My Jaspersoft experience
Updated March 18, 2015

My Jaspersoft experience

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version


Modules Used

  • IReports, ad hoc report designer

Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Jaspersoft

We used Jaspersoft to help customers of our software get their data out of the database. We leaned heavily on the ad hoc / self service tools but also did iReport development to that end. As a small software shop we did not use the product much internally, although I did develop a report to help estimate report development time based on various factors.
  • Ad hoc tool. It really helped our customers become self sufficient.
  • Using iReport and design studio, I never ran across a requirement I couldn't handle. These tools are very feature rich and there are many different ways to leverage them.
  • The community was a very reliable source of information.
  • The community pages layout was difficult to navigate.
  • The Jaspersoft website as a whole left a lot to be desired. I often found difficult to get what I had assumed would be simple answers.
  • The web interface had limitations with parameters in the version we ran. My understanding is that these were resolved in more current versions.
  • Oracle reports. Business Objects
The version of Oracle reports I had used was antiquated. For BOBJ I feel like there is too much segmentation of features across tools. Jaspersoft makes it much easier to draw a line from a problem to a solution. The trade off here is that I feel like a Jaspersoft report developer needs to be more technically proficient than a crystal developer.
I think Jaspersoft is well suited for organizations that have a talented business insight development department. I work now for a company fully integrated with SAP's offerings, including Business Objects and I do not feel like it could be a viable solution here.

TIBCO Jaspersoft Feature Ratings

Using TIBCO Jaspersoft

I would love to work with Jaspersoft again in my career. Outside of everything I had mentioned here it was just fun to work with. For my organization many of the offerings were first time features and it really helped our customers get the most out of their data.