Although you can expect more functionality in Crystal Reports 2016, as it is a very mature product, what it lacks is the ability to be fully integrated into the BI platform like Crystal Reports for Enterprise. Crystal Reports 2016 lacks the ability to leverage the universe layer for a centralized, shared and consistent view of your data, reducing cost of ownership. The downside with Crystal Reports for Enterprise is the limited data sets it can connect directly to, compared with Crystal Reports 2016. So, you must ask yourself what data you want to connect to?
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