Jaspersoft’s New Software Community Release Delivers Broad Suite of Business Intelligence Capabilities

Jaspersoft 3.7 Community release, built by community feedback and feature voting, is now available for free download at jasperforge.org

SAN FRANCISCO, February 4, 2010 – Jaspersoft, creator of the world’s most widely used business intelligence software, today announced the immediate availability of Jaspersoft 3.7 Community release for free download at jasperforge.org. The Jaspersoft 3.7 Community release comes just weeks after the general avail ability of Jaspersoft 3.7 Enterprise Edition, a commercially-supported release of the most advanced business analytics and reporting functionality available from an open source software provider.

The Jaspersoft 3.7 Community release is a powerful series of business intelligence projects that gives developers and customers advanced usability features for even the most complex reporting environments, new reporting enhancements for fine grain control of sophisticated report layouts, and much broader suppor t for both operating system platforms and output to the latest application format extensions.

“Input from the global community of Jaspersoft developers drove our decisions around new features and functionality to add to Jaspersoft 3.7 Community release,” said Brian Gentile, CEO of Jaspersoft. “We’re pleased to have had developers participate in this process by their votes on our community site and by their contributions of code and QA support.”

The new Jaspersoft 3.7 Community release gives users a much more flexible, powerful and easy-to-use business intelligence solution, including key new features such as:

  • Search-powered report repository, making it easier to find reports and report objects;
  • Support for report output types such as open office and the latest Microsoft file format extensions (xlsx and docx);
  • New cascading input controls enables smarter, easier-to-use reports;
  • New native support for Macintosh OS X;
  • Support for XLS as a data source;
  • Expanded user management web services;
  • New reporting enhancements such as list component, multi-band for a single report, footer positioning, and sorting for crosstabs;
  • And much more.

“From a business perspective, there aren’t many report frameworks out there that are on par with Jaspersoft 3.7 Community release — powerful, but cost-efficient,” said Reuben Kerben, CEO of Spiral Universe, makers of educational software for K-12 schools. “We find the Jaspersoft technology quite flexible and cu stomizable. Our Jaspersoft BI is one of the reasons our company is growing so fast. Reports are essential to schools – they’re mandated by state or national-level governments, so they’re critical to our business.”

To learn more about the latest updates in Jaspersoft 3.7 Community release, please join our free webinar on February 16 at 10am Pacific Time. Register here: https://admin.na6.acrobat.com/_a858705741/community_webinar_feb2010_even....

For more information about specific features available in Jaspersoft 3.7 Community release or the commercial Enterprise Edition, please visit http://jaspersoft.com/jaspersoft-37-has-arrived. Customers who want to learn how to use Jaspersoft 3.7, can register for a Jaspersoft University course in a classroom or live online setting. All new updated courses and dates are available at http://www.jaspersoft.com/training.

About Jaspersoft Corporation

Jaspersoft’s open source business intelligence suite is the world’s most widely-used BI software, with more than 10 million product downloads worldwide and more than 11,000 commercial customers in 100 countries. The company’s Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite provides a web-based, open and modular approach to the evolving business intelligence needs of the enterprise. Jaspersoft’s software is rapidly updated by a community of more than 114,000 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.