Category Archives: Software

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 control, viewing or… Read More »

Caching queries using SQL views

A customer approached us as they were having problems with report performance. The problem related to a report being based upon a view that took 90 seconds to run. I didn’t think that was too slow until they told me that there were hundreds of concurrent reports all hitting the same query. First response was to rewrite the view… Read More »

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 greatest software, it’s… Read More »

Research and advice on most suitable reporting technology for market leading software suite.

Customer: National Software Company Pursuit Technology were approached by a leading software company to provide help and advice on which current Business Intelligence software best met their integrated reporting needs. As a trusted 3rd party, we were able to analyze their requirements and make a recommendation for their future integration work Technologies: Just an independent point of view

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 as they can… Read More »