A third-party reporting tool created by Seagate Software and included with some Microsoft products, such as Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS).
Crystal Reports is a useful tool for network administrators that can be used for creating reports from various kinds of databases. Crystal Reports uses open database connectivity (ODBC) to extract data from an ODBC-compliant database such as Microsoft SQL Server. Crystal Reports includes a number of predefined report templates for quickly generating reports.
A designer tool can be used for creating custom reports, and reports can be displayed in a variety of formats to facilitate communication and analysis of information.