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Jasper4Salesforce Gives Salesforce.com Customers Capability to Integrate Business Intelligence Directly within their On-Demand Applications
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28, 2006—JasperSoft Corporation, the market leader in open source business intelligence, and salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced the availability of Jasper4Salesforce for salesforce.com's AppExchange. Jasper4Salesforce delivers easy access to advanced reporting by building on top of the AppExchange on-demand platform to integrate the world’s most popular open source reporting solution into the Salesforce suite of applications. Jasper4Salesforce is immediately available at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange in the new analytics category.
The integration of Jasper4Salesforce with the Salesforce suite of on-demand applications allows customers to create advanced BI reports on-demand directly within their existing salesforce.com applications. Jasper4Salesforce enables intuitive ad-hoc and interactive reporting with no data integration required. Customers can simply deploy Jasper4Salesforce via the salesforce.com AppExchange to rapidly gain secure, high-performance reporting services.
“Customers will now be able to integrate advanced reporting capabilities from JasperSoft mashed-up with the dashboard analytics capabilities in Salesforce,” said Matt Holleran, vice president, AppExchange partners, salesforce.com. “Jasper4Salesforce provides customers with a market-leading open source business intelligence solution that’s been proven in tens of thousands of deployments.”
“Jasper4Saleforce is one of the first SaaS BI solutions for the Salesforce suite to deliver advanced reporting with no additional software,” said Paul Doscher, CEO of JasperSoft. “The modularity and flexibility of the Jasper4Salesforce open source BI solution allows us to deliver the best BI reporting technology as a SaaS at very competitive pricing.”
Jasper4Salesforce has already been deployed at more than a dozen enterprise customers, including Workstream Inc., a provider of on-demand enterprise workforce management software, which is testing the products advanced reporting capabilities.
“Jasper4Salesforce will allow us to make better decisions by giving us the power and flexibility to create reports that provided us with insight that we did not have before. Using Jasper4salesforce should eliminate post processing in Excel, which is tedious and manual,” said Kevin Dobbs, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Workstream. “The convenience of creating and accessing powerful reports directly inside of Salesforce applications will give us faster access to the data we need to run our business.”
“The combination of JasperSoft’s open source business intelligence products with on-demand applications from salesforce.com offers customers a way to avoid the costly process of adding a separate BI solution reporting application to their in-house CRM system,” said Dan Vesset, research director of business analytics at IDC. “Jasper4Salesforce gives businesses the option of quickly adding BI reporting capability to their on-demand applications.”
Key features of Jasper4Salesforce include:
Seamless integration with the Salesforce on-demand suite of business applications — no additional application required, no training needed;
Advanced reporting — combining information from multiple objects, creating pixel-perfect layouts;
Drag and drop ad hoc report creation for business users;
Drillable dashboards, reports and charts;
Support for advanced custom formulas and filters;
High performance secure access to Salesforce data;
Scalability to thousands of reports under management;
Printer-friendly views of data;
Scheduling and report distribution by email; and
Powerful set of ready-to-run reports.
“Jasper4Salesforce brings a new level of reporting capabilities to the Salesforce AppExchange,” said Melissa Kaselitz, founder and principal of Echo Lane, a certified Salesforce.com integration partner. “We have used many of the other products on the market and none delivers the combination of technical sophistication and ease of use that JasperSoft provides.”
The initial release of Jasper4Salesforce is currently available at http://www.appexchange.com, featuring a complete set of pre-defined interactive reports. Pricing starts at $20 per user per month with a minimum of five users.
JasperSoft is the market leader in open source business intelligence (BI). With more than one million downloads and 10,000 corporate deployments in 200 countries, JasperSoft offers the most widely used open source BI software in the world. The company's JasperIntelligence architecture is comprised of open source server, report design, analytics, and commercial software for scalable enterprise applications. JasperSoft is based in San Francisco and is backed by leading venture capital firms Morgenthaler Ventures, Doll Capital Management, and Partech International. More information is available at www.jaspersoft.com or www.jasperforge.org.
Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in on-demand business services. The company’s Salesforce suite of on-demand applications enables customers to manage and share all of their sales, support, marketing and partner information on-demand. AppExchange, salesforce.com’s on-demand platform, allows customers and partners to build powerful new applications quickly and easily, customize and integrate the Salesforce suite to meet their unique business needs, and distribute and sell on-demand applications at www.appexchange.com. Customers can also take advantage of Successforce, salesforce.com’s world-class training, support, consulting and best practices offerings.
As of July 31, 2006, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 24,800 customers and approximately 501,000 paying subscribers including Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), America Online (AOL), Avis/Budget Rent A Car (Cendant Rental Car Group), Dow Jones Newswires, Nokia, Polycom and SunTrust Banks. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM". For more information please visit http://www.salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.