Jet Reports vs. MS SharePoint / SQL

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jet Reports
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Jet Reports is a business intelligence software now offered by insightsoftware, inc since the company's 2019 acquisition of Jet Global Data Technologies.N/A
MS SharePoint / SQL
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
MS SharePoint / SQL refers to Microsoft Sharepoint, a web-based collaborative platform, being used in tandem with Microsoft SQL Server to provide business intelligence analytics and reporting. They can provide BI content such as data connections, reports, scorecards, dashboards, and more.N/A
Pricing
Jet ReportsMS SharePoint / SQL
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Jet ReportsMS SharePoint / SQL
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Jet ReportsMS SharePoint / SQL
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Jet ReportsMS SharePoint / SQL
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Jet Reports
6.7
5 Ratings
19% below category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.7
54 Ratings
7% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports6.04 Ratings8.836 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.04 Ratings7.352 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates6.05 Ratings9.944 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Jet Reports
7.0
5 Ratings
13% below category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
51 Ratings
1% above category average
Drill-down analysis8.05 Ratings8.141 Ratings
Formatting capabilities7.05 Ratings7.651 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages5.03 Ratings8.030 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration8.05 Ratings8.649 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Jet Reports
8.2
5 Ratings
1% below category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
55 Ratings
4% above category average
Publish to Web8.03 Ratings7.951 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.05 Ratings7.947 Ratings
Report Versioning8.05 Ratings7.844 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.05 Ratings9.640 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers7.02 Ratings10.032 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Jet Reports
7.7
2 Ratings
5% below category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.6
33 Ratings
17% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.02 Ratings8.933 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.02 Ratings10.032 Ratings
Predictive Analytics7.02 Ratings10.028 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Jet Reports
8.3
5 Ratings
3% below category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.8
66 Ratings
3% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)7.05 Ratings9.658 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.05 Ratings8.961 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.05 Ratings7.765 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)8.01 Ratings8.852 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Jet Reports
8.3
3 Ratings
5% above category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
56 Ratings
14% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.01 Ratings8.353 Ratings
Mobile Application7.01 Ratings10.032 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile9.03 Ratings7.937 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Jet Reports
6.8
2 Ratings
15% below category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
36 Ratings
13% above category average
REST API7.02 Ratings9.027 Ratings
Javascript API6.02 Ratings9.025 Ratings
iFrames7.02 Ratings9.027 Ratings
Java API7.02 Ratings9.025 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)7.02 Ratings9.032 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)7.02 Ratings9.022 Ratings
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User Ratings
Jet ReportsMS SharePoint / SQL
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(5 ratings)
8.2
(73 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(7 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(1 ratings)
8.7
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Jet ReportsMS SharePoint / SQL
Likelihood to Recommend
Insightsoftware, Inc
Jet Reports is better suited if you have a specific population set you are looking at and less suited when querying or summing large pools or data, records, etc. I use a combination of Jet & SQL syntax when performing the latter because it allows me to harness the speed of our SQL server. Jet allows more for more customization when bodes better for users.
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Microsoft
A simple and important scenario well suited is that you can configure alerts to notify you when the production server fails. another best feature is the report server is the central component of reporting services. For me something less appropriate is that the admin must ensure optimal performance for farm operations, they recommend that you install SQL Server on a dedicated server that does not run other farm roles and does not host databases for other applications.
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Pros
Insightsoftware, Inc
  • Integrated reporting
  • Customizable reports
  • Easy to use
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Microsoft
  • Flexible - able to make any changes we would like vs traditional service desk system.
  • ROI - We were already using SharePoint for internal intranet, so we are simply getting more use out of licensing we had already committed to.
  • Easy to use for end users.
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Cons
Insightsoftware, Inc
  • Tips and tricks
  • Sharing best practices from other companies
  • Online user forum
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Microsoft
  • It is hard to setup and nightmare
  • It requires a of infrastructure, thus it could be costly because of requirement and licensing required for everything to run smoothly
  • If it is not setup and organized properly from the beginning it could be maintenance nightmare
  • It is hard to have "test" environment to do patches or similar
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Likelihood to Renew
Insightsoftware, Inc
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
This was a long-term buy-in from a corporate perspective, to remain in the SharePoint space. Migration is certainly possible, which is good for planning and having options further out. At this point, the only planned migration is to eventually move the architecture up to SharePoint/SQL 2013. At that point, we will be able to leverage some greater efficiencies, some enhanced content design and management features, and some more current social features. It is well worth a full consideration in any shop looking at a new implementation of or migration to SharePoint (although you will probably be considering 2013 versions or beyond in those discussions), but the platform should be a strong competitor to any alternatives. Realizing the capability of a fully-branded and customized website was not part of the original choice for the architecture at Lincoln, but seeing it implemented and functioning now with this capacity far beyond original expectations has certainly cemented plans to continue using it.
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Usability
Insightsoftware, Inc
Because it is not the costliest tool in this category but it serves the purpose. It is easy to use, cost effective, and works really well with the data stored on cloud. It has wide range of dashboard templates which go really well with different types of data sets. I would love to use it agains and again
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Microsoft
SharePoint is very complex. This makes usability somewhat difficult from an IT perspective. An IT generalist will be able to pick it up and run with basic tasks. More customized functions would require significant specialized training and therefore limit what a standard user would be able to achieve. From an end user perspective, it's pretty straightforward to use.
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Support Rating
Insightsoftware, Inc
I hinestly have not used the support a lot but i have always had to way for longer durations to get a response on my emails. I have tried calling them a few times and the wait time was a little more than what i expected. They were able to answer my queries nonetheless
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Microsoft
It's been fantastic in terms of Premier Support so far. If there is an issue and if you report if the product has an issue, they will act upon it immediately. In some cases, if you design/develop something using the platform, Microsoft appreciates it and... publishes it on their public website. But you have to wait for some time if it is a non-Premier Support issue as you may experience delays.
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Implementation Rating
Insightsoftware, Inc
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Not implemented in best practice way, there are many customizations
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Alternatives Considered
Insightsoftware, Inc
Jet Reports is light weight and has a minimal barrier to entry for new users. Tableau has a higher learning curve and is more cost prohibitive
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Microsoft
At the time of the two large projects, SharePoint was the enterprise solution so we were required to use that. We have since lobbied the enterprise teams to review and consider Atlassian Confluence and were successful. Confluence is cheaper than Sharepoint which is why we wanted to bring that in. The enterprise has now made Confluence an enterprise solution as an alternative to SharePoint. After using both I think SharePoint has many more add-ins than Confluence. It has much more customization ability than Confluence. SharePoint is not good for mobile readiness. Confluence is so there is a difference that might lead you to Confluence over SharePoint. I would also say that SharePoint is very document-centric and that Confluence has better KM than SharePoint does. even with the use of SQL Server. We were told that we could not use Google Drive even though it had features we liked.
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Return on Investment
Insightsoftware, Inc
  • Prediction analysis has helped the business to make future plans
  • Report scheduling has eliminated a lot of manual work
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Microsoft
  • I've installed SharePoint in many different industries and each industry has seen greater collaboration among their teams both locally and nationally. The ability to collaborate more efficiently has reduced the need to have employees centrally located.
  • Companies which have used SharePoint in a end user training portal have had great ROI, since they can create the content once and share with all their users who subscribe to their training service. The web content management aspect of SharePoint is a very helpful feature.
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