Suite includes the ability to run server-side Crystal Reports by using i-net Clear Reports (formerly Crystal-Clear) or SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform. Installation of the necessary components is included in the Suite installation program. Suite applications are based on a two-tier architecture, which means the software that the user interacts with does not have a direct connection to the database. Crystal Reports does not support such architecture in its native form. Crystal Reports must have a direct connection between itself and the database in order to design and print reports. To maintain security, Crystal Reports can be used in conjunction with i- net Clear Reports/BusinessObjects and eCounsel.
i-net Clear Reports
It is also necessary to have a licensed copy of i-net Clear Reports, which can be acquired from Mitratech. Instructions for registering the product will be sent via e-mail. For i-net Clear Reports, you will need to include the IP address of the application server where Suite is installed.
Templates created in Crystal Report 9 or higher must be converted before they can be used in Suite. This conversion is done using the Report Reader tool, which is available on the installation media. For information on upgrading the reports, refer to the “Upgrading Custom i-net Clear Reports Templates” in the Suite Installation Guide.
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform Integration
Suite includes integration with SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform for running Crystal Reports. When these premium features are implemented, your company will be able to:
- Run all standard and custom Crystal Reports through the Suite using SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform.
- Use Analysis Center powered by SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform in the Suite to create ad-hoc reports and queries.