We have an old version of CR (Version 6 or 7?) that came with our accounting software in 1998. With it we are able to design reports and "compile" them (i.e. create .exe files) for distribution to other users on our network who have a need to generate various accounting-related reports for viewing and/or printing. So, those client computers are able to run any of the reports, answer input prompts (parameters) that are in the network share but they can't change the structure of the report itself.
We are now researching and planning to upgrade to the latest version (CR 2016?). SAP pre-sales support is telling us we can no longer distribute the compiled versions for other users on our network. It's unclear to us if they fully understand what we're doing and whether this "barrier" real and, if so, is a technical barrier or a licensing barrier.
We are hoping to take the old .rpt files and convert them to the latest version.