How have you replaced your Blackbaud custom Crystal Reports? Are you just getting by or thrilled with new report capabilities?

In December of 2021, Blackbaud discontinued support for editing or creating reports using Crystal Reports directly within any Blackbaud solution. If your organization heavily relied on custom Crystal Reports or still do, this change may have left you scrambling for alternatives. But are you still searching for the perfect replacement?

Though 2021 may feel like a distant memory, the challenges it brought are still relevant today. It’s not uncommon for me to receive several calls each week from potential ActiveEcho clients grappling with outdated Crystal Reports they can no longer edit. These reports are rapidly becoming obsolete and require urgent replacement.

Embrace the Future of Data Reporting and Analytics

The discontinuation of Crystal Reports within Blackbaud solutions shouldn’t hold back your organization’s data reporting and analytics efforts. It’s time to explore newer, more robust solutions that can meet your evolving needs. If you prefer sticking with familiar tools, consider purchasing a copy of SAP Crystal Reports. However, for the full benefits, combine Crystal Reports with ActiveEcho. With ActiveEcho, you can immediately connect to unlocked, continually refreshing copies of your Raiser’s Edge NXT and/or Financial Edge NXT databases, ensuring seamless access to critical insights.

ActiveEcho offers a seamless solution to unlock your data’s potential. By connecting Crystal Reports or any leading reporting platform like Power BI, Jaspersoft or Tableau to a continually refreshing copy of your data, you can regain control over your reporting processes.

Why wait any longer to adapt to the new reporting landscape? With ActiveEcho, you can harness the power of your data and drive informed decision-making. Say goodbye to your old limitations of not directly connecting Crystal Reports within Blackbaud solutions and hello to a new era of dynamic reporting possibilities.

Unlock your data’s potential today with ActiveEcho.

Jim Evans is the ActiveEcho Product Ambassador at MissionBI.com. ActiveEcho delivers a continually refreshing Azure SQL copy of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge NXT and/or Financial Edge NXT databases, specifically designed to connect with the latest reporting tools and AI interfaces.

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