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Crystal Reports Scheduler/Distribution Software

  • 1.  Crystal Reports Scheduler/Distribution Software

    Posted 10-30-2018 14:24
    As we understand it, Crystal Reports does not have a scheduler/distribution tool which will auto run and distribute reports on a scheduled basis.  We have quite a few Crystal reports that we manually run and distribute and we would like to automate this process.  As I search the web for solutions, I am provided with a large number of results for 3rd party software which appear to do what we are in search of.  Some of these results look professional, others do not.  Is anyone currently utilizing a tool that you would recommend?

    Thank you,


    Travis Hendrick
    Director of Finance
    Goodfellow Bros., Inc.
    Wenatchee WA
    (509) 662-7111

  • 2.  RE: Crystal Reports Scheduler/Distribution Software

    Posted 10-31-2018 08:22
    I have used a software from I had a 30 day trial. It seemed to have lot of options and could send out Excel sheets with multiple tabs generated. It was pretty instinctual as far as the basic features go. I only used the trial because it was more than what I needed. This was about a year ago and the software was called CRD. The customer service was very helpful with any questions about how to do different things. Hope this helps.

    Trevor Gruden
    Ideal Shield
    Detroit MI
    (313) 359-8789

  • 3.  RE: Crystal Reports Scheduler/Distribution Software

    Posted 10-31-2018 10:08
    What ERP system do you use?  Most ERP software have some type of report scheduling software available.  We have also used a piece of software called VisualCUT by Millet Software as it is an inexpensive product, roughly $300, that will allow us to schedule Crystal Reports developed on multiple data sources.

    Doreen Bell
    Director of Business Systems
    Tilson Technology Management
    Portland ME


  • 4.  RE: Crystal Reports Scheduler/Distribution Software

    Posted 10-31-2018 10:22
    We have many of our customers using a products called Dynamic Reports by EI Dynamics. VERY power Reporting Tool that can send out Reports or Email Alerts based on triggers in any of your Software systems.

    Dynamic Reports® - Report Automation Solution

    Tanner Evenrud
    VP Business Development
    San Diego, CA
    Specializing in Cloud Hosting of Construction and Real Estate Software

  • 5.  RE: Crystal Reports Scheduler/Distribution Software

    Posted 10-31-2018 11:16
    Hi Travis,

    We have a customer that is pretty happy with MyAssistant. Feel free to message me directly and I'd be happy to put you in touch with the customer so you can learn more from a user's perspective.


    Geoff Arnold
    CEO + Co-Founder
    Sioux City IA

  • 6.  RE: Crystal Reports Scheduler/Distribution Software

    Posted 10-31-2018 12:51

    If you om the geeky side - Millet Software is fantastic.  It is ERP agnostic, very powerful.  Actually developed by Penn State Professor and is maintained by Penn State Computer Science grads.

    Visual CUT: Schedule, Export, Burst, Email, and Distribute Crystal Reports
    Visual CUT lets you schedule periodic & exception reports for exporting, bursting, emailing, and printing. Email messages, export file names and folders and other options can incorporate dynamic content from fields/formulas in the report via a drag&drop user interface as well as via a Command Line API

    William Kormoski
    President, Sage 300 CRE Consultant
    Kormoski & Associates LLC
    Mount Juliet TN
    (615) 351-4953

  • 7.  RE: Crystal Reports Scheduler/Distribution Software

    Posted 11-13-2018 10:06
    You should check out Prophix. We are partnered with Viewpoint but also integrate to over 200 other data sources. Complete Reporting for Financials (including Consolidation rules), WIP, Personnel, etc. and Financial Budgeting, Forecasting.

    Here's another thread going on with some of our customers responding:

    Chris Porter
    Strategic Partnerships Manager
    Prophix Software Inc.
    Mississauga ON

  • 8.  RE: Crystal Reports Scheduler/Distribution Software

    Posted 11-14-2018 09:11
    We use Global Spreadsheet Server (Insights Software).  It integrates nicely with Vista, and it has an automatic distribution feature.

    Christine Kettelkamp CPA, CMA, CCIFP
    Jenco Inc.
    Scottsdale AZ
    (480) 513-1601

  • 9.  RE: Crystal Reports Scheduler/Distribution Software

    Posted 11-15-2018 09:32
    We use EasyView3 from to schedule Crystal reports from our Viewpoint Vista database.  It can export in any format that the crystal reports viewer can export.  It can email the exported report to individuals or groups or it can export it to a fileshare.

    The software is basic and was fairly easy to set up.  We primarily schedule emailed PDF's and excel spreadsheets nightly, weekly, and monthly.

    There is a 30 day free trial however the cost is only $40 per seat.  I bought a single license and installed it as a service on our database server.  Runs like a champ!

    Feel free to contact me if you are using Vista and would like to try it out.  There are a few nuances that I had to figure out.


    Timothy Emerick
    Business Analyst
    B&D Industries, Inc.
    Albuquerque NM
    (505) 299-4464