Crystal Reports Vs Delphi


I'm currently using Crystal Reports v7 professional to create
comprehensive complex HR & Payroll reports and since it is a powerful
tool I can make almost any type of report. But I'm facing performance
problems (listed below) which I wander if it can be resolved using
1. Crystal reports don't have native drivers for Visual FoxPro date (my
data tables are Visual FoxPro) therefore I'm using ODBC which slows the
process (no index etc) .
2. When using parameters in Crystal reports it can't do server side
processing and therefore brings all records to the local machine and
then select the records match the criteria. And this not only slows
process but also make more network traffic.
3. When using sub-reports crystal will always do client side processing
for the sub-report so I'm getting again the problem as explained in #2.
4. I have thousands of variables to go over for each record and
therefore I have reports which can take 40 minuets and much more.

Can anyone tell me if these problems will be resolved when using Delphi
instate of Crystal ? and if possible to give me more details how to do
it in Delphi.

Thanks in Advance

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