I am working on my annual review of Crystal Reports viewer programs and will be adding a few new ones to the matrix this year. One of the “new” ones I will be adding is Report Runner Viewer by Jeff-Net. Even though this is the first time RRV has been in the review it is not really a ‘new’ viewer. RRV has been around 9 years and has a considerable install base, so it is great to finally have their information included.
But what IS new is that they are offering the first copy of the viewer for free to any company that wants to try it. Additional copies are $50 plus a $4 per user annual renewal fee. The renewal fee covers 24x7x65 support.
The site also offers a free 90-day evaluation, which seems redundant when the first copy is free. But to get the free license you have to use a company EMail address (not gmail, hotmail, etc). The other thing that might confuse you is that this offer is on the front page of the Jeff-Net site, but is not mentioned on the RRV product page. So it is some type of special promotion. No guarantee how long it will last, so if you want to try a new viewer program you can get a free copy of Jeff-Net’s Report Runner Viewer.
And when you do, please let me know what you think of it.