To Jaspersoft or not to Jaspersoft? That is the question!
March 15, 2019

To Jaspersoft or not to Jaspersoft? That is the question!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Software Version

Jaspersoft Professional Edition

Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Jaspersoft

  • We embed TIBCO Jaspersoft into our commercial application(s) that we sell to customers
  • We use TIBCO Jaspersoft for print-ready, pixel-perfect reporting
We use TIBCO Jaspersoft to allow our company and clients to access and analyze their fundraising data. We use ad-hoc domains and reports, as well as, the more advanced Jaspersoft Studio reports. By building standard domains, our clients are able to create their very own custom ad hoc reports with table, crosstab, and chart visualizations. For those more complex use cases, we are able to create more advanced reports with Jaspersoft Studio.
  • 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.
In the reporting world, we moved from Business Objects and Oracle Reports to TIBCO Jaspersoft reports. In doing so we have noticed improvements in styling and functionality, however there are several things that can't be done in Jaspersoft that clients always ask about. Compared to Business Objects and Oracle Reports, Jaspersoft can't remove duplicate rows, hide and unhide input controls on the parameter screen passed on the value of another input control, and have multiple tabs/forms on the parameter screen just to name a few. On the positive side of things, Jaspersoft ad hoc is easy to use for non-technical users.
  • Jaspersoft Premium Support (No annual case limit)
  • Jaspersoft Community
Is is very important that TIBCO Jaspersoft supports our needs and works seamlessly within our application. We want our users to feel like they are using a single application, which is why embedded reports using REST API is a must. In using the many areas of TIBCO Jaspersoft, we frequently have questions which TIBCO Support usually knows the answer to.
When integrating TIBCO Jaspersoft to our application is was very important to have built-in multi-tenancy. We have several clients with their own custom databases. We want to have the ability to give our clients the custom functionality they need that may be different from another tenant. Multi-tenancy allows for custom reports and domains to be used by specific clients without worrying another client, who has not paid for this custom work, can access it.
As I believe Business Objects was no longer being supported, we moved onto using TIBCO Jaspersoft. We have used Jaspersoft to create new reports, as well as, convert existing reports from different platforms, such as BO. We selected Jaspersoft as it seemed like a good fit that would allow our clients to easily access the information in their database.
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.

TIBCO Jaspersoft Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
7
Report Formatting Templates
Not Rated
Drill-down analysis
5
Formatting capabilities
5
Report sharing and collaboration
7
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
8
Report Versioning
8
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
7
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
7
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
7
REST API
6
Javascript API
Not Rated
iFrames
Not Rated
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated