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£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 Desktop, Mobile access,… Read More »

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 »

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 while later, you… 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 »