CRD

CRD

Crystal reports generation & delivery automation

5/5 (1 review)

CRD Overview

CRD (Crystal Reports Distributor) is an automation tool for business intelligence professionals and decision makers within any size organization who are looking to automate the generation and delivery of their crystal reports. The platform includes flexible scheduling, exporting, distributing and delivering features for sales reports, operational reports, invoices, and other crystal reports outputs.

CRD enables users to set up schedules to run reports at any preferred frequency. Reports can be output in various formats including Word, Excel, Acrobat, HTML, RTF, text format, and more, and are automatically delivered to any email, folder, printer, fax, Sharepoint, DropBox FTP or SFTP. Reports can be set to run at a specific date and time, and hourly, weekly, monthly, or custom frequencies.

Real-time monitoring and event triggers help professionals respond to business needs based on events rather than a date. Reports are fired off if for example, a file is modified, a database value is present, an email is received, or a window is open. Dynamic and data driven schedule processes help find parameter values within the database, and generate unique reports for each one.

CRD’s pre and post delivery automation enables the generation of custom actions to run programs, enter values in a database, modify files, and more. Automation schedules can also be used for general business process automation, without running reports. The platform’s intuitive interface facilitates tasks such as defining and scheduling report packages, and includes copy-and-paste support for the creation of complex distribution schedules.

Pricing

Starting from
$1400
Pricing options
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Canada, Europe, Germany, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

CRD Reviews

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Dynamic Multi-Output Made Easy

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 10/19/2016
Review Source: Capterra

The principal benefit we get from using CRD, is when we produce our month-end invoicing. Not only are we able to produce the output with separate format options (PDF and/or Excel), the invoices can be saved out to a file share using dynamic folder naming for archival purposes. We also deliver the invoices electronically to our customers via the email option. CRD supports the ability to set up multiple SMTP server options, which is very helpful for the invoicing process, to ensure we are sending our invoices through secure methods and can customize the sender Name and email address as necessary.

Pros

Dynamic folder and file name output options using the CRD constants.
Data Items
Using the address book to identify groups for email delivery for when an exchange DL is not available

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

CRD Pricing

Starting from
$1400
Pricing options
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Contact ChristianSteven Software for pricing information.

CRD Features

  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Business Intelligence
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Visual Analytics

Additional information for CRD

Key features of CRD

  • Ad hoc reports
  • Automation schedules
  • Bursting schedules
  • Clustering
  • Command-line options
  • Constants
  • Custom tasks and workflow automation
  • Customizable destination functionality
  • Data-driven schedules
  • Dynamic schedules
  • Email integration
  • Event triggers
  • Event-based packages and schedules
  • Exception calendar
  • FTP / FTPS
  • Folder housekeeping
  • Integration with Windows Authentication
  • Mobile alerts
  • Multi-threading
  • ODBC / Database
  • Remote administration
  • Report history snapshots
  • Scheduled / automated reports
  • Scheduling frequencies
  • Secure user profiles
  • Single and package report schedules
  • Start & end dates
  • System backups
  • Various output formats
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Benefits

  • Date and time scheduling helps organizations minimize and eliminate manual processes and repetitive tasks.

  • Event triggers help users respond instantly to client and business needs with reports and automation scripts whenever an event occurs.

  • Data driven automation helps generate and deliver unique reports for distinct values and improves SSRS reports distribution management.

  • Pre and post delivery workflows enable custom actions to enter values in a database, run another program, modify a file, and more.

  • Windows service scheduler can run either as a desktop application or a windows service, and integrates with Office 365, Exchange Server, and SMTP.

  • CRD FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for CRD.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does CRD offer?

    CRD offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: $1400

    Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Contact ChristianSteven Software for pricing information.

    Q. What are the main features of CRD?

    CRD offers the following features:

    • Ad hoc reports
    • Automation schedules
    • Bursting schedules
    • Clustering
    • Command-line options
    • Constants
    • Custom tasks and workflow automation
    • Customizable destination functionality
    • Data-driven schedules
    • Dynamic schedules
    • Email integration
    • Event triggers
    • Event-based packages and schedules
    • Exception calendar
    • FTP / FTPS
    • Folder housekeeping
    • Integration with Windows Authentication
    • Mobile alerts
    • Multi-threading
    • ODBC / Database
    • Remote administration
    • Report history snapshots
    • Scheduled / automated reports
    • Scheduling frequencies
    • Secure user profiles
    • Single and package report schedules
    • Start & end dates
    • System backups
    • Various output formats
    • editEDIT

    Q. Who are the typical users of CRD?

    CRD has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does CRD support?

    CRD supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does CRD offer?

    CRD has the following pricing plans:

    One Time License, Subscription

    Q. Does CRD support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices CRD supports

    Q. What other apps does CRD integrate with?

    CRD integrates with the following applications:

    Dropbox, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SharePoint

    Q. What level of support does CRD offer?

    CRD offers the following support options:

    Forum, Online Support, Phone Support