Jinfonet Announces General Availability of JReport 9 on November 10
ROCKVILLE , MD – November 5, 2008 – Jinfonet Software, a leader in reporting and operational business intelligence solutions, announces the general availability of JReport 9 on Monday November 10th. The latest release of this flagship reporting solution touts more than 50 enhancements. JReport 9 delivers these enhancements in three key areas: performance, usability and standards support.
Performance improvements with the advanced report engine are focused on faster response time and better scalability. Through internal system tuning and minimizing redundancy, JReport now has a smaller footprint with faster response time for on-demand report generation, report delivery, and interactive reporting and analysis. Benchmark results show that it is up to 40% faster compared to the previous version.
One of the key performance improvements is Multiple Report Bursting. With Report Bursting, JReport 9 runs the report once and distributes results to different recipients according to predefined criteria. JReport 9 is the industry’s first to perform Multiple Report Bursting using different multiple criteria in a single run.
JReport now also provides greatly enhanced report delivery using Page Level Security. A pre-run report can be shared by a large group of users, each permitted to view only the authorized portion instantly. And by reducing the system footprint (memory usage by reports), JReport 9 now provides much enhanced scalability.
“Report performance is the key to JReport’s success, and we believe that customers will agree that JReport 9 builds on that success,” said Jinfonet CEO Dr. Bing Yao. “With each product release, we will continue to aim for higher performance goals.”
Usability is improved with a simpler interface and more tools that enhance productivity. Re-designed report wizards make report creation more natural. The user interface is improved by hiding complexity from first time users. A Launch Pad makes the system much more accessible and intuitive. New productivity tools include relative date support (for example, first day of last month), runtime user defined formula, runtime user defined filter for any report component, and a customizable user interface.
“JReport 9’s improved interface delivers a more intuitive and user friendly environment, coupled with the easy-to-use workflow guide. We believe that our overall productivity will improve with the performance and usability changes in JReport 9,” said Andre Tay, Director of IT Biz Solution. “Useful features like ad-hoc reporting and information analysis will deliver great value to our users. We look forward to the general release of this product.”
JReport 9 also provides many new features for developers. From development tools like cascading parameter wizard to deployment features like server monitoring, JReport 9 provides better usability for developers and administrators alike. Charting enhancements include better control of label font and orientation, flexible axis label and tick marks, and other chart properties. This version now provides interactive map support. Map definitions can be imported from ESRI Shapefiles or defined by developers. With the conditional formatting the appearance of the map and each area can be fully customized and controlled. For Eclipse users, JReport 9 now comes with a Report Designer for Eclipse Plug-in, allowing report design directly within the Eclipse IDE (Interactive Development Environment).
“Jinfonet will continue to refine and enhance the usability of our solution. We often request product feedback from our customers to make sure that JReport is responsive to current and future needs of the market,” said Greg Harris, JReport Product Manager.
Standards support has always been an important part of JReport architecture, which was further enhanced in JReport 9. With JSR 168 support, users can run reports as standard portlets to enable dashboard applications. APIs are provided to access the system through SOA for better interoperability. NLS support enables multiple language localizations. JReport 9 is compliant with JDK 1.4 and above.
“With the release of JReport 9, we continue to improve on a flexible and robust product that can be scaled to the largest installations. JReport gives customers of large BI solutions an alternative to high maintenance fees and complex architectures,” said Whit Mathis, Jinfonet VP of Sales.
JReport 9 will be available for download on Monday November 10th from the Jinfonet website. For more information, visit www.jinfonet.com or call (240) 477-1000.
About Jinfonet Software
Rockville, Maryland based Jinfonet Software is the leading provider of embedded reporting solutions for enterprise applications. JReport, the company’s flagship product, is a 100% Java-based reporting solution that can embed seamlessly into any Java application, leverages Java EE standards, and delivers interactive reports via the web. Key features include a rich set of APIs (Application Program Interfaces) for integrating reporting functionality into an application, the ability to access any enterprise data source, security with single sign-on capabilities, and the ability to scale through multiple CPUs or clustered servers to meet growing reporting needs. JReport’s intuitive design and deployment tools make report creation, review, distribution and ad hoc reporting fast and easy. JReport is in its 9th release cycle and is employed by millions of end-users at more than 25,000 installations worldwide. More information on Jinfonet Software and JReport is available at https://www.jinfonet.com.