JasperSoft Delivers Open Source Business Intelligence Optimized for Windows and Excel

Technical Collaboration with Microsoft Delivers New Excel Integration,

Ensures JasperSoft Business Intelligence Suite 'Works with Windows Server


Mar 25, 2008, 01:00 ET from JasperSoft Corporation

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- OSBC Conference -- JasperSoft,
 the market leader in Open Source Business Intelligence, today announced it
 is working with Microsoft on a series of initiatives to optimize the
 JasperSoft Business Intelligence Suite for Windows Server 2008 and other
 key Microsoft technologies. In addition, JasperSoft announced the immediate
 availability of the new JasperSoft ODBO Connect(TM) product, which enables
 Microsoft Excel to be used as a front-end for the JasperAnalysis data
 analysis server. These announcements extend JasperSoft's existing support
 for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft SQL Server platforms.
     "More than 50 percent of open source applications deployed in the
 enterprise are running on Windows systems," said Sam Ramji, senior director
 of platform technology strategy at Microsoft. "And more than 50 percent of
 OLAP deployments use Excel as the client interface, so we are pleased to be
 collaborating with JasperSoft to deliver optimized versions of the
 JasperSoft Business Intelligence Suite for both Microsoft's server and
 desktop platforms and applications."
     Recognizing the overwhelming prevalence of Microsoft Excel as a desktop
 data analysis tool, JasperSoft is introducing JasperSoft ODBO Connect,
 which integrates directly with Excel PivotTable reports to provide
 interactive access to JasperSoft's JasperAnalysis relational OLAP server.
 Customers can analyze data directly in Windows client tools such as Excel,
 instead of using a Web browser. Using OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO), XML for
 Analysis (XML/A), and the Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) open standards
 to deliver unparalleled integration, JasperSoft ODBO Connect is available
 immediately. ODBO is the standard application programming interface (API)
 for exchanging metadata and data between an OLAP server and a client on a
 Windows platform. Unlike most Excel integration products in the BI market,
 JasperSoft ODBO Connect is included at no additional charge to
 JasperAnalysis customers. For more information, please go to:
     JasperSoft is also announcing the JasperSoft Business Intelligence
 Suite has completed the "Works with Windows Server 2008 certification,"
 updating its existing support for Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista,
 Windows XP, and Windows 2000. The "Works with Windows Server 2008" program
 is intended to help developers and customers ensure that applications meet
 the baseline technical bar for compatibility with Windows Server 2008 and
 can be deployed with confidence immediately.
     "We are pleased to deliver these tightly integrated products to our
 Community and Professional Edition customers," said Brian Gentile, CEO of
 JasperSoft. "Windows Server is a clear standard, Microsoft Excel is the
 most widely used desktop data analysis tool, and JasperSoft is the most
 widely deployed business intelligence software in the world. Together,
 Microsoft and JasperSoft can serve the largest and most diverse community
 of business intelligence customers globally."
     About JasperSoft Corporation
     JasperSoft is the market leader in open source business intelligence
 (BI). With more than 3 million downloads worldwide and more than 8,000
 commercial customers in 96 countries, JasperSoft provides the most widely
 used open source business intelligence software in the world. The
 JasperSoft Business Intelligence Suite includes an interactive reporting
 server, graphical and ad hoc report design interfaces, OLAP analytics, an
 ETL tool for data integration, plus a scalable Java reporting library-ideal
 for use by small, medium, and large enterprises, for stand-alone use or as
 embedded BI within business applications. JasperSoft is based in San
 Francisco and is backed by leading venture capital firms Morgenthaler
 Ventures, DCM, Partech International, Scale Venture Partners and SAP
 Ventures. More information is available at http://www.jaspersoft.com and
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