I used crystal reports with many projects. It's very difficult to install client pc. Deployment is very easy with fast report.net. For a c# developer, you can do what you imagine with fast report.net.
Easy to use for c# developers and has many functionalities such as the end-user report designer. If you compare with other tools, the installation process is very easy too.
In previous companies i used Crystal reports with VB 6, then with C# and then we discovered FastReport.net after we transfered all our reports in all project to FastReport.net (almost thousend of them) and since then (2006) i'm using it for generating various reports and it is working excellent. Light and easy to use. With more than 14 years of experience with programming and reporting i can say that i could recommend it to everybody. In company i am working at moment i tried Telerik reporting services but i like FastReport.net more and i'm used to it so we will transfer to FastReport.net also. It is fast, less expensive, feature rich and easy to use. I'm happy with it and you will be also :)
Matthew L. FastReport.Net
I've tried a number of different reporting solutions and Fast Reports is the best BY FAR! It's easy to use, full featured, and solid. I will be recommending Fast Reports to anyone I know that's looking to build Reporting into their applications!
Steve Corbin FastReport.Net
In September 2012 I discovered FastReport.Net while searching for a new reporting tool as my software company shifted from Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic .NET. We have been using Crystal Reports for over 20 years now and while it's a great product for our older generation of products, there was no satisfactory version of it which we could find to work with Visual Basic.NET until I came across FastReport.Net. I have only the highest praise for FastReport.Net. It gets the job done, fast and easy. As a very experienced user of Crystal Reports, I have so far only come across about two or three features in Crystal Reports which FastReport.Net doesn't have, compared to countless features in FastReport.Net which Crystal Reports doesn't have. The Fast Reports development team has done an excellent job in creating this outstanding tool.
Andy Maroon FastReport.Net
This product is not only attractive but also has a lot many useful features. I tested several reporting tools but this like the most.
Mojtaba Sarooghi FastReport.Net
We had used Crystal Report for years in Delphi and after in .Net, then because of headaches we decided to change our solution. We had a detailed look at different solutions, SSRS was our first choice because it is from Microsoft and it is supported with Microsoft, everything was okay but report designer was really rough and lame not useful for hand designing and it is not flexible. RDLC is just a start and nothing more(this observation is for 2010 Sql Server I don't know about new release) . so we tried ActiveReport and FastReport and finally we chose FastReport, we just had some concerns about using FastReport for an enterprise solution (thousands reports) but it was a good choice. It is really flexible, fast and light(though not a comprehensive forum) and for our problem it is really fit (we designed a client side report solution which data was posted to client and reports are rendered in client side).
Paul Caplan FastReport.Net
It takes great intelligence to build a magnificent product like Fast Reports. It is simple, easy and to the point. Well done!!
Helmut Wöss FastReport.Net
I started programming with C# some month ago and tried making my first reports with Crystal Report, but i never felt happy with this tool. It was so hard to understand, especially for a "beginner". So i started to search for a better report generator and evaluated many different products in the last two weeks. But what shall i say - FR.Net beats them all. With no other tool i was able to make my test reports so fast and easy. It is not longer a pain to write good looking and fast running reports, it's going to become a pleasure till i use FR.Net!
Bryan Patrick FastReport.Net
I've used Crystal Reports since back when they used to give away tee shirts with your order. I still have the one with the dog on the back. I consider myself an expert with CR, even doing things it makes nearly impossible to do (like TOCs). By far the biggest problem with CR that I had was that it only allowed 1 data set as your major report band. If you wanted a report with completely different sections (like a summary section at the end), you had to use subreports. Fast Reports (FR) is a MUCH, MUCH easier report writer to use than CR. Each design template "page" can represent a different section of your report. Changing the order of the sections of your report is as simple as dragging the tab to the new location. FR is also smaller, faster, and less expensive that CR and the support is exceptional. Every time I've had a problem, Fast Reports has worked to either find a workaround, or fix the problem in the next release (usually the next day). I've purchased FR VCL, FR Studio, and FR.NET and each new product is better than the previous one. I especially like the C# .NET programming as the scripting language for FR.NET. No more using one language for my application and a different one for my report script. I haven't used (or needed) any other reporting tool for the last few years since I've started using Fast Reports.
Marco Kummer FastReport.Net
I had been using FastReport for Delphi for many years. After switching to .NET I really missed my favourite reporting engine.... until one day I came back to visit the FR website to discover that there's now a .NET version! For my special application I rely heavily on the reporting of business objects. Alex from FastReport helped me accomplish my goals with his excellent support! FastReport.NET is by far superior to the other products I've seen out there! It's even a lot better than XtraReports by DevExpress, which I had used before. Keep up the excellent work!!
My first look on .NET language was for reporting thing, Ummmm, I had a very difficult and bad time with other reporting tools ( desing and deploying ), they all lake for simplisty in use, deploy, and end user design, so I decided to design my reports by exporting it to msword, and wait till miracle happen. Finally Fastreport.net see the light , the first time I try it it was beta , but I just like the way that fastreport deal with the things, - Design the good looking report with no time. - Save/Open report files or deal with your reports as variables of strings - Super design Interface to suit your Application ( office 2007 style , VS 2005 Style ... ) I just love it ...
sidnei lantin FastReport.Net
I tested your report generator and is too easy for manipulate, is so fast and congratulation about your product, i´d like to receive mor informations about new products, best regards Sidnei Lantin
Mr Avrohom Ephraim Singer FastReport.Net
Excellent stuff. Keep up the good work. 'Reporting must be fast!' and it is indeed with FastReports. I have compared it with similar packages and FastReports wins the all head-on in every possible aspect. Amazing attractive UI, 10 x faster then any other reporting tool. It's the kind of product that makes the lives of programmers a bit more enthusiastic. I have chosen your product (FastReports .net) because of it's speed, very atractive User Interface and endless capabilities. Keep up the good work. Maybe not so well advertized as similar packages, but wins head-on in every aspect when compared to them.
Marko Colak FastReport.Net
Erst eine Woche mit Fast Report war mir genug fuer Grundkentnisse. Als Beginner sehr zufrieden und begeistert.Fast Report ist jetzt was R&R damals fuer DOS war. mit freundlichen Gruessen ! Marko Colak
给广大中国及亚太用户的一封推荐信： 由于常做BI项目的原因，本人原来一直使用BO做开发，当然，在其他报表方面也接触了不少，包括水晶报表、FR.net、AR、SR、XR等等。 最近的一个B/S架构的数据分析的项目，要求较高的功能及易用性，而且要求与业务系统架构紧密集成，BO在这方面就不行了，因此开始在其他报表中寻找。 由于客户的很多功能都需要用交叉表实现，又需要钻取功能，衡量了一下这些控件，FR.net除了暂不支持B/S架构的的钻取功能外，其他方面的功能都非常出色，水晶报表尽管够强，但开发和使用太不方便，其他报表在复杂交叉表和钻取方面以及最终用户设计方面，都不尽如人意。 在进一步了解FR后，通过简单的修改FR.net源码，实现了B/S架构的超链接，也就基本实现了钻取功能。 轻盈、便捷、易用、调整易源码、快速的技术支持及更新，这些让我今后会更多的使用FR.net来完成我的BI项目。 再次感谢FR.net!
Roy DeVisser FastReport.Net
Before I started programming in VS I used Visual Objects with ReportPro as the report generator. Now programming in C #, I needed a new report generator, looked around for a while and came across FR. Promptly ordered and downloaded the wrong version. However, all was taken care of (thank you Dina & Alex). Started with a somewhat involved Invoice Report. Wow, I am impressed. After some initial difficulties, things went very smoothly to the point where I really enjoyed using this Application. Even the documentation was sufficient for me to complete my 1st project. Even though I may have some suggestions for improving the documentation, it is about the best I have seen in a long time. I know I am going to really enjoy making reports. Thanks, Roy.