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JReport

JReport is built on a proven foundation of high-performance, scalability, and an enterprise-ready reporting engine using technologies including in-memory cubes and fully distributed server clusters. JReport's intuitive. With its Java-based architecture, JReport seamlessly embeds into any application through an extensive API set. JReport also provides interactive data visualization with customizable ad hoc reporting and dashboards that empower end users through the Web and mobile devices.

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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop is business intelligence software for data analysis that keeps you in the flow. It’s easy to learn, easy to use, and 10-100x faster than existing business intelligence solutions. It’s built on breakthrough technology that translates pictures of data into optimized database queries. Use your natural ability to see patterns, identify trends and discover visual insights in seconds. No wizards, no scripts. Get powerful business intelligence dashboards that present the right data in direct, visual ways. Tableau Pricing GuideTableau business intelligence software is one of the most well-known BI tools on the market. Described by PCMag as “A superlative self-service business intelligence tool that continues to be the market leader because of its wide variety of visualizations, extensive supported data types, and slick finish,” Tableau software is one of the vendors that set the bar for BI capabilities. In other words, nobody will be judging you if you’re looking into adopting one of Tableau’s BI solutions. If you’re tossing around the idea of adopting this BI tool, you’re probably wondering what the models for Tableau pricing look like. Well look no further -- we have a quick guide including everything you need to know about Tableau’s products and their prices.What Products Does Tableau Offer?The first thing to know before diving into pricing is what products are available. There are four versions of Tableau software available: Tableau Public, Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server and Tableau Online. Each has its own set of capabilities and advantages, so let’s dive into these:Tableau Public allows users to work with their data analytics within limitations, according to Surendra Sharma, a Tableau Associate. These limitations include limited data, no database connectivity (although Excel and text files work) and limited data privacy. We’ll dive into the “why” for these limitations in a minute.Tableau Desktop is the development product. It allows users to create their dashboards, which can include formatted reports and charts. Depending on your needs, you can choose between the Personal option and the Professional option. Personal is an isolated product that allows you to connect to six data sources, whereas Professional allows you to connect to 44 data sources and integrates with Tableau Server and Online.Tableau Server is the analytic software. With Tableau Server, you can view your data and data analytics in your dashboards. You can use Tableau Server to share your dashboards with other users who have access to Server.Tableau Online is self-described as a “hosted version of Tableau Server,” aka the cloud deployment of Tableau’s analytic software. This ensures that you don’t have to set up any of your own servers.Now let’s get to the prices:Tableau Pricing Tableau Public: Public is free to use for any user, which is why it provides limited functionality. Public is good for quickly analyzing data that you don’t mind being viewable to the public. It also serves as a way to try out the software before buying.Tableau Desktop Personal: You can download Personal for a one-time fee of $999 per user, and includes a year of support and upgrades. After that year, you need to pay extra for continued upgrades.Tableau Desktop Professional:Professional can be downloaded for a one-time fee of $1,999 per user, and also includes a year of support and upgrades, with the option to pay for more.Tableau Server: Pricing for Server starts at a one-time fee of $10,000 for 10 users. If you require more than 10 users, you’ll need to contact Tableau directly to get an exact price. Unlike Desktop, it doesn’t come with a year of upgrades and support, but can be purchased for 25% annually.Tableau Online: Following a typical cloud-based pricing model, Online goes for $500 per user, per year. This includes continued automatic upgrades as well as support, and doesn’t require any hosting hardware.The prices above are general guidelines, however pricing can vary by number of users and company size. The best way to get an accurate number is to request a free price quote here.Tableau AlternativesIf Tableau interests you but you’re not sold and would like to keep searching, you can look for some Tableau alternatives on our Business Intelligence Leaderboard, and check out our article comparing Tableau to Qlikview and Microsoft Power BI.Qlik: Like Tableau, Qlik offers three different products: Qlikview, Qlik Sense and Qlik Sense Cloud. Each product has different versions with different capabilities, including free versions for each product. A data visualization tool, Qlik is one of the largest BI vendors that makes data analysis easy for most businesses.Microsoft Power BI: The Microsoft Power BI tool helps companies “compute into the future” with visualized data and sophisticated dashboards. Great for users who want an intuitive solution, Power BI features drag-and-drop functionality for generating insights. One of its best features is the ability to add custom applications.Sisense: Along with data visualization, Sisense allows users to combine data from multiple sources. This function helps gather the most accurate insights possible, since all of your data can be analyzed together. Sisense is tailored for mid- to large-sized businesses.

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Inetsoft Style Intelligence

InetSoft's Style Intelligence™ is a data intelligence platform. At its foundation is a powerful data mashup engine that enables fast and flexible transformation of data from disparate sources, which can either supplement or obviate a data warehouse solution.

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SAP BusinessObjects

Empower your people with 24/7, user-friendly access to the business intelligence (BI) and Big Data mining tools they need to make faster, more informed decisions. Use capable, comprehensive business intelligence solutions to drive decision making, aggregate big data assets, and grow a business soundly based on BI applications and systems that will assist with the sophisticated data mining and business analytics that make companies great in the new “age of data.”Our self-serve business intelligence software and solutions – including ad hoc reporting, self-service data visualization and business intelligence dashboards, predictive analytics, mobile apps, and more – can help business users improve performance and become more effective in everything they do. From data warehousing to physical business processes, having good business intelligence and analytics tools can make all the difference in how a leadership team delivers value for a growing company. Get teams of intelligence analysts to work on self-serve BI tools and see how the results foster agile responses in competitive industries.

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C9 Pipeline/Forecast

Use C9 OppScores to determine the deals that will close and those that won’t. Anticipate risks that pose the biggest threat to your quarter and get recommendations on how to avoid them. Zero in on the drivers of week over week pipeline changes. Double forecast accuracy by using predictive sales applications to call your number. Eliminate spreadsheets by generating a single forecast that can be pivoted to meet the needs of everyone in the company. Roll up the forecast in minutes, even in global and matrixed organizations.

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Crystal Reports

Turn information from almost any data source into a sophisticated, interactive report – with our market-leading report design software, SAP Crystal Reports. This powerful, user friendly application can help you deliver key insights for smarter operational and strategic decision making.

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Hyperion BI

One of the greatest challenges confronting businesses today is the need to increase operational efficiencies when creating and distributing GAAP- compliant financial reports and other highly formatted management reports. Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting Enterprise Edition meets this challenge head-on by generating highly formatted, book-quality financial and management reports

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Domo, Inc.

An Operating System For Your BusinessDomo’s Business Cloud is the world’s first open, self-service business intelligence platform to run your entire organization. The Business Cloud brings together the data, the people, and the insights executives need to find answers to critical business questions, for faster, better-informed decision making and best use of business intelligence software to improve business performance. Whether you're wanting to use existing business intelligence (BI) data to see marketing's contribution to sales, or manufacturing's labor cost per unit, or look into the nuts and bolts of data warehousing, the business analytics information you need is always at your fingertips. With Domo’s winning business intelligence and analytics solutions, busy intelligence analysts can sort out operations with business intelligence dashboards, break opens silos with data mapping, and generally improve the e-discovery ability of an enterprise.

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Microsoft Power BI

Power BI transforms your company's business intelligence data into rich visuals for you to collect and organize, so you can focus on what matters to you. Stay in the know, spot trends as they happen, and push your business further. Use the power of visualized data, with capable and sophisticated business intelligence dashboards featuring user controls that help with ad-hoc analytics or BI on the fly. Custom BI applications help intelligence analysts collect insights “at the speed of search” and promote changes to business processes, or other decision making that will add value to an enterprise. Power BI is designed to offer up business intelligence solutions through a channel-based approach: breaking down silos, opening up communications, and presenting self-service Bi data in a transparent way. Learn how one of the leading sets of business intelligence tools helps companies to “compute into the future.”Microsoft Power BI Pricing GuideNo discussion of business intelligence vendors is complete without mentioning Microsoft’s BI solution, Power BI. Microsoft Power BI is one of the only cloud-based business intelligence softwares, recognized as a leader in the self-serve BI space, according to PCMag. With new features and integrations coming out every month, including interactive visualization and analysis services, it’s one of the fastest growing and most powerful business intelligence tools out there. But before we dive into the Power BI pricing structure, let’s look at your options if you’re looking at choosing Power BI for your business analytics.Power BI Product OptionsPower BI offers two product options, or “services,” as they refer to them: Power BI service and Power BI Pro service. Both tools allow connections to cloud sources as well as sharable dashboards, but Power BI Pro offers more dynamic capabilities. Power BI allows 1GB capacity per user, while Power BI Pro allows 10GB. Additionally, Power BI Pro refreshes data more often, offers faster data streaming and provides more collaboration capabilities, to name a few of the additional features. There’s also a suite of applications that integrate with either service available for download.Now for the pricing structure:Microsoft Power BI PricesPower BI service: Power BI service is the free tier of the Power BI offerings, and is best used by individuals whose reports and data are relatively small.Power BI Pro service: Power BI Pro is the better option for powerful business analytics use, and is available for $9.99 per user per month, with an annual subscription required.Power BI Applications: Microsoft has developed a free suite of apps that provide additional functionality for both services. These applications provide features including on-premise data integration, an Excel add-in and mobile capabilities.The prices above are general guidelines, however pricing can vary by number of users and company size. The best way to get an accurate number is to request a free price quote here.If You’re Not Sure About Power BIDespite its status as one of the cheapest business intelligence tools as well as having one of the simplest pricing structures, Power BI isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. If you’d like to explore other BI tools, you can check out our Business Intelligence Leaderboard, and read our article comparing Microsoft Power BI to Tableau and Qlikview.TableauTableau is a powerful data visualization tool. It provides fast data analysis and data refreshing functions and, like Qlik Sense, is intuitive to use but doesn’t support scripts. Tableau is offered in Desktop, Big Data Analysis and Server.Qlik:Like Tableau, Qlik offers three different products: Qlikview, Qlik Sense and Qlik Sense Cloud. Each product has different versions with different capabilities, including free versions for each product. A data visualization tool, Qlik is one of the largest BI vendors that makes data analysis easy for most businesses.SisenseAlong with data visualization, Sisense allows users to combine data from multiple sources. This function helps gather the most accurate insights possible, since all of your data can be analyzed together. Sisense is tailored for mid- to large-sized businesses.

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IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM® Cognos Analytics offers smarter, self-service BI capabilities, so you can quickly and confidently identify and act on insight. The engaging experience empowers business users to create and/or personalize business intelligence dashboards and reports on their own - while providing IT with a proven and scalable set of BI solutions that is available on premises or on the cloud. In addition to customer relationship management tools and other specialized setups, having a comprehensive set of business intelligence solutions is important. Cognos Analytics drives informed decision making with self-service BI that works for a set of internal users. Let intelligence analysts get access to digestible reports in versatile formats. BI applications drive data through pipelines to get it in front of the right sets of eyes: break down silos and get actionable business intelligence and analytics insights from a top maker of enterprise software. Look at the range of BI tools available with Cognos to promote online analytical processing and much more.

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InetSoft Style Report

InetSoft Style Report Enterprise is an edition of Style Intelligence that focuses on enterprise reporting, generating production reports and delivering interactive reports in a zero-client, web environment. It also includes the same data intelligence platform as Style Intelligence which solves data management challenges such as connecting to and transforming data from disparate sources.

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ActuateOne BIRT Studio

ActuateOne®, the latest release of Actuate’s BIRT platform and tools, provides this environment with its Progressive Design Architecture, which allows users to not only populate their own reports but to create, modify and deploy those reports on the fly, as needed. It also allows for the quick creation of single reports, reports that are needed instantly but never reused as the need is met.

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JasperReport

Jaspersoft reporting software takes information from one or more data sources and presents it in an easy-to-read, highly interactive format for business users. Design interactive pixel perfect and/or ad hoc based reports for the web, the printer or mobile device.

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Windward enterprise reporting

The Windward product suite helps you deliver reports for your business no matter what business you are in. The Windward Java and .NET engines integrate quickly and cleanly into your process. Non-developer employees and end users then use the Windward AutoTag design tool to create your report templates in Microsoft® Office®, a tool they already know. Users can run and distribute those reports when and where they want, in widely used and widely accepted formats.

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right 90 Change & Comparative Analytics

Right90 Change Analytics™ and Comparative Analytics leverage the data from the Right90 Sales Forecast Capture™ application to highlight the most important changes so that sales can focus on those actions that have a material impact on the quarter. Change Analytics features interactive charts with drill-down/drill-up capability and out of the box root-cause analyses to enable sales to quickly understand what’s changing and what should be done about it.

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GoodData

GoodData powers the All Data Enterprise by offering an Open Analytics Platform that supports both IT’s need for Data Governance, security and oversight and business users’ desires for self-service Data Discovery.

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InsightSquared Reporting

InsightSquared is the best sales reporting software available for Salesforce.com. Take advantage of the software's customization capabilities to produce the best sales reports that benefit your team.

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SlamData

SlamData is an open source project that lets you run SQL queries on MongoDB, and build interactive reports that can be embedded anywhere. Used by thousands of companies around the world, SlamData is the only MongoDB solution that can push all queries into the database. Discover the power of NoSQL analytics in the industry's first analytics and reporting solution designed exclusively for modern databases.

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Pentaho Reporting

Transform all your data into meaningful information tailored to your audience with Reporting, a suite of Open Source tools that allows you to create pixel-perfect reports of your data in PDF, Excel, HTML, Text, Rich-Text-File, XML and CSV. These computer generated reports easily refine data from various sources into a human readable form.

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BIRT

BIRT is an open source software project that provides the BIRT technology platform to create data visualizations and reports that can be embedded into rich client and web applications, especially those based on Java and Java EE. BIRT is a top-level software project within the Eclipse Foundation, an independent not-for-profit consortium of software industry vendors and an open source community.

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Oracle Reports Services

Oracle Reports, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware is Oracle's award-winning, high-fidelity enterprise reporting tool. It enables businesses to provide instant access to information to all levels within and outside of the organization in a scalable and secure environment.

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MicroStrategy Report Services

Connect to one source or many, separately or in combination. We provide effortless access to business data from one single location. Our data connectors are optimized for each source, and allow queries to reach their greatest performance potential.

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SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

SQL Server Reporting Services provides a full range of ready-to-use tools and services to help you create, deploy, and manage reports for your organization. Reporting Services includes programming features that enable you to extend and customize your reporting functionality.

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ActiveReports

Create virtually any report type with Visual Studio-integrated designers, components, and an extensive API. Includes royalty-free viewers for HTML5, WPF, WinForms, and ASP.NET as well as an optional server add-on. Completely design and develop reports as part of your Visual Studio 2010+ projects. The Report and Query designers ensure that you have all the tools you need in the best .NET environment possible. The ActiveReports report designer is fully integrated into Visual Studio from Property Grid to Intellisense to context-sensitive help.

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Infragistics ReportPlus

ReportPlus enables data discovery data visualization while ensuring you have the latest information to make real-time, informed decisions. And the Enterprise version includes a full array of features that benefit enterprise users, including advanced data protection, In-House Deployment, and extensibility options. You also get enhanced connectivity options, so that you’re able to add new connections like Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Salesforce.

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Birst Reporting Tool

With Birst, BI teams can create, schedule, alert, and deliver highly formatted reports with the same ease of use as the consumer Internet. Birst combines comprehensive report authoring, delivery, and scheduling capability with enterprise security, data suppression, translation, and asynchronous scheduling to ensure secure and reliable delivery of thousands of reports around the globe.

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WebFOCUS Reporting/BI tool

WebFOCUS can satisfy virtually any information need, from financial statements and form reports, to analytics, charts, forecasts, scorecards, and GIS mashups. This content can be saved and refreshed at any time, automatically updated, and delivered at scheduled intervals.

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Stimulsoft Reports

We provide a universal reporting solution for any specific needs and requirements that you have. The solution includes reporting components for WinForms, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Silverlight, WinRT, HTML5, JavaScript, PHP, Java and Flex.

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Javascript reporting server innovative and unlimited reporting based on javascript templating engines, no more frustration from creepy report designer.

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i-net Clear Reports

Simply the best solution for fast and efficient reporting on your platform. A lot of software companies offer reporting tools ranging from simple quick and easy up to high performance solutions. So what makes us so special? Established professional software, valuable and competitive pricing models, outstanding support within 24h on working days, and able to read Crystal Reports templates.

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Report Builder

InstantAtlas is widely used for presenting health and social care data, election results and area profiles in highly interactive, web presentations. InstantAtlas Dashboard Builder for ArcGIS Online delivers these capabilities to you for the ArcGIS Online platform.

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Sisense BI Reporting Tool

Sisense provides a fully functional BI reporting tool that delivers everything you need to create and understand reports quickly and easily, with minimal IT involvement. With easy to use drag-and-drop capabilities, even non-technical users can use Sisense Business Intelligence Software to join all their data sources into a single repository, and build insightful reports with beautiful visualizations.

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Find the Best-Fit Enterprise Reporting Tools

Companies use enterprise reporting tools to make reporting consistent and easy, and to make the use of report information as efficient and effective as possible. Business reports are, in many ways, the ‘engine’ of business analytics -- people in all levels of staff rely on clear and accessible reporting to make business decisions, and to understand where the business stands, and what's going on inside of business processes.

Why Use Enterprise Reporting Tools?

Enterprise reporting software helps to ensure that reports are going to be thoroughly useful to recipients, and that they will be in the best formats and contain the best information. Enhancing enterprise reporting enhances the business intelligence that teams are able to use as they make decisions and look in detail at business intelligence assets.

Key Features of Enterprise Reporting Tools

Various types of key features allow for the best enterprise reporting support, and for producing the highest quality of reports.

Key features include:

Report design tools - tools like this help to precisely control the format and layout of reports, and help to sort and manipulate information to present in the best possible way.

Plug-ins - certain types of barcode, chart and data plug-ins help provide easy ways to change visual representations to make them more easily understandable for users.

Report delivery tools - report delivery tools schedule the delivery of reports and make sure that they are available when they are most needed, or stored for future use.

Special field tools – other tools work with particular fields in a report -- for example, where calculations need to occur, where fields must be exported to different formats, or where disk space or operating system use is an issue.

Collaborative Tools

Some other enterprise reporting tools enable collaboration and cross-referencing. These types of tools are “function-centered”- they expand the particular ways that companies can create and use reports.

Advantages of Enterprise Reporting Tools

Some of the biggest advantages of enterprise reporting tools are based on the consistent quality that they offer for companies.

Better Data Visualization - with good enterprise reporting tools, data gets to end users in a more digestible way. Like other kinds of enterprise planning technologies, enterprise reporting tools work to prune and streamline raw or inconsistent data, scattered data, or large amounts of data to get targeted results in front of the right people in the right format.

Timelines - other advantages of enterprise reporting tools are based on time. As mentioned with report scheduling, even the highest quality reports are not as useful if they are not slated for specific release at a certain time. One of the other advantages of this kind of software is its adherence to business scheduling that will drive efficiency for business processes.

Collaboration, Identity and Access - the best and most comprehensive enterprise reporting tools will ensure that any individuals who do are authorized to use business information will have access to it, individually and in groups. Enterprise reporting tools can ensure the right mix of access and security, to safeguard business data while still making it widely available to legitimate users, whether they are in-house staffers, suppliers or others.

How to Evaluate Enterprise Reporting Tools

When it's time to evaluate existing reporting systems and look for upgrades, some critical questions may be important:

  • How does the current system support scheduling, teamwork and data transparency?
  • Who are the end users and how many of them are in-house? How much remote support is necessary?
  • What are the main goals and objectives of the people who need to view and use the reports?
  • What departments are most served by reporting functions?
  • What is the cost for value of existing reporting systems, and is there a need to control budget or add capability?

Needs Assessments and Requirements Gathering for Enterprise Reporting Tools

Report Types - consider the types of reports that are needed, and what categories of data they must include. Look in detail at which types of customer and product information need to be folded into useful reports that will serve decision-makers in the field.

Report Formatting - look at which formats would be most useful in the existing IT architecture -- whether it be a PDF file, and interactive data module, or a video format, or an application for a particular interface.

Questions to Ask

Enterprise buyers and those looking at adopting new enterprise reporting tools can ask a variety of questions related to what a particular system offers:

What types of layout tools does the product support? - Look for support for pixel-perfect formatting, data filtering and data sorting, as well as support for static and dynamic images, barcodes and other types of functionality.

What type of report creation tools are available? - Look for things like drag-and-drop creation, automated reports and graphical tables. Ask whether users can browse field data, move or resize objects in the interface, or create custom templates to make multiple report creations more efficient.

What types of report viewing formats are available? - Ask about options for viewing reports in Microsoft Excel, PDF, HTML, Flash or other environments.

What type of support is available? - Ask whether vendors will support enterprise reporting tools on platforms like Microsoft Excel, whether they have phone and chat instant message support available 24/7, and whether they will help with training.

Price Considerations

As with other kinds of enterprise software, it's useful to look at price models. For example, will the tool be offered at a certain price per report, per month or per year, or per user or department?

Use these sorts of starting ideas to move toward a true comparison of enterprise reporting and get more knowledge about how these types of options measure up.