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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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Pentaho

As far as generating and maintaining a data warehouse, Pentaho does an excellent job and I would highly recommend it. For analysis and gaining insight into your data, Pentaho is excellent. For visualization, dashboarding, or executive grade reporting it may not be as beautiful or flashy as your clients require
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Pentaho
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.1
Pentaho
6.8
Customizable dashboards
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5
Pentaho
7.2
Report Formatting Templates
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5
Pentaho
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Pentaho
6.3
Drill-down analysis
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Pentaho
7.1
Formatting capabilities
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.0
Pentaho
6.7
Report sharing and collaboration
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.2
Pentaho
5.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
TIBCO Jaspersoft
Pentaho
6.3

Report Output and Scheduling

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.6
Pentaho
6.7
Publish to Web
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Pentaho
6.2
Publish to PDF
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.5
Pentaho
7.6
Report Versioning
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.6
Pentaho
6.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Pentaho
7.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5
Pentaho
6.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.8
Pentaho
6.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Pentaho
6.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.5
Pentaho
6.6
Predictive Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
Pentaho
5.9

Access Control and Security

TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.0
Pentaho
7.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.0
Pentaho
7.6
Role-Based Security Model
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.1
Pentaho
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.1
Pentaho
7.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Pentaho
7.1

Mobile Capabilities

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.0
Pentaho
6.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Pentaho
5.7
Dedicated iOS Application
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.2
Pentaho
6.5
Dedicated Android Application
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Pentaho
6.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.7
Pentaho
6.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.4
Pentaho
6.1
REST API
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Pentaho
6.8
Javascript API
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.4
Pentaho
6.4
iFrames
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5
Pentaho
5.2
Java API
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.4
Pentaho
6.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Pentaho
5.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.6
Pentaho
6.4

Pros

  • The tool is very flexible and powerful. You can add different types of charts and reports for any data structure. Especially the jasper studio has lots of possibilities and a good designed XML structure
  • Results are easy to use even for inexperienced user without IT Knowledge
  • There are lots of export possibilities. Especially important: Excel, PDF and PowerPoint
  • Jaspersoft reports are very lightweight: No extra database needed, they work directly with any database server
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  • Connect via JDBC
  • Integrates with Odoo (formerly OpenERP)
  • Grouping, summing seem to work well even though they are not intuitive as far as set up goes.
  • The multiple report output types are great (PDF, CSV, Excel, Word, Text, etc)
  • Connect via the web client of Odoo
  • Easy to build in parameters for filtering in the report
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Cons

  • It is not possible to add a PowerPoint Master to the PowerPoint export. So it can not used to create fully ready print ready reports.
  • Dashboards are very restricted: No easy to add and use, good looking filter mechanisms, restricted in size to the current screen.
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  • The Report Designer interface can seem clunky at times when trying to perform additional calculations on previously calculated fields or pass values to subreports.
  • There is inconsistency within the tools in Data Integration -- it is clear the various tools were authored by different engineers at different times. It is not always obvious what goes where.
  • There is inconsistency between all the products within the Pentaho Suite. Each has a different look and feel and none work the same way.
  • The product is not without flaws, but so far none have been insurmountable.
  • Upgrading to the latest version has proven to be EXTREMELY challenging for both us AND Pentaho customer services.
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Likelihood to Renew

TIBCO Jaspersoft8.0
Based on 22 answers
Overall it is a very solid product. If I was a Java developer, I wouldn't think twice about the decision to use Jaspersoft. It is robust and makes reporting a breeze. In a fully Microsoft shop, it is a bit of a harder sale, as the efficiency of having a second web hosting technology is diminished versus sticking to a single platform.
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Pentaho8.8
Based on 11 answers
Pentaho continues to fulfill our needs as previously described. We are regularly finding new uses for it as we expand our business and our technology stack.
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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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Pentaho5.0
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 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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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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Support

TIBCO Jaspersoft7.2
Based on 19 answers
Good looking reports are hard to develop, I personally didn't have problems with learning but I see that other had those problems and they are developers that are more used to Microsoft products, and didn't have experience with Eclipse. Not satisfied totally with support we had few problems, and questions after training, but didn't have answers and feedback. Community is not that big, you will not be able to find solutions for your problems
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Pentaho9.9
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 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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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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Pentaho9.5
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 Jaspersoft6.7
Based on 15 answers
The training is great. Rely on it early.
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Pentaho5.0
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 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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It has been too long since we did the research (over three years) before choosing Pentaho so I cannot remember exactly which competing products we looked at. In the end, the problem with all the others was that they were too expensive for our small company. Pentaho was reasonably priced and was exactly what we were looking for.Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, SAS all provide similar, but very expensive products.
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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

  • Development of ETL was eventually quicker.
  • It used fewer server resources to run than Informatica.
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  • 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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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.

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Pentaho

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

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