Its called Jaspersoft because it isn't hard to use.
November 15, 2013

Its called Jaspersoft because it isn't hard to use.

Alex Barson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Jaspersoft

  • Documentation is readily available and has a nice user base to provide third party support for many common issues and concerns.
  • Easy to use. Very user friendly and simplistic when needed.
  • Integration with other languages and systems is not complex.
  • More in depth documentation regarding some of more advanced customization options. For example, using Java applets with Jaspersoft iReports.
  • It can be difficult to write advanced queries or complex reporting models from within the JasperSoft suite itself. If you have to get very complex, there are other options such as using Java or another language to process the data and form it as XML to send into Jasper, but it would be so much easier to allow for this from inside the IDE.
  • Have noticed some issues going between versions of Jasper Reports. As if backwards compatibility was lost in one version, then regained in another.
  • Created detailed reports that were formatted in a more efficient pattern and more easily generated and extended for the user's needs.
  • Ability to generate graphs and deliverables based on simple information provided to the tool.
  • Multiple output methods make providing reports and tools a breeze for the adapting to the style of the consumer.
If the colleague is in the market for some nice data analysis and reporting tools, Jaspersoft products are definitely at the top of my list.

Some questions might be:
- What do you need to report, and how do you want to present it?
- What technologies are you consuming it from (Java, C#, etc)?
- What kind of output methods are you looking for (PDF, CSV, HTML)?

Using TIBCO Jaspersoft

I only give it 5 because I am no longer working in an environment where Jaspersoft is used.