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Likelihood to Recommend

TIBCO Jaspersoft

Using Jaspersoft depends entirely on your BI strategy and how information is delivered to your users.For our use, JaserReports Server meets our needs entirely. In a fast paced, time critical environment, JasperReports Server is perfect as it allows you to create rich, visually pleasing reports quickly. The use of Ad Hoc Views means you can create a report once, and push it out to many users without rebuilding the report for each user.
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Pentaho

The tool is fast, visually attractive and intuitive to use, but we also have an implementation of Qlik Sense and Pentaho pales in comparison to the overall capabilities. I recommend the tool, but everyone’s solution need is unique, so it may not be the right fit. Larger tools like Qlik are more versatile and easier to recommend. More expensive, yes, but you usually get what you pay for.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Pentaho
7.6
Pixel Perfect reports
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.1
Pentaho
7.6
Customizable dashboards
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.6
Pentaho
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Pentaho
7.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.2
Pentaho
6.5
Drill-down analysis
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Pentaho
7.2
Formatting capabilities
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Pentaho
7.1
Report sharing and collaboration
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.3
Pentaho
5.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
TIBCO Jaspersoft
Pentaho
6.3

Report Output and Scheduling

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Pentaho
6.8
Publish to Web
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Pentaho
6.2
Publish to PDF
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.5
Pentaho
7.7
Report Versioning
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.9
Pentaho
6.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Pentaho
7.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Pentaho
6.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.8
Pentaho
6.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.2
Pentaho
6.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.4
Pentaho
6.7
Predictive Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
Pentaho
5.8

Access Control and Security

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.9
Pentaho
7.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.9
Pentaho
7.5
Role-Based Security Model
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.1
Pentaho
7.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.0
Pentaho
7.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Pentaho
6.9

Mobile Capabilities

TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.9
Pentaho
6.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.3
Pentaho
6.2
Dedicated iOS Application
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.0
Pentaho
6.4
Dedicated Android Application
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.9
Pentaho
6.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.7
Pentaho
6.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.4
Pentaho
6.2
REST API
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Pentaho
7.2
Javascript API
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.6
Pentaho
6.7
iFrames
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.4
Pentaho
5.6
Java API
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Pentaho
6.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Pentaho
5.5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Pentaho
6.3

Pros

TIBCO Jaspersoft

  • 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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Pentaho

  • Being able to use the OLAP Analyzer tool saved our organization a lot of time in not needing to develop an OLAP tool on our own.
  • The ability to customize the tool and integrate all the internationalization we required was pretty straightforward.
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Cons

TIBCO Jaspersoft

  • 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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Pentaho

  • Lack of support. Unlike many Microsoft products, there is not a great wealth of support out there for Pentaho on the web. It is much harder to track down solutions.
  • Non-intuitive. There is a learning curve, and there are subtle nuances to Pentaho that even experienced ETL developers will take a while to get used to.
  • Less reputable. Despite all of Pentaho's benefits, it just hasn't gotten to that critical mass in the marketplace. Thus it does not garner as much respect as Microsoft or Oracle, which in turn makes it harder to find online support. It's a vicious cycle.
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Likelihood to Renew

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 8.1
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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Pentaho

Pentaho 8.8
Based on 11 answers
I will use Pentaho until I find a better tool with a better, easier to use report designer client. For now, Pentaho has been the most powerful reporting tool for our clients because of its ability to connect to Odoo, integrate in Odoo (reports are accessible in Odoo) and the flexibility in report design and parameter integration
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Usability

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 7.3
Based on 8 answers
JasperSoft is, by nature, a very technical product. They have made it as simple as possible to use but no simpler.
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Pentaho

Pentaho 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I would have liked some hands on help in trying to match what Customers were already used to. Plus having a team of Java/BI folks was difficult to assemble since what required to be done in an object oriented fashion could have easily been done via a SQL construct. This hash of technologies was difficult to manage.
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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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Pentaho

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Pentaho

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 7.2
Based on 19 answers
They respond quickly. Depending on the rep you get service can vary between amazing and "meh" but by the end you get what you need. It is just a matter of how many times you might have to clarify for the "meh" folks.
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Pentaho

Pentaho 9.9
Based on 2 answers
They were responsive to our questions when we raised issues.They gave us workarounds when required.They were quite knowledgeable when it came to issue analysis and providing fixes.They were forthright in informing us if a bug was not due for release soon.
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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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Pentaho

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 5.7
Based on 7 answers
I learned a great deal from their online training which help accelerate my proficiency with the product. The labs were clear and worked well and the material was well suited to the subject. also, I felt the instruction to be done at a good pace. highly recommended.
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Pentaho

Pentaho 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Course Taken: DI1000 Pentaho Data Integration FundamentalsSetup A week before your class started, the instructor will start sending out class material and lab setup instructions. This is helpful so that you understand how the environment is laid out and can start reviewing the content. Ultimately it saved about a 1/2 day trying to setup with 10 other people online which was great! The CourseThe 3-day course was laid out like many other technical classes with 15-30 minutes instruction and 15-60 minutes of lab exercises. The instructor was very knowledgeable with the functionality from version to version and answered questions as we went along. I was amazed at some of the functionality that was available that I was not using at the time and quickly implemented changes to many existing transformations and jobs. The novice users seemed to catch on quickly and more experienced users explained how some of the functionality was used in their home environments. Towards the end there was enough time so that we were able to ask very directed questions about our own environments. Overall, I really found the class to be informative and deliver enough information to be dangerous. My skills improved and I was able to design better and efficient transformations for the HIE. Course Description: https://training.pentaho.com/instructor-led-training/pentaho-data-integration-fundamentals-di1000
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Implementation

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 6.8
Based on 15 answers
TIBCO Jaspersoft is highly flexible and able to be fine customized into our custom business enterprise solution. Anyway the complexity of our solution reflects in some additional effort when trying to map all our requirements into TIBCO Jaspersoft. This sometimes leads to performance issues, that requires continuous improvement of the solution, but TIBCO support is always available to help and contribute in getting it a success.
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Pentaho

Pentaho 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Get the right people in before starting implementation. Start small and build as you go approach is time consuming and involves lot of rework.Evangalize within the organization the capabilities and limitations equally so that correct delivery expectations are set.Set expectations with the Customer that the tool cannot replace proprietary software in terms of stability/usability and that timelines could change given the new ness of the product.
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Alternatives Considered

TIBCO Jaspersoft

Jaspersoft was the best value proposition for what we needed.
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Pentaho

In comparison with Excel, that can also work with queries pivots and dashboards, Pentaho offers much more stability from a database point of view, more security options and provides a more stable table, pivots and dashboard designs. We are also completing the business intelligence experience for our users with Kyubit.
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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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Pentaho

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

TIBCO Jaspersoft

  • Jaspersoft has decreased our productivity due to the excessive time we've had to spend troubleshooting errors.
  • We have seen positive results from our data warehousing and reporting efforts.
  • Dashboards have allowed us to communicate important business insights throughout our company.
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Pentaho

  • Because of the security issue we have had to spin up an additional reporting portal using another vendor. This means we have two reporting tools that we must maintain and support.
  • Since Pentaho is used by a limited audience it gets sidelined as a solution that requires our customers and partners to access their reporting via the web.
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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
Additional Pricing Details
Jaspersoft offers flexible pricing for ISVs and SaaS per customer or by CPU core.

Pentaho

General

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

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