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Salesforce get another Open Source Plug-in

JasperSoft Corporation announced the availability of Jasper4Salesforce for's AppExchange.

Jasper4Salesforce delivers easy access to advanced reporting by building on top of the AppExchange on-demand platform to integrate the one of the more popular open source reporting solution into the Salesforce suite of applications.

Its integration with the Salesforce suite of on- demand applications allows customers to create advanced BI reports on-demand directly within their existing applications.

In addition it will enables ad-hoc and interactive reporting with no data integration required.

Customers can simply deploy Jasper4Salesforce via the AppExchange to rapidly gain secure, high-performance reporting services.

The application 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.

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.

The initial release of Jasper4Salesforce is currently available at (opens in new tab), featuring a complete set of pre-defined interactive reports. Pricing starts at $20 per user per month with a minimum of five users and is immediately available at (opens in new tab) in the new analytics category.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.