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Crystal ReportsŪ Consulting by Michael J. Brennan, CPA

Crystal ReportsŪ written for your system:

If you need to create or modify Crystal Reports, I can be contracted to do the work.  I don't need to come on site, but I can complete and deliver reports via Email or via my Citrix remote access tool.  I have been writing reports for 12 years as either a controller or a consultant. Not only do I know Crystal Reports inside and out, but I am also a CPA.   I fully understand accounting databases, and I the experience to solve real business problems.  

I have created reports for many systems,  and I am an expert at finding my way around a new system.  Some of the more common systems I have worked with include  ACCPAC, Peachtree, Timberline Office, Axium Protrax, Axium Ajera, Intuit Master Builder, QuickBooks, and Primavera Expedition.  

Call and ask about your application. 


"Data Dictionary" documentation for your database:

Often the hardest part of implementing Crystal Reports is finding your way around your database.  It helps when the database designer has provided you with documentation explaining the key tables, fields and links.   When these tools aren't available, I can help you create them.

An alternative to Data Dictionary Documentation is creating actual Data Dictionaries for your company.  Most Proprietary report writers use pre-defined data dictionaries.  Often this makes the application easy to learn and use.  Crystal Reports has that same flexibility.  Custom data dictionaries can be created for your company. 

Data Conversion Reports:

Are moving from one accounting system to another?  Did you know the most efficient way to migrate your data from one system to another is "run it through a translator".  Crystal is that translator.  You can purify data and rework data to match your new system.  Forget about beginning balance only conversions.  Using this technique you can convert full transactional history. Since the reports are saved, you can rerun them over and over for testing or pilot conversions.  If you translate the data in Excel, you spend all that time and have to get right the first time.  Using this method, you can do the testing many times over until the results are exactly what you want.

Contact me today for details.