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In Java environment, RAQ Report has obvious advantages in deployment, integration, application and application program interface as a pure Java reporting tool.
In non-Java environment, both RAQ Report and Crystal Report operate in the independent report service mode. Therefore, there is no much difference.
In report design, RAQ Report is obvious more convenient in report plotting than Crystal Report. More important, the data models of RAQ Report make its ability of making complex reports much better than that of Crystal Report. Therefore, the report design efficiency of RAQ Report is much higher than that of Crystal Report.
In report display, there is no much difference between RAQ Report and Crystal Report. RAQ Report only has a few details better than Crystal Report.