View Full Version : Visual Report Writer

16-Apr-2009, 11:05 AM
Great Webinar !

Will there be a forum created for the Alpha ?

And you never answered my question about the legal issues of look and feel with Crystal Reports. I had CRW XI running on another monitor during the webinar and Visual Report Writer looks almost EXACTLY the same. Since CRW is owned by SAP now ... I would seriously not toy with the big boys....

Garret Mott
16-Apr-2009, 01:54 PM
Howdy -

I didn't see you post until I had already posted the exact same thing (in intent if not words) in the previous VRW thread.

The look & feel issue concerned me as well -

Mark Rutherford
1-Jun-2009, 07:16 PM
WOW time to necro a thread. :D
I just noticed this place down here at the bottom;)

I would tell SAP to pound sand personally.
Windows all look the same (I mean those clear things on your house, car, etc etc)
You don't see the manufacturers of windows going after one another over looks.

The blank DVD media you got at the store all 'looks' the same :D

The VRW does look like Crystal I agree... but SAP would have an uphill battle I'm sure.

Larry R Pint
2-Jun-2009, 10:37 AM
Unfortunately, with the American legal system it doesn't matter if you're right or wrong. :eek: Whomever has the deepest pockets wins. :mad: You use delay tactics, information requests and other legal moves to drain the opposition's available money until they go broke and have to give up. :mad:

An accuaintenace had that happen to him. His lawyer told him there was no way he could lose the case, but he was a small time operator up against a big company and he didn't have the money to keep up the legal battle. :(

Mark Powers
2-Jun-2009, 02:58 PM
Ignorign the legal issues, I just can't get my hands around how they are going to get the product in the same ball park as CRW. CRW can do so much and connect to so much and you can output to so much. I hope they can accomplish it. I have used CRW as a selling piont for years to accounts and managers the your are getting an industry standard reporting tool with CRW (gets you away from the "data who" issue).