Crystal Report Viewer Can Increase Your Productivity
Working with data that constantly changes can be frustrating for a report writer, especially when the information changes daily and is needed for viewing daily. That is why Crystal Reports was developed. This program allows report writers to attach the data source to the report so that when the data changes the information in the report changes too. In order for others to view the reports they must install Crystal Report Viewer onto their computers.
The nice thing about Crystal Report Viewer is that it is an interactive viewer. The information is not static which allows those individuals viewing the report to change it, within reason so that they can view the information in a way that makes sense to them and help them make better business decisions. Having the ability to manipulate the data reduces the amount of reports that you have to create and that your co-workers and clients have to receive. This saves time and money, not to mention reduces stress on the Internet because you only print the version or versions that you need to see.
The flexibility of Crystal Report Viewer is only limited by the scenarios inputted by the report creator. You can create what-if scenarios that allows you to change data and view what that data does to your business, product, etc. You can also view interactive charts in the viewer that changes based on what you want to see. For example, if you have a report of sales of certain products for the past year, you can create charts that can be viewed by individual product, years, revenue, etc. You can also change numbers in projected data, like the amount of employees, the cost of new equipment, etc. so that you can see what might happen if you make specific changes.
There are many reasons that you might choose to make the switch to Crystal Reports and Crystal Report viewer, but the most compelling one is having the ability to view data any way you want to without requiring the report writer to make changes every time you need them. Less support means more independence and the ability to do what you want, when you want to without having to depend on someone else.