What do I need to implement a Crystal Reports solution?
Posted on 2008-10-06
Dear Crystal Reports Exports,
Per request of a client I am trying to implement Crystal Reports (CR) reporting solution. I am new to CR and I am not sure where to start.
The solution is an incident reporting application with about 4000 potential users. I say "potential" because realistically we will have at most 10 to 20 users concurrently using the system. The main interface of the application is a .NET web application (either 1.1 or 2.0) and as mentioned the reporting is done using CR.
I am told that users will have the CR Viewer 11.0 on their machines.
The first question I have is what does the client need to implement such a solution. I know there are different CR licensing models and I am a little confused as to whether the client will need to purchase a CR Server license or whether the client can use any other editions.
Second, what is the best way to go about designing such a solution. Maybe someone can point me in the right direction or recommend some books, articles, and whitepapers.
I would be greatful for any input any of you might have. I am aware that the project scope is extremely vague and I am happy to answer any additional qyestions you might have