Raiser’s Edge comes with incredibly powerful crystal reports embedded to run with a wide-range of configuration options. Whenever possible, these “canned reports” (canned but configurable) should always be used. However, there are times when a business process or particular view of the data is required. Don’t spend 10 hours every month exporting data to Excel and manipulating to force a fit – pay for a professional Custom Crystal solution once and get a report that renders correctly every month in under 2 minutes.
Crystal Report customization is available for virtually everything. Designed, tested, and embedded to run with 1 click, Custom Crystal Reports pay for themselves by giving you back the hours spent each month compiling data from different sources into one unwieldy MS Excel file. Once you see that a Custom Crystal Report relies on a query (who?), a related export (what?), and a custom report file to assemble, calculate and present the data (how?), you’ll realize that almost any view of your data is possible – possible to see and possible for anyone to run.