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In This Issue:
- Creekpath Chooses JReport for Improved Reporting and Data Analysis
- Announcing the JReport Customer Care Portal
- JReport Tech Tip: Saving DHTML Result Files (.rsd)

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JReport in the News:
- Jinfonet's JReport Embedded by Creekpath into Asset and Service Management Solution
- Additional News Coverage

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Creekpath Embeds JReport into Asset and Service Management Solution to Provide Improved Reporting and Data Analysis

JReport's Flexibility and 100% Java-based Architecture Compels Creekpath
to Replace Windows-based Reporting Tool

CreekpathCreekpath is a pioneer in providing IT asset management and IT service management software and services for storage infrastructures. Creekpath is the first company to apply business analytic views to enable a greater return on assets and improve service delivery.

Jinfonet and Creekpath recently announced that JReport, the leading embedded reporting solution for Java applications, will be integrated into the latest version of Creekpath Acuity™, which is Creekpath's asset and business service management solution for storage infrastructure.

Previously, Creekpath was using a Windows-based reporting tool to address reporting and visualization requirements as part of its solution. The tool required Creekpath to build - and their customers to learn - more than 150 different report templates. Further, because the reports were relatively static and inflexible, end user requirements always had to be very precisely defined.

JReport's offers numerous advantages over the previous tool. Its Java architecture enables it to become a native part of Creekpath Acuity and the complete solution to be installed and maintained as a single package. With JReport, Creekpath has managed to reduce the number of reports by 50% down to just 75 report templates, which contain more usable information than the previous 150. For more information, please click here.

How Does Operational BI
Differ from Traditional BI

We invite you to view this informative executive interview conducted by Ron Powell, Executive Editor, The Business Intelligence Network. You'll hear John E. Gularson, Executive Vice President at Jinfonet Software, explain operational BI and how JReport, the 100% Java embedded reporting solution enables operational users to make real-time decisions, fulfilling the "execute" portion of traditional BI.

Questions answered in this interview:
  How does operational BI differ from traditional BI?
  How would you define embedded reporting?
  How does the embedded reporting concept fit into operational BI?
  Is Java the best technology for embedded reporting and why?
  What are the direct and indirect benefits of the JReport solution?
  What is the future of embedded reporting and what will be the role of JReport?

Click here to view this exclusive interview with John E. Gularson.

We'd like to invite you to visit JReport at the 2006 JavaOne
Conference... and Save $100!

The   JavaOne   conference  is  your annual opportunity to see where the Java™ platform is headed and hear from the developers who are leading the industry into its next exciting era.

As an Exhibitor of this important industry event, we would like to offer you a special $100 registration discount. To take advantage of this offer, click here to register and enter Jinfonet Software's discount code when you register: ECS114.

Plan now to attend and be sure and visit us at Booth 760 in the JavaOne Pavilion. We'll have resources on hand to demo our latest embedded reporting capabilities - and you'll have a chance to win a FREE mobiBLU Cube 2 GB Digital Audio Player.

Register Today! Discount offer expires May 1, 2006.

The JReport Customer Care Portal
Providing instant access to our technical support knowledgebase

We are pleased to announce that our new Customer Care Portal is now ready to serve our customers. The Customer Care Portal is available to all JReport customers who are currently on a maintenance program. The Portal gives customers online access to technical information without having to contact a JReport Technical Support Engineer

We invite you to visit: http://customercare.jinfonet.com/

The portal is a practical and relevant resource that intuitively summarizes a wide range of JReport information, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and tips to maximize your success in using JReport.

A valuable resource for new customers as well as expert users

The Web-based Customer Care Portal supports both first-time and expert JReport users. It is a self-service resource that helps you realize the full potential of JReport functionality and navigate the technology behind JReport's Java/J2EE embedded reporting architecture.

The Customer Care Portal is an ongoing collaboration between the technical experts at Jinfonet and valued users of our products. JReport users can submit FAQs that will be answered by our technical experts. The FAQs will be archived and indexed on the portal and accessible to other users who can leverage them to improve their own Jinfonet experience. Users can access FAQs, evaluate the value of the answers and add additional questions or amendments by using the feedback form next to each question. This knowledge base will continue to grow and evolve and will prove to be a powerful support resource for our customers.

The Customer Care Portal also provides:
JReport downloads and product updates
Professional services information
Contact information for customer support

We invite you to visit the Customer Care Portal today and browse through its features so you can begin relying on this powerful new tool to enhance your Jinfonet experience. http://customercare.jinfonet.com/

JReport Tech Tip: Saving DHTML Result Files (.rsd)

JReport DHTML report results can now be saved and accessed later, allowing end users to capture customized report views and further modify them using JReport's interactive reporting functionality.

A DHTML result file (.rsd) can be created and saved to a file system using the JReport Enterprise Server Console, the Server API or RMI API. Using the JReport Enterprise Server Console, you select the DHTML result option and save it to the file system via the Server resource tree. When publishing a report using the Enterprise Server API or RMI, the same methods are used. Once published to the file system, DHTML result files can be opened via a URL. Upon opening the .rsd file, reports can be manipulated using DHTML functionality to generate specific report views as needed. For example, data can be filtered or re-sorted as desired by each end user.

To access an .rsd file, a URL such as the following can be used:

To support this URL, the Bubble.rsd file must be located in the physical folder where the /hsqlDemo resource is mapped.

For more information regarding how to publish DHTML result files using the JReport Enterprise Server Console, Server API or RMI API, please refer to the JReport Enterprise Server User's Guide.

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