SAP Crystal Reports
SAP Crystal Reports 2008 can be used for report design, application development and Web report delivery. This page is a summary of key licensing items in the End User Licensing Agreement (EULA).
Report Design Licensing
Regardless of which SAP Crystal Reports edition is purchased, SAP Crystal Reports is licensed on a named-user basis for report design.
.NET Development and Redistribution Licensing
SAP Crystal Reports 2008 includes a component for .Net developers called SAP Crystal Reports 2008 for Visual Studio. This includes a runtime engine for embedding into either thick client applications or web applications. A thick client application is defined as an application where the report engine executes on the end users desktop.
Thick client .Net applications that include the .Net runtime engine can be freely redistributed internally and externally to third parties.
Web applications that include the .Net runtime engine can be freely redistributed internally only. If you wish to redistribute a web application to an external third party, you will have to acquire a copy of SAP Crystal Reports 2008 for each company that the application is distributed to.
If you have acquired an upgrade licence to SAP Crystal Reports 2008, then you can continue to use your older version simultaneously with the new version. Service packs and patches do not grant additional licences
Use with OEM Products
If you acquired your copy of SAP Crystal Reports 2008 bundled with a third-party application (OEM application), then you have what is known as a restricted licence, and you can only use SAP Crystal Reports 2008 with that bundled application.
This is a non-exhaustive summary of the restrictions of use described in the EULA. Most of these restrictions also apply to redistributed applications.
- You cannot reverse engineer or decompile the RPT format.
- You cannot use the software to develop a product that converts the RPT file to another format.
- You cannot use the software to build a product that is competitive with other BusinessObjects offerings.
- You cannot use unauthorised keycodes or redistribute keycodes.