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2517900 - What is the difference between SAP Crystal Reports and SAP Crystal Server?


  • What is the difference between Crystal Reports and Crystal Server?
  • Which Crystal product to choose when requesting a license key?


  • SAP Crystal Reports
  • SAP Crystal Server
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SAP Crystal Reports and SAP Crystal Server are two different products.

SAP Crystal reports is desktop software.

  • Used to design/modify/manipulate/create reports from a wide range of data sources.

SAP Crystal Server (original name is Crystal Reports Server) is server software.

  • Used to access reports, dashboards, and explore corporate data to get critical, timely information, all from a single solution.

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