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CRD

Crystal reports generation & delivery automation

5.0/5 (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.
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Pricing

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$1400
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United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, Germany, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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Theresa Messenger

Dynamic Multi-Output Made Easy

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-19
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

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CRD pricing

Starting from
$1400
Pricing options
Free trial
One time license
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CRD features

Ad hoc Reporting
Customizable Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
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Additional information for CRD

Key features of CRD

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