One of the most common challenge that SSRS subscription users face is that their reports are sent out on schedule regardless of whether or not they contain data. As you are aware, SSRS reports are typically based on one or more datasets and sometimes these datasets can be empty. When using normal or data-driven subscriptions, the reports are executed and delivered even when the report is blank. This is undesirable as time is wasted by end-users who opens up these reports only to find that there is no data present.[Read more…]
Getting Started with remiCrystal
We are very proud of is how easy it is to get started with remiCrystal. Once you have downloaded and installed the app, you can open it by going to the Start Menu, select “All Programs” and then choose “remiCrystal” under the “remiWare” menu.[Read more…]
It is no secret that a lot of organizations are either considering to or already migrating from SAP Crystal Reports to Microsoft SSRS Reports. The reasons for this change vary from the feeling that Crystal Reports is nearing EOL, pricing or change in technology stack.
What is also not a secret is that most organizations have had Crystal Reports in use for many years and therefore they have in that time created hundreds (if not thousands) of very useful and business-critical reports. The question then arises; how do you convert all your Crystal Reports to SSRS Reports so that you do not have to do it all manually? [Read more…]
Cash flow and good customer service are the life line of any business. One of the challenges that any growing business faces is how to respond in a timely manner to events such as new orders (send out invoices/receipts) or new support tickets. With limited human and financial resources, small to medium enterprises have to be smart in how they can effectively compete with the bigger boys out there.
A picture is worth a thousand words. A graphic can relay your information and be consumed by its audience in seconds instead of minutes. It is therefore important that your reports contain a mix of charts and more detailed information. Any reporting tool is measured by how well and how easy it is to create compelling analytical charts and graphs.
One of the challenges that users face when distribution reports, whether manually or automated, is to have the report embedded as the body of the email so that the recipient views the data as soon as they open it. remiCrystal allows you to pick which of your report in a remiCrystal task you can have embedded in your email as the message body. The report can be embedded either as plain text or as standard HTML where any images and links in your reports are preserved as part of the email.
Embedding your report into an email is a simple one step process.
If you have spent any amount of time with Crystal Reports along with any third party tool, you will would have come across the “database logon failed” error at least once.
On the face of it, this error is self-explanatory; your report is unable to log into the database. It can also manifest itself with a “failed to open connection” message.
Microsoft Excel is one of the oldest and most powerful peaces of software ever written. In fact, there are more than 1 billion users of Microsoft Office to date and a good number of those use Microsoft Excel. Lots of businesses also utilize Microsoft Excel on a daily basic to store data as well to carry out data analysis. [Read more…]
We have all been there. Staring at the screen, watching the little counter, waiting as Crystal Reports takes its time exporting what should be a simple report to a file format of your choosing. Worse still, the report takes so long that when you schedule it to run, you have to schedule it to run in the middle of the night just so the data is ready when you walk into the office in the morning.