Jaspersoft Evaluated in Leading Industry Analyst Firm's Report on Business Intelligence Platforms

Analyst research shows open source BI solutions saves customers up to 82% compared to megavendor BI providers

Apr 20, 2010, 04:00 ET from Jaspersoft Corporation

SAN FRANCISCO, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Jaspersoft announced today that leading IT analyst firm Gartner evaluated it in its recently published "BI Platform Licensing Models and Negotiating Strategies." Gartner reports open source BI license models remain a low cost disruptor to traditional BI software offerings, providing both significant initial and long-term cost savings.

According to Gartner, "If low license price options meet your functional and other BI platform ownership cost requirements over time, they can offer significant cost savings. Over five years, open source BI will cost 18% of megavendor BI or 23% of large and small pure-play BI."

The report also shows that over three years, open source licenses cost on average $91,500 while pure play vendor licenses costs on average $514,281 and megavendor licenses cost an average of $683,043.

According to the report, Gartner's 2009 Magic Quadrant survey results reported that cost was the leading limitation to BI deployments, cited by customers as more critical than concerns of performance, ease of use or lack of users skills/data quality.

"Gartner's findings are consistent with what Jaspersoft customers around the world tell us about their purchasing decisions, but cost is not the only driver," said Brian Gentile, CEO of Jaspersoft. "While lower initial purchase cost and lower lifetime cost of ownership are critical in any purchase decision, increasingly customers tell us that they value the rapid innovation cycles of open source, the ease of integration into larger enterprise software stacks along with ease of use."

Jaspersoft has built the world's most widely used business intelligence ecosystem and is the leading open source BI software provider. In its white paper "Open source BI in a Down Economy" Jaspersoft discusses how organizations of all sizes can achieve success with their BI deployment using powerful low cost BI software. Jaspersoft's modern architecture enables seamless integration and ease of use for a dramatic improvement in adoption and value to traditional BI software.

The report also stated "a confluence of drivers, the challenging economic environment, business intelligence (BI) platform market maturity, and the emergence of increasingly viable low-cost BI platform alternatives are all making price an increasingly important factor in BI platform purchasing decisions."

To learn more about open source BI solutions, open source BI licenses or how Jaspersoft's open source BI can be customized for any on-premise, virtualized, SaaS or cloud platform, visit http://jaspersoft.com/low-cost-open-source-page.

About Jaspersoft Corporation

Jaspersoft's open source business intelligence is the world's most widely used BI software, with more than 10 million product downloads worldwide and more than 12,000 commercial customers in 100 countries. Jaspersoft provides a web-based, open and modular approach to the evolving business intelligence needs of the enterprise and is the only BI vendor enabling true multi-tenancy while providing a common platform for on-premise, virtualized, SaaS and cloud deployments. Jaspersoft's products span the continuum of core BI requirements, including production reporting, operational & embedded reporting and analysis, interactive end-user query & reporting, dashboards and mash-ups, data analysis and data integration. Its BI software is updated constantly by a community of more than 125,000 registered members working on more than 350 projects, which represents the world's largest business intelligence community. More information is available at www.jaspersoft.com and www.jasperforge.org.

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