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Likelihood to Recommend

TIBCO Jaspersoft

I found Jasper to be quite flexible. Many ways to do things. The server side seems pretty robust. I found it to be a little on the complex side for developing reports. Some of the expression language has unexpected behavior that a more polished product likely would not have. Unless you are a developer or technical by nature, Studio report designer may not be for you. The tables work quite well though.
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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
7.8
Microsoft BI
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.1
Microsoft BI
7.8
Customizable dashboards
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.6
Microsoft BI
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Microsoft BI
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.2
Microsoft BI
8.4
Drill-down analysis
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Microsoft BI
8.2
Formatting capabilities
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Microsoft BI
8.4
Report sharing and collaboration
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.3
Microsoft BI
8.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
TIBCO Jaspersoft
Microsoft BI
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Microsoft BI
8.2
Publish to Web
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Microsoft BI
8.3
Publish to PDF
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.5
Microsoft BI
8.8
Report Versioning
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.9
Microsoft BI
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Microsoft BI
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Microsoft BI
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.8
Microsoft BI
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.2
Microsoft BI
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.4
Microsoft BI
7.9
Predictive Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
Microsoft BI
8.1

Access Control and Security

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.9
Microsoft BI
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.9
Microsoft BI
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.1
Microsoft BI
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.0
Microsoft BI
8.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Microsoft BI
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.9
Microsoft BI
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.3
Microsoft BI
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.0
Microsoft BI
8.4
Dedicated Android Application
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.9
Microsoft BI
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.7
Microsoft BI
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.4
Microsoft BI
7.8
REST API
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Microsoft BI
7.9
Javascript API
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.6
Microsoft BI
8.3
iFrames
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.4
Microsoft BI
7.7
Java API
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Microsoft BI
7.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Microsoft BI
7.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Microsoft BI
7.5

Pros

TIBCO Jaspersoft

  • Flexibility. TIBCO Jaspersoft is extremely flexible. We use the embedded report engine to crank out thousands of static reports in PDF and Excel format. We use JasperServer to serve up HTML and javascript based dynamic reports and dashboards through visualize.js. We also use JasperServer directly for working with data in an ad hoc fashion. There are even ETL capabilities (though we haven't really explored those much).
  • There is also flexibility when it comes to connecting to different data sources, defining security, etc.
  • Within reports you aren't even limited to the libraries that JasperSoft provides! We've done some very rich and complex visualizations through JasperSoft using third party libraries like D3.js. Really, the sky is the limit.
  • I haven't run into a data presentation problem yet that I can't solve at least in part by using Jaspersoft.
  • Report creation tools. Jaspersoft Studio is extremely powerful. It is also a very familiar environment for folks coming from other report creation tools. This is important to us because we have to train dozens of report writers across our clients every year. For those that come from Crystal Reports, Jaspersoft Studio feels very intuitive very quickly.
  • Pixel perfection. We have a lot of standardized reports from the IRS and other government entities. Jaspersoft makes it easy to put a very visually complex form together quickly and accurately.
  • Power. I have yet to run into a reporting problem Jaspersoft cannot solve.
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Microsoft BI

  • Point 1. User defined automation of report execution and distribution. Microsoft SSRS so far is one of the most user friendly report scheduling and distribution platforms available. Our client users, often non-technical business people, can subscribe to any reports they have access to on the report server and make a customised execution by setting up parameter values, export formats, receipients, etc. etc. Many users use this feature to monitor their action lists and risk profiles on a regular basis. They absolutely love it!
  • Point 2. Extensive programmability. Programmability has always been a great strength of many Microsoft products. Adding to my point 1, take Microsoft SSRS for example, it comes with a great deal of programmability. This means what client users need do in point 1 to set up the report execution and distribution by themselves, can now be programmed and completed automatically. One trick we often do is to program on SSRS for automatically executing and distributing a report using different parameter values to generate different results and then send to the email boxes of tens, if not hundreds of line managers within client organisations. Every line manager will only receive the results relevant to his/her own business unit(s). Once set up, a client organisation can save hundreds hours of work on Excel spreadsheets each month. Clients are willing to pay you a fortune for such a level of automation in reporting process!
  • Point 3. Flexible integration with SSAS. Instead of praising the more techinical features such as partitions and actions shipped with SSAS, I'd make my point 3 to be more business user friendly by emphasising the integration options of SSAS. Excel, Power BI, SharePoint, and third party tools such as Tableau, can all be easily and nicely integrated with SSAS objects. Not to mention since MSSQL 2012 you also have got the choice between Tabular models and Multidimensional models. Your business analysts will love the flexibility SSAS can provide!
  • Point 4. Stability of the IDE. Of course this one is to me when I'm in a BI developer mode. Using Visual Studio to develop SSAS, SSIS, and SSRS objects is a relaxing experience and will be good to the longevity of your developers. Why? Because VS is stable enough to not crash your developers' computers. As a matter of fact, VS has never crashed my OS since 2008...I mean it.. though a few times before 2008...Unlike some other seemingly simpler IDEs which may freeze or overpower your OS while processing your design changes... VS is a powerful yet stable tool and your developers will love it.
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Cons

TIBCO Jaspersoft

  • While many of the advanced report writing features of iReport are available through the GUI, customization requires knowledge of Java. We often need to produce reports that are exportable to Spreadsheets with formulas and formatting intact. As consultants we can produce this quickly for our clients, but the GUI tools are not as friendly as they could be.
  • While Jaspersoft does offer the Talend Integration Server which is a web-app and execution server of it's own, the basic ETL tool requires some sophisticated knowledge to deploy scheduled jobs on Linux or Windows servers. Managing the libraries and status of the jobs can become non trivial as they grow in number.
  • Finding qualified consultant like RLWilliams Consulting can be difficult.
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Microsoft BI

  • Parallel Sequential job Processing within the SSIS GUI, not using DTS
  • More Options for non-SharePoint portal Integration
  • Reporting Services performance browser rendering time for reports
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Likelihood to Renew

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 8.1
Based on 22 answers
We had to stop paying our support to get Jasper management to pay attention to our issues. We are now working closely with them to try to resolve these problems. If they can be resolved to our satisfaction, we will continue with them. If not, we will look elsewhere.
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Microsoft BI

Microsoft BI 8.0
Based on 25 answers
Microsoft is widely adopted and it does get the job done. For legal reasons, support perspective and resourcing it is often the tool of choice and, of course, the technology is there to support the day-to-day business.
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Usability

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 7.3
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 BI

Microsoft BI 7.0
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 Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 9.5
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 BI

Microsoft BI 9.5
Based on 2 answers
The product has been reliable.
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Performance

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 9.0
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 BI

Microsoft BI 7.0
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 Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 7.2
Based on 19 answers
I've had several issues using and implementing Jaspersoft over the last year. I've run into unique situations and strange bugs that seem to make no sense. Every time I've run into a brick wall on how to fix my issue, I've been able to create a support case with Jaspersoft and have a representative helping me within minutes. They've all been very knowledgeable about their product and every single issue I've had has been resolved. Granted, some of the issues took some creative solutions, but at the end of the day, I have a production environment that runs well and I know that if I run into any future issues, I'll have the assistance I need within minutes, not days.
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Microsoft BI

Microsoft BI 7.1
Based on 6 answers
We are not currently utilizing Microsoft's technical support.
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In-Person Training

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 7.5
Based on 3 answers
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 BI

Microsoft BI 6.9
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 Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 5.7
Based on 7 answers
No agendaNo materials as everything is in wiki style documentation.Not much hands onAll this in the context of online delivered training,
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Microsoft BI

Microsoft BI 8.5
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 Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 6.8
Based on 15 answers
Super easy to install and/or upgrade! For all the big name software out there that does some business critical things, Jasper is a pleasure to install and/or upgrade. The bundled installer is all ONE install (one shell script execution at least) that sets up everything. Vastly superior to most other software of this caliber.
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Microsoft BI

Microsoft BI 9.6
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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Alternatives Considered

TIBCO Jaspersoft

Selected Jaspersoft because of it's open source credentials and value for money. Our requirements did not require top of the range MI or analytics, just a basic MI platform
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Microsoft BI

With over 20 years in IT, I have experienced a full range of relational and non-relational data solutions, from Oracle and Informix to MongoDB and Hadoop. In my opinion, the Microsoft BI stack is the most complete, well-rounded, high performing data management system on the planet right now. More and more, the ability to make data-driven decisions sets organizations apart from their competitors, and no one offers a better solution than Microsoft and its partners. As more and more of what we do in business life moves to the cloud, Microsoft is again leading the way with its Azure platforms.
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Scalability

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 7.5
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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Microsoft BI

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Return on Investment

TIBCO Jaspersoft

  • Increased customer satisfaction.
  • Wow-factor.
  • Increased product sales.
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Microsoft BI

  • Cleaner, more accurate data returned to end users.
  • Better decision making.
  • Increased control over data.
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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.

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
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