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What is Jaspersoft?

Jaspersoft commercial edition is an embedded business intelligence suite designed to be built-into SaaS products as an integrated reporting engine. It provides reports and dashboards for customer-facing applications without requiring app developers to build their own reporting engine.

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Average Reporting solution

6 out of 10
June 04, 2022
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Popular Features

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  • Publish to PDF (99)
    8.7
    87%
  • Multi-User Support (named login) (94)
    8.1
    81%
  • Role-Based Security Model (92)
    8.1
    81%
  • Formatting capabilities (97)
    7.3
    73%
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What is Jaspersoft?

Jaspersoft commercial edition is an embedded business intelligence suite designed to be built-into SaaS products as an integrated reporting engine. It provides reports and dashboards for customer-facing applications without requiring app developers to build their own reporting engine.

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  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.jaspersoft.com/contact-us

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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Product Demos

Jaspersoft - FreshDelivery Demo

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IdRaaS Demo

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Jaspersoft for AWS - Auto Scaling Clusters (Full Demo)

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Introduction to the Jaspersoft REST API

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Features

BI Standard Reporting

Standard reporting means pre-built or canned reports available to users without having to create them.

7.6
Avg 8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

Ad-Hoc Reports are reports built by the user to meet highly specific requirements.

7.4
Avg 8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

7.7
Avg 8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Data Discovery and Visualization is the analysis of multiple data sources in a search for patterns and outliers and the ability to represent the data visually.

7.7
Avg 8.0

Access Control and Security

Access control means being able to determine who has access to which data.

8.1
Avg 8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Support for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

6.6
Avg 8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

APIs are a set of routines, protocols, and tools for used for embedding one application in another

7.7
Avg 7.9
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Product Details

What is Jaspersoft?

Jaspersoft commercial edition is an embedded business intelligence suite designed to be built-into SaaS products as an integrated reporting engine. It provides reports and dashboards for customer-facing applications without requiring app developers to build their own reporting engine.

Jaspersoft Features

BI Platform Features

  • Supported: Administration via Web Interface
  • Supported: Live Connection to External Data
  • Supported: Snapshot of External Data
  • Supported: OLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
  • Supported: ROLAP (SQL-layer querying)
  • Supported: Multi-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
  • Supported: Data warehouse / dictionary layer
  • Supported: ETL Capability
  • Supported: ETL Scheduler

Supported Data Sources Features

  • Supported: MS Excel Workbooks
  • Supported: Text Files (CSV, etc)
  • Supported: Oracle
  • Supported: MS SQL Server
  • Supported: IBM DB2
  • Supported: Postgres
  • Supported: MySQL
  • Supported: Cloudera Hadoop
  • Supported: Hortonworks Hadoop
  • Supported: EMC Greenplum
  • Supported: IBM Netezza
  • Supported: HP Vertica
  • Supported: ParAccel
  • Supported: SAP Hana
  • Supported: Teradata
  • Supported: Salesforce
  • Supported: SAP
  • Supported: Google Analytics

BI Standard Reporting Features

  • Supported: Pixel Perfect reports
  • Supported: Customizable dashboards
  • Supported: Report Formatting Templates

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

  • Supported: Drill-down analysis
  • Supported: Formatting capabilities
  • Supported: Report sharing and collaboration

Report Output and Scheduling Features

  • Supported: Publish to Web
  • Supported: Publish to PDF
  • Supported: Output Raw Supporting Data
  • Supported: Report Versioning
  • Supported: Report Delivery Scheduling
  • Supported: Delivery to Remote Servers

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

  • Supported: Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
  • Supported: Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

Access Control and Security Features

  • Supported: Multi-User Support (named login)
  • Supported: Role-Based Security Model
  • Supported: Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
  • Supported: Report-Level Access Control
  • Supported: Table-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
  • Supported: Field-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
  • Supported: Single Sign-On (SSO)

Mobile Capabilities Features

  • Supported: Responsive Design for Web Access
  • Supported: Mobile Application
  • Supported: Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features

  • Supported: REST API
  • Supported: Javascript API
  • Supported: iFrames
  • Supported: Java API
  • Supported: Themeable User Interface (UI)
  • Supported: Customizable Platform (Open Source)

Additional Features

  • Supported: Multi-tenancy
  • Supported: Audit Logging

Jaspersoft Screenshots

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Jaspersoft Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, plus the ability to add additional languages

Frequently Asked Questions

Jaspersoft commercial edition is an embedded business intelligence suite designed to be built-into SaaS products as an integrated reporting engine. It provides reports and dashboards for customer-facing applications without requiring app developers to build their own reporting engine.

Infor Birst, Windward Core, and Pentaho are common alternatives for Jaspersoft.

Reviewers rate Publish to PDF highest, with a score of 8.7.

The most common users of Jaspersoft are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Generating reports over web services enables distributed reporting capabilities with authentication.
  • Inbuilt features of Jasper Server help in designing reports as required by the customer.
  • Jasper Server is capable in using with many data adapters like Oracle, PostgreSQL and NoSQL stores.
  • Jasper Server needs some improvements further on its performances in generating reports.
  • Customers claim some security violations on numerous plain text passwords appearing inside the source code.
  • Jasper Server needs automated purging mechanisms on its scheduled reports.
A well suited feature of Jasper Server is the distributed functionality in generating reports over web services which enables the decoupling components in a better way.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our software application uses TIBCO Jaspersoft as reporting partner for our products. This provides reporting capabilities to enterprise customers using our products. Our developers build and develop our products based on TIBCO Jaspersoft's reporting capabilities. The idea is to design and deploy inbuilt reports for our customers and also provide capabilities for end-users to build custom reports. We liked the integration capabilities for added functionality.
  • Reporting services work very well when they work, a decent tool for reporting software needs
  • Feature rich, quick to setup and get it running
  • Ability to customize
  • Cost effective
  • It's complex and not easy for everyone, requires a certain level of expertise and understanding
  • Poor service, some of our important issues took months to get to a resolution. Need to do a lot of chasing without success
  • Scheduled report deliveries fail occasionally
TIBCO Jaspersoft is a cost-effective solution and it works well for not so complex, large reporting needs. It comes with good deployment and integration capabilities. It requires a higher level of learning and understanding if your report-building requirements are from large and complex datasets. We have our own challenges with getting our issues fixed in a timely manner.
Himanshu Bhardwaj | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We were migrating from the legacy point of sale system to the new version and different vendors altogether. There were a lot of challenges we were facing especially when it came to data mapping from enterprise to enterprise between two systems. With the help of this tool, we were able to resolve those issues very effectively and efficiently in a timely manner and meet project deadlines. The scope was included for both digitally online and mobile platforms with the help of this tool.
  • Breadth of mapping tags.
  • Easy sync across multiple systems.
  • Data migration security.
  • Performance issues once in a while may hamper the productivity of the project.
  • Introduction or how to do guide can be more better and comprehensive.
It is well suited for the fact of scalability itself and the breadth of features this application has in order to make the migration from legacy systems to the newer different versions more seamless and effective. Data integrity and security are the main aspects of this tool which does not lose their value when doing day-to-day operations for data mapping.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We, as a team together, created a product which automates the billing and licensing for a giant automobile conglomerate. So in that product at the end of every month we need to generate reports and bills in stipulated format. So we tried TIBCO Jaspersoft for this purpose. As we needed a tool which can connect with different databases and on the basis of schedulers different reports and bills can be generated in different formats. So we had a request from a client to get reports generated in PDF, Word and Excel formats. And we found all this can be easily processed using TIBCO Jaspersoft. It's just plug and play model irrespective of the technology our product is based on, quite flexible in that term. Just we need to create template and store it as standard and bingo!!!! Things are done ready to served.
  • Generation of reports in different formats like Word, Excel or pdf.
  • Integration of TIBCO Jaspersoft is quite easy, hence no mess at all.
  • TIBCO Jaspersoft is quite flexible to be integrated and deployed.
  • Quite flexible with all type of databases.
  • Lightweight.
  • Easy to use and can be used for complicated design templates as well.
  • Need to work on inbuilt utilities provided, as few utilities seems to be tech dependent or platform dependent.
  • Optimize it for high-volume data processing.
  • User interface needs to be improved.
  • Best suitable for people from a java background.
  • People who aren't from such a background need to put a lot of effort to make things go.
TIBCO Jaspersoft is suitable for environments where reports need to be generated from a database and related entitiees in the language (e.g. JAVA) in different formats like Word, Excel, pdf etc. And later on can be used for different purposes like analysis or circulations. It is suitable for the average data set which does not have a huge amount of data that needs to be processed. Applicable for miscroservices rest applications as well.

Situations where TIBCO Jasper report is not suitable:
  1. Where data volume is quite dense.
  2. A complex insightful reports need to be generated which includes charts, graphs and such representations for analysis.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Jaspersoft enables us to generate reports based on the input data given. It is swift enough to generate reports with small to medium data. We use it on our application back end to automatically generate reports based on filters, date range, and input data. It supports PDF, Excel, and HTML formats. It can also build graphs and charts for more interactive reports. It is easy to use and the learning curve is very minimal. Overall it's a great product with a minimalistic design and several important features.
  • Minimal design.
  • Reports can be generated swiftly.
  • Supports REST based applications.
  • Easy to use and quick to learn.
  • Cant handle large data efficiently.
  • No dashboards.
  • UI is outdated needs to be modernized.
Jaspersoft is very well suited for generating reports with small and medium data. It can't handle huge data efficiently. UI needs to be optimized and modernized to look more elegant. It generates both static and dynamic reports. It doesn't have dashboard capabilities in reporting edition. Overall it's a great report generating tool with minimal design and a good feature set.
February 17, 2022

TiVo Jaspersoft review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Used for visualisation of data in easy-to-use dashboards. Solves a few different issues including removing the need to visualise in Microsoft Excel, real-time sharing of data without the need to email a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Data visualisation.
  • Easy sharing of dashboards.
  • East to learn interface.
  • Refresh time of dashboards.
  • Update of GUI. It’s a bit old.
  • More flexibility in data format allowed to use.
Used for monthly S&OP process. We are able to display various different metrics on a single dashboard and can toggle seamlessly to different views at yeh request of the meeting attendees. Once set up it is very easy to change views to suit the audience.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The product is used to enable self-service reporting capabilities for users of a custom suite of tools developed in Java. Jaspersoft has been used for over five years now so we have not taken advantage of some of the newer capabilities yet the product has been robust enough to last half a decade in a production environment without any significant issues.
  • Reporting.
  • Visualizations.
  • Analytics.
  • Community edition capabilities.
Embedded reporting, dashboards, and enabling self-service reporting capabilities into existing applications are scenarios where the product is very well suited. In order to connect to a higher variety of data sources, an enterprise license will be required.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Jaspersoft Enterprise Edition requires the ability for customers to report and view dashboards that are easily created, personally designed, with a broad array of layouts and customizable to display key performance indicators and metrics. Given that this requirement is a core offering of the solution, it’s essential that it is fully embedded and white-labeled (ie. No branding to indicate what product is being used within another application. Jaspersoft Enterprise Edition is capable of that. However, there are some limitations.
  • Easy to use
  • Renders graphics nicely
  • Embeds well into other applications
  • Poor at scaling to large volumes of data
  • Pricing model could be better
  • Performance slows dramatically as you reach limits of data handling
Startups with fewer clients or smaller data sets would be well served to adopt Jaspersoft Enterprise Edition as their report tool to embed in their solution. Its ability to provide a strong customer experience, flexible report filters and configurations, and easily deployable are strong benefits. However, as your customer base and data demands grow, it is possible that you will need to evaluate and select another vendor in the future as performance can slow to unacceptable levels.
November 25, 2019

Why Jaspersoft?

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy development and deployment.
  • Low cost compared to other competitive products.
  • All in one kind of program with embedded features.
  • Professional level support.
  • Improved version for microservices-based architectures.
  • Desktop direct printing solutions.

It is suited for transactional reports to run a large number of reports with fewer pages.

It is not suited for reports with thousands of pages, but they'll still work with more memory and CPU.

November 18, 2019

Great Product!

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • AdHoc views are really useful when you want to implement self service reporting for your customers.
  • Support is absolutely amazing. Generally they will update a case within an hour or less.
  • Our customers love the freedom to create custom reports and being able to export in the format that they want.
  • I was not impressed with the sales process specially our Account Manager. He was rude and very unwilling to bend or negotiate.
  • There are some features that would be helpful in our setup. For example we have issues not being able to remove duplicates based on the dataset in the view itself. So you cannot do a select distinct in an adhoc view.
  • We stuggle with adding a filter on an aggregate totals. There is no option for the over partition function.
We did a lot of research when selecting Jaspersoft because we have unique needs. In our case we needed to replace Oracle Discoverer so we need to give our customers an Adhoc experience. This does it well whereas other similar products are only focused on Analytics.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It's easy to use when creating a report or dashboard using Jasper studio.
  • Adhoc reporting allows for more dynamic reporting.
  • Can use custom themes based on your needs.
  • Ad-hoc reporting can be improved further. The custom styling features in adhoc report could be included.
  • Need more culture (locale-based) included for Jasper reports. For example, it does not have locale for the Netherlands.
Fast development with wide sets of data sources and good support. It is easy to create dashboards and multiple levels of reporting. The only problem is we need to create a report for each drill down separately.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • The XML file created is reliable and portable.
  • It's relatively easy to drag the data elements to its corresponding fields in the report
  • Counting pixels - extremely manual and time consuming activity. It should be a drag and drop function.
  • Aligning fields manually - time consuming.
  • The product has some bugs. Have to close the application and open it again to see my updates.
Well suited for very simple reports with only a few data elements. Not well suited for large reports. For large reports with a large number of data elements, it's very difficult to design the report or especially update the designed report. For example, once a data element has to be inserted in the middle of a report, a tedious pixel renumbering has to be done for the entire report.
October 01, 2019

Jaspersoft Review

Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Provides a great REST API with control over all of its Jasper server functionality allowing automation and external management, maintenance, and deployment.
  • Very easily integrated reporting engine into Java applications. Very easy to integrate with external applications using the API for the server component and libraries for standalone.
  • Handles a huge range of data sources out of the box and is very easy to develop custom data sources. It is fairly easy to find code examples for developers.
  • The documentation for users, admins, and developers is very good.
  • Extremely easy to deploy internally or cloud-based.
  • UI is not customized as per our wish and need.
  • Complex reporting or dashboards cant be worked out with the TIBCO.
  • Memory optimization is not efficient.
  • Application performance isn't good with larger reports.
It suited well for TABLE format reports and lightweight dashboards. It is very easy for the deployment team to plug and play with the product. Easy to integrate with client applications with hand ready REST APIs.

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Single sign-on works seamlessly.
  • The server is easy to manage.
  • Visualizer.js is excellent.
  • Not as glossy as Tableau.
  • Training materials are spread all over the place.
  • Not enough video training materials.
For embedding anything into a web application, it is excellent. Its open-source routes make it easy to administer. I feel it needs more attention in building/designing reports and implementing a high visual impact.
September 25, 2019

Custom Reporting

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Custom reporting
  • Dashboards
  • Easy to access
  • User interface isn't the easiest to navigate
  • Requires developers to pull reports
Jaspersoft has been helpful for us in pulling certain segments of data that are not easily reportable in other applications.
August 30, 2019

Jaspersoft Products

Brian Baley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Provides a great API with control over all of its Jasper server functionality allowing automation and external management and maintenance and deployment.
  • Very easily integrated reporting engine into Java applications. Very easy to integrate with external applications using the API for the server component and libraries for standalone.
  • The purely XML based report definitions make automation of generating report source very easy.
  • Handles a huge range of data sources out of the box and is very easy to develop custom data sources. It is fairly easy to find code examples for developers.
  • The documentation for users, admins, and developers is very good.
  • Extremely easy to deploy internally or cloud-based.
  • Provides a wide range of output and visualizations, not just typical "reports".
  • The JasperSoft Studio (Eclipse + plugins) is not always a joy to use. The choice of using Eclipse as an IDE base is understandable, but it comes with the issues and difficulty of Eclipse. The Eclipse integration lacks any useful debugging features and the error messages are vague and it makes it difficult for non-developers to determine what is actually wrong with the JRXML source in many instances.
  • The Jasper Server component (CE anyway) is difficult to brand and customize the web GUI.
  • Sub-report data sources can be quirky and overly complicated to define and get "right". Combing multiple data sources with multiple sub-reports is not easy.
  • How report variables work, specifically the increment types and reset types combined with where they get used in report bands, is very difficult for the average report writer to grasp.
Jaspersoft is most well-suited in an enterprise environment where a common reporting and BI framework is needed complete with end-user support. It's also well-suited for integration with other applications using the API and Java libraries. It would be way too complicated and overkill for a small business that just wants to generate and run a few reports, with only one person developing and managing those reports (quite common).
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Can easily build reports from predefined tables or derived queries.
  • Can schedule reports to run and send to an ftp server.
  • Can easily customize the report server with your own skin.
  • Too many hotfix releases cause issues with having to reapply your customization over and over.
  • Hard to diagnose issues that arise without turning on debugging mode which generates way too much information.
  • Takes about 2 minutes to start up.
Well suited for businesses who need enterprise-level reporting, dashboards, exports with scheduling capabilities, or for creating "pixel-perfect" reports. Also, for embedding reports and dashboards into your own application. This is not for things you can do easily in Microsoft Word or Excel, this is an intuitive scalable application.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • TIBCO Jaspersoft allows you to embed reports into your own application, which gives users the feeling they are using a single product.
  • TIBCO Jaspersoft Studio allows for more advanced report development, such as adding subreports, drilldown to detail reports, images, page headers, page footers, maps, and more.
  • TIBCO's Jaspersoft Domain Designer is very easy to use and navigate.
  • Ad-hoc views and reports don't allow for the capability to enter or modify SQL being used. Users always have to rely on how the domain is built.
  • Ad-hoc views and reports don't have the functionality to automatically remove duplicate rows.
  • If a domain is extremely large and contains several derived tables, slowness is a big issue. Not only is there slowness in the domain designer, but there is slowness when using said domain as the data source of an ad-hoc view.
TIBCO Jaspersoft is well suited for users who are not too technical. These users are able to easily drag and drop domain fields from their database to create friendly table reports. Users can easily add filters to their reports which allows for reusability. On the other hand, if a user is looking to add information that has many-to-many relationships, duplicates will appear. Having duplicates in an ad-hoc view and not being able to easily remove them is a big issue for many of our clients.
Jhonattan Smith Peláez Nimisica | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • The implementation of the reports with Jasper Studio is very friendly and allows us to be more productive.
  • It is also an essential aid in the management decisions of our clients with their BI tool.
  • We can guarantee quality attributes such as scalability, security, and confidentiality in the presentation of information with TIBCO.
  • The implementation of security with Visualize.js took us a long time due to the lack of documentation on the subject.
TIBCO has become an ally for the presentation of information and the generation of reports in the applications of our company.
December 05, 2018

Embedded BI for All

Ashley Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Modern looking reporting - (many other products are still archaic looking in their default selections)
  • Quick time-to-market turn-around from concept to reality when creating a report
  • Listens to customer feedback for future features - this, I believe, has greatly shaped some of the upgrade features we have seen of late that have brought the level of usefulness up for Jaspersoft and ease of use for non-developer users
  • Full customization of reports with scheduling and many different formats available (I mention this because some other products had limited export format options)
  • If you do not have a proper hardware set up, report run-time can be slow and take up a lot of resources in a shared stack. You must fine tune a lot of set up for DB servers in order to get that perfect runtime for end users
  • Users with very slow connections/not close to runtime locale of reporting server can have very slow experiences with reports
  • It is a large learning curve to gain that best-practice knowledge of using DB. This is understandable for most products. I wish that Jaspersoft had better documentation for this in the form of more shared examples in order for users to gain better business practice-use of the product. We struggled with many trial and error methods until finding those perfect solutions.
Well suited for formatting needs and specific export types.
Great for creating static scheduled reports because they are easily editable by non-developers.

Less suited for non-developer level users if looking for an ad hoc tool as I believe they still need to do more work in making the ease-of-use of their ad hoc tool so that it is more accessible to entry-level users to reporting software.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Jaspersoft has an excellent self-service module that allows ad hoc report creation and can be easily worked by non-technical users as well.
  • Using this tool, it doesn't matter if you are viewing the report on a desktop screen or smaller mobile screens, the experience is seamless.
  • One of the issues we found during our implementation was that the reporting software would work faster for certain data sources and not the others. Extracting CSVs and XML was slower in comparison to JSON in our experience.
  • Jaspersoft Studio was the main IDE we used for development. Built atop the Eclipse IDE, we found that the tool was really resource intensive and generally take long time to initialize.
TIBCO Jaspersoft is an excellent reporting tool that makes creating live interactive reports and dashboards very easy. These graphically rich reports can be embedded in our application, emails or simply printed out without any additional hassle.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • The reports are exactly as they are designed in Jaspersoft Studio. It allows for pixel-perfect editing, so we can be sure the reports our customers get look great.
  • We have a number of different data stores for our different products, and Jaspersoft has connectors for all of them. No matter where our data is, Jaspersoft allows us to access it easily, and transform it into a great looking report.
  • Once the reports are uploaded to the Jaspersoft Server, it is very easy to generate the reports. Be it passing parameters via the URL, using the REST api, or embedding using Visualize.js, generating the reports is a breeze.
  • The UI on the report designer, Jaspersoft Studio, looks a little outdated. I think that Studio as a whole could use a facelift. Additionally, Jaspersoft Studio tends to slow down over time, requiring a restart of the program.
  • There is a bit of a learning curve with all of the intricacies of Jaspersoft Studio, it's kind of overwhelming when trying to learn it from nothing.
  • One functionality that seems to be missing, that would help our use-case, would be the ability to parameterize a JSON URL as a data source. For example, if there was a call to a set of JSON data, it has to be a static URL. But in many cases, APIs that return JSON take parameters via the URL. Jaspersoft does not support that.
I think that Jaspersoft lends itself very well to scenarios in which a company has a set of static reports that are going to be generated frequently. Whether it is internal reports, or external customer facing reports, Jasper does the job and does it well. In scenarios where reports need to be more dynamic, such as changing columns, it is less appropriate.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Jaspersoft can be seamlessly embedded into web applications.
  • Jaspersoft is easily customized allowing nearly complete control over the reporting environment.
  • Jaspersoft is scalable allowing it to grow to meet the needs of our growing user base as our deployment rolls out across the country.
  • Jaspersoft is easy to learn for the report developer.
  • Jaspersoft Studio is a little "buggy" having to be closed and re-opened periodically throughout the day.
  • Multi-select queries return and load the entire query result set rather than allowing "lazy-loading" of records as a user scrolls. This results in slow loading report parameter screens as the lists are loaded.
  • It would be great to have source control (such as Version One or Git) better integrated into Jaspersoft.
  • Version 6.4.3.final of Jaspersoft Studio has some bugs where some button on the main toolbar simply do not function (such as "Publish the file on JasperReports Server.")
Well Suited: Jaspersoft is the optimum solution for embedded reports. It allows this to be done seamlessly where a user would assume you wrote the reporting directly into the web page rather than embedding a tool.

Less Appropriate: I would not recommend native Jaspersoft as an ad-hoc reporting tool for the end-user. Because it provides so much flexibility, it is probably a bit too complex for the end-user.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Flexible visualisation
  • Deep integration with wider software product
  • Highly customisable
  • Not as polished as higher end BI solutions
  • Product development and support responsiveness can be sluggish
  • Commercial/account management contacts dont add value
A good BI visualization solution where you need a balance between powerful functionality and detailed customization. Good breadth of functionality (canned reports, self-service etc).
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