Tired of spending the first week of every month manually running your Crystal Reports?

Wish there was a way to schedule them to run automatically?

Wish you could schedule a batch of reports as a “Package” and have them sent out in one e-mail?

Want to output to a folder or print to a fax or printer instead of e-mail?

Want to free up your time and your staff’s time to do more important things?

Want to cut your reports administration costs?

Need a Crystal Reports scheduler that’s reliable and easy to use?

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If you are a Crystal Reports user and you have answered YES to any of the above, then this is for you!

Schedule, Export, Distribute, Deliver

CRD® is a dynamic, flexible, function-rich and intuitive tool for scheduling, exporting, distributing and delivering your Crystal Reports® outputs. CRD (Crystal Reports Distributor) contains powerful system, event and process automation functions which will make an instant impact on your business. The merging of Business Process Automation (BPA), Crystal Reports Scheduler & Crystal Report Distribution makes CRD unparalleled as a unified Business Process Management (BPM) Solution.

Admin Features

Multi-Level Security
Error Notifications
Load Balancing
SMTP Failover
Smart Folder Technology

User Features

Event Based Schedules
Data-Driven Schedules
Package Schedules
Custom Frequencies
Custom Actions

Licensing

Unlimited Users
Unlimited Installations
Unlimited Reports
Runs as a Windows Service
Web Based Access

Save Time and Money By Automating Crystal Reports

CRD® is a Crystal Reports Scheduler, Business Intelligence (BI) and Business Process management (BPM) tool that saves time and money by making it easy to automate Crystal reports. Crystal Reports distribution is easy. Just define single or packages of Crystal Reports®, schedule and run them automatically, and send the reports to print, fax, disk, ftp, sms, SharePoint or email in a number of standard formats. You can just “set it and forget it”.

Schedule Crystal Reports

Business Intelligence (BI) has never been so easy to automate. Simply set up a schedule stating how often you would like each report to run, whether you’d like the output in Word, Excel, HTML, RTF, Acrobat, RPT, text format, and more and who it should be sent to. It’s easy to schedule Crystal Report to run at a specific date and time, or to run them hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly or set up your own custom frequencies e.g. 4-4-3, every other day, third Monday of the month, and so on.  The same report can be scheduled to be run multiple times with different parameters, formats, frequencies, and destinations. It makes Crystal Reports scheduling simples, hassle-free and convenient for you.

Set Up Event Based Scheduled Reports

Distribute Crystal Reports and respond to your business needs by setting schedules to run based on events rather than date. Add real-time monitoring to your Crystal Reports distribution process with CRD’s Event Based Schedules, reports are fired off when events occur e.g. database value is present, file is modified, window is present, an email is received, etc. CRD makes sure the reports are created and distributed on time and error-free. Just what you want from a Crystal Reports Distribution tool. Use CRD’s unique Dynamic Schedule process to trawl through your database to find the parameter values to use and then generate and deliver a unique report for each value. Bring advanced Data-Driven functionality to your Crystal reports distribution infrastructure. And with Bursting Schedules you can quickly and easily burst out and deliver report groups to different recipients and destinations.

Create Workflows

Manage your Crystal Reports distribution needs with greater effectiveness, speed, and efficiency. Once your schedule has been executed, why stop there?  Create a worklow by using CRD’s unique Custom Actions to run another program, enter values in a database, modify a file and lots more. Or use Automation Schedules for general business process automation and workflow processing.

A Better Alternative to SAP Crystal Reports Server or Business Objects Enterprise

A great alternative to SAP Crystal Reports Server or Business Objects Emterprise, CRD’s intuitive interface makes it easy to define and schedule report packages. The context (right-click) menus and full copy-and-paste support make it easy to create complex distribution schedules. The scheduling service runs as a desktop application, or as an Windows service.  It will integrate with all common email servers including SMTP and Exchange Server. By automating repetitive reporting tasks, this Crystal Reports scheduler ensures that reports are created and distributed when needed, without error, and without costly support time.

A Business Automation Tool Your Business Needs

Whether you’re spending too much time running and distributing Crystal Reports output to line managers, or you need to provide corporate management with tailored reports on a regular schedule, CRD gives you the Business Process Automation (BPA) tools that your business needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I send one recipient an Excel Worksheet and another a PDF Acrobat document? Similarly can another user receive a Word document etc?
Yes. Create as many “Destinations” as you like. Select a different output format for each destination. If you want 1 recipient to receive 10 reports of different formats but all in the same email, then set up a “Package”
Apart from email, what other output destinations can I send reports to?
– Disk Folder – Printer – FTP – FAX – Secure FTP – ODBC – SMS (Cell phone text) – File transfer via RAS to a remote PC
Instead of running to a daily or weekly schedule, I need the report to fire off every time a new sale is entered in the sales database. Can you do this?
Yes. Write an Event-Based schedule. CRD can fire off reports based on the following events: – Database record exists – Database record does not exist – Database record has been modified – Database record has not been modified – File exists – File does not exist – File has been modified – File has not been modified – Process exists – Process does not exist – Window is present – Window is not present – Unread email is present (POP only) – Unread email is not present (POP only) You can even pick up values from the database record or email which triggered the report and use these as parameter values, email addresses and more. You can fully automate many of your office processes using Event-based schedules.
What happens if the schedule errors?
You can set CRD to email a designated address, write to a log file, send a cellphone text or all three. This gives you an opportunity to resolve the problem and rerun the schedule even before your boss or customer knows there was a failure.
Can I access CRD using a browser?
Yes you can. With the optional CSSWEB installed you can access CRD using your browser.

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