The new release includes advanced charting and visualisation capabilities that supplement the dynamic dashboards and interactive Web 2.0 interfaces introduced earlier this year.
Specific features include new built-in chart types, the ability to create and apply chart themes to customise the detailed appearance of charts, and easy integration with third-party visualisation engines. Together these new capabilities deliver a richer experience for the display and visualisation of data.
“As business intelligence spreads more pervasively across organisations, the need to provide more graphical means for interacting with and representing data is clear,” said Brian Gentile, CEO of Jaspersoft. “Today’s generation of knowledge worker, informed by the capabilities of the Internet and Web 2.0 user environments, expects no less.”
Developers can use the new chart theme capability available in Jaspersoft v3.1 to change the overall appearance of built-in charts without having to write chart customisers or use an extensive set of chart properties. By using a single property setting it is possible to change the look and feel of all built-in chart types contained in existing and new reports. This feature makes use of the new custom component support also introduced in this release, and is particularly valuable for the many developers and ISVs who have embedded Jaspersoft in their applications.
Chart themes can be applied to all built-in chart types including bar, bar 3D, stacked bar, stacked bar 3D, pie, pie 3D, area, stacked area, line, XY line, XY bar, XY area, time series bar, time series line, time period bar, scatter, bubble, high-low and gauge charts. Developers can also tap third-party visualisations with the new public API for integration engines such as mapping, geospatial, advanced charting, and other types of information visualisation techniques to further facilitate information exploration and understanding.
Other features available in Jaspersoft v3.1 include the recently announced certification for Sun’s GlassFish application server, and Section 508 compliance, which was developed in conjunction with Jaspersoft’s recent addition to the GSA schedule for U.S. government agencies.
Additional enhancements now available in Jaspersoft v3.1 include:
• professional Edition localisation packs now included in all geographies at no additional charge, including English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese;
• data source support for calculated fields in the ad hoc query metadata layer using the Jaspersoft expression language; and
• the latest version of the iReport graphical report design tool, now running on the NetBeans platform;
• portal support now available in the Community Edition, including the JSR-168 compliant Jaspersoft portlet; and
• improved support for “Domain” metadata-driven ad hoc query from the iReport advanced report design tool.
Jaspersoft’s BI Suite delivers on the promise of “Business Intelligence for Everyone” by using Web 2.0 technologies coupled with advanced metadata functionality. It includes an interactive Web 2.0 interface based on an AJAX framework, dynamic HTML, and other technologies that deliver the ability to mash-up business intelligence features to provide a seamless, cross-application, browser-based experience. Jaspersoft makes it easy for anyone to build and update dashboards in real-time, drag and drop information from multiple sources, and build queries and reports with the click of a mouse.
About Jaspersoft Corporation
Jaspersoft’s open source business intelligence suite (jaspersoft.com) is the world’s most widely-deployed business intelligence software, with more than 7 million total downloads worldwide and more than 9,000 commercial customers in 96 countries. The Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite includes products for production reporting, operational reporting, dashboard-driven end-user query & reporting, data analysis, and data integration for use with either stand-alone or embedded business intelligence applications.