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TIBCO Jaspersoft

Top Rated
236 Ratings

Microsoft BI

594 Ratings

TIBCO Jaspersoft

Top Rated
236 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Microsoft BI

594 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

TIBCO Jaspersoft

Well suited for formatting needs and specific export types.
Great for creating static scheduled reports because they are easily editable by non-developers.
Less suited for non-developer level users if looking for an ad hoc tool as I believe they still need to do more work in making the ease-of-use of their ad hoc tool so that it is more accessible to entry-level users to reporting software.
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Microsoft BI

Flexibility, engagement, training resources, updates, cost, implementation, ease of use, support; these are the reasons why I would recommend Power BI. Power BI is best suited for situations where collaboration is needed among several different groups who are working concurrently on different activities. Where there are multiple levels of data that need to be parsed through. It's difficult to think of a scenario where it wouldn't be beneficial other than the obvious.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Microsoft BI
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.1
Microsoft BI
8.1
Customizable dashboards
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5
Microsoft BI
8.1
Report Formatting Templates
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5
Microsoft BI
8.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Microsoft BI
8.5
Drill-down analysis
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.0
Microsoft BI
8.6
Formatting capabilities
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.0
Microsoft BI
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.2
Microsoft BI
8.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
TIBCO Jaspersoft
Microsoft BI
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.6
Microsoft BI
8.7
Publish to Web
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.9
Microsoft BI
8.7
Publish to PDF
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.5
Microsoft BI
8.5
Report Versioning
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.5
Microsoft BI
8.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Microsoft BI
8.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5
Microsoft BI
8.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.8
Microsoft BI
8.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Microsoft BI
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.5
Microsoft BI
8.8
Predictive Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
Microsoft BI
8.5

Access Control and Security

TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.0
Microsoft BI
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.0
Microsoft BI
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.1
Microsoft BI
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.2
Microsoft BI
9.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Microsoft BI
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Microsoft BI
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Microsoft BI
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.2
Microsoft BI
8.7
Dedicated Android Application
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.3
Microsoft BI
8.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.7
Microsoft BI
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5
Microsoft BI
8.4
REST API
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Microsoft BI
8.6
Javascript API
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5
Microsoft BI
8.4
iFrames
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.6
Microsoft BI
8.4
Java API
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.4
Microsoft BI
8.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Microsoft BI
8.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.6
Microsoft BI
8.0

Pros

  • Provides a self service reporting environment
  • Reports are seamlessly easy to build and deploy
  • Report and user level security allows you to restrict access in various ways
  • The dashboard designer is incredibly powerful and easy to use. Non technical users are able to build dashboards to suit their own needs
  • The use of multiple data sources proves very helpful when federating data from different databases
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  • The layout of Power BI is very intuitive. Someone that is familiar with Excel and working with Charts and Graphs in that environment will find the learning curve a rather short one to start using Power BI.
  • I like the way Power BI fits an assortment of users and how the functionality that you engage is replicated in Excel, that being Power Query and Power Pivot. So what you learn in one tool can be readily applied towards the other which allows you to more effectively apply your training.
  • I appreciate how Microsoft is working to develop tools that go a long ways to empowering the end user. Prior to Power BI I would have had to consult with a "BI" professional to develop a dashboard. With Power BI I don't have to consult with anyone, I can work to put together the dash board I want and using a tool set that is really robust and allows me to engage an enormous amount of data. It's provides a great deal of flexibility and the types of data I can connect to.
  • Updates...Microsoft is working diligently to keep Power BI current with monthly updates. They do a really good job of listening to the end user, if there is functionality not currently present just give them a month or so.
  • Just to be clear, even though it's easy to get going right out of the gate with Power BI it provides plenty of opportunities to create some really sophisticated reporting solutions. With DAX in Power Pivot and M language in Power Query, you are provided with plenty of head room to do some really amazing things in Power BI.
  • Training...there are resources across the web for learning and growing your skills and Power BI. And what's even better is the majority of those resources are free.
  • Data engagement, when presenting the data to the end user Power BI goes a long way to allowing that end user to engage the data and begin to identify root cause by simply interacting with the graph/chart/data set. It allows for really fluid engagement. Prior to Power BI so many times during the presentation of data we often times ended the engagement with that data with more questions than what were answered. With Power BI, more often than not, the end user is able to get answers to the questions by simply clicking on the data in the graph/chart/dataset to see the details. This tool really does have the capacity to make you look like a rock star.
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Cons

  • I would like to see an administrator dashboard in the report server tool to monitor report generations, report failures, currently running reports with ability to kill long running reports, etc.
  • GUI access to the many, many settings that can be added/tweaked on the report server.
  • I would like to see easier access to add functions within the report without writing an external jar file. we don't use java on a day to day basis so I found the process of adding a custom library of functions a little awkward. We also allow our users to make copies of our reports to customize on their own. Since they are non-technical, the process of writing a function for themselves is usually over their heads.
  • Our customers are very much missing the ability to select specific fields from a print-ready report display and export to Excel. Our previous product had it and we hear it from everyone as we replace it. Current export of a print-formatted report to Excel tries to render it so it looks visibly the same, but it just ends up unusable for any sort of normal spreadsheet usage.
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  • More than two dimensions. Yes, I know that 2D is the core of Excel's DNA. However, we're starting to deal with higher-dimensional arrays here in analytics land so better visualization support would be cool.
  • UI weirdness. By default, you are flipping back between regular Excel tabs and super-top-secret BI tabs. You create charts in one place, but look at them in the other. That kind of stuff. I know there are a couple of other ways to interact with Microsoft BI, but please figure out the main way.
  • Better hookups to other analytics tools including Microsoft's. Microsoft BI has a good variety of data connections, and I don't expect it to bloom into a full-fledged analytics tool, but it may be a good idea to keep hammering at connectivity with "hardcore" analytics. In my case, Python stuff.
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Likelihood to Renew

TIBCO Jaspersoft8.0
Based on 22 answers
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 BI8.0
Based on 25 answers
Flexibility and ease of use! I have not found something that I can't do with the Microsoft BI tools. Some things may be a struggle, but that comes with any tool. The online community support for developers and users of Microsoft is tops as well. If you have a problem you can post in the forums provided by Microsoft or just post on Twitter and you will get an answer from the experts in the field in no time. There is no better community out there for technology that is very supportive and will not bash you even for asking the most basic question. There are plenty of options for support that don't require you to contact Microsoft and that helps save a lot of dollars and time. The tools are keep up-to-date and are constantly evolving.
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Usability

TIBCO Jaspersoft7.1
Based on 8 answers
It is SUPER easy for end users, and software admins. It's also easy for people making reports. Overall, I really don't have any complaints about it. It just works well for my organization.
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Microsoft BI7.0
Based on 5 answers
Usability is great. This product will make most feel right at home. I feel like this question should be asked from two points of view:1. Creator of reports, Data Models, Views etc: Most Advanced users will still rate the usability as very high. Its capabilities are still robust. However when compared to other Enterprise Class products it will not do many of the advanced application queries. 2. End user, Consumer: All end users will feel right at home. Many will be able to create connections to already created data models and other external publicly available sources like twitter, Facebook, World Health order etc... These connections are then in turn very very easily available to publish to SharePoint and Power BI. It took me a while to understand what I think is Microsoft's strategy. This will handle all but the most of robust needs. Much like many American made cars and my favorite Corvette, Microsoft is fast, has it own break downs from time to time but all of these are really to tolerate when the price is considered and the next one up that can out perform it is three to four times as much money makes this an easy one to still recommend
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Reliability and Availability

TIBCO Jaspersoft9.5
Based on 2 answers
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 BI9.5
Based on 2 answers
The product has been reliable.
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Performance

TIBCO Jaspersoft9.0
Based on 2 answers
Never have we had a performance issue with it. The "slow" reports are due to the speed of the data being returned from the database, not Jasper.
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Microsoft BI7.0
Based on 2 answers
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) can drag at times. We created two report servers and placed them under an F5 load balancer. This configuration has worked well. We have seen sluggish performance at times due to the Windows Firewall.
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Support

TIBCO Jaspersoft7.2
Based on 19 answers
Japsersoft provides competent support professionals who are experts with the software and the environments in which it is deployed resulting in rapid solutions to support request.
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Microsoft BI7.1
Based on 6 answers
Quick response. Lots of blogs and support forums are there to get the answer myself
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In-Person Training

TIBCO Jaspersoft7.0
Based on 2 answers
The "Jumpstart" training was very informative and useful. After the training, we were well prepared to begin development.
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Microsoft BI6.9
Based on 3 answers
This training was more directed toward what the product was capable of rather than actual programming.
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Online Training

TIBCO Jaspersoft5.7
Based on 7 answers
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 BI8.5
Based on 2 answers
I have used on-line training from Microsoft and from Pragmatic Works. I would recommend Pragmatic Works as the best way to get up to speed quickly, and then use the Microsoft on-line training to deep dive into specific features that you need to get depth with.
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Implementation

TIBCO Jaspersoft6.5
Based on 14 answers
The training is great. Rely on it early.
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Microsoft BI9.6
Based on 7 answers
Be prepared to help business users define their data. We found that different campuses had different definitions for the same thing. This took some change management and negotiating to get each team to come to a common understanding.
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Breadth of Deployment

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It's deployed in departmental and company-wide implementations through our customer base. In the global 2000, we typically find either Microsoft or SAP as the corporate standard. There is probably a bit more SAP than Microsoft out there, particularly for ROLAP implementations. When MOLAP is leveraged, there are more Microsoft customers.
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Alternatives Considered

This is only product we have used in our project.
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Looking at the visualization portion of BI, there are three types of tools.
  1. Programming packages. Free and powerful, they let you make any diagram, at the cost of difficulty of use.
  2. Specialist software like Tableau and Microsoft BI. This is the best choice in most cases due to ease of use and quality of output.
  3. More generic software offered by the big IT companies, often part of a BI suite. There's really a lot of variety here. Use this when it fits the workflow and you are already using the relevant software. But, personally, I'd still use the specialist software.
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Collaboration and Sharing

TIBCO Jaspersoft8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Microsoft BI8.2
Based on 27 answers
It is easy to export anything you build in Microsoft BI to Excel or other tools and then share it from there. With SSRS being a web based reporting tool, that makes it very easy to share reports with anyone that has access to the internet or the network. At this point the weak point in report accessibility is on tablets and smartphones, Microsoft is working to make all of their tools HTML5 compliant, but it is not there yet. Security for all of the tools is baked in and is easy to setup if you already have a Microsoft Active Directory infrastructure. If you are not using Microsoft Active Directory you can still enhance the tools to use your own security tools without a lot effort. I believe that in the very near future this rating will be a 10 as well, once all of the tools are supported on all platforms using established standards.
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Data Integration

TIBCO Jaspersoft8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Microsoft BI8.7
Based on 26 answers
Microsoft BI uses the Machine Learning tool when gathering data from the web. It can detect page elements and learn what you want to get then find itself a way to get this data.
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Scalability

TIBCO Jaspersoft7.5
Based on 2 answers
We've have a few hundred scheduled reports, and about 60-ish concurrent users. We've never had a performance issue with this software.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Greatly reduced reporting project development time (and associated costs).
  • Significantly larger pool of experts to assist on large / ad-hoc projects.
  • Faster availability of critical business data to our users (due to decreased development time as well as performance of overall system - we are able to keep the data very fresh).
  • Significantly increased ETL / data integration capabilities means that more legacy and external system data is making it into the data warehouse.
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Pricing Details

TIBCO Jaspersoft

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
TIBCO Jaspersoft Editions & Modules
TIBCO Jaspersoft
Additional Pricing Details
Jaspersoft offers flexible pricing for ISVs and SaaS per customer or by CPU core.

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Microsoft BI

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Microsoft BI Editions & Modules
Microsoft BI
Edition
Power BI
$0
Power BI Pro
$102
2. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

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