Crystal Reports for Enterprise Wears its Armani Suit Well
by Scott Wallask, Managing Editor, BusinessObjects Expert
September 29, 2011
The sharp-dressed Crystal Reports for Enterprise makes a splash with its appearance.
My 2-year-old boy likes to put on his clothes in the morning and tell me, “I look handsome!”
You may not know anything about my kid otherwise, but that kind of statement sets the tone for his outgoing (and loud) personality.
The same can be said for the new Crystal Reports for Enterprise product. It is a slick-looking piece of software, full of tabs and drag-and-drop features. People who attended Decision First Technologies' recent webinar about the new Crystal release got to see its appearance first-hand during some demos.
“Some of the changes are a lot more on the aesthetic side,” said Jonathan Haun, consulting manager at Decision First, who presented during the webinar. The free, archived program is available on-demand if you register.
As another example, improved formatting options allow users to right click a column in a chart and then adjust font colors and sizes. And if you format a column in blue with 12-point font, each additional column in the chart will inherit that formatting, which is a nice time-saver, Haun said.
Looks won’t sell a product. But in terms of showing people what Crystal Reports for Enterprise can do, its dapper appearance is certainly a handsome start.
By the way, check out our prior post if you wondering what the difference is between Crystal Reports for Enterprise and Crystal Reports 2011.
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