Choosing your reporter: Crystal Reports or MS Word? __ Keywords: CR vs Word Reports
Posted on 2003-12-08
Our company often develops applications that has the functionality to make print-outs: Planning-overviews, order-overview, stock-overview, ...
Some of out projects make use of Crystal Reports to do this, some use MS Word with DOT's and bookmarks to achieve the same. This decision solely depends on the person who implements the project. None of these decisions are based on good arguments.
Could someone give us some guidelines / criteria why we should choose CR over Word or Word over CR? We know CR is better with handling data. All report logic is stored in the report itself, i.s.o the programming code and some bookmarks. However, a user is very flexible in adding changes after a report is created using MS Word rather than CR. These are some of the basic things we know, but isn't enough to make a thorough decision on what software to use. So, please help!
With kind regards, and thanks in advance,