Crystal Reports Consultant

Crystal Reports Consultant: Although competing in an ever-changing industry, Crystal Reports has enjoyed popularity with consultants as a report design tool for many years. As a Crystal Reports consultant working with this product since version 4.0, I've seen various names associated with the product over time, due to company acquisitions and renaming. The company that orignally created Crystal Reports was named Crystal Services. Later, this became a Seagate Software product, then Crystal Decisions, then Business Objects, and now Crystal Reports is owned by SAP.

It is not uncommon to see many software packages available today that provide reporting functionality through the use of reports designed with the Crystal Reports product. No doubt one reason for this is how well Crystal Reports can be seamlessly integrated into a custom application. A Crystal Reports consultant does this integration through the use of Crystal Reports objects. These objects enable a consultant to add a collection of standard reports to an application, or even to add a report designer feature, giving the user the ability alter a report at application run time.

Many "off the shelf" applications with integrated Crystal Reports allow users to add additional reports to the application or to modify the application's existing reports. If no report design features were integrated into the application, the user may sometimes be required to purchase a separate copy of Crystal Reports before they can modify or add to the application's collection of reports. Of course, if you are using the services of a Crystal Reports consultant, then the consultant could in this case create and modify reports with his own copy of Crystal Reports, and then deliver the new/updated report files (.rpt) for integration into the application, without requiring that you purchase and install your own copy of Crystal Reports.

Using Crystal Reports, a consultant can produce standard reports, subreports, cross-tabs, and graphs. Reports can be exported to varous file formats such as: PDF, Excel Spreadsheet (.xls), Word Document (.doc), HTML, and Rich Text Format (.rtf). Crystal Reports also gives the user the ability to interactively explore the report at run time.

If you are interested in the services of a Crystal Reports consultant to modify reports previously created, or to develop new reports using Crystal Reports, please visit my web site, www.scottreis.com, to see if I may be of assistance. Please feel free to send an email with any questions or comments to scott@scottreis.com. My contact information appears below.

Scott Reis
Consultant / Application Developer
scott@scottreis.com
www.scottreis.com

3755 Avocado Blvd. #286
La Mesa, CA 91941
(619) 866-4657

I have been doing application software development since 1980. In that time I have worked with many different types of businesses and in a variety of programming languages and environments. Detailed information on my experience is available at www.scottreis.com.

When you visit my web site, you will see that in addition to Crystal Reports, I also develop software in C# ("c-sharp"), ASP.NET, SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services, and a number of other technologies. I often support companies remotely. If you are not located in San Diego, please see information on my site regarding Remote Support products available (including some product versions available for free) that can assist with providing this support.