Crystal Reports is a popular business application that is widely marketed to small businesses. It gives the user the ability to create a number of reports from a variety of data sources. These data sources include Microsoft Excess, Access and SQL server as well as Oracle databases. Crystal Reports supports graphs, sub-reports and some geographic information system functionality.
Any business that is going to utilize Crystal Reports for generating its reports will have to use the right operating system within its servers because the software is not compatible with everything. Crystal Reports is compatible with Windows based operating systems that run on 32-bit or 64-bit technology. Of course, older versions of Crystal Reports are not compatible with the 64-bit Windows operating systems, so it is important to know which version is being used.