SAP BI4.2/Crystal Server 2016 – What’s New

Before you get excited, this hasn’t been released yet. SAP are promising 1st half of 2016, so somewhere between New Year and your summer holiday. It still makes an interesting read to see both specific features and general direction of the products. I’ve mentioned Crystal Server 2016 in here, but the name’s not official yet….

£3400 of software for £850! SAP Edge BI now available as a single user licence.

Changes to software licensing always make me groan – simplification normally means the price has increased. Anything else normally means it’s become more complex. Edge BI is nice and simple – named or concurrent licences. You then get the kitchen sink of software thrown at you! Crystal Reports, Crystal Reports for Enterprise, Crystal Dashboard, Web Intelligence, Lumira…

Configuring Crystal Server’s RAS to scale to 1000s of report views per minute

Customer: Educational Software Company SAP introduced us to a rapidly growing software company. The reported problem was a with scaling their Crystal Server. The server was using the Report Application Server (RAS) to modify reports on the fly, then present the finished report to the user. We initially expected the problem to be related the use…

Custom Development of integrated viewer

Customer: Construction Consultancy Our Partner’s customer, a construction consultancy, needed a custom report viewer integrating into their web application. Pursuit Technology provided a Visual Studio ‘User Control’ to allow the reporting to be very loosely coupled with their main application. The final integration provided a dynamic report list that presents a list of reports to…

Advice on integrating Crystal Reports runtime into a web application, including license implications

Customer: Security Software Company Our Partner’s customer required advice on the best way to integrate reporting into their database security software. Pursuit Technology’s long experience of Crystal Reports integration work allowed us to advise them on both the technical and legal issues around the integration. Technologies: Crystal Reports

Crystal Reports Documentation and Version Control from R-Tag

Pleased to announce that Pursuit Technology are the first reseller for R-Tag’s Crystal Reports Management Software in the UK, covering UK and Ireland. We’ll be publishing a series of posts on these great products over the next few weeks with more details of the great functionality. In the meantime, if you’re looking for documentation, version…

Using Database Triggers to increase information available to report designers

When you first start designing reports, you add tables using a wizard, work out the joins between the tables. Then you’re off. First report designed in no time at all. A few weeks later, you’ve designed all the easy reports. Then you learn to use subreports for that data that just won’t join. A little…