Jaspersoft, maker of the world’s most widely used business intelligence (BI) software, today launched the Jaspersoft Scholars Program, which allows any accredited university or college to apply for a free license to Jaspersoft's commercial (enterprise) BI suite to use within its educational curriculum. The Jaspersoft Scholars Program allows higher education institutions to access commercial software, online knowledge, and training resources, giving students modern tools and support to stay up-to-date on
Companies utilize business analytics to gain competitive advantage as well as optimize cost, operations, and performance. The need for insightful information drives today’s demand for BI analysts. Using Jaspersoft’s modern BI toolset as its reference, a larger set of tomorrow’s workforce will be equipped with a strong foundation in business intelligence.
Universities around the globe are already benefiting from the Jaspersoft Scholars Program. Computer science and statistics students using Jaspersoft BI in classrooms are better equipped to transition to the workplace quickly. With this knowledge and hands-on experience, the students are true assets to their employers straight out of school.
Under the Jaspersoft Scholars Program, Dr. Sudha Ram, Business School Professor of Management Information Systems at the Eller College of Management at University of Arizona, teaches graduate students how to find answers in data with Jaspersoft BI software. The students learn applied skills from predictive analytics and data mining to social analytics. Eighty percent of students specialize in BI because the demand for professionals in the workforce is so high.
“I provide my students with assignments that teach them how to conceptualize data for business and leverage the BI software with an Oracle data warehouse,” explains Dr. Ram. “The students’ learning curve with Jaspersoft’s software is fast, and every semester students tell me they enjoy working with open source tools along side commercial ones, because when they enter the workforce, they see both in the field and have familiarity with both. It’s great to have these tools available to us at no charge.”
Prof. Dr. Uwe Haneke at Hochschule Karlsruhe in Germany commented,“It’s very easy to teach students how to find answers in data with Jaspersoft Business Intelligence. My students learn how to collect the data, analyze that data and make informed decisions using open source software. With this kind of expertise, these students are very attractive hires for any enterprise that wants to turn data into information and knowledge, enabling significant cost savings, better decision making and optimized business performance.”
Universities using Jaspersoft in their curriculum include: Carnegie Mellon University (US), University of Arizona (US), Universite Paris Dauphine (France), University Chemnitz (Germany), Hochschule Karlsruhe (Germany), Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (Ireland), Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal), Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain), and Universite de Geneve (Switzerland).
Getting Started in the Jaspersoft Scholars Program
• A free commercial software subscription is available to accredited colleges or universities anywhere in the world to use exclusively within the teaching curriculum. Jaspersoft’s commercial license gives recipients full access to Jaspersoft's web-based documentation, training, and support to help ensure a successful experience for both instructors and students.
• For a complete teaching subscription to the Jaspersoft BI Enterprise Edition, send an email to education[.]jaspersoft.com. Please provide the following information:
o Institution name & address
o Primary contact info (email, phone #)
o Intended use of software
Jaspersoft (jaspersoft.com / jasperforge.org) provides the most flexible, cost effective and widely deployed Business Intelligence suite in the world, enabling better decision-making through highly interactive web-based reports, dashboards and analysis. Leveraging a commercial open source business model, Jaspersoft provides end-to-end BI capabilities at a fraction of the cost of other vendors. The BI suite includes pixel-perfect enterprise reporting, ad hoc query, dashboards, OLAP and in-memory analysis, and data integration. Jaspersoft is the only BI vendor that enables companies to adapt to the new, virtualized world by providing a complete spectrum of on-premise, multi-tenant SaaS and cloud-based deployment options for both embedded and standalone business intelligence. Unlike traditional BI vendors, Jaspersoft is built on a modern, lightweight, standards-based architecture and offers greater vendor independence thanks to its open source codebase. Unlike niche BI vendors, Jaspersoft represents a safe choice with tens of thousands of production deployments across a wide range of industries.
Jaspersoft's open source business intelligence software has more than 14 million product downloads worldwide, 175,000 production deployments and over 14,000 commercial customers in 100 countries. Its BI suite is advanced regularly by a development community of more than 240,000 registered members.