Crystal Reports is #1 Around the World
Crystal Reports is the most widely used reporting tool with over two
million copies in use around the world. This is proof that a wide range
of people rely on Crystal Reports for data analysis and reporting, including
independent software vendors, corporate software developers, IS staff, VARs
and business end-users. Crystal Reports has been selected by over 135 leading
software vendors as the reporting technology for their shrink-wrapped applications.
Report Designer and Report Engine
Crystal Reports is a fusion of two components: the Crystal Report Designer,
which builds, manipulates and formats reports, and the Crystal Report Engine,
which processes reports and then prints or exports them to the destination
The Crystal Report Designer provides simplified data selection, WYSIWYG
report layout, advanced formatting tools, and a wide range of data analysis
and manipulation tools so you can create report masterpieces in record time.
Integrate reports into your database applications through the Crystal
Report Engine. The Report Engine lets you add reporting capabilities to
applications created with today's popular Windows programming languages.
You can build the functionality of the Crystal Report Engine right into
your application through any of the interfaces included in Smithware Crystal
Reports for Btrieve such as: DLL's, ActiveXTM (OLE/OCX),
VBX, VC++ MFC, VCL's, and more. What this means to you is that you can use
Crystal Reports in your favorite development environment. You even receive
royalty-free rights as a licensed user to distribute the Crystal Report
Engine with any application you create.
Access data from virtually any data source
Smithware Crystal Reports for Btrieve allows you to report off multiple
databases of differing formats and locations in a single report. For example,
you can create a single report that reads your accounting department's Btrieve
data and your sales department's ACT! data. You can also design reports
for other popular data formats, accessing data from virtually any PC, SQL
or ODBC-compliant data source. The SQL Query editor tool lets you create
your own SQL statements too.
Produce Informative Presentation-Quality Reports Quickly
Create professional-looking reports in minutes! The Crystal Report Experts
walk you through the design process from start to finish. Add graphs illustrating
key data to make your reports more informative. The integrated graphing
capability of Crystal Reports gives you over 80 customizable styles at your
fingertips. Graphing can be done on group subtotals as well as details and
Maximize the impact of your report by including a range of fonts, bitmaps,
boxes, lines, and even embedded objects from other applications. Place objects
exactly where you want them, with no guesswork required. Underlay objects,
including scanned images, under multiple report sections when designing
a report for printing on pre-printed forms.
Perform Powerful Data Analysis
Analyze your data with capabilities such as multi-pass reporting and
unlimited sorting, including sorting on groups and custom sorting. The powerful
formula language contains over 160 functions and operators and is extensible
to allow user-definable DLL functions.
Create Any Report You Can Imagine
Now, your choices of report types are greater than ever. Experience a
quantum leap in reporting power by adding subreports, conditional reports,
multiple section reports and Web reports to your repertoire. Place the data
in your report wherever you want and customize it to look any way you choose.
Reports can be simple or complex, as your needs dictate.
Distribute Reports Everywhere
Distribute completed reports through a variety of popular communication
infrastructures including e-mail and the World Wide Web. With the new HTML
export option, you can publish reports to a Web server to be viewed by any
Web browser. Export report data to over 20 popular file formats, including
Lotus® 1-2-3, ExcelTM, Word for Windows, WordPerfectTM, and ASCII text.
Training And Support
Training and Support are readily available from several sources.
1) The Crystal Reports Users Guide is the best place to begin for end
users who are just learning about report writing. In fact, going
through the tutorials in the Users Guide is a pre-requisite for
advanced training classes. The tutorials are the first place to
2) Crystal Reports for Dummies -- one of the famous "dummies" books is
available for Crystal Reports and is a fun and handy reference that
can get you acquainted with using Smithware Crystal Reports fast.
3) The Crystal Reports Interactive Learning CD -- a four hour
interactive tutorial that covers intermediate and more advanced
reporting features. This would be your intermediate resource for
4) Finally, comprehensive training classes are also available from
Authorized Seagate Software Training Partners. Classes are designed
for beginners to advanced Crystal Reports users and can take place at
training centers or on site. Schedules and locations are available on
the Seagate software web site (listed below).
As far as technical support goes, developers and users can take
advantage of having more that one source of technical support.
Smithware supports Crystal Reports for Btrieve particularly well as
far as Btrieve, installation and configuration issues go. Support is
currently available at no charge on a first come first served basis
via phone, fax, e-mail and the Web. Seagate Software focuses on
support for report designer and report engine issues and in the case
where Crystal Reports for Btrieve is provided by an independent
software vendor, the vendor may also elect to offer support on the
product. Having more than one resource for tech support works out well
for developers and end-users alike. It's nice to know you're not alone
out there when using Crystal Reports for Btrieve.
What Do You Need To Know Today?
Smithware Crystal Reports for Btrieve is the complete report writing
solution for software applications that use Btrieve. You'll get everything
you need to turn your valuable data into useful information. Smithware Crystal
Reports for Btrieve the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to
find out what you need to know today!