TIBCO Jaspersoft

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katragadda rajesh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Pixel perfect reporting visualizations
  • Easier integration in applications
  • Exporting formats
  • Report Rendering speed
  • Drill Down functionality in same report
  • Organizational hierarchy type of reports will not work in Jaspersoft
  • Regression issues During upgrading
November 18, 2019

Great Product!

Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
November 25, 2019

Why Jaspersoft?

Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 5 out of 10
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  • 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.
August 30, 2019

Jaspersoft Products

Brian Baley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
December 05, 2018

Embedded BI for All

Ashley Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
Jhonattan Smith Peláez Nimisica | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Gerald Meachem | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Support is excellent - very quick response time and good information.
  • Report server seems to run quickly and reliably without much attention.
  • Training material readily available.
  • Significant ability to customize the product
  • 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.
Craig LaValle | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Flexibility. TIBCO Jaspersoft is extremely flexible. We use the embedded report engine to crank out thousands of static reports in PDF and Excel format. We use JasperServer to serve up HTML and javascript based dynamic reports and dashboards through visualize.js. We also use JasperServer directly for working with data in an ad hoc fashion. There are even ETL capabilities (though we haven't really explored those much).
  • There is also flexibility when it comes to connecting to different data sources, defining security, etc.
  • Within reports you aren't even limited to the libraries that JasperSoft provides! We've done some very rich and complex visualizations through JasperSoft using third party libraries like D3.js. Really, the sky is the limit.
  • I haven't run into a data presentation problem yet that I can't solve at least in part by using Jaspersoft.
  • Report creation tools. Jaspersoft Studio is extremely powerful. It is also a very familiar environment for folks coming from other report creation tools. This is important to us because we have to train dozens of report writers across our clients every year. For those that come from Crystal Reports, Jaspersoft Studio feels very intuitive very quickly.
  • Pixel perfection. We have a lot of standardized reports from the IRS and other government entities. Jaspersoft makes it easy to put a very visually complex form together quickly and accurately.
  • Power. I have yet to run into a reporting problem Jaspersoft cannot solve.
  • Excel defaults. When designing a report for PDF then exporting to Excel, Jaspersoft, in an effort to maintain pixel perfection, makes the excel version a bit unusable. It is possible to mitigate some of that with some intelligent directives but it would be easier if some things -- getting rid of extraneous rows and columns, for example, would behave a bit more intuitively without intervention.
  • More intuitive security on JasperServer. Much of the security features on Domains and Ad Hoc reporting require either direct manipulation of SQL, XML, or repository placement. I'd like to see some intuitive screens for setting up security in a more visual and intuitive manner.
  • More flexible security on JasperServer. I'd also like to see security down to the data source layer. Going through Domains is not always viable.
  • Better automatic validation up and down the Datasource to Domain to Ad Hoc chain when there is a change to a datasource or domain.
Davide Marzucco | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • TIBCO Jaspersoft is able to integrate perfectly with our custom business application.
  • TIBCO Jaspersoft has a valuable designer to let the end users design their own tailored reports based on a selection of data provided in application design phase.
  • TIBCO Jaspersoft is able to manage multi-tenancy for our end users, allowing for the segregation of duties and data isolation.
  • It requires a lot of resources to provide a good end user experience, especially in terms of memory.
  • The management of custom domains to define the users and properties is hard to manage, causing a tree-structure with too many leaves.
  • The integration between TIBCO and SQL Server should be improved since its installation and maintenance is currently not as easy as the integrated database solution.
Rahul Goswami | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Pixel perfect reports
  • Multi-tenancy
  • Jaspersoft Studio - a powerful tool for designing reports and publishing them seamlessly to the server
  • SSO (Single Sign-On)
  • Affordable BI stack
  • Dated UI. Definitely not Web 2.0!
  • Multi-tenant row level security and data domains are not easily implemented without consultants.
  • Learning curve. Training and documentation drives success, even for technical folks.
  • Lack of sample reports/templates for the education vertical.
  • Server config/license management should be web accessible for the superuser.
Eva Donaldson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Adhoc domain structure is flexible and robust. It puts quite a lot of power into the hands of our power users and enough simplicity into our other users' hands to get them most often what they need.
  • Datasource connectivity. We have easily been able to connect to multiple data sources to produce reports which has been critical for us. The ease of use of this was part of our selection of Jaspersoft as our BA product.
  • Ease of use and extensibility of visualizations. Having HTML5 charts available with all the available options means we can EASILY make data pretty and usable for pretty picture people.
  • Dashboards. They are easy to build and flexible. Wonderful feature.
  • Performance on some of the way adhoc domains work. So for example, we have to set the default aggregation on all fields to NONE otherwise it calculates them ahead of time, causing delays. This is mostly because of the size of data we are dealing with. Having to set that default to NONE means we need more educated users to use the tool. Not a show stopper, but could be better.
  • We purchased JaspersoftETL. Just don't bother. There is no TIBCO support for that product and after this experience, I wouldn't recommend the underlying product at all.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • This may not be an obvious one, but the installer is well done. A lot of these products that are somewhat of a combination of other "back-end" components can be a pain to install. The fact that TIBCO/Jaspersoft bundles everything required into ONE installer is a huge blessing to any IT person wanting or needing to do an installation.
  • Jasper makes upgrades VERY easy. Since the entire reporting repository can be exported in a few clicks of a mouse (or via the shell/command-line) and imported AS-IS into a newer version is a major win.
  • The configuration files for Jasper's reporting server are all XML. Human readable. That's a big plus for people used to being forced into using proprietary software with closed-format binary configurations.
  • Documentation. While *using* Jasper Reports server is super simple and probably doesn't need much in the way of documentation, the overall quantity of documentation regarding some of the smaller details is severely lacking.
  • The reports editor. JasperStudio is OK. We use it, we make loads of reports with it, it's 100 times better than what we used before. But, the documentation for the report editor is terrible, and it seems as if some things just don't make sense. For example, no quick way to signify that you just want columns of data in a delimited file, no formatting, no special spacing, no anything other than straight data. There IS a way to do that in JasperStudio, but it's time-consuming, and it's very "repeatable" in the sense that it COULD be automated fairly easily, but just isn't.
  • Virtual Data Sources. This is one of the coolest and most useful things Jasper can do, but it's crippled and no explanation is given as to WHY it is that way. Crippled in what way, you may ask? The VDS system works in the Jasper Server, but NOT in the report editor. :/ As such, you can't test a report in the editor which needs data from a VDS then import that report into Jasper and use it. You can kinda fake it with datasets and connection parameters, but it just isn't what it COULD be with a little extra development.
Yogesh Ailawadi, CISSP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Adhoc Report Builder : It helps creating new reports on the fly without the need of code change
  • Handling big volume of Data: In the event of multiple pages report output, it show the first page very quickly and keeps on loading the pages in the background
  • Report Export : All the reports can be exported in Word/Excel/PDF formats
  • Reports auto schedule: All the reports can be auto scheduled to run at defined intervals and can send the output in a email attachment
  • Dashbaord: Dashboard need to be made Interactive with drilldown capabilities
  • Report output should be seamless on any screen size
March 03, 2018

About Jasper

Milan Paunovic | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Charts are very good looking. It has dynamic and easy built reports
  • For developers it is very easy to learn and develop nice looking reports very fast, even without any Java background.
  • Adhoc reports are very useful.
  • It is easily embedded into any web application
  • Jasper server works very fast, and you can easily organize it and use it for several clients (by splitting organizations)
  • Intuitive and easy administration for managing reports and permissions
  • Deployment of jasper reports is not good. Especially if you are planning some automatic deployment.
  • Jasper studio Integration with TFS
  • Most of configuring of Jasper server is mostly done in config files. There should be an option to do it on a server. i.e. email configuration.
  • Database authentication is complex, needs to be documented better
  • Logging errors needs to be improved.
Andreas Evagorou | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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
  • Community is quite large but it would be much more helpful if more experts could answer our questions
  • Their API is not that well documented
  • I would prefer some of the Pro features to exist on community edition as well, like for example HTML5 Charts
Charles Cochran | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Jaspersoft implements easily with a number of infrastructure configurations.
  • Reports are always easy to schedule.
  • Ad-hoc design is simple and quick.
  • Custom reports are easily published through Jaspersoft Studio
  • Management of templates could be easier.
  • Simplify queries to work more easily for troubleshooting.
  • Implement report designer into Jaspersoft reporting to enhance report aesthetics.
  • Remove dashboard and create modular cells.
May 18, 2018

Jasper Reporting

Score 7 out of 10
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  • Jasper allows our customers to quickly develop reports to address the company's reporting needs.
  • While user-friendly, the error reporting could provide more detailed feedback. Primarily in regards to editing domains.
Shaun Plumb | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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  • Report ready software, pixel perfect is nice.
  • Dashboards and charts are useful in designing the way you would like.
  • Open source so everything is able to be customized.
  • Report generation is highly inefficient with memory usage in generating exports.
  • Support doesn't assist with AWS setups although they provide the infrastructure and setup for AWS Server setups.
  • They do not operate very well with clustering / load balancing. Things work however regular errors are unavoidable and hard to determine legit errors on servers and troubleshooting.
Stefan Karrer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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
  • 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.

TIBCO Jaspersoft Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

BI Standard Reporting (3)
Pixel Perfect reports (82)
Customizable dashboards (83)
Report Formatting Templates (80)
Ad-hoc Reporting (3)
Drill-down analysis (83)
Formatting capabilities (91)
Report sharing and collaboration (75)
Report Output and Scheduling (5)
Publish to Web (70)
Publish to PDF (94)
Report Versioning (55)
Report Delivery Scheduling (77)
Delivery to Remote Servers (58)
Data Discovery and Visualization (2)
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (68)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (51)
Access Control and Security (4)
Multi-User Support (named login) (89)
Role-Based Security Model (87)
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (83)
Single Sign-On (SSO) (69)
Mobile Capabilities (4)
Responsive Design for Web Access (55)
Dedicated iOS Application (27)
Dedicated Android Application (25)
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (40)
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding (6)
Javascript API (59)
iFrames (52)
Java API (51)
Themeable User Interface (UI) (54)
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (56)

What is TIBCO Jaspersoft?

Jaspersoft is a Business Intelligence suite that brings users worldwide more timely, actionable data inside their apps and business processes, through an embeddable reporting and analytics. The vendor says Jaspersoft is a cost-effective platform, and its goal is to help users make better decisions faster.

TIBCO 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: Dedicated iOS Application
  • Supported: Dedicated Android 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

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TIBCO 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

What is TIBCO Jaspersoft?

TIBCO Jaspersoft 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.

What is TIBCO Jaspersoft's best feature?

Reviewers rate Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) highest, with a score of 9.8.

Who uses TIBCO Jaspersoft?

The most common users of TIBCO Jaspersoft are from Mid-size Companies and the Computer Software industry.