Suite of Open Source reporting tools that enables the creation of relational and analytical reports from a wide range of data-sources.
Transform all your data into meaningful information tailored to your audience with Reporting, a suite of Open Source tools that allows you to create pixel-perfect reports of your data in PDF, Excel, HTML, Text, Rich-Text-File, XML and CSV. These computer generated reports easily refine data from various sources into a human readable form.
What does Pentaho use for its reporting engine?
Reporting uses the JFreeReport engine. The JFreeReport project is owned and sponsored by Pentaho.
What types of companies can use Reporting?
The Reporting Project was built to serve production, operational and end-user reporting needs.
What types of users can use Reporting?
Anyone who can access a browser, email, or read a printout.
Can I use Reporting out-of-the-box?
Yes. It was designed to be used as an out-of-the-box reporting application and as a reporting component to be used in other applications. Some companies will simply want to download the project in a standalone manner and start building, scheduling and distributing reports, while others will want to embed and integrate the project into their own applications, using exclusively the components they need and customizing it to fit their application.
Can I embed Reporting into my applications?
Absolutely. The first step would be to create a report definition and add it to a solution definition (everything revolves around a "solution" in Pentaho). Then, the server-side components make that report available with the additional features of auditing, web services and so-on. You can then link to the solution from your own JSP, execute the report through web services, embed the report within your portal, or others.
Can I customize how reports look?
Yes. Reporting styling is flexible, and allows the report designer to choose the granularity at which they want to manipulate the look and feel, right down to font styling on individual characters. Of course images and logos can be added to reports.
Reporting's development is driven by the goal to create a flexible yet simple to use reporting engine. It is a a suite of Open Source tools that includes the Report Designer, Reporting Engine and Reporting SDK.
With high performance at low memory consumption the report processing can scale from small footprint embedded scenarios to large-scale enterprise reporting scenarios. Reporting integrates perfectly with the BI Server and allows you to share reports with co-workers and peers.
The Open Source delivers better, faster and reliable products, empowered by an active and wider community. Developers, testers, writers, implementers, and most of all users can make valuable contributions.
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