Software Forces SPL 2 (Smart Pick Lists) Service Pack 2, for Crystal Enterprise 9 Released

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Software Forces enables dynamic values for parameter pick lists with SPL 2 (Smart Pick Lists) for Crystal Enterprise 9 and ePortfolio. Service pack 2 brings several new features.

Software Forces today announced the immediate general availability the second service pack for SPL 2 (Smart Pick Lists). Designed for use with Crystal Enterprise 9 -- SPL 2 brings ease of use and performance to published reports, where values for parameters (pick lists) can now be dynamic, retrieved from a data source. No longer will a report designer need to modify the static pick lists in a report and save it back to Crystal Enterprise.

SPL 2 integrates with Crystal Enterprise 9 ePortfolio and supports both View-On-Demand and Schedule. SPL 2 can also integrate with a custom frontend of your choice using our Smart™ API SDK.

"Our customers have asked us for additional ePortfolio look and feel for dynamic parameters. With this second service pack, we’ve addressed this by making available a web styles feature. Users can choose from six different web styles to apply, including several wizard styles.” said Gennady Kleyner, Software Forces product manager.

“Having to constantly update parameter pick lists in Crystal Enterprise is a very daunting task, especially if you have a vast number of reports to manage. SPL 2 offers a very well designed and easy to use solution to this problem. Not only is the tool easy to administer, but it is also easy to integrate with ePortfolio even if you have customizations. SPL 2 has dramatically helped us to focus on report design and publishing by knowing that we can populate parameter pick lists as needed using SPL.” said Greg Steindl, Minitab Inc.

What's New in Service Pack 2 (SP 2)

Added 6 additional styles for displaying dynamic parameters in ePortfolio. With this feature, using our MMC based snap-in for management, it is now possible to select a different style to be displayed on an ePortfolio web frontend’s parameter selection page. For example, one report’s parameters selection page can be configured to be displayed in a multiple page wizard style, another report can be configured to be displayed in a single page wizard style, etc.

DB2 and Sybase driver support added to the already supported Informix / Oracle / SQL Server / Sybase and ODBC list of drivers.

Pricing and Availability

SPL 2 sp2 (service pack 2) is available as a free update to all existing SPL 2 customers.

SPL 2 is licensed per Web Component Server (WCS). Each license of SPL 2 has a suggested retail price (SRP) of $5000US. A 30-day free trial download from our web site is also available.

SPL 2 is available through a worldwide network of resellers and distributors, and the Software Forces on-line store. For more information, phone 1-718-544-7400 (North America and International), or visit the Software Forces web site at http://www.softwareforces.com.

About Software Forces

Software Forces, LLC is a privately held company. As an award-winning enterprise partner of Crystal Decisions, we share a long history in partnering within the Fortune 500 community and have been successfully delivering custom applications since 1986, with an entire division focused on application development. Our award winning .rpt Inspector brand is recognized as a "must have" add-on tool for Crystal Reports.

Smart Pick Lists, SPL, the SPL “pick list” logo, .rpt Inspector, Smart API, XML Control Factory, and the Software Forces logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Software Forces, LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks and are the property of their respective companies.

Press Contact:

Jerry Silver

Software Forces, LLC

Phone: (718) 544-7400 x200

E-mail: sales@softwareforces.com

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