SAP Crystal Reports vs. Web Intelligence Round 2

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Jamie OswaldGreg Myers, and Eric Vallo, are at it again with Josh FletcherCoy YonceDavid Poisson, and Gabe Orthous.  In this second part of the two parter, we let the contestants fight it out until the end.  OK, we are probably still all pals at the end, so just use your imagination.

We have voted and here are our thoughts on the match up.  How do you think they did?  Leave us your vote in the comments: Who best represented their technology, and which technology won?

Category Jamie Greg Eric
Formatting and Visualization Crystal Webi Webi
Analysis Capability Webi Webi Webi
Mass Report Distribution Crystal Crystal Crystal
Exporting Crystal Crystal Crystal
Data Connectivity Crystal Crystal Crystal
Formula Engine Crystal Webi Crystal
Performance Crystal Crystal Crystal
Developer Experience Crystal Webi Crystal
User Experience Webi (but this should count very heavily) Webi Webi
Extensibility Crystal Tie Tie
Upgrade Experience Crystal Tie Tie
Embedding Experience Crystal Webi Tie
Do they belong in the same deployment? Yes Yes Yes
Who won the bout? Neither – Depends on your needs. Deski Crystal


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Author: Eric Vallo

Eric Vallo has been working in business intelligence for almost 15 years. Eric is an SAP Mentor 2011, co-host of the Diversified Semantic Layer Podcast Network, and is managing partner and co-founder of EV Technologies, Inc., an SAP Gold Partner based in the US and Australia.

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