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 SAP Crystal Reports
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Open, agnostic, and unified
Access any data, consu...
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SAP Business Intelligence
One Suite for All Insigh...
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Self-service
Discover. Predict. Create.
Agility fo...
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Dashboards and Apps
Build Engaging Experiences
Bui...
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Reporting
Share Information
High productivity desi...
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For Internal Operational Reports and Customer Fac...
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Transform Data to Stunning Pixel-Perfect Document...
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What’s new in SAP Crystal Reports for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x?
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SAP Crystal Reports in BI 4.x
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SAP Crystal Reports for enterprise
Design and del...
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Easy-to-use, new design environment for novice an...
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SAP Crystal Reports for enterprise
Smart Formatti...
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SAP Crystal Reports for enterprise
Three New Visu...
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Single trusted version of the truth
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Data Sources – Direct to Data Support
Provide dir...
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How it Works
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D...
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Simplifying Enterprise Reporting
SAP Crystal Repo...
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SAP Crystal Reports for enterprise
SAP BusinessOb...
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 Crystal Reports metadata
– Text Objects
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Scalable and efficient content delivery
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BI launch pad
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Enterprise 4.1
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Data Sources
S...
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  1. 1. Choose the Right SAP Crystal Reports Version for Your Use Case in the SAP BusinessObject BI Ecosystem Ravichandran Mahadevan, VP Product Management PublicSession# 2745
  2. 2. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 2Public Legal Disclaimer The information in this presentation is confidential and proprietary to SAP and may not be disclosed without the permission of SAP. This presentation is not subject to your license agreement or any other service or subscription agreement with SAP. SAP has no obligation to pursue any course of business outlined in this document or any related presentation, or to develop or release any functionality mentioned therein. This document, or any related presentation and SAP's strategy and possible future developments, products and/or platforms directions and functionality are all subject to change and may be changed by SAP at any time for any reason without notice. The information on this document is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. This document is provided without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. This document is for informational purposes and may not be incorporated into a contract. SAP assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in this document, and shall have no liability for damages of any kind including without limitation direct, special, indirect, or consequential damages that may result from the use of this document. This limitation shall not apply in cases of intent or gross negligence. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates, and they should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions.
  3. 3. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 3Public Agenda  SAP Crystal Reports  What’s new in SAP Crystal Reports for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.X?  SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise  SAP Integration  What’s new in SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1?  Choose the right verison  Recommendation  Roadmap  Q&A
  4. 4. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 4Public Open, agnostic, and unified Access any data, consume information anywhere Enterprise Portals MS OfficeOn Demand ServicesBrowsersMobile Devices ERP SAP Business Suite Oracle E-Business Suite PeopleSoft JD Edwards Unstructured data in Social Media and Hadoop OLAP Cubes Embedded Content MS ExcelOracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server and other relational data sources Unified Semantic Layer Business Intelligence Platform EDW SAP NetWeaver BW Teradata Other data warehouses SAP HANA Platform Self-Service Dashboards and Apps Reporting
  5. 5. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 5Public SAP Business Intelligence One Suite for All Insight ReportingSelf-service Dashboards and Apps  Deliver engaging information to users where they need it  Track key performance indicators and summary data  Build custom experiences so users get what they need quickly  Securely distribute information across your organization  Answer related questions by interacting with pre-defined reports  Build printable reports for operational efficiency  Discover areas to optimize your business  Adapt data to business needs  Tell your story with beautiful visualizations Discover. Predict. Create. Build Engaging Experiences Distribute Information
  6. 6. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 6Public Self-service Discover. Predict. Create. Agility for business analysts and business users  Discover trends, outliers and areas of interest in your business  Adapt to business scenarios by combining, manipulating, and enriching data  Tell your story with self-service visualizations and analytics  Forecast and predict future outcomes Portfolio  Lumira  Explorer*  Analysis*  Predictive Analysis* * SAP BusinessObjects Explorer; SAP BusinessObjects Analysis; SAP Predictive Analysis
  7. 7. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 7Public Dashboards and Apps Build Engaging Experiences Build engaging, visual dashboards  Powerful environment to build interactive and visually appealing analytics  Rich set of controls: buttons, list boxes, drop-down, crosstabs, charts…  Use custom code to extend and build workflows Portfolio  Design Studio*  Dashboards (aka Xcelsius)* * SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio; SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards
  8. 8. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 8Public Reporting Share Information High productivity design for report designers  Quickly build formatted reports on any data source  Securely distribute reports both internally and externally  Minimize IT support costs by empowering end users to easily create and modify their own reports  Enhance custom applications with embedded reports Portfolio  Web Intelligence*  Crystal Reports* * SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence; SAP Crystal Reports
  9. 9. SAP Crystal Reports
  10. 10. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 10Public For Internal Operational Reports and Customer Facing  Easy to consume, highly formatted documents with guided interactivity  Personalized, information rich documents communicate value quickly SAP Crystal Reports Proven world standard for pixel-perfect reports
  11. 11. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 11Public Transform Data to Stunning Pixel-Perfect Documents Report Author build reports quickly Build Professional Quality Documents Easily  Connect to data directly or via semantic layer  Intuitive free-form reporting with simple workflows  Transform, format and layout data with precision and powerful methods  Securely distribute relevant reports globally to millions in batch or on-demand  Embed reports within business applications Large Scale Business Applications Multiple delivery options
  12. 12. SAP Crystal Reports What’s new in SAP Crystal Reports for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x?
  13. 13. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 13Public SAP Crystal Reports in BI 4.x With the release of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) 4.x , there are two versions of Crystal Reports available for use with the BI Platform. SAP Crystal Reports for enterprise  Major update & re-design of the Crystal Reports Designer and associated processing servers  Provides the foundation for all future releases of Crystal Reports SAP Crystal Reports 2011/2013  Incremental update to CR 2008 with a few new features  Focused on serving the needs of standalone, CR for Visual Studio, and CR for Eclipse users  Continue to deliver existing functionality with no regressions
  14. 14. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 14Public FAQ Can both CR 2011/2013 reports and CR for Enterprise reports reside or run on the same BI 4.x system at the same time?  Yes Can both the desktop CR 2011/2013 designer and the CR for Enterprise designer be installed on the same workstation?  Yes If I have many CR 2008/XI 3.1 reports, how should I upgrade to 4.x and what version of CR should I use?  Upgrade to 4.x and utilize CR 2011/2013. Consider using CR for Enterprise of new projects. Migrate CR 2011/2013 reports to CR for Enterprise when time permits. How long will CR 2011/2013 versions be around and supported for?  For the supported lifecycle of 4.x which is a minimum of 7+2 years from the initial 4.0 release.
  15. 15. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 15Public FAQ How do I migrate a report from CR 2011/2013 to CR for Enterprise?  Open the CR 2011/2013 report with CR for Enterprise, change the data source and save to the new format. I am a new customer with not current CR content, what version of CR should I use with the BI 4.x Platform?  If you are a new CR customer, evaluate CR for Enterprise first. The feature set may suit your needs, and the there is no need to consider migration if you start with the newest designer.
  16. 16. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 16Public SAP Crystal Reports for enterprise Design and deliver information to engage and empower your audience Highly formatted, professional looking reports with interactivity New report designer user experience for improve report creation productivity UI Harmonization across SAP BusinessObjects clients reduces user learning curve and accelerates adoption New Charts to visualize insights Greatest breadth and depth of data connectivity Support for new Semantic Layer to guarantee a trusted, single version of the truth Interoperability between SAP Crystal Reports and SAP BusinessObjects Analysis provides insightful information to be delivered as formatted reports New SAP connectivity to SAP BW and SAP ERP provides a consistent data access across the BI suite New Direct to Data connectivity with shared data connections Scalable and efficient content delivery for ease of consumption New multilingual support reduces TCO by minimizing the number of reports required to support a global deployment New alerting mechanism enables faster dissemination of information to the entire organization New Crystal Reports SDK’s provides flexible report embeddibility
  17. 17. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 17Public Easy-to-use, new design environment for novice and professional designers Create simple reports to represent complex data within a few minutes Streamlined experience across the suite SAP Crystal Reports for enterprise Create Stunning Documents faster than ever before Tabbed Tool Bar WYSIWYG Point and Click Easy-to-use Navigation Panel
  18. 18. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 18Public SAP Crystal Reports for enterprise Smart Formatting Smart Guidelines Guidelines for easy column resizing Drag and drop to reorder column Automatic resizing and column shifting for object and column insertion Smart Default Formatting Designer detects patterns in formatting and adjusts automatically
  19. 19. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 19Public Modern styling and unified look and feel for all BI solutions Common query design experience across all data sources SAP Crystal Reports for enterprise Consistent Experience Across the BI Suite
  20. 20. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 20Public SAP Crystal Reports for enterprise Three New Visualizations Tag Cloud  Displays a cloud of dimensions  Tags are drillable Treemap  Uses the size and color of a box to denote importance of a dimension in relation to the data set being analyzed  Each box is drillable Box Plot  Charts five dimensions of data and outliers  Drillable
  21. 21. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 21Public Single trusted version of the truth Exposes data in easy, every day business context via integrated query panel and shared semantic layer Break data silos, combine data from heterogeneous sources within a report with multi-source universes Hierarchical navigation SAP ERP data access: model ABAP Functions, Info Sets and InfoSet queries in .UNX universe HANA support via HANA-JDBC to display tables, views, and analytic views New Data sources: Hadoop Hive, Essbase, XML files, Webservices (WSDL 1.1) and OData 2.0 Common Semantic Layer (.UNX) Reduced learning curve and effort to build reports
  22. 22. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 22Public Data Sources – Direct to Data Support Provide direct connectivity to Enterprise focused data sources without requiring a pre-authored data model. Supported data sources  Generic ODBC, JDBC, OLEDB  Oracle, MySQL, DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Sybase, Teradata, SAP HANA  Displays previously created connections  Leverage data mapping UI from online templates feature Lower TCO with shared data connections  Reports that run on the BI Platform now utilize shared data connections instead of having data connection information stored per report.
  23. 23. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 23Public How it Works Reports Managed by the BI Platform DBMS Report Report Report DBMS Info DBMS Info DBMS Info Relational Connection Report Report Report DBMS Crystal Reports For Enterprise Crystal Reports 2011 CR for Enterprise reports saved to BI Platform MUST use Relational Connection objects to hold connection info. CR 2011 reports continue to store connection info in each report.
  24. 24. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 24Public Simplifying Enterprise Reporting SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise with Relational Connections Simplified Authoring  Create reports directly off relational data sources without first modeling the data  Connect to data in a few clicks, without knowing database system details Simplified Deployment  Maintain DBMS middleware in a single place (on server, not on designer desktop)  Ease Life Cycle Management Simplified Administration  Change DBMS connections for multiple reports all at once  Reduce report maintenance costs
  25. 25. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 25Public SAP Crystal Reports for enterprise SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, Edition for OLAP SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, Edition for MS Office Analyze data , zero in on the area of interest , leverage the view within SAP Crystal reports to broadly publish the reports Interoperability with SAP BusinessObjects Analysis Flexibility to format and share content
  26. 26. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 26Public  Crystal Reports metadata – Text Objects – Prompts – Tooltips – Anything with text…  SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform supported features – Translation Manager – Translate Locally or via Export/Import using XLFF – Schedulable Translation Create Once, schedule and publish reports in multiple languages French German English Multi-lingual Reporting Reduce effort and number of reports for global deployments
  27. 27. SAP Crystal Reports Scalable and efficient content delivery
  28. 28. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 28Public  Users subscribe to alerts within BI launch pad  Notifies subscribers when specific criteria has been met Platform Driven Alerting Reduce information overload with exception reporting
  29. 29. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 29Public New BI Platform Features for CR content Insight to Action  Bind SAP Report to Report Interface (RRI) actions to report objects  Enable actions via a simple right-click menu command  Invoke actions from the report  Invoking an available action on field passes data from report  Supported only for reports based on BEx Queries
  30. 30. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 30Public Planned innovations New Crystal Reports SDK RESTful Web Service  Navigate reports via REST service  Expose Report Structure/Metadata represented in OData and data exposed via JSON  Push data into the report  Supports multiple export formats via a single URI call  Platform support  Supports both CR 2011 and CR for Enterprise content  Embed report content via any HTTP/Web capable programming language CR Javascript API  Embedding  Client rendering handled via server-side Javascript  Supports CSS styling  No client-side installation or deployment  Javascript  Event listener support to load custom javascript functions (i.e. events for drill downs and group hierarchies)  openDocument URL’s are compatible with CR JavaScript API customizations  Integration with other APIs (e.g., Google Maps, Google Translation)  Logo customization in the viewer, Styling / Skinning of DHTML Viewer
  31. 31. SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.1
  32. 32. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 32Public SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise Comprehensive Support for SAP HANA Create Crystal Reports based on HANA’s relational and OLAP data structures  Direct OLAP access to Analytic and Calculated views including hierarchies & variables (required BI Platform to manage connections)  Authored relational UNX universe support  Direct Relational access (JDBC & ODBC) to tables, views, and analytic views  Support for JDBC & ODBC SSL  Authentication: Single Sign on through SAML
  33. 33. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 33Public SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise Streamline Report Design The SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise designer introduces more efficient workflows and features focused on reducing time to create and format reports Freehand SQL command object  Customize the SQL to optimize the query to relational data sources Verify Database options  Ensure the report query reflects the modifications to the underlying data source Subreport Enhancements  The datasource for a subreport is no longer restricted to be of the same type as the main report.  Eg. A BW report with an ERP universe subreport is now possible
  34. 34. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 34Public SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise Data Sources Significant focus on performance and reliability is provided in BI 4.1 when accessing BEX queries through Crystal Reports Enhanced SAP BW support  Persist variable values in query panel and consume in HTML viewer  Level selection for BW Hierarchy Variables  Level selection based on relative depth for BW Hierarchy Node Variables  Variable selection before design time display of query panel  Toggle between technical name vs. member caption for BW variables Enhanced SAP ECC support  Support SAP ECC’s optional parameters with no default value when access through an authored universe
  35. 35. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 35Public SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise Mobile and Viewers Interactive Crystal Reports in SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI  Opendoc support in Mobile BI Right to Left support in HTML viewer  Mirrored interface based on product locale  Right to left reporting of Arabic  Bi-directional text support in a single report Other enhancements  Paging capability for flat LOVs in HTML viewer (next, previous)  Default view action in BI Launchpad
  36. 36. Choose the right version
  37. 37. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 37Public Choose based on Data source SAP Crystal Reports 2013 and SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise can run side by side on the same desktop client.
  38. 38. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 38Public Data connectivity SAP Crystal Reports 2013 vs. SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise
  39. 39. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 39Public NetWeaver integration
  40. 40. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 40Public BI 4.x platform Servers can be run side by side on the same server. SAP BusinessObjects BI4.x server install package installs both set of servers by default. Reports created in SAP Crystal Reports 2013 will processed on the 32 bit servers, reports created in Crystal Reports for Enterprise will be processed by the 64 servers.
  41. 41. SAP Crystal Reports Recommendations
  42. 42. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 42Public SAP Crystal Reports 2011 SAP Crystal Reports for enterprise (CRe)  Foundation for all future releases of SAP Crystal Reports “Risk free” adoption of Innovation  Preserve existing investments - Run with existing CR 2008 content  Adopt at your own pace - Run CR 2008, CR 2011/2013 and CRe content from the same common platform Adopt SAP Crystal Reports for enterprise “Risk free” adoption of Innovation
  43. 43. Roadmap
  44. 44. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 44Public Planned Innovations Future DirectionToday SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise Product road map overview - key themes and capabilities This is the current state of planning and may be changed by SAP at any time. Streamlined report design  Chart extension API.  Richer chart formatting.  Enhance report formatting.  CR 2013 to CR for Enterprise bulk transition tools Data sources  Additional BW, SAP ECC table support.  Support UNX view time security Mobile, and viewers  Crystal Reports content in custom built mobile applications OEM/Developer  Richer RESTful web services (Release 4.1 SP6) Streamlined report design  Improved user experience  Custom SQL objects  Verify database Data sources  Modeled and unmodeled connectivity to data.  Enhanced SAP HANA support  SAP BW BICS connectivity Mobile, visualizations and viewers  Interactive Crystal Reports in SAP BusinessObjects Mobile  New visualizations  Right to left UI OEM/developer  RESTful web service, Odata, Opendoc  AJAX API Information access  Alerting  Insight to action (RRI) Streamlined report design  Charting enhancement: waterfall chart  QR code and Bar Code support  Vertical Alignment of text  Direct to data connectivity enhancement Crystal Reports for HANA / HANA Cloud Platform  Support Crystal Reports for HANA Cloud Platform.  Restful API for report viewing, refresh ,export workflow.  SAPUI5 embeddable viewer. OEM/Developer for BI platform  Continued REST API enhancements  Customizable and embeddable SAPUI5 viewer
  45. 45. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 45Public Planned Innovations Future DirectionTodayToday SAP Crystal Reports 2013 Product road map overview - key themes and capabilities Viewer interactivity  Interactive parameters  On-report sort and drill Breadth of data access  Direct connectivity, web technologies, semantic layer Data visualization  Over 40 charts  Dashboard integration Report delivery  Scheduling and publishing  Multiple export formats  Localization  Embedded into applications New platform support  Visual Studio 2013, Office 2013, SAP HANA, Hadoop New platform support  Continued support of new data sources, applications, and operating systems Continued improvement  Minor updates to existing features including: – Vertical Alignment – Conditional formatting for Line and Box – Show Description of selected parameter value(s) in report New platform support  Continued support of new data sources, applications, and operating systems Continued improvement  Minor updates to existing features This is the current state of planning and may be changed by SAP at any time. (Release BI4.1)
  46. 46. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 46Public Questions? Idea Place (enhancement requests): http://ideas.sap.com Product Documentation: http://help.sap.com/ 4.x eLearning: http://www.sap.com/LearnBI CR Classic to CR for Enterprise wiki: http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/From+Crystal+Reports+2008+to+SAP+Crystal+Repo rts+2011+or+SAP+Crystal+Reports+for+Enterprise
  47. 47. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. Thank you Ravichandran Mahadevan VP Product Management SAP

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