Tata Communications Powers the Media Industry with Jaspersoft

Jaspersoft’s BI reporting functionality an essential component, providing visibility and analysis of mission-critical business 

Dublin, Ireland & London, UK – June 10, 2010 - Jaspersoft, creator of the world’s most widely used business intelligence software, today announced that  Tata Communications’ Global Media and Entertainment Solutions has chosen its software to power business intelligence elements of Mosaic, its cloud-based, collaborative media management & Digital media workflow platform. Jaspersoft will provide Tata Communications with the robust and flexible Business Intelligence (BI) capability required to enhance customer visibility and analysis of mission critical granular data provided by Mosaic in an interactive manner.

Tata Communications has a strong focus and portfolio of solutions for the Media & entertainment industry further strengthened with acquisition of BT Group plc’s Mosaic business in January 2010. Mosaic offers an on-demand digital media management platform that manages content and workflow from production to distribution across collaborative marketplaces.

Although many large media organisations have internally addressed the challenges of the digital revolution, the production and delivery of content requires corporations such as broadcasters and studios to work with a multitude of different partners, including many tiny production houses. These interactions are typically inefficient and expensive. Mosaic  enables easier collaboration in these interactions in a cost effective manner, thus enabling transformation   of workflows,  with Jaspersoft Business intelligence capabilities playing a key role in this endeavour

According to Sameer Kanse, Head, Products and Commercial – Global Media and Entertainment Solutions Division (GMES) Tata Communications, “We believe that only by working together can the plethora of media organisations gain real power and exploit the potential of rapidly emerging technologies.”

Jaspersoft’s open source pedigree, community-based support, flexible licensing model and functionality proved compelling to Tata Communications. “With Jaspersoft Business Intelligence suite,  our customers can leverage the power of an enterprise digital media work flow & media management solution at competitive pricing,” said  Kanse. “Jaspersoft has proven to be the ideal partner for us as both the Mosaic business and Jaspersoft are truly innovative businesses.”

“Mosaic presents a revolutionary new way of working for the fragmented media industry, enabling seamless collaboration between the disparate organizations that need to collaborate to produce broadcast content.  Mosaic provides all the workflows and processes needed to facilitate this collaboration”, said Tom Cahill, VP EMEA at Jaspersoft. “The Jaspersoft BI suite’s reporting functionality is an essential component, providing visibility and analysis of mission-critical business data. As a cloud-based service platform, Mosaic enables media organizations to embrace the opportunities of the market without wide scale systems disruption or major investment, and Jaspersoft was able to work with the Mosaic team to provide a commercial model that supported these aims.”

Mosaic is designed to make intuitive sense of multifaceted interactions, leading to a more productive, enjoyable and secure user experience, across a suite of integrated media tools including leading desktop applications. According to  Kanse, “Because the Jaspersoft BI Suite is easy to deploy incrementally, it is the preferred vehicle for every part of the supply chain making it especially cost effective for large enterprises and small production houses alike. Customers can build and prove value as they go.” The service aims to allow customers to rapidly meet the new and ever-changing challenges and opportunities that the increasingly intricate and global media market has created.

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About Tata Communications

Tata Communications is a leading global provider of a new world of communications.  With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.

The Tata Global Network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 400 PoPs, and nearly 1 million square feet of data center and collocation space worldwide.

Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services, leadership in global international voice, and strategic investments in operators in South Africa (Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited) and  Nepal (United Telecom Limited).

Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. (NYSE: TCL)

About Jaspersoft Corporation

Jaspersoft’s open source business intelligence is the world’s most widely used BI software, with almost 11 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 development community of more than 135,000 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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