Jasper4Salesforce Summer '07 Release provides users of the online sales and customer data management service the ability to create, manage, share and distribute reports directly from Salesforce.com. The JasperSoft release is based on the company's business intelligence suite.
With a drag-and-drop report editor based on Web 2.0 technologies, Jasper4Salesforce can report on any combination of standard and custom objects and fields, provide exception reports, leverage custom fiscal periods defined within Salesforce.com, and schedule automatic distribution of reports. The new service is available through Salesforce.com's AppExchange, an online store for subscribing to third-party software that extends the capabilities of Salesforce.
JasperSoft claims to have more than 3,000 self-service demonstrations underway of Jasper4Salesforce, and hundreds of installations. Customers include Heald College, a career education school headquartered in San Francisco.
Other new features in Jasper4Salesforce include integration with JasperStudio, the commercial version of JasperSoft's open source report designer iReport. The upgrade also has better security, enhanced administration tools, and greater scalability.