Crystal clear for Syspro

South Africa-based ERP vendor Syspro has inked an OEM and reseller agreement with business intelligence vendor Business Objects. The deal will see Syspro integrate Business Objects’ enterprise reporting solution, Crystal Reports, within its flagship product.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  July 6, 2005

South Africa-based ERP vendor Syspro has inked an OEM and reseller agreement with business intelligence vendor Business Objects. The deal will see Syspro integrate Business Objects’ enterprise reporting solution, Crystal Reports, within its flagship product. “We are delighted to be able to provide such a quality reporting tool to our customers,” said Phil Duff, CEO at Syspro. “Syspro is one of the first companies in the world to be using Crystal Reports with XML as the standard data source, rather than targeting a database directly.” “Coupled with Syspro’s component architecture, the XML technology means that any customised report will work unchanged now and into the future. This is a tremendous win for Syspro customers as their investment in customised reports remains protected during version upgrades,” he added “Our partners play a critical role in our overall success and we are delighted to work alongside Syspro,” said Maurizio Carli, senior vice president and general manager of EMEA at Business Objects. “Crystal Reports XI delivers significant new features that benefit organizations of all sizes. With this partnership, Syspro will be one of the first companies in the world to deploy Crystal Reports XI using XML technologies,” he added. Crystal Reports XI will be available in Syspro 6.0, the ERP vendor’s flagship product, towards the end of 2005 or early 2006. Syspro claims that the new agreement will offer high-quality reporting and analytical tools out of the box and the capability to customise standard reports. According to Syspro, this means that customers will reduce reporting costs since they will no longer have to purchase ODBC seats or expensive reporting tools to deliver modified versions of standard reports. Syspro handles its Middle East operations from its base in South Africa. The company has a global customer base of approximately 12,000 clients in 60 countries around the world.

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