At 5000fish, our first priority is to make things easier for the business user. That’s why we decided to make Yurbi an agile business intelligence solution versus a traditional solution. Over the years we’ve discovered that many customers who seek out Yurbi have been using traditional business intelligence solutions and are searching for an agile alternate. The most frequent customers who reach out to us and are using traditional business intelligence solutions are Crystal Reports customers.
Crystal Reports is a traditional business intelligence solution and is primarily a desktop tool. With its regular license, Crystal Reports requires engineers or developers to build report files, which Crystal Reports then turns into readable files that can be viewed on a desktop report reader. The developer is responsible for distributing the report, adding to the manual nature of the Crystal Reports building and distribution process. Crystal Reports users can upgrade to a full Crystal Reports Server license that has additional features, but the solution is not completely self-service and business user-friendly.
Crystal Reports customers who seek out Yurbi often come to us because they’re searching for a business intelligence (BI) solution that is easier to use and is web-based. If you’re wondering whether you should stick with or switch over to SAP Crystal Reports, here are five reasons why Yurbi might be a better alternative for your company.
One thing to consider when deciding between Yurbi and the Crystal Reports Server is that Yurbi does not leverage all of the RPT files that a company has created and those reports must be recreated within Yurbi during the migration process. However, Yurbi still offers all of the features that the full Crystal Reports Server license offers, with the added benefit of being easily accessible via the web and on mobile devices (plus more security features).
Additionally, Yurbi is an agile self-service BI tool, which means that the business user is able to leverage reports and dashboards much more than with a traditional BI solution because Yurbi is completely codeless. Crystal Reports Server customers must still leverage a developer to build reports, which increases overall costs for companies. Because Yurbi is codeless and easier for the business user to leverage, your company’s BI adoption rates will be much higher.