Category Archives: Crystal Server

SAP BI 4.2 SP4/Crystal Server 2016 SP4 – What’s New

SP4 isn’t out yet, but SAP have released the What’s New notes for perusal. Download is here: It’s 147 pages, but you can safely ignore 30 pages and the rest has big writing, so don’t be put off! Start at page 18 with the product convergence plans. A few bits that jumped out at me: Nice new User… Read More »

Crystal Server 2016 – July Update

Since my original post about the licensing updates, there has been further clarification from SAP. There are now two separate ways of licencing Crystal Server. The ‘old’ way of just buying some licences and paying an annual maintenance fee to a reseller, or the new way of signing a maintenance agreement with SAP as part of the purchase… Read More »

SAP BI Event Server not monitoring File Events after migration

Had a strange problem with File Events after migrating reports from an existing Crystal Server 2011  (SAP BI 4.1) to Crystal Server 2013 (SAP BI 4.2). The customer was making extensive use of File Events to trigger reports. It was nice to see the feature being used well, but for some strange reason the events weren’t being triggered… Read More »

SAP BI 4.2/Edge 4.2 released

Short and sweet! If you have current maintenance for SAP BI4.2 or Edge 4.2, you will now be able to download the new release. You’ll need a new licence key, request through the normal SAP site. Our test server should be available within the next few days and we’ll be seeing how smoothly in-place upgrades go. We’re planning… Read More »

Crystal Server Mobile licences – now they’re free

Looks like SAP’s licensing team have been drinking from the font of common sense. Not only have they fixed Dashboard licences, they’ve also decided the Mobile licences for Crystal Server should be free. Better than that, even concurrent (CAL) users get to play with reports & dashboards on their iPads & Androids. What’s a mobile licence give me?… Read More »