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More than 160 Features

Our list shows more than 160 features which are supported by the most popular reporting tools.

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Comprehensive comparison

This way you can compare development components like Crystal Reports, DevExpress, Telerik, ActiveReports, and others among each other and to combit List & Label.

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Report Design Features

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List & Label (25) List & Label (26) Universal (20.2.3) FastReport.NET (2020.1) ActiveReports (13) Izenda BI (3.11) SSRS (2017) Crystal Reports (2016) Ultimate (2020.4.2) Telerik Reporting (R3 2020) Jaspersoft Studio (6.15.0)
Number of supported features 161 162 112 91 91 71 91 94 119 122 85
Aggregate with previous values
Collapsible regions
Collection variables  
Conditional formatting
Crystal Reports compatible
Custom scripts per item and event
Design schemes
Design schemes per item 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Design wizard
Drilldown
End user designer
Format Painter
Hyperlink embedding
Interactive sorting 2 2 2
Label support
Label templates
Localization / Internationalization 3
Multilanguage (language quantity) ● (12) ● (11) 2 ● (28) 2 ● (11) ● (24) ● (30) 2 ● (2)
Native aggregate functions  
Native barcode support (quantity) ● (58) ● (58) ● (27) ● (24) ● (41) ● (2) ● (39) ● (26) ● (41)
Nested tables
Report parameter
Restore last step
Ribbon-UI
Side-by-side reports
Spell checker 2
True layout for the reports
Unicode internationalization support
User-defined Functions
User-defined Objects
Web Designer
WYSIWYG full page design

Features for Users

Report Preview Features

In addition to report design features, such as design schemes, designer objects, Web Designer, and assistants, features in the preview are also highlighted. This way you can check whether, for example, collection variables, collapsible regions or interactive sorting are available. Licensing and ways to distribute a report designer along with your application are another important point. Some reporting tool providers charge additional runtime fees in this case, others don’t.

Fees per installed designer may be difficult to predict in advance. But if the designer can be distributed without any additional fees, the overall cost is much more transparent. If your business case requires the ability to design reports yourself and make them available to users for a fee, you’ll benefit from a designer that offers the features to implement all the design requests yourself.

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Viewer Features

combit combit DevExpress Fast Reports GrapeCity Izenda Microsoft SAP Stimulsoft Telerik TIBCO Jaspersoft
List & Label (25) List & Label (26) Universal (20.2.3) FastReport.NET (2020.1) ActiveReports (13) Izenda BI (3.11) SSRS (2017) Crystal Reports (2016) Ultimate (2020.4.2) Telerik Reporting (R3 2020) Jaspersoft Studio (6.15.0)
Collapsible regions
Collapsible regions (Web)
Interactive sorting 2 2
Interactive sorting (Web)
Multilanguage (language quantity) ● (12) ● (11) 2 ● (28) ● (11) ● (9) ● (28) 2 2
Report parameter
Report parameter with drilldown
Report parameter with drilldown (Web)
Ribbon-UI
Side-by-side reports
Subreports
Viewer-Technology – AJAX
Viewer-Technology – HTML
Viewer-Technology – HTML5
Viewer-Technology – Java
Viewer-Technology – OCX
Viewer-Technology – Silverlight
Viewer-Technology – Standalone
Viewer-Technology – Windows-Forms
Viewer-Technology – WinRT
Viewer-Technology – WPF

Barcodes and Charts in the Reporting Tools

Barcodes for Your Applications

Many documents and reports require barcodes. Therefore, a large selection of different barcodes is mandatory. The more barcodes that are supplied, the more confident you can be that your users will always be able to use the required one, e.g. EAN, Codablock F, or MicroPDF417. Is it created directly from the reporting tool? Or do special fonts have to be installed for it?

Charts – The More, The Better

Even the type and amount of charts plays a role. Most tools have standard charts such as the bar chart, line chart, and pie chart. It gets even more challenging if you’d like to offer your users Gantt, treemap, or waterfall charts. Compare the output formats in the list of reporting tools as well! Your users save time-intensive conversions, if they can directly export into the needed output format, e.g. PDF, SVG or XHTML.

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Report Features

combit combit DevExpress Fast Reports GrapeCity Izenda Microsoft SAP Stimulsoft Telerik TIBCO Jaspersoft
List & Label (25) List & Label (26) Universal (20.2.3) FastReport.NET (2020.1) ActiveReports (13) Izenda BI (3.11) SSRS (2017) Crystal Reports (2016) Ultimate (2020.4.2) Telerik Reporting (R3 2020) Jaspersoft Studio (6.15.0)
Automatically generated table of contents 2 2 2 2
Automatically generated index 2 2 2 2
Calendar 3 3
Chart type – Area
Chart type – Bar
Chart type – Bar & Lines mixed 3
Chart type – Bubbles / Dots
Chart type – Candlestick 4
Chart type – Circle / Ring
Chart type – Funnel
Chart type – Lines / Symbols
Chart type – Maps / Shapefiles 3
Chart type – Radar
Chart type – Range 4
Chart type – Rscript
Chart type – Treemap
Chart type – Waterfall 4 2
Cross-tab
Data graphics   3 3
Gantt
Gauges / Dashboard-Controls 3 3
OLE Container 2 2
OLE Container 64 Bit
PDF object 3 3
Print / Preview
Report caching
SVG object
Web report caching

Export Features

combit combit DevExpress Fast Reports GrapeCity Izenda Microsoft SAP Stimulsoft Telerik TIBCO Jaspersoft
List & Label (25) List & Label (26) Universal (20.2.3) FastReport.NET (2020.1) ActiveReports (13) Izenda BI (3.11) SSRS (2017) Crystal Reports (2016) Ultimate (2020.4.2) Telerik Reporting (R3 2020) Jaspersoft Studio (6.15.0)
BMP
Cloud
CSV
DOC / DOCX
Email (Extended MAPI)
Email (Simple MAPI) 2 2
Email (SMTP)
EMF
GIF
HTML
HTML5
JPEG
JSON
ODS
ODT
PDF
PDF/A
PNG
PPT / PPTX
RTF
SharePoint
SVG
Text
TIFF
TIFF (Multipage)
XHTML
XLS / XLSX
XML / XAML
XPS

List & Label – The Alternative to Other Reporting Tools

Find out why List & Label is the best alternative to Crystal Reports and to ActiveReports.

Supported Data Sources

combit combit DevExpress Fast Reports GrapeCity Izenda Microsoft SAP Stimulsoft Telerik TIBCO Jaspersoft
List & Label (25) List & Label (26) Universal (20.2.3) FastReport.NET (2020.1) ActiveReports (13) Izenda BI (3.11) SSRS (2017) Crystal Reports (2016) Ultimate (2020.4.2) Telerik Reporting (R3 2020) Jaspersoft Studio (6.15.0)
ADO
ADO.NET
Cassandra
Control binding to data sets
CouchDB
CSV
DB2 ▬2
Enumerable interface .NET object support
Excel
Firebird
Google Analytics ▬2 ▬2
Google BigQuery
Google Sheets
GraphQL
IDataProvider (own data source)
In-Memory
JDBC
JSON
LINQ
MariaDB
MongoDB
MS SQL Server
Multiple DataSource reports
MySQL ▬2
NoSQL
NuoDB
OData
ODBC
OleDB
OpenEdge ▬ bis V.10
Oracle ▬2
PostgreSQL ▬2
Redis
REST ▬2
RSSBus/CData
Salesforce ▬2
SharePoint
SQLite ▬2
Unbound data support
XML

End User Licensing

combit combit DevExpress Fast Reports GrapeCity Izenda Microsoft SAP Stimulsoft Telerik TIBCO Jaspersoft
List & Label (25) List & Label (26) Universal (20.2.3) FastReport.NET (2020.1) ActiveReports (13) Izenda BI (3.11) SSRS (2017) Crystal Reports (2016) Ultimate (2020.4.2) Telerik Reporting (R3 2020) Jaspersoft Studio (6.15.0)
“Royalty Free” Report Designer Control

Supported Development Environments

combit combit DevExpress Fast Reports GrapeCity Izenda Microsoft SAP Stimulsoft Telerik TIBCO Jaspersoft
List & Label (25) List & Label (26) Universal (20.2.3) FastReport.NET (2020.1) ActiveReports (13) Izenda BI (3.11) SSRS (2017) Crystal Reports (2016) Ultimate (2020.4.2) Telerik Reporting (R3 2020) Jaspersoft Studio (6.15.0)
.NET 5
.NET Core 3.1
.NET Framework 4.x
COM (ActiveX)
Delphi VCL
DLL
JNI (Java)

Other

combit combit DevExpress Fast Reports GrapeCity Izenda Microsoft SAP Stimulsoft Telerik TIBCO Jaspersoft
List & Label (25) List & Label (26) Universal (20.2.3) FastReport.NET (2020.1) ActiveReports (13) Izenda BI (3.11) SSRS (2017) Crystal Reports (2016) Ultimate (2020.4.2) Telerik Reporting (R3 2020) Jaspersoft Studio (6.15.0)
C# scripting
Direct manufacturer support
Filter functions on database level
Framework for mobile apps
German manufacturer
High DPI display support
Interface to third party digital signature solution
More complex control of different printers possible 2 2 2 2 2
NuGet
Object Model (DOM)
Simple redistribution
Styling of UI possible
VBScript scripting
Windows 10 support
Windows 8 support
ZUGFeRD 2.0 support

Standalone, fully functional Reporting Application

combit combit DevExpress Fast Reports GrapeCity Izenda Microsoft SAP Stimulsoft Telerik TIBCO Jaspersoft
List & Label (25) List & Label (26) Universal (20.2.3) FastReport.NET (2020.1) ActiveReports (13) Izenda BI (3.11) SSRS (2017) Crystal Reports (2016) Ultimate (2020.4.2) Telerik Reporting (R3 2020) Jaspersoft Studio (6.15.0)
Apps (Windows 10Android & iOS)
Report Server

1) charts only

2) only programmatically / with scripting

3) not in Designer, but with full demo

4) possible with Rscript

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Due to short release cycles, individual points may change extremely quickly. If you are a manufacturer of one of the products compared and notice any discrepancies, or would like changes to be made, please contact us via email or give us a call at T +49 (0)7531 90 60 10 or toll-free in North America T +1 800 256 3608. (Status as of November 2020)

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