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Hey Experts,

I've been a long time user of Crystal Reports, but I've just started doing stuff on the side.  

I was wondering, as a developer of reports, dashboards etc, what would be the best SAP crystal reports package to get?  Most of the items I've used have been part of a larger software solution.
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The version you need may get dictated by the clients you find.

I have done free-lance report development for about 6 years now and have used CR7, 8, 9, XI, and 2008.

You can still get CR XI and 2008
http://store.businessobjects.com/store/bobjamer/en_US/DisplayCategoryProductListPage/ThemeID.29254600/categoryID.57103400/parentCategoryID.57065700

The current version is CR2011.
http://store.businessobjects.com/store/bobjamer/en_US/DisplayCategoryListPage&categoryID=57065700

You also need to consider the .Net versions that are included with Visual Studio.
The current versions are
CR For VS2010 http://scn.sap.com/people/coy.yonce/blog/2010/11/12/crystal-reports-for-visual-studio-2010-production-release-now-available

CR For VS2012
http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-35074?source=email-g-bi-newsletter-20130125

I found it generally easier to use a VPN and work with the client's version.

One thing to consider is  CR XI, CR2008, and CR2011 can be used in CR 9 and up applications.  You just have to avoid using the new features added in those versions.

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This is perhaps a little dated but it shows versions in use based on an informal survey

http://kenhamady.com/cru/archives/2330

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Thanks for taking to the time to share your expertise.
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