phone: (540)338-0194
email: ken@kenhamady.com

Crystal Reports Consulting


Crystal Reports written for your system:

If you need to create or modify Crystal Reports, you can "rent" me or one of my associates to do the work.  We will create and deliver your reports through a combination of GoToMeeting sessions and Email with no need to come on site.  You can participate as much (or as little) as you like.  Not only am I a Crystal Reports expert, but I also have an accounting degree and the experience needed to solve real business problems.  I started writing reports in 1985 as a manager and then in 1993 became a full time consultant.

My clients cover just about every industry and range from individuals and small business to the World Bank and the White House.  I have created reports from more systems than I can name and I am now an expert at finding my way around a new system.  I have personally worked with ACCPAC, Sage, Macola, Goldmine, Raiser's Edge, MAS90 and many others.  My associates have experience in specialized areas such as JD Edwards, Microsoft Great Plains, Lawson and IBM Rational.  Call and ask about your application.

Crystal Reports Deployments:

I also know the best third party tools, including the ones that the folks at SAP/BO won't tell you about. So, if you want your users to be able to run reports without having Crystal Reports installed, I can help you select and set up the right viewer.  Or, if you want your users to automatically receive daily or weekly reports via Email I can help you select and setup an inexpensive scheduler.  Talk to me before you drop several thousand dollars on a deployment method.  

Related Consulting Services:

Several of my associates are also experts in the following specialized areas and they would be happy to help you with:
  • Crystal Xcelsius (Dashboards)
  • Crystal Reports Server
  • Business Objects Enterprise
  • Seagate Info
  • SAP BI
  • Application Development  
  • SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Stored Procedures
"Thank you so much for your prompt and on the mark responses.  You definitely know your subject.  It is good to have a dependable, knowledgeable resource available for Crystal Reports issues."
A.H. - York, PA. 
Give me a call for details.

What to do to get started having me create your report:

1) Prepare examples of the output you want.  You can Email me a Spreadsheet mockup, or Fax/Email me an existing hard copy.   Call to get my fax number if needed.

2) Send me samples of your existing Crystal Reports (RPT files), if you have any.  Please send the actual RPT files (not exports or screenshots).  If possible, send reports that are related to the desired report(s).  Even better if you can preview these RPT files and Save them with data but RPT files are helpful even if saved without data.  I can sign an NDA if needed.  And if you do not have any RPT files to use, don't worry.  I often have to create them from scratch.

3) Payment or Authorization.  The charge for Crystal Reports consulting is $150 per hour, billed in 15 minute increments.  Some specialties are slightly higher.  Your payment options include:

a) Prepay by check made payable to:  
    Ken Hamady, LLC
    525K East Market St.
    PMB #299
    Leesburg, VA 20176

b) Prepay by Credit Card 
(prepaid time is good for 3 years but is not refundable, see FAQ #5)

c) Prepay using PayPal    
(prepaid time is good for 3 years but is not refundable, see FAQ #5)

d) Have someone with spending authority at your company Email me the following authorization:
I am authorized by <company> to engage you for up to  <number> hours at $150 per hour starting on <date>.
The time will be spent at the discretion of  <list of people authorized to call Ken>.
We understand that you will Email us invoices for time used at the middle and/or end of each month.
<company> agrees to pay all invoice(s) within 30 days.