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Name Change Alert: Crystal Reports and Xcelsius Tools

by Davin Wilfrid

June 7, 2010

By Davin Wilfrid, ERP Expert

SAP continues to consolidate the former Business Objects tools under new branding, announcing changes to the naming conventions of the Crystal Reports and Xcelsius tools. The purpose of the changes, according to SAP, is to move reporting, dashboarding, presentation, and analysis tools under the SAP Crystal product portfolio.

Part of this transition calls for the phasing out of the Xcelsius product name. Xcelsius Present, for example, will now be called SAP Crystal Presentation Design. The only Xcelsius tool that will not be renamed under the SAP Crystal convention is Xcelsius Enterprise, which will be called SAP BusinessObjects Dashboard Design.

See the graphic below for a complete list of the name changes.

SAP has also announced the availability of several new applications within the SAP Crystal portfolio, including an add-on to work with SAP Crystal Reports Server within Microsoft Outlook, integration with several varieties of mapping software, and a departmental edition of SAP Crystal Dashboard Design. For more, go to ht.ly/1PDnP.

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