Microsoft Pushes SSRS Over SAP Product for Report Writing by Dynamics Users

In order to bolster its own products, Microsoft Corp. has started steering Dynamics customers away from Crystal Reports, the reporting technology of competitor SAP, to its own reporting technology, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).

"It's a typical Microsoft sales technique, they want to monopolize everything," said Philip Wong, manager, information technology at Sekisui TA Industries in Brea, Calif. 

In an email, Fraser McKay, senior product manager, Microsoft Dynamics business intelligence, confirmed that the company is trying to get customers to use existing Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) technology whenever possible. He added that customers can still use other reporting products, including Crystal Reports.


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