Java Reporting Defined
A Java reporting tool is a reporting tool built on Java architecture that allows you to extract and present data in charts, tables, and other visualizations so users can better use information. It can also allow you to build paginated reports ideal for printing. A reporting tool is typically an application within a business intelligence (BI) software suite.
Buy vs. Build- The Best Path to Embedding Reports and Dashboards into your Java Application
One of the most common questions we hear from customers is “how do we decide whether we should buy or build our application’s analytics?” Enabling and improving decision-making is an important part of most applications. The ability to empower users with deeper data insights can be a core differentiator in your product’s market where many applications provide only basic static or canned reports. The capabilities and benefits you get from licensing a 3rd party product can far outweigh the analytics you build from scratch.
Focus on your Core Competencies
Developing analytics from scratch or even using an open source reporting framework or charting library as the basis for your analytics takes lots of time and more importantly lots of development resources. Embedding a third party product saves time, capital, and resources while also future-proofing your analytics for years to come.
Time to Market
With a decrease in development time comes the ability to improve launch dates and updates. Embedding JReport gives you the ability to get your product in customer’s hands quicker.
What happens when your product grows? Is it feasible to hand code new reports as you scale? How will your reporting code base deal with ever-increasing throughput? When embedding a Java reporting solution such as JReport the answers become more straightforward.
JReport – The Leader in Java Reporting
Self-Service BI reduces dependency on experts by allowing non-technical end users the ability to quickly develop new reports and dashboards on their own, on the fly.
Ad Hoc Analysis
Multi-dimensional data analysis with click-and-drag ease at lightening speeds.
Mash up charts, tables, crosstabs, maps and external widgets and components from different data sources.
Along with an extensive library of visualization options, JReport natively supports interactivity functions such as filtering, sorting, and drill-down, among others.
Bolster your application’s data analytics with reports and dashboards that truly integrate into your architecture.
Match the look and feel of your application with extensive white labeling capabilities. Create a seamless experience for your application’s users.
The Importance of Java Reporting
The widespread use of applications built on Java EE standards has given rise to the demand for Java-based reporting tools. While these tools leverage the functionality of Java EE, not all solutions are created equal. Ease of use and ease of embedding are key differentiators amongst these tools. A set of API customization options and flexibility in white-labeling are key to the embedding process both on the front and back end.