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Old November 6th, 2003, 07:52 AM
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Default Purchasing Crystal Reports

Hi All,

I am looking for some advice on purchasing the correct version of crystal reports. I have spoken to a sales guy who was trying to sell me something for 15k ! which is a bit much.

From what I can gather, the Advanced version of crystal reports 9 looks good to me. Basically we provide monthly reports to our customers at the moment via email and snail mail. We want to build this in to our web server so customers can log on and view their reports/download them as pdfs whenever they want.

I am new to crystal reports and am not 100% sure on what you get with what packages, and to be honest I think the sales guy is after his xmas bonus!

So, what we need is schedule reports to print and email, and web access with the ability to for users to download the pdf versions (which are created on the fly).

Would the Advanced version cover this?

Also I would be the only one developing this, so would a single user licence cover us? or would I need more licences if say 2 to 3 people accessed the reports internally? or could I get around that and build an interface on the intranet for internal staff to use and still have the one licence?


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Old November 6th, 2003, 09:09 AM
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For the management of reports as you describe I use the standard edition which is limited to five concurrent users and comes free.


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We use just the standard version of 9 and then we got a 3rd party application that sends the reports for us. It emails, prints and does file transfers all for under 300.00 buck!

It from www.scheduledreports.com

Try it I am sure it will work for what you are doing and save a ton of money


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