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TIBCO Jaspersoft

First of all I need to clarify that this is my first reporting tool so i do not have that much experience to compare. What i can think of is that Jaspersoft as I have worked with it is great for developing reports and dashboards which can be easily be embedded to any website or web app. There are various options for single-sign on processes and authentication. Also code customization is quite straightforward when you know what you are doing.
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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
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.1
Microsoft BI
7.9
Customizable dashboards
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5
Microsoft BI
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5
Microsoft BI
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Microsoft BI
8.4
Drill-down analysis
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Microsoft BI
8.2
Formatting capabilities
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.0
Microsoft BI
8.4
Report sharing and collaboration
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.2
Microsoft BI
8.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
TIBCO Jaspersoft
Microsoft BI
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.6
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
6.6
Microsoft BI
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Microsoft BI
7.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5
Microsoft BI
8.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.8
Microsoft BI
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Microsoft BI
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.5
Microsoft BI
7.9
Predictive Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
Microsoft BI
8.0

Access Control and Security

TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.0
Microsoft BI
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.0
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
8.1
Microsoft BI
8.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Microsoft BI
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.0
Microsoft BI
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Microsoft BI
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.2
Microsoft BI
8.4
Dedicated Android Application
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Microsoft BI
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.7
Microsoft BI
8.3

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

Pros

  • Excellent easy process of embedding Jaspersoft into a website.
  • Easy process of working with Jaspersoft elements through Visualize.js
  • Helpful Community if you take into consideration the communities of other BI similar products
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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

  • In my opinion, error messages could be more detailed. If I encounter an error, the error message is very generic, and support is required to resolve the issue (which is often small and trivial)
  • Conditional formatting could be expanded slightly. Currently you can only logically highlight data based on absolute/ static values. Comparing two columns for example would make much more sense in JasperReports Server - not just Jasper Studio
  • Row highlighting is a regular request for us. With the current version, you can highlight an entire column, but not a row. When a report has 20+ columns, highlighting the entire row would make reading information much easier
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  • Its not a web based application yet. So you have to install the client application on your local machine. In addition, you pretty much have to install a the full SSMS package. Its a heavy weighted suite of products
  • Compared to Tableau you are limited in your dashboard building ability. In SSRS you have to build a master report along with a subreport where these two items have to have a key that links them together. From there you can break up the screen into multiple quadratics with your visualization.
  • If someone wants to view the report on their iPad, you have to make sure that the subscription for their report is in PDF or CSV format. If its in Excel and they dont have Excel on their iPad, they cant view it. If its in CSV, I believe the report will open up in the iPads native spreadsheet app.
  • When you are stuck while building a report, the forums for Microsoft pretty much suck. Their technical articles suck also. Microsoft support is pretty much non-existent.
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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
Assuming that I will continue to have a need to monitor and report on the operational aspects of the organization using transactional data, Microsoft BI is a solid choice. Its kind of like how you still have legacy applications that serve a strong need that is critical to the day to day operations. The fact that the tools are similar to stuff the users have already been using makes the adoption and buy in that much easier.
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Usability

TIBCO Jaspersoft7.1
Based on 8 answers
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 BI7.0
Based on 5 answers
It's a good rating for people willing to learn and get used to it, but it's not inherently user friendly, especially to people who are not Excel power users.
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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
I am giving it a 10 because I like Jaspersoft. However, I really haven't had a need to "get support". Never really had a problem with it. :) I've made hundreds of reports, including ones with sub-reports. We've done schedules, dashboards, ad-hoc, manual JRXML editing and all that. We've been through a handful of version upgrades as well. Never needed to get tech-support. :/
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Microsoft BI7.1
Based on 6 answers
While support from Microsoft isn't necessarily always best of breed, you're also not paying the price for premium support that you would on other platforms. The strength of the stack is in the ecosystem that surrounds it. In contrast to other products, there are hundreds, even thousands of bloggers that post daily as well as vibrant user communities that surround the tool. I've had much better luck finding help with SQL Server related issues than I have with any other product, but that help doesn't always come directly from Microsoft.
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In-Person Training

TIBCO Jaspersoft7.5
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 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
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 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 Jaspersoft6.7
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 BI9.6
Based on 7 answers
Thorough project planning and requirements gathering ensured project's success.
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Alternatives Considered

Tibco Jaspersoft is a stronger competitor than the Microsoft Reports and ETL products. The flexibility and power of using the software, multi platform and deployment and monitoring has no comparison to what you use.It would be interesting to integrate some features of predictive controls of Tibco Spotfire in Tibco Jaspersoft ETL and Jaspersoft Reports.More robust features in the BPM type documentation in the Job ETL.Also more features and types of Jobs of the different flavors of Talend products.
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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 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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  • Business users easily learned self service BI with training and what to do and what not to do with self service BI
  • Learning curve for Powerpivot and other office 365 tools for IT team who already knew about data warehousing concepts is steep
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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
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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
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