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Likelihood to Recommend

arcplan

It is very suitable for complete corporate BI solutions. If you see BI as embedding information into your organization and business processes, and thus as more than just a few scattered dashboards and reports, arcplan is your platform. It's less suitable for ad-hoc reporting and data discovery. It can do it (everything is possible), but there is strong competition in this area.
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JReport

JReport is well suited to enterprise-wide deployment such as we deliver in our data warehouse solution JOHO OneSource(TM). It provides for a seamless end-user experience to enterprise-wide corporate data, maintain user-level security regardless of location or device used. Reporting elements are always "business-friendly", reducing confusion for the less sophisticated information consumer. Since JReport is highly scalable, it is hard to imagine a deployment where it would not be well suited. The only case I can think of is possibly one where there are limited or no reporting staff onsite to create report elements.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

arcplan
7.6
JReport
8.7
Pixel Perfect reports
arcplan
6.4
JReport
8.8
Customizable dashboards
arcplan
8.0
JReport
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
arcplan
8.5
JReport
8.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

arcplan
7.4
JReport
9.3
Drill-down analysis
arcplan
5.8
JReport
8.7
Formatting capabilities
arcplan
6.3
JReport
9.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
arcplan
9.0
JReport
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
arcplan
8.5
JReport
9.3

Report Output and Scheduling

arcplan
8.9
JReport
9.6
Publish to Web
arcplan
7.8
JReport
9.8
Publish to PDF
arcplan
10.0
JReport
9.7
Report Versioning
arcplan
10.0
JReport
9.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
arcplan
7.8
JReport
9.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
arcplan
JReport
9.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

arcplan
7.1
JReport
8.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
arcplan
6.7
JReport
9.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
arcplan
6.7
JReport
8.8
Predictive Analytics
arcplan
7.7
JReport
8.5

Access Control and Security

arcplan
8.2
JReport
9.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
arcplan
9.0
JReport
9.7
Role-Based Security Model
arcplan
8.0
JReport
9.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
arcplan
7.5
JReport
9.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
arcplan
JReport
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

arcplan
6.7
JReport
9.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
arcplan
8.5
JReport
9.0
Dedicated iOS Application
arcplan
5.0
JReport
10.0
Dedicated Android Application
arcplan
5.0
JReport
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
arcplan
8.3
JReport
9.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

arcplan
JReport
8.8
REST API
arcplan
JReport
10.0
Javascript API
arcplan
JReport
8.6
iFrames
arcplan
JReport
8.1
Java API
arcplan
JReport
8.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
arcplan
JReport
8.6

Pros

arcplan

  • Excellent dashboard.
  • Well advanced BI metrics.
  • Better interfacing to other DW.
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JReport

  • Creates powerful reports and charts
  • Highly customizable and can fit multiple needs
  • Distributed Architecture offers higher reliability and avoids single point of failure
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Cons

arcplan

  • Positioning and marketing. Most BI vendors use a non-technical sales strategy and focus on shiny, sexy dashboards to sell the story. In order to position arcplan fairly and correctly, the technical and business advantages need to be part of a sales story. So, it is not really an easy product to sell to customers, if it has to compete with now-to-wow-five-minute products.
  • Learning/training for developers. It's easy to learn the basics of arcplan, because the interface is logical. But nothing prevents a beginning developer from creating a monstrous application, because there is no prescribed architecture. It really takes some experience to become a good arcplan architect. It's a disadvantage resulting from one of arcplan's biggest advantages.
  • Data connectors: arcplan standard comes with a connector of your choice. Additional connectors need to be purchased separately. Many other products come with a full range of connectors.
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JReport

  • Initially, the product lacked some features but their support team reacted quickly to meet our needs.
  • The JReport desktop designer looks a bit dated, however, the Web GUI looks very modern.
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Alternatives Considered

arcplan

Personally, I prefer QlikView not because it's more stable but simply just for the looks of the dashboard. One of my clients in Sydney recently moved from arcplan to QlikView. The reason was mainly looks and that QlikView has more training materials for the support users to train with. So in all, it does not really stack well against QlikView.
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JReport

When ePerformax went through the motions of determining which software to choose, we did proof of concepts with multiple applications. None were able to compare with JReport with flexibility and implementation time. We are constantly finding ways to utilize JReport
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Pricing Details

arcplan

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

JReport

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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