List of Java Reporting Software Alternatives

August 10, 2012 | By More



From Open Source to Out-Of-The-Box, Here is a partial list of Java reporting software alternatives:

1)  I-Net Crystal Clear

I-Net Crystal Clear uses XML templates for report generation. The report engine server is written in Java and is installable on any machine without hindrances. Its designing interface comprises of I-net designer, easy to use intuitive report designing interface. It also offers development of new modules using built in Java Library. I-Net Crystal Clear is a cross platform, objective and works seamlessly on Windows, UNIX, Solaris, and Mac. This reporting tool offers tiny Java applets, which function during the immense need of precision reporting. It also offers complete Ad Hoc reporting solutions with the use of Java applets. It has data drilling capabilities and complete control over the access of reporting software and reports to the users.

2) Windward

Windward report has two prime elements for reporting. The first is the Java report engine and the second is Auto-Tag, report designing tool written in Java. Windward report tool does not require dedicated servers for Java report engine. It has unified server based report engine and can work smoothly consuming low memory footprints. It has accessibility to almost all data sources and has complete control on data layering architecture. Users can incorporate multiple layers of data in report with exceptional drill down capacity. Creation of informative and interactive sub reports appending to primary reports is possible with Windward Reports. Its Auto-Tag offers complete flexibility to design and create aesthetic and intuitive reports.  Users can save and reuse the templates and thus can maintain their brand sanctity. Report designing can be done with simple drag and drop interface and arranging the elements in the layout is a cinch!

3) InetSoft Style Report Enterprise

Inetsoft’s Style Report is a Java based reporting tool and serve the needs for Ad Hoc J2EE and web based reporting in single reporting tool package. It consumes small memory footprints and is a zero client web environment. It offers re-usable Meta templates. It has phenomenal nesting of sub reports and report beans. Style Reports use JavaScript to control the page elements and layout. This may demand higher learning curve for novice users. With its unique portal access and web UI, users can generate reports from any location. Wide range of data sources are accessible and thus improve the accuracy and quality of reports in real time. Style Reports has built in WYSIWYG report designer for complete control on each of the design elements. It has data drilling capabilities for further insight. Users can define sub reports and URLs for further references.

4) JReport

JReport is Java based reporting solution and offers Ad Hoc reporting and embedded reporting. It focuses on complete empowerment of users with complete step by step guidance for report creation through the designer wizard. This wizard helps the users to access every element of reporting tool without the need of coding knowledge. This does reduce the learning curve. Power users can explore the underlying principles and develop strong reports using the Java programming interface and coding knowledge. This is subtly helpful during the client specific demanding environment. Data drilling, Linking, sub reports, and mutual data interactions are possible with Java report engine. It offers unique single sign on function for additional security protocols. It supports various forms of delivery along with various types of output file formats.

5) QlikTech

QlikTech has unanimous potential for operations from almost anywhere; desktop, cloud, and mobile computing devices and even from laptop. In addition to this flexibility, it can serve from single user personal use environment and to huge organizations with global presence. It has a unique capacity to let users develop their applications and carry the data wherever they go. This helps in emergency situations where data is available on mobile computing devices and aids in carving accurate and timely decisions. It can access all the available data sources and is low on memory footprint consumption.

6) ReportMill 13

Reportmill is a Java reporting tool. The most unique feature of this reporting tool is that it fetches data from any available Java dataset, thus results in complete freedom. It has single Reportmill.jar file and is possible to integrate this file in any of the existing application. Simply copying the class paths of the machine selected for deployment will ensure the desired output and complete integration of reporting tool. It uses versatile XML based report template. Reportmill’s page layout application helps in intuitive designing of reports.  It offers universal publication of reports in formats like PDF, HTML, Postscript, Flash and Excel. It offers complete aesthetic report building with tables, charts, pie diagrams, and graphs.

7) JasperReports

JasperReports is java based reporting tool with complete integration with client’s native system. It offers completely pixel perfect output suitable for print or web. Users can attain complete control over real time data using the dashboards. In addition to dashboards, users can design gauges, cross tabs, tables and charts. Available report output formats are XML, HTML, PDF, TXT, RTF, XML, XLS and CSV. It has built in support for bar code generation. JasperReports also supports styles library and visual text rotation. This offers great help during the intuitive designing. One unique aspect of JasperReports is it does not restrict the reports size. It can access and layer data from multiple sources and users can compile the same in a single report. Users can create and attach sub reports to the main reports.

8) Datavision

Datavision is an open source java based reporting tool. It has a flexibility to install and run on every occasion and environment. It works with almost any database with JDBC drivers. Datavision uses the drag and drop interface for report generation and offers lower learning curve for novice users. Integration of Datavision in client’s native system does not require huge infrastructural changes or cross platform conversions. All the installations are seamless without any obstacles. The reporting tool is up and running within few minutes of installation. It offers integration of sub reports. Power users can benefit with the development of API modules as Datavision is an open source. This improves the development of user specific classes and Java libraries.  It becomes easy to define run time parameters and generate reports.

9) Pentaho

Pentaho offers point to click access to data with its unique java based reporting tool, analytical tool and dashboards. It has unified web based interface. It has completely flexible user interface with complete data integration with almost every type of database architecture. It has in-memory caching and delivers faster results. Data warehousing also offers faster delivery without affecting the original data. Pentaho users can publish the reports in formats like Excel, PDF, RTF, HTML and CSV. These reports are completely customizable and integration with dashboards enables users to monitor the KPI in real time. Users can derive the drill down capabilities in reports and sub reports. Pentaho users can further take the reporting functionality to immense portability with the integration of mobile computing devices such as smartphones, tablet pc etc. and attain complete control over the data. Users can gain immaculate performance with multi-threaded processing of queries.

10) BIRT Project

BIRT is an open source reporting tool based on eclipse. BIRT report designer is used to design reports. These report design templates are stored in XML file and are completely re-usable.  It has a design engine, which enables the users to create the intuitive designing. Any Java or Java EE application can use the wrapped functionality of the design engine. Report engine uses these design files written in XML and renders the reports as per user discretion. BIRT viewer enables preview of the report. This viewer is available as standalone application as well as the plug in for eclipse. This report viewer helps to publish reports in desired formats like XLS, DOC, Postscript, PPT, PDF and HTML

Hope you found this to be a useful start. Please comment with any Java reporting software companies we may have omitted.

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