Category Archives: Commercial BI

JReport 13.1 Now with Visual Analysis Integration in Dashboards

JReport 13.1 Now with Visual Analysis Integration in Dashboards

JReport 13.1 is now available for download with new improvements and features allowing for even richer customization, seamless integration and improved usability. New features in JReport 13.1 include the availability for JDashboard users to embed Visual Analysis components for data discovery, support for EnterpriseDB, and enhanced support for multi-tenant SaaS reporting applications.

The Psychology of Data Visualization techniques:
 How to Design Useful Reports

The Psychology of Data Visualization techniques:
 How to Design Useful Reports

In recent years we’ve seen enormous advancements in Business Intelligence and Data Visualization across all industries with respect to the way that companies view and consume data. Much more information is now readily available, and in many cases, this shift has enabled organizations to make better-informed decisions from their data.

Buy vs. Build a dashboard: What’s the right reporting choice for you?

One of the most common issues that we hear from customers needing an embedded reporting tool for their application is whether it makes more sense to internally develop a “home grown” custom-built solution based on an open source product, or adopt an outside commercial solution to OEM into their product. The answer to that question is not always immediately obvious.

Five Common Mistakes when Creating Effective Reporting Dashboards

BI Dashboards are intended to provide an at-a-glance overview of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which reflect the state of business. They need to present relevant data that can be immediately interpreted and actionable, allowing users to make informed decisions. While a dashboard should present data as simply as possible, there are still a set of guidelines to follow and mistakes to avoid.

Open Source BI vs Commercial BI part II

Open Source BI vs Commercial BI part II

Well, it’s time to circle back into my five part series covering the differences between an Open Source business intelligence solution and a commercial business intelligence solution.  There were some great points brought up in response to my last post found here:  http://bit.ly/5WOUve that I would like to cover before I dive further into this discussion.