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Special Edition Using® Crystal Reports® 10 by Roger Sanborn, Steve Lucas, Kathryn Hunt, Joe Estes, Michael Voloshko, James Edkins, Bob Coates, Naisan Geula, Ryan Marples, Neil FitzGerald

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Establishing Project Requirements

Without question, the number one reason for a software project's downfall is the failure to gather adequate requirements, and gather them correctly. Anyone undertaking a project to deploy Crystal Enterprise must take the time to discover exactly what the tool is required to accomplish. This need is initially defined by the business problem. Remember, the business problem should be considered the starting point for a Crystal Enterprise solution, allowing the enterprise reporting technology to be embraced and extended to an entire organization.

CAUTION

Don't get caught stating technical solutions as requirements rather than the true requirements. For example you might state a requirement that: “I want to produce ...

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