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…

Design and development of Data Warehouse including ETL using SQL Server Integration Services. Design of Web Intelligence Reports.

Customer: Market Leading Leisure Organisation We  planned and implemented data migration from multiple source systems into a final data warehouse from which Web Intelligence Reports were created using Universes. Some additional Crystal Reports were also created. Much of the data came from legacy systems so robust procedures were put in place to ensure the accuracy…

Oldie, but goodie? Running old software, but need updates.

In the past 6 months, I’ve worked with customers running every version of Crystal (Reports, Server & Enterprise) since version 7. Next week I’m running an XI R2 training course. Today, I helped an engineering company with a Crystal Reports 9 problem. As much as we’d all love to be running with the latest and…

Remote technical support

Customer: Automotive Dealership Pursuit Technology were approached to provide support and consultancy for an existing Crystal Enterprise 10 installation. The system had been in place for some years and now there were a number of problems that needed to be solved. Over several sessions, we were able to remotely connect to their server to review…

Crystal Service Packs – time to take a bit more notice

I’ve always thought that Service Packs for any product were a way of fixing bugs in software after release. If a software company wanted to introduce new features, they waited until the next full or point release. When I install software, I always patch to the latest Service Pack. I normally leave any in-between patches…

Custom development to allow windows application written in Foxpro to interface with custom Business Objects Enterprise viewer.

Customer: Major City Council’s ICT department Our Partner’s customer had a Windows application that needed to integrate with Business Objects Enterprise. Few organisations have experience of Windows development with Enterprise due to it’s web focus. Fortunately, Pursuit Technology were able to help. Our C# application was called from the customer’s FoxPro application allowing use of…