Crystal Reports 2008 is a powerful, dynamic, actionable reporting solution that helps you design, explore, visualize, and deliver reports via the web or embedded in enterprise applications. With Crystal Report Application It enables end users to consume reports with stunning visualizations, conduct on-report business modeling, and execute decisions instantly from the report itself—reducing dependency on IT and developers.
You have to ensure that your hosting plan supports and does have one new MSSQL database available for crystal report database. Without the accessibility of the MSSQL database, your Crystal Report cannot run.
Get a clearer view of your business performance with our industry-leading report designer and visualization combined solution. With using Cystal Report you'll be able to create highly formatted reports with what-if scenario models, interactive dashboards and charts—and deliver them via the web, email, Microsoft Office, Adobe PDF, or embedded in enterprise applications. Crystal Reports 2008 Visual Advantage is a bundled product that includes Crystal Reports 2008 and Xcelsius Engage.
ASP Crystal Report will improve your presentation and reporting ability. ASP.NET Crystal Report will enable you to create reports on the fly and convert it into the desired format.
Visual Studio 2008 Professional includes "Crystal Reports 2008 Basic." The Standard and Express versions of VS2008 do not include the bundled Crystal Reports. "Crystal Reports 2008 Basic" is quite different than "Crystal Reports 2008." The Basic version has the same feature set as the previous version (that was embedded into Visual Studio 2005). In fact, if you look at Crystal Reports section of the Visual Studio MSDN documentation (Development Tools and Langauges/Visual Studio/ Tools and Features/Crystal Reports), the list of "What's New" is as follows:
Giving your consumers immediate access to Crystal Reports Viewer XI is fast and easy. You can send the link to download the viewer to your consumer in an email or on the web page displaying the viewer. So let us say you email a sales report every week as an email attachment. In the body of that report place the link to http://www.businessobjects.com/products/reporting/crystalreports/viewer/en/download.asp with some text saying something to the effect of "If you cannot view this report, follow the instructions from this link to download the viewer."