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RD is a Crystal Reports Scheduler that saves time and money by making it easy to automate Crystal reports.
RD is a Crystal Reports Scheduler that saves time and money by making it easy to automate Crystal reports. Simply define single or packages of Crystal ReportsВ®, schedule and run them automatically, and send the reports to print, fax, disk, ftp, sms or email in a number of standard formats. You can just "set it and forget it".
Simply set up a schedule stating how often you would like each report to run, whether you'd like the output in Word, Excel, HTML, RTF, Acrobat, RPT, text format, and more and who it should be sent to. The Crystal Reports Scheduler , CRD, will do the automated delivery for you!
It's easy to schedule Crystal Report to run at a specific date and time, or to run them hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly or set up your own custom frequencies e.g. 4-4-3, every other day, third Monday of the month, and so on. And the same report can be scheduled to be run multiple times with different parameters, formats, frequencies, and destinations. It makes Crystal Reports scheduling simples, hassle-free and convenient for you.
Schedule Crystal Reports and respond to your business needs by setting schedules to run based on events rather than date. Add real-time monitoring to your Crystal Reports distribution process with CRD's Event Based Schedules, reports are fired off when events occur e.g. database value is present, file is modified, window is present, an email is received, etc. CRD makes sure the reports are created and distributed on time and error-free. Just what you want from a Crystal Report scheduler.
Use CRD's unique Dynamic Schedule process to trawl through your database to find the parameter values to use and then generate and deliver a unique report for each value. Bring advanced Data-Driven functionality to your Crystal reports distribution infrastructure. And with Bursting Schedules you can quickly and easily burst out and deliver report groups to different recipients and destinations. Manage your Crystal Reports distribution needs with greater effectiveness, speed, and efficiency.
Once your schedule has been executed, why stop there? Use CRD's unique Custom Actions to run another program, enter values in a database, modify a file and lots more. Or use Automation Schedules for general business process automation without scheduling any reports at all.
CRD's familiar Explorer-like interface makes it easy to define and schedule report packages. The context (right-click) menus and full copy-and-paste support make it easy to create complex distribution schedules.
The scheduling service runs as a desktop application, or as an NT service. It will integrate with Exchange Server 5 (SP4) and above (2000 and 2003) or SMTP. Worried about Outlook security prompts? CRD deals with these expertly - ensuring complete uninterrupted automation.
By automating repetitive reporting tasks, this Crystal Reports scheduler ensures that reports are created and distributed when needed, without error, and without costly support time.
Whether you're spending too much time running and distributing Crystal Reports output to line managers, or you need to provide corporate management with tailored reports on a regular schedule, CRD gives you the tools that you need.
Single Report Schedules
A single report is set to generate at specified intervals (Daily, Hourly, Weekly etc). It is exported to a specified format (PDF, Excel, XML etc). The exported file is delivered to one or more destinations (email, FTP, printer, etc). For example, email the daily sales report to the sales manager at 8am every week day except on public holidays.
Package Report Schedule Package Report Schedules
Set up a package of reports to be generated at defined intervals and delivered to one or more defined destinations - together. For example, a monthly report pack (consisting of a number of reports) can be sent to a client with all reports attached to the single email or compressed into a single zip file, or merged into a single Excel workbook, or PDF file before delivery.
Automation Schedule Automation Schedules
Write and execute simple or complex business process automation scripts or macros using CRD's Custom Tasks. Use this schedule on its own, or as part of a more complete automation solution. Examples include Send an email, Update a database record, Upload to FTP, Update a file, Print files and lots more.
Dynamic Schedules Dynamic Schedules
Multiple instances of the same report are exported. For each instance CRD will automatically enter the required parameter values, export the report and deliver the results to the corresponding email, folder, ftp, printer or fax. The parameters and destination are read from your own database. For example, run the same report for dozens of clients without writing a schedule for each client.
Dynamic Package Dynamic Package Schedules
Dynamically generate and deliver individualized export packages for multiple recipients using the same set of reports. Dynamic Schedules for Packages! For example, you can use the same set of reports to generate individual monthly report packages for all your clients.
Event-Based Schedules Event-Based Schedules
Instantly respond to business and client needs. Fire off reports or automation scripts when a defined system event occurs. For example, trigger a report or automation script when a value in a database has changed, or when a new email arrives You can even use values in the email body text to populate parameters, email addresses, database tables and more.
Evnet-Based Packages Event-Based Packages
String a number of Event-Based schedules together as a batch to run in a specified order and/or at specified scheduled times. Use to ensure that required conditions are fulfilled before a report is exported. For example, run the report once a month, but only if the monthly total figure in the sales database matches that in the invoices database.
Bursting Schedules Bursting Schedules
Burst individual report groups and deliver each group to a different destination. For example, burst a sales report into individual groups based on "Department" and to email each department's group report to the head to that department.
Data-Drived Schedules Data-Driven Schedules
Bring Reporting Services functionality to Crystal Reports! Drive all variables of your reporting requirements (parameters, destinations, output format, etc) from database tables and queries..
System Requirements:Minimum recommended: P4 750MHz/ 500MB disk space/ 1G memory.
PC Type: Desktop, Server, Virtual Machine
Operating System: Windows NT4 SP6a, Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall