What is The Report Viewer

The Report Viewer is a tool that allows your employees to utilize your companies SAP Crystal Reports documents. With The Report Viewer, users may open, view, manage, run, refresh, print, email, and export their Crystal Reports .RPT and RPTR files.


Each install of Crystal Reports can cost $500 per user. The Report Viewer licensing can be obtained at a small fraction of that cost, helping free your budget.

General Setup

Setup is done the same way as one would setup a workstation to use Crystal Reports. That is to say, all the database drivers (32-bit versions) must be installed and configured as expected, or as on the report designers machine. Once that's done, installing The Report Viewer instead of Crystal Reports will provide an intuitive and painless reporting experience.


The software provides a fully configurable user experience. Most all features may be added and removed. Users may use the software to access all their reports, or if you choose, only a predefined list of reports. Using the user preferences, you may restrict access to a predefined list of reports.