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Mit SAP Crystal Reports 2020 kannst du leistungsstarke, umfassend formatierte, dynamische Berichte aus praktisch jeder Datenquelle erstellen. Kaufe die Lösung für 495 $.

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Vorteile:

It has a good price for small business. It gives a skilled developer the power to create professional, highly formatted and complex query reports.

Nachteile:

There was a lot of work required for integration of data. Lack of training was another hindrance.

Bewertungen zu SAP Crystal Reports

Durchschnittliche Bewertung

Benutzerfreundlichkeit
3,6
Kundenservice
3,9
Funktionen
4,3
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
4,1

Weiterempfehlungsquote

7,9/10

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Luca
Luca
Senior Betting & Online DB Administrator in Italien
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

A perfect and particular reporting system

5,0 vor 6 Jahren

Kommentare: Knowledge on reporting systems and different point of view on several platforms.

Vorteile:

Excellent reporting system, highly functional especially when combined with the use of SAP Universities (which are in practice a kind of DWH). I particularly like for his different conception of reporting with the areas subdivided into sections as "groups" that comes out a bit from the concept of a paged sheet but different reasons must be made keeping in mind how the group behaves. Surely one of the best reporting systems. Excellent pixel perfect.

Nachteile:

Just its peculiarity of having the sections divided and divisible by "groups", makes the drafting of the report a little more complicated, but it is something that is understood and you can easily manage it by working day after day. For the rest I think he has no particular points to the detriment of his duty and does it well.

John
John
DBA in Costa Rica
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Informationstechnologie & -dienste, 11–50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

In Betracht gezogene Alternativen:

Reporting made easy

4,0 vor 8 Monaten

Kommentare: It is very useful to create custom reports, KPIs, and visualizations that will fit your needs and the company needs. You can create powerful presentations and send them in various formats, to Management or whoever you need.

Vorteile:

It is easy to use. Easy to set up. Allows a lot of datasources, and you can play with the information once you get it

Nachteile:

Sometimes, it can be dificult to define the sections on te report, based on metrics and single fields.

Travis
Manager in USA
Maschinerie, 51–200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Data Reports

5,0 vor 2 Monaten Neu

Kommentare: Good - very minimal issues. Mainly reaching out for help with complex formulas.

Vorteile:

Ease of use - ability to link up multiple data sources. Customizations are user friendly and quick to learn.

Nachteile:

SAP Crystal Reports fulfils all the aspects we needed for our custom database reports.

Deepali
Deepali
Software Development Analyst in Indien
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

it makes easy to make reports as its features are very user friendly and easy to understand

3,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

I used crystal report with Peoplesoft ERP and with Java also .When I compare crystal report with another report application I found it is much batter because of user friendly features for example there is no need to write manual sql just need to give table mapping it creates sql from itself.It gives option to open report in pdf and excel or in which form client want reports.No need to spend time to write so much code as many logic and feature is already present you just need to drag on your report.For me crystal report is fun with code where you design as per your require but no need take tension behind design.

Nachteile:

in crystal report it is little bit difficult to do mapping between two different different database's table.if you do also many time it will not give correct data.

Allan
Head of Information Security in Australien
Bildungsmanagement, 201–500 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

A mature reporting suite

5,0 letzte Woche Neu

Vorteile:

It did exactly what was advertised which was great

Nachteile:

It is very inflexible with Intergrations

Caroline
SAP B1 Consultant in Kanada
Buchhaltung, 51–200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Every ERP Consultant Should Know How to use Crystal Reports

5,0 vor 7 Monaten

Kommentare: Overall, I love Crystal Reports for SAP, and every day am striving to get better at it

Vorteile:

Crystal reports helps me create presentable reports both for myself and for my clients.It's a robust and advanced tool that has many capabilities. First of all it is compatible to most of the common database options for ERPS - Microsoft SQL, Oracle, HANA database etc.The drag and drop capability of crystal reports makes it easy to do basic things like adding a new column in an already existing report.Crystal reports has a powerful functionality that enables me to add the desired parameters to my reports. An example of a common parameter in reports is the rate range parameter.Another useful functionality of crystal reports is the fact that you can export your report in various formats like Excel, PDF etcCrystal reports integrates well with other all SAP Products.

Nachteile:

Since Crystal reports is a complex and robust tool, it has a bit of a steep learning curve. If you want to be able to do powerful and meaningful stuff using crystal reports, you must be willing to put in the work to learn how to use it properly and be willing to put in daily practice so that you do not forget how to use it.

Wassim
Associate Professor in USA
Computer-Vernetzung, 501–1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

SAP Crystal Reports: Reporting that Stands in the Age of Cloud Computing

4,0 vor 7 Monaten

Kommentare: Great experience. A great reporting tool for serious developers who need full control on the structure, layout, and format of their reports. Great integration with RDBMS databases.

Vorteile:

I use SAP Crystal Reports in supporting my application reporting needs by integrating it with the Oracle Database via a JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) driver. The integration is very simple and resembles the same JDBC code that we use when connecting from a Java application or server component to the Oracle database. Very nice formatting features that can simply help lay the relational tabular data from multiple SQL views or queries to the report generation engine. Performance is extremely high even with large data sets which makes it a great tool for supporting real-time reporting. I know that Crystal Reports can integrate with other databases via custom plugins. I actually used it back in the day with MS-SQL Server and the experience was great as well.

Nachteile:

1. The price is a bit high for single user licenses.2. Adding permissions to a category of reports is not that easy to configure. It has to be done on a report-by-report basis.

Austin
Austin
Software Analyst in Argentinien
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Pharmazeutika, 51–200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

Crystal Reports from SAP, your access tool to Data Visualization

4,0 vor 8 Monaten

Kommentare: We're using SAP Crystal Reports to analyze databases and visualize data, scheduling automatic weekly/monthly/daily reports for managerial roles and even for operators.

Vorteile:

What I like the most about SAP Crystal Reports is the fine tuning when doing data visualization, it gives you excellent tools to make the task easy and accessible for the end user.I also like the ease of use whenever you're filtering and making use of the reporting tools.The integration with the product was not complex but it had a lot of configuration to be done.

Nachteile:

I think there are some features that could be improved, like for example database connection and responses, sometimes whenever you're using old databases that have a good response, the tool works flawlessly, but when a connection is refused or problems arise, you do not have a good logging tool to keep track and follow the issue.The integration was not difficult but it was really configuration heavy, I think that works well in favour.

Abdelati
Abdelati
Treasury in Marokko
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Buchhaltung, 1.001–5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

A great product to use for business and moving forward.!

5,0 vor 6 Monaten

Kommentare: This product has been working for many years in our company. And as an accounting manager, It is the best in measures and reports.!

Vorteile:

This current program that needs no introduction is the most accurate and systematic product for all reports and statistics, as well as the development in our Bussines

Nachteile:

It is a very advanced and well-known program..!

Verifizierter Rezensent
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Reporting system is comprehensive, but difficult to use.

3,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

The ability to customize reports is helpful. Comprehensive. The system has the ability to report on many aspects of business.

Nachteile:

Difficult to learn report writing requirements. Trial and error yields unproductive data reporting. Once parameters are established for requests, downloading data fields is sometimes slow.

David
Report Developer in USA
Computer-Software
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung
Quelle: SoftwareAdvice

Crystal Reports Helps Companies See Through To Their Business Info

5,0 vor 8 Jahren

Vorteile:

Learning Crystal Reports is only part of the educational process for learning Business Intelligence Reporting. You need to have the fundamental ability to become familiar with how a business operates, how it uses information. You need to be able to translate a company's requirements for managing and and acting on information to the technical organization and structure of its data systems. To be a successful report developer you need to be able to speak both languages. There are some great resources out there for Crystal Reports professionals, such my own Crystal Reports group on LinkedIn, where developers meet and share ideas as well as where employers and recruiters come to find them. There is also the Crystal Reports Users Group Crystal Users group, both hosted by Yahoo Groups, which have been serving and supporting Crystal Reports professionals for over a decade. Plus many web sites, online tutorials, video tutorials, skills training and more. Just don't forget that there are two sides to Business Intelligence Reporting - and Crystal Reports is only one of them. Crystal Reports is a highly featured and flexible business intelligence tool that has been around for over 2 decades. It is database independent, meaning you can develop reports against just about any database or structured file format, from Microsoft SQL and Oracle, to flat file to text file to spreadsheets to anything for which you can access via ODBC, DAO, XML, OLE DB, JDBC and many more protocols. Crystal Reports integrates seamlessly into SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise products as well as other SAP data management products. Reports can link tables internally within the design template, or developers can build their own external SQL Queries, views, stored procedures or universes and build their reports off those data sources. Crystal also allows developers to script their custom own SQL-based query in the Database Editor. And if your data source changes, Crystal provides tools for mapping your existing report over to the new similarly structured data source. Record selection formulas can help filter out unwanted data to improve the efficiency of report performance. Crystal Reports has a highly flexible report design editor that features multi-pass linear data processing, allowing analysis to be performed while reading records as while printing records. Data may be grouped or sorted based on raw data or on formulas that can analyze and manipulate record data for customized processing. Crystal Reports allows developers to create virtually any kind of data-based report, from tabular column listings to data-driven letters to charts, cross-tabs, free-form and (pre-printed) form-fitting solutions. Extensive summary functions, running totals, and a rich formula programming language (Crystal also supports Basic syntax) provide unlimited opportunity to manage and manipulate raw data for analysis and presentation to the customer, be it a management report, operations report or customer-facing report. With sub-reports, it is possible to link together tangentially Connected Data sources, expanding the opportunities of publishing relevant information onto a single page or report. Individually formattable multi-section detail, page and group headers and footer sections allow the developer to play with suppression, paging and other formatting options and formulas. Crystal Reports is a WSIWYG design tool, allowing you to see what you are doing as you do it. Whether you use the the grid or guidelines with the Design Tool, or the size and alignment tools with the Preview Tool, Crystal lets you create the report as you want to see it. You can integrate external images, files, or even BI products, such as Crystal Dashboards (Xelcius). Through the use of parameters, reports can be designed to include user input in the record selection, formatting and operation of the report. Reports can be generated for printing, export to Adobe Acrobat, to Microsoft Excel or many other formats. Crystal can also be easily linked into 3rd party applications through XML, Java, Visual Studio or other APIs. Crystal Reports can also be easily delivered through the Crystal Reports Server or the Business Objects Enterprise Server, providing a hosting platform for both scheduled automation and on-demand report generation.

Nachteile:

For someone experienced in business intelligence, databases or programming, Crystal Reports is relatively intuitive, though it will take time and experience to learn how to fully leverage every feature. There are included tutorials that teach the basics, but real world situations often defy the simplicity of the provided solutions. There are plenty of third-party resources from Yahoo and LinkedIn groups to user support web sites and video, instructional and printed training materials. Crystal is not something that the home user can jump into. The license is relatively expensive and does not include a database server, database or other data source. Licensing for enterprise environments can get pricey quickly. While many employers hire report developers directly, there is a large community of professional report developers who work contracts, either independently or through contract employment agencies. In most cases, the employer provides the licensed Crystal Reports tool, but if a company has only infrequent report development needs, they may expect the consultant to provide their own copy of the software. SAP is really not set up for supporting the individual, however, preferring to engage the company in business-licensed products. Crystal Reports has incredible flexibility but their are limitations, mostly in formatting. Working with lines and boxes is not as flexible as, say, Microsoft Word. Charts and graphs have many features and options but they can be difficult to try and force your data to conform to the usage requirements. Graphics cannot be edited in-template, and some image formats are not supported (though you can easily convert an image to a supported format). The design tool can have issues with orphaned text at the bottom or the top of a page. While you can include comments in formulas, there is no ability to provide comments to the actual data, static, calculated value or other objects within the report design. Rules applied to the selection and manipulation of data can have unexpected results, leading to manual troubleshooting of report design and database queries. Like any piece of template design software, there are bound to be situations where you want to do something a certain way that is not supported by Crystal Reports, which can lead to frustration. But there are usually ways to think outside of the box to accomplish what you want. Crystal Reports is getting a little long in the tooth. While still one of the worlds' most popular reporting tools, It hasn't received a major update in many years, while Microsoft's SQL Server Reporting Services as well as open-source and other business intelligence competition products have grown in popularity, and it shows. The user interface and feature set hasn't significantly changed in quite a while. Of course, it was already pretty rich and complete, but it lacks the feel and finish of many current generation software products. There is also no version available for the Apple Mac, which means no support for iOS devices. Some feel that SAP doesn't see the Crystal product line as the best place for its R&D investments, pushing more data analytic based products such as Web Intelligence. I think there is room and demand for both and wish SAP would wow me with an upgrade that would transform Crystal Reports into a new generation of business intelligence reporting that sets the bar for everyone else.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Fundraising, 51–200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Powerful and easy to use

5,0 vor 5 Jahren

Kommentare: I love working with it and when I retire, I am going to come back as a Crystal Reports programmer. :)

Vorteile:

I love how I can take data from our database and present it in a pleasing way for our users. I have been using Crystal Reports for almost 20 years and find it very powerful. I can build a report very quickly and a few simple format changes and make it look professional. I developed a program to run a series of reports with parameters passed from the program. I can do our month end process in minutes instead of running 100 reports one at a time. So it is great for creating a report and easy to add to a .NET program to be run automagically. Pretty cool!

Nachteile:

It can be time consuming to build a complex report with lots of formulas. Not a fault of the software. Just the process is long at times when you have over 100 formulas. It would be nice if there was a feature where you could easily clone a formula and then change it quickly for each situation. Although, maybe in a newer version of CR this might be possible.

Liam
IT & Project Manager in UK
Transport/Güterfrachtverkehr/Schienenverkehr, 51–200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

It Is Crystal A Clear Way To Improve Business

5,0 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: overall experience over the last 2 years have been amazing, the grouping, linking, analysis is all industry leading and there aren't many other products that can come close to this.

Vorteile:

the best part about crystal reports is how easy it is to visually design reports, also linking with an SQL Database is amazing, it allows you to connect to the back end of your system and pull through what ever you like whenever you like, you can export the file with the database parameters and take the file with you. its a fabulous tool with 2 decades of usage to back it.

Nachteile:

the biggest con with this, is the price, its very expensive and is only available on a perpetual licence, every time they release a new version you have to pay for the new one. their pricing model is very outdated.

Paul
Programming Manager in USA
Informationstechnologie & -dienste, 2–10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Software great, sales process a giant fail.

5,0 vor 8 Jahren

Kommentare: I received an email for 10% off and thought now was a good time to purchase the product. I ordered it and that went fine, but then I never received my license and download. I contacted customer support and they were awesome, and sent me a temporary license key and the download link! But I still have yet to receive the license key I paid for after two weeks!

Vorteile:

Crystal Reports is the standard for banded reporting. The functionality is amazing and there is almost nothing I can't do with it.

Nachteile:

The subscription pricing model sucks. SHould be able to purchase once and get our value out of it.

Antwort von SAP

vor 8 Jahren

Hi Paul. Thanks for the review and we're glad you're liking Crystal Reports. I have notified the support team and they have found your order and are addressing the license key issue. For your other comment on the subscription pricing, we need more clarification on that. Crystal Reports is a one-time purchase. Please follow up at sapstore.en@sap.com. Thanks

Keith
VP, IT in USA
Lagerung, 51–200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Crystal Reports - Solid Reporting

5,0 vor 5 Jahren

Kommentare: I've used Crystal Reports in business since 1994. Each version has improved while maintaining ease and approachability. I highly recommend this software to anyone in need of an ad-hoc or print-ready formatted reporting solution.

Vorteile:

Crystal Reports can connect to a great number of data sources. Data Export functionality is feature rich allowing for exporting to most major file formats. Learning and understanding report creation and layout is very easy.

Nachteile:

Sometimes software updates can break functionality so take care in applying them. Crystal Reports is now owned by SAP, so beware of the horrible contractual and licensing agreements that may apply.

Glenn
Senior HRIS in USA
Finanzdienstleistungen, 501–1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung
Quelle: SoftwareAdvice

Good tool

5,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

You can connect to any data source: ODBC, Access, Excel, etc Price is relatively inexpensive compared to other tools on the market Create complicated reports with the ability to adjust display and format to the level of detail I’ve never seen in a report writer The ability to schedule reports

Nachteile:

Not intuitive – takes a skilled developer to write a complex report Sharing reports with others Exporting to excel takes a lot of trial and error sometimes to format correctly

Victoria
IT Manager in USA
Automotive, 51–200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Integral business tool

4,0 vor 4 Jahren

Kommentare: I've used Crystal reports for 14 years, and I've really been able to adapt it's capabilities to fit our company's needs.

Vorteile:

The flexibility of what I can do with my data is invaluable. I am able to create custom reports to extract necessary information from our databases.

Nachteile:

The newer version of this software does not allow me to open a new report while another report is generating, but it does so more quickly than the old software, so it's a give and take.

Carl
Business Process Analyst in
Versorgungsunternehmen, 5.001–10.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung
Quelle: SoftwareAdvice

Crystal Reports - Enterprise version

4,0 vor 7 Jahren

Kommentare: Having been a user of Crystal Reports 2008 through 2011, I am a big fan of Crystal Reports. We have now migrated to Crystal Enterprise version and there are some big gains and a few misses with this version. The ease of use for beginners is much greater in the Enterprise version. If you are just starting out, the Enterprise version is a nice package. It features drag and drop capability, easy navigation, and plenty of customization for your visualization. There are still some nagging spots that have not been cleaned up, primarily in the formatting areas. Small things like drawing borders or creating grids are more hassle than they are worth. And if you make a small change in the report it could easily throw off your formatting and you will need to touch all those pieces again. However, the power of Crystal Reports makes it well worth the minor annoyances. It delivers a powerful tool for delivering standard visualizations. It packs plenty of power that can satisfy almost any requirement.

Vorteile:

1) Ease of use. 2) Clean and standard reporting. 3) Multitude of ways to deliver your reports. Email, ftp, on demand, etc.

Nachteile:

1) Minor annoyances that can crop up out of nowhere; typically involving formatting. 2) For as mature as the product is, it still tends to crash more often than I would like.

Brett
ESM Manager in USA
Bürgerliche & soziale Einrichtungen, 1.001–5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung
Quelle: SoftwareAdvice

Excellent Reports

5,0 vor 6 Jahren

Kommentare: A great tool when your solution requires the use of crystal reports or report development tool.

Vorteile:

The software is very robust and has a lot of tools that make creating detailed reports very easy. The ability to attach to data sources make it a great tool.

Nachteile:

The interface can be a little daunting for new users and expanded functionality can require more detailed programming knowledge.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Verlagswesen, 501–1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Crystal Reports is a great tool for creating report forms, but lacks real computing power.

3,0 vor 6 Jahren

Kommentare: Outstanding invoices and payment receipts.

Vorteile:

Love the ability to create forms like invoices, statements, receipts, etc. You can add images to the reports. Easy to suppress sections depending on page.

Nachteile:

The software doesn't allow for really complex business rules. To get great reports, you need to setup views in your database instead of doing it within the reporting tool. It doesn't always easily swap from production to test databases. Often times, I have to go back in and remap the tables or views manually. Thank goodness for the "View SQL" option, where you can see what database it is using for each table/view. When they are out of sync, it's a long, manual process to fix.

Steve
Sales Manager in USA
Elektrische/elektronische Fertigung, 51–200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung
Quelle: SoftwareAdvice

Powerful query tool for just about any need

4,0 vor 5 Jahren

Vorteile:

I had to use a consultant to help me write the queries I use. We use them everyday to run our business and the work perfectly.

Nachteile:

Very difficult to learn the structure and commands. I felt a lot like I needed to understand coding. I resorted to hiring a professional to write our queries.

Josh
Manager in USA
Einzelhandel, 2–10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung
Quelle: SoftwareAdvice

Excellent tool for business reports

5,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

Ease of use. Customized reporting. Full integration with all systems. Stability. Automated schedule. Simple!

Nachteile:

There’s not much I find wrong with this program. As an operator I wish the reports were visible off site. It may be the way our company is setup.

Fabrice
Senior Team Leader - Outbound Capacity Management in Kanada
Bankwesen, 10.000+ Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Complete intermediate SQL reporting tool.

5,0 vor 5 Jahren

Vorteile:

Fully customizable reports that can be exported in a very large variety of formats. In depth formula editor allowing for endless possibilities.

Nachteile:

No built in scheduler. Reports need to be ran manually unless you purchase a different application.

Ailyn Mae
Finance Associate in Philippinen
Buchhaltung, 501–1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung
Quelle: SoftwareAdvice

SAP Crystal reports for business

5,0 vor 5 Jahren

Vorteile:

It is very helpful for business to have this app because it has features to make very efficient reports.

Nachteile:

This app is very useful and also the customer service is very accomodating to every issues and it gives support to the customer.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Informationsdienst, 10.000+ Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

SAP Crystal Reports

4,0 vor 5 Jahren

Kommentare: I like that Crystal Reports 2013 + has the ability to run filters and queries without hitting the database more than once. The Crystal Reports engine improved with version 10 and has continued to improve, so reports run quickly for the most part (unless you've built a horrible SQL query in a Command Object).

Vorteile:

I've used versions 5 up to 2013 - the power to do amazing formulas and formatting is awesome (from about 2010 to version 2013). Also, the ability to connect to almost any data source is great.

Nachteile:

It's not intuitive, but once you learn where to find things, it's a powerful reporting tool.