Jaspersoft vs. MS SharePoint / SQL

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jaspersoft
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Jaspersoft commercial edition is an embedded business intelligence suite designed to be built-into SaaS products as an integrated reporting engine. It provides reports and dashboards for customer-facing applications without requiring app developers to build their own reporting engine.N/A
MS SharePoint / SQL
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
MS SharePoint / SQL refers to Microsoft Sharepoint, a web-based collaborative platform, being used in tandem with Microsoft SQL Server to provide business intelligence analytics and reporting. They can provide BI content such as data connections, reports, scorecards, dashboards, and more.N/A
Pricing
JaspersoftMS SharePoint / SQL
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
JaspersoftMS SharePoint / SQL
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsJaspersoft offers flexible pricing for ISVs and SaaS per customer or by CPU core.
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JaspersoftMS SharePoint / SQL
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
JaspersoftMS SharePoint / SQL
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Jaspersoft
7.7
100 Ratings
6% below category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
55 Ratings
8% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports7.687 Ratings8.936 Ratings
Customizable dashboards7.588 Ratings8.753 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.886 Ratings9.145 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Jaspersoft
7.4
98 Ratings
9% below category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
52 Ratings
10% above category average
Drill-down analysis7.289 Ratings8.942 Ratings
Formatting capabilities7.397 Ratings9.652 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration7.781 Ratings9.750 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.030 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Jaspersoft
7.7
101 Ratings
8% below category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
56 Ratings
9% above category average
Publish to Web7.276 Ratings8.852 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.799 Ratings8.048 Ratings
Report Versioning7.659 Ratings8.845 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling7.582 Ratings9.740 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers7.562 Ratings10.032 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Jaspersoft
7.7
72 Ratings
5% below category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.2
34 Ratings
13% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.472 Ratings8.933 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.053 Ratings10.032 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings10.029 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Jaspersoft
8.1
98 Ratings
6% below category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.3
67 Ratings
8% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)8.194 Ratings10.059 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model8.192 Ratings9.062 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)8.588 Ratings9.566 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)7.773 Ratings9.053 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Jaspersoft
6.6
64 Ratings
18% below category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.2
57 Ratings
15% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access7.959 Ratings9.754 Ratings
Mobile Application5.528 Ratings9.133 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.141 Ratings8.038 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Jaspersoft
7.7
90 Ratings
3% below category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.3
37 Ratings
16% above category average
REST API7.981 Ratings9.028 Ratings
Javascript API8.062 Ratings9.926 Ratings
iFrames7.754 Ratings9.027 Ratings
Java API8.255 Ratings9.025 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)6.558 Ratings9.032 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)7.860 Ratings9.923 Ratings
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User Ratings
JaspersoftMS SharePoint / SQL
Likelihood to Recommend
7.4
(119 ratings)
8.8
(74 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(23 ratings)
8.8
(7 ratings)
Usability
7.9
(16 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Availability
8.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(26 ratings)
8.7
(7 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
6.5
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.8
(15 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Configurability
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
JaspersoftMS SharePoint / SQL
Likelihood to Recommend
Jaspersoft
It is well suited for the fact of scalability itself and the breadth of features this application has in order to make the migration from legacy systems to the newer different versions more seamless and effective. Data integrity and security are the main aspects of this tool which does not lose their value when doing day-to-day operations for data mapping.
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Microsoft
A simple and important scenario well suited is that you can configure alerts to notify you when the production server fails. another best feature is the report server is the central component of reporting services. For me something less appropriate is that the admin must ensure optimal performance for farm operations, they recommend that you install SQL Server on a dedicated server that does not run other farm roles and does not host databases for other applications.
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Pros
Jaspersoft
  • TIBCO Jaspersoft allows you to embed reports into your own application, which gives users the feeling they are using a single product.
  • TIBCO Jaspersoft Studio allows for more advanced report development, such as adding subreports, drilldown to detail reports, images, page headers, page footers, maps, and more.
  • TIBCO's Jaspersoft Domain Designer is very easy to use and navigate.
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Microsoft
  • Flexible - able to make any changes we would like vs traditional service desk system.
  • ROI - We were already using SharePoint for internal intranet, so we are simply getting more use out of licensing we had already committed to.
  • Easy to use for end users.
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Cons
Jaspersoft
  • One of the issues we found during our implementation was that the reporting software would work faster for certain data sources and not the others. Extracting CSVs and XML was slower in comparison to JSON in our experience.
  • Jaspersoft Studio was the main IDE we used for development. Built atop the Eclipse IDE, we found that the tool was really resource intensive and generally take long time to initialize.
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Microsoft
  • It is hard to setup and nightmare
  • It requires a of infrastructure, thus it could be costly because of requirement and licensing required for everything to run smoothly
  • If it is not setup and organized properly from the beginning it could be maintenance nightmare
  • It is hard to have "test" environment to do patches or similar
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Likelihood to Renew
Jaspersoft
JasperSoft has been amazing. It is well documented, fast, and transparent in how it functions. We have been very confident in JasperSoft in every aspect of our business and offerings where we've used it. On top of that, their improvements to the product have been fantastic. I am really looking forward to seeing where they take their product and how we can leverage that to please our clients
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Microsoft
This was a long-term buy-in from a corporate perspective, to remain in the SharePoint space. Migration is certainly possible, which is good for planning and having options further out. At this point, the only planned migration is to eventually move the architecture up to SharePoint/SQL 2013. At that point, we will be able to leverage some greater efficiencies, some enhanced content design and management features, and some more current social features. It is well worth a full consideration in any shop looking at a new implementation of or migration to SharePoint (although you will probably be considering 2013 versions or beyond in those discussions), but the platform should be a strong competitor to any alternatives. Realizing the capability of a fully-branded and customized website was not part of the original choice for the architecture at Lincoln, but seeing it implemented and functioning now with this capacity far beyond original expectations has certainly cemented plans to continue using it.
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Usability
Jaspersoft
I think it's a tool well suited for a software developer. Others with less coding skills could struggle somewhat with the tool. I find java a little unforgiving as a language for expressions and not very user friendly for the technically dis-inclined. Sometimes the numeric conversions cause issues (who knew that 0 and 0.0 would cause different things to happen). Previous experience with a reporting tool that used visual basic for its' expressions that I found much simpler to use. On the other hand, java is so widespread, you can easily google the syntax to accomplish what you need to do.
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Microsoft
SharePoint is very complex. This makes usability somewhat difficult from an IT perspective. An IT generalist will be able to pick it up and run with basic tasks. More customized functions would require significant specialized training and therefore limit what a standard user would be able to achieve. From an end user perspective, it's pretty straightforward to use.
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Reliability and Availability
Jaspersoft
We've never had an outage of the software itself. If it was unavailable, it was due to a network outage, not a problem with Jasper.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Performance
Jaspersoft
Complex reports on heavy data load may take considerable amount of time. We have experinced some latencies/misfires regarding to this.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Jaspersoft
They have a great customer support ticketing system in which they always respond same-day. They offer conference calls with srcreensharing as well in order to better understand your issues.
I wish that the lower level support access came with more than just 12 cases per year though as this makes us less likely to reach out for questions on things that we then instead try to solve ourselves which results in loss of time in trying to acquire new features and or solve a problem.
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Microsoft
It's been fantastic in terms of Premier Support so far. If there is an issue and if you report if the product has an issue, they will act upon it immediately. In some cases, if you design/develop something using the platform, Microsoft appreciates it and... publishes it on their public website. But you have to wait for some time if it is a non-Premier Support issue as you may experience delays.
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In-Person Training
Jaspersoft
It did the job of getting us to our deadline we set for ourselves for initial launch. The customer we launched the product for was also there to learn about it at the same in order to better understand the capabilities. This helped greatly so that the customer was on the same page on what was possible when using jaspersoft. I think most people would not want their customers aware the product they are using is third-party but in this case it was a new experience for us both and so as we learned more about jaspersoft, we both had better communication on what the future road map was for their business needs in BI.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Jaspersoft
Resources available in the TIBCO Knowledge Base are covering almost everything. They are well organized, and covering almost every possibility. There is always the change to get back to the TIBCO support or to the dedicated Customer Success Manager whenever something very specific or bound to a customization is not covered.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Jaspersoft
Having just completed an upgrade to the latest version of Jaspersoft, I am happy to say their support was very good. There were a couple of small challenges which were not easily resolved, but they were primarily related to the fact that we had skipped updates for a couple of versions. The current update procedures assumed we were upgrading from the prior latest version (6.4) to to the new version (7.1).
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Microsoft
Not implemented in best practice way, there are many customizations
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Alternatives Considered
Jaspersoft
When looking at the different features of these reporting engines, and what we were going to be using it for, the answer seemed clear. Jasper offered exactly what we were looking for, and did so for a price that we were happy with. For a scalable, feature-rich reporting engine that doesn't break the bank, Jaspersoft is the way to go.
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Microsoft
At the time of the two large projects, SharePoint was the enterprise solution so we were required to use that. We have since lobbied the enterprise teams to review and consider Atlassian Confluence and were successful. Confluence is cheaper than Sharepoint which is why we wanted to bring that in. The enterprise has now made Confluence an enterprise solution as an alternative to SharePoint. After using both I think SharePoint has many more add-ins than Confluence. It has much more customization ability than Confluence. SharePoint is not good for mobile readiness. Confluence is so there is a difference that might lead you to Confluence over SharePoint. I would also say that SharePoint is very document-centric and that Confluence has better KM than SharePoint does. even with the use of SQL Server. We were told that we could not use Google Drive even though it had features we liked.
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Scalability
Jaspersoft
We haven't really started to explore the scalability of the product as yet, but in terms of existing deployments it has done what we need it to do.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Jaspersoft
  • When we demo our Jaspersoft environment to potential clients, their eyes light up and they sit up in their chairs a bit more. A lot of our meetings have ended with with the client very interested in our product due to Jaspersoft.
  • Our existing clients have been very satisfied with the adhoc features of Jaspersoft. We've been able to provide them better access to their data on their terms instead of ours. Of course this turns into a huge win for us.
  • We've always used SQL Server Reporting Services to deliver our reports to our clients. Converting to Jaspersoft has allowed us to generate the reporting layer that our clients demand. They no longer feel like they are settling for what we offer.
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Microsoft
  • I've installed SharePoint in many different industries and each industry has seen greater collaboration among their teams both locally and nationally. The ability to collaborate more efficiently has reduced the need to have employees centrally located.
  • Companies which have used SharePoint in a end user training portal have had great ROI, since they can create the content once and share with all their users who subscribe to their training service. The web content management aspect of SharePoint is a very helpful feature.
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