Jaspersoft Extends Global Footprint to Greater China through AsiaSoft

Jaspersoft Extends Global Footprint to Greater China through AsiaSoft

Jaspersoft and leading software distributor AsiaSoft partner to meet growing
demand for Jaspersoft’s professional BI suite

SAN FRANCISCO, January 14, 2009 –Jaspersoft, provider of the world’s most widely used business intelligence (BI) software, today announced a strategic partnership with AsiaSoft, a leading value-added distributor for world-class IT products in Greater China.
AsiaSoft will be focused on localizing and reselling Jaspersoft’s Professional BI Suite in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Translation into Chinese represents the sixth language supported by Jaspersoft’s Professional Edition product line and will create commercial opportunities from a large, existing community of users. Other languages supported include English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

Because the Greater China market ranks third among all regions worldwide in Jaspersoft community activity (trailing only the United States and Germany), the possibilities for commercial success are many.  The companies plan to collaborate on local marketing and sales activities to ensure organizations in the major economic centers of the region have access to Jaspersoft’s full suite of commercial products, support and training as integral components of the AsiaSoft partnership.

“Because of Jaspersoft's already wide community appeal in China, we are excited about the commercial potential for our software in this region during the next few years,” said Brian Gentile, CEO of Jaspersoft. “Partnering with AsiaSoft and gaining access to both their market understanding as well as their technical and business strengths is a powerful formula for us in serving this market.”

“The Greater China market has experienced an IT infrastructure boom over the last decade, which has resulted in an overabundance of data that must be captured and understood,” said Daniel Yu, Chairman, AsiaSoft. “Business Intelligence has been ranked as a top priority in the region as we sort through both this data and an economic climate that requires informed business decisions.”

This partnership also manifests the strength of AsiaSoft as gateway for introducing the most updated solutions to meet particular needs of today’s Chinese enterprises.

Market Avenue, a research firm focused on business in China, has reported that in 2007 the Chinese BI software market grew 25.3 percent over the year prior. It also reports that the needs of the Chinese market require mature BI solutions that can cater to data analysis and data mining functions. Jaspersoft’s Professional Edition product suite is naturally suited to address these advanced functions, including query, reporting, analysis, dashboarding and ETL. Jaspersoft software has the most advanced ad-hoc user interface in the industry and quickly and easily aggregates important data, and surfaces conclusions that inform immediate business action.

About JasperSoft Corporation
Jaspersoft's open source business intelligence suite is the world's most widely used BI software, with nearly 8 million total downloads worldwide and more than 10,000 commercial customers in 96 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 90,000 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.

About AsiaSoft
AsiaSoft has developed a software eco-system which includes distribution, engineering, training, and capital advisory. AsiaSoft's belief of 'Software Powers Infrastructure' guides the Company to engineer, sell and support software solutions that enable enterprises to deploy powerful computing infrastructures. Deploying a partner centric model, AsiaSoft has developed a number of strategic partnerships to offer the best of breed enterprise solutions to users in various industries. For more information visit www.asiasoft.hk

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