Why Implement a Crystal Enterprise Solution?

Having defined what Crystal Enterprise is, the following sections describe some of the reasons why an organization would want to deploy a Crystal Enterprise infrastructure.

Leverage existing infrastructure. The underlying objective of Crystal Enterprise is that is designed to be an open system and hence leverage existing infrastructure; for example, Enterprise can be installed on a variety of different operating systems. The open nature of Crystal Enterprise is illustrated by its use of industry-standard programming languages, authentication methods, and application servers. The infrastructure can be extended using either the COM, .NET, or Java SDK, running on some of the more commonly found application ...

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