServices SectorThe financial services sector is emerg-              How You Can U...
Spotlight on Risk Managementand ComplianceThe credit crisis and debt challengeshave driven increased regulatoryscrutiny at...
50 101 244 (10/07)©2010 SAP AG. All rights reserved.SAP, R/3, SAP NetWeaver, Duet, PartnerEdge, ByDesign, SAPBusinessObjec...
SAP Crystal Reports: Solutions for Businesses
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SAP® Crystal Solutions – an integrated, affordable, intuitive family of offerings for reporting, dashboarding, presentation, and ad hoc analysis – can empower individuals in organizations of any size to discover and share insight for optimal decision making. With insight into every aspect of your business, you can monitor performance, identify opportunities for growth, and transform how you run your business.

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SAP Crystal Reports: Solutions for Businesses

  1. 1. SAP® Crystal Solutions The New Name for Business Insight Beyond Your ImaginationSAP Crystal Solutions
  2. 2. CONTENT 4 SAP Crystal Solutions Overview 4 Meet the Family That Brings Crystal Clarity to Your Numbers 4 SAP Crystal Solutions Make You the Hero of Your Department 5 SAP Crystal Solutions At a Glance 5 SAP Crystal Reports 5 SAP Crystal Presentation Design 5 SAP Crystal Dashboard Design 6 Solutions Ideally Suited to the Financial Services Sector 6 How You Can Use SAP Crystal Solutions 7 Spotlight on Risk Management and Compliance
  3. 3. SAP® Crystal solutions OverviewAt the dawn of the digital decade, we Meet the Family That Brings SAP Crystal Solutions Make Youconsumers are used to having informa- Crystal Clarity to Your Numbers the Hero of Your Departmenttion at our fingertips. With that mind-set, individuals at every level of your SAP® Crystal solutions, incorporating Armed with simplified, at-a-glancecompany demand immediate access to SAP Crystal Reports® software, SAP views of your data, you can turn finan-financial, customer, risk, and operation- Crystal Presentation Design software, cial information into a strategic assetal information in a clear, easily digest- and SAP Crystal Dashboard Design and supercharge everyday activities,ible format so they can make decisions software, offer an integrated, afford- such as generating and distributingin the best interests of your business. able, and intuitive family of tools for reports. SAP Crystal solutions enable reporting, presentation, visualization, you to create your own personalized,The trouble is, if your organization is and ad hoc analysis. Now any nontech- actionable view of your entire business,like many others, that information nical business user, rather than a dedi- using a library of visualization compo-tends to be locked in disparate sys- cated analyst or IT expert, can readily nents and what-if functions to predicttems, manually aggregated, and then convert raw data into polished insight. the outcome of decisions with greaterpresented in tables of text trapped This insight can be used to monitor certainty. The numbers have neverwithin documents, in spreadsheets of financial performance, identify growth looked better.dubious origin, or as static PowerPoint opportunities, proactively manage risk,charts that quickly surpass their use- ensure regulatory compliance, andby date. Decisions are predicated on attain the transparency required toguesswork or instinct rather than rebuild public trust in financial firms.informed, rational judgment. Best of all, SAP Crystal solutions are quick to deploy, quick to master, and quick to add value.4
  4. 4. SAP Crystal Solutions At a GlanceSAP Crystal Reports SAP Crystal Presentation Design SAP Crystal Dashboard DesignUsing SAP Crystal Reports offerings With SAP Crystal Presentation Design Use SAP Crystal Dashboard Designyou can: software you can: software to:• Design interactive reports connected • Bridge the gap between financial • Create professional-looking, interac- to virtually any numerical data source analysis and visual presentation to tive dashboards from spreadsheets• Use on-report sorting and filtering to turn information into real insight or connect multiple live sources of execute financial decisions instantly • ransform mind-numbing spread- T corporate data (see Figure 1)• Make compliance easier by sharing sheets into professional-looking • Use visual components like sliders regulatory reports externally over the presentations with eye-catching, and gauges to model “what if” sce- Web, via e-mail, or embedded within interactive charts, graphs, and narios and plan for the future with familiar productivity applications analytics greater certainty• Enable anyone to open and interact • Gain a holistic view of your business • Gain an action-centric view of your with your reports online or offline performance with point-and-click ease numbers by uncovering key trends while preserving the interactivity, • Share and distribute information and drive performance improvements drill-downs, and visualizations quickly thanks to one-click export through greater collaboration• Answer more business questions to Microsoft Office and Adobe • Quickly share and deploy financial with fewer and more flexible reports, PDF documents dashboards via SAP reducing dependency on IT support • ommunicate ideas more clearly and C Crystal Reports, Microsoft Office concisely so you can win over your documents, Adobe PDFs, or over audience more quickly the Internet • Establish a company-wide monitoring and measuring system with dash- boards for key performance and risk IndicatorsFigure 1: Role-Specific Dashboards for the CFO 5
  5. 5. Solutions Ideally Suited to the FinancialServices SectorThe financial services sector is emerg- How You Can Use SAP Crystal • Solvency II reportinging from the most extraordinary period Solutions • Annuities distributionof instability in many decades. Away • Branch sales performancefrom the headlines, small to midsize SAP Crystal solutions can play a • Loan default analysisfinance firms – including retail, invest- pivotal role in giving business users • Customer revenue and retentionment, and corporate banks as well as greater self-sufficiency when it comes analysisinsurers and investment companies – to managing financial information, • Claims analyticsare under pressure to identify profitable enabling them to react faster and more • PL what-if analysiscustomers and product lines, manage confidently to the changing industry • Policy analysisrisk, and cut operational costs to be landscape. Examples of the ways • Trade exception reportingmore efficient. some of your peers are using SAP • HR reporting and analysis Crystal solutions to address theirTo manage this extraordinary change unique demands include:and drive new levels of profitability, • Liquidity managementcompanies like yours need intuitive • Customer sentiment analysisaccess to real-time information held in • Core bank reportingback-office operational applications. • Customer wealth managementYet, while the depth of business insight reportingand three-dimensional analysis has • Operational risk managementincreased significantly in recent years, • Credit risk managementmany businesses across the financial • Custody-client experience analysisservices sector are struggling withself-service access to critical informa-tion with little or no support from IT.Figure 2: Visibility into Financial and Operational Data6
  6. 6. Spotlight on Risk Managementand ComplianceThe credit crisis and debt challengeshave driven increased regulatoryscrutiny at national and internationallevels. The complexity of today’sproducts and services means that yougenerate huge volumes of customerand risk data that often lies isolated indisconnected silos. The net result isthat you need to better assess andmitigate risk to manage credit riskexposure, reduce losses, increasetransparency and accountability, andoptimize compliance.SAP Crystal solutions give you thetools to consolidate, integrate, visual-ize, and interact with your data, improv-ing your understanding of risk exposurecompany-wide. With the accurate,up-to-date information provided byreports and dashboards, you canmonitor and track market, credit, and • Weigh new opportunities against the SAP Crystal solutions eliminate theoperational risk indicators and find new related financial and operational risks opportunity for human error andways to reduce costs while moving with to minimize exposure oversight that tends to creep intogreater agility than your competitors to • Report, query, and analyze data by manual analysis. In addition, the abilityseize emerging opportunities. any dimension and drill down to in- to access and analyze company data in vestigate, pinpoint, and mitigate risk real time means the accuracy andSAP Crystal solutions provides sophis- exposure, instead of manually slicing validity of your data is easier to controlticated functionality through a robust, and dicing risk data and harder to compromise.user-friendly interface, allowing you to • Use key performance indicator (KPI)perform complex tasks in a few mouse dashboards to monitor and track risk Ready to Take the Next Step?clicks. With greater visibility into data indicators, visualize key exposures, To find out more about how you canabout your business operations (see and be immediately alerted when turn financial information into pricelessFigure 2), you can unify your corporate high-impact or high-probability risks insight, learn how SAP Crystal solu-strategy with operational initiatives and exceed company-specified thresholds tions excel where Microsoft Excel fallsloss mitigation practices, and can • Improve your capability to produce short, or play with examples of interac-conduct sophisticated performance the myriad reports required for regu- tive dashboards and visualizations,analysis that used to be the preserve of latory compliance, such as Basel II please contact your SAP representativespecialists. Imagine being able to: requirements, in the format dictated or visit our Web site at www.sap.com• Aggregate, understand, and mitigate by regulators /solutions/sap-crystal-solutions. risk factors by using dashboards that • Disseminate risk insight directly into connect disparate data silos and cre- the hands of everyone in your busi- ate a “single version of the truth” ness that needs it while keeping interactive features intact 7
  7. 7. 50 101 244 (10/07)©2010 SAP AG. All rights reserved.SAP, R/3, SAP NetWeaver, Duet, PartnerEdge, ByDesign, SAPBusinessObjects Explorer, and other SAP products and servicesmentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks orregistered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and other countries.Business Objects and the Business Objects logo, BusinessObjects,Crystal Reports, Crystal Decisions, Web Intelligence, Xcelsius, andother Business Objects products and services mentioned hereinas well as their respective logos are trademarks or registeredtrademarks of Business Objects Software Ltd. in the United Statesand in other countries.All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks oftheir respective companies. Data contained in this document servesinformational purposes only. National product specifications may vary.These materials are subject to change without notice. These materialsare provided by SAP AG and its affiliated companies (“SAP Group”)for informational purposes only, without representation or warranty ofany kind, and SAP Group shall not be liable for errors or omissionswith respect to the materials. The only warranties for SAP Groupproducts and services are those that are set forth in the expresswarranty statements accompanying such products and services, ifany. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additionalwarranty. www.sap.com /contactsap

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