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JASPERSOFT LAUNCHES GLOBAL PREFERRED PARTNER PROGRAM

Program Provides ISV and Consulting Partners with Tools and Training to Implement World’s Leading Open Source Business Intelligence Technology

Open Source Business Conference, San Francisco—February 14, 2006—JasperSoft Corporation, the leader in open source business intelligence reporting, today announced the JasperSoft Preferred Partner Program, a network of global solution and technology partners and consultants who provide value-added products and services for both JasperReports and JasperDecisions. The program allows ISVs and consultants to capitalize on the growing demand for localized technical expertise and support as JasperSoft’s open source technology continues to gain more market share and widespread adoption with more than one million downloads worldwide to date.

The program offers partners two levels of participation: JasperSoft Preferred ISV Partner and JasperSoft Consulting Partner.
· JasperSoft Preferred ISV Program is focused on companies that have embedded JasperReports and/or iReports, JasperReports’ open source report designer, into their for-sale proprietary applications.
· JasperSoft Consulting Partner Program is for consulting services organizations that provide reporting and analytical services leveraging JasperReports and iReport technologies.

More than a dozen partners have joined the program, with many already delivering new products and services to joint customers.

New Partnerships Deliver Results
As JasperSoft partners, ISVs and consulting companies will also be able to speed development and delivery of applications with rich BI functionality without passing along additional licensing fees.
“Several TuringSMI products, including our Financial Institution Query Management System (FIQS) product for logging and reporting trades, embed JasperReports. We have a Top 10 Global Investment Bank that uses FIQS, with JasperReports and iReports as the reporting foundation. Per CPU licensing, which is typical of commercial BI software, just isn’t feasible for companies doing as much volume reporting as this current customer needs,” said Jay Moore, CTO of TuringSMI, a leading global provider of IT Service Management and Infrastructure Management solutions. “We researched potential open source BI vendors carefully. Not only did JasperSoft stand out, but it was already being used by some of our customers, which is why we’ve decided to partner with JasperSoft.”
Some additional new members include:
· Fusion Technologies is a 250-person international software services firm focused on open source with offices in the U.S., U.K., and India. More than 50 percent of its clients are software companies serving Global 2000 companies.
· Javlin Consulting is the leading provider of consultancy and professional services in the open source ETL market. Javlin Consulting provides both a quality open source product and a commercial package that has a number of enhancements. Javlin Consulting is based in the Czech Republic and is part of the Javlin Limited group, which is based in the UK.
· NIIT Technologies is a global IT solutions organization, offering services in application development and maintenance, enterprise solutions including managed services and business process management to organizations in the financial services, transportation, retail and manufacturing sectors.
· OpenCrowd is a leading professional services firm that helps organizations leverage open source software to provide high value business and technology solutions.
· TechnoDex, has created TechnoDex Enterprise Solution Platform, Malaysia’s first home-grown open source-based technology platform which is comparable to the proprietary platforms offered by Microsoft and Sun Microsystems.

“JasperReports is by far the most widely used reporting solution available. No other open source BI technology can match its size and caliber, all of which makes JasperSoft an extremely strategic partner to us,” said Rich Napoli, CEO of Fusion Technologies. “By embedding JasperReports, software companies don’t have to pass on the burden of huge licensing fees to their clients. Plus with backing from both our companies, our end user clients can be confident that JasperReports is fully supported and will be able to scale to meet growing demand.”

“This partnership and alliance provides Javlin and JasperSoft another dimension to our different product ranges and more importantly allows both companies to harness the power of product synergy,” said David Pavlis, architect and lead developer for CloverETL and partner at Javlin Consulting. “Incorporating CloverETL into JasperSoft business intelligence and reporting applications will better enable both parties to serve their subsequent customers and further diversify product availability. We at Javlin look forward to this partnership with JasperSoft.”

"Business Intelligence is one of the fastest growing areas in open source,
so we are excited about working with JasperSoft, the leading vendor in this
space," said OpenCrowd CEO Sushil Prabhu. "JasperReports is very robust when compared to leading proprietary reporting products and can significantly
reduce the cost of an organization's reporting platform. We believe that
open source BI products, particularly JasperReports, can help organizations
overcome the implementation challenges associated with proprietary BI
products, including high cost, implementation complexity, and lack of open
standards."

JasperSoft is also working with a number of technology partners to integrate other open source components into its BI environment, including EnterpriseDB, MySQL and JBoss.

“This partnership offers joint Jasper-MySQL customers a powerful, cost-effective BI solution based on open source software,” said Zack Urlocker, MySQL AB’s executive vice president of marketing. “With JasperReports, MySQL database users can leverage sophisticated data access and information presentation and delivery capabilities.”

"In partnership with JasperSoft, EnterpriseDB offers JasperReports for EnterpriseDB and JasperReports DBA Dashboard for EnterpriseDB," said Andy Astor, chief executive officer of EnterpriseDB. "Together, we'll continue to provide enterprise-class database reporting solutions to companies attracted to the advantages of open source software, particularly those seeking to leverage previous investments in Oracle software and expertise."

As valued members of the JasperSoft community, Certified Partners work with JasperSoft to deliver services, consulting and support to JasperSoft customers around the world. The programs deliver a wide array of benefits that include:
· Training and support from the domain experts who develop JasperSoft technologies;
· Commission on support and license referrals; and
· Complimentary JasperReports and iReport documentation.

“To expand the deployment and ensure the quality of our product offerings, JasperSoft has developed a comprehensive Preferred Partner Program to support the industry’s most popular commercial open source reporting solution—JasperReports—and JasperDecisions,” said Matthew Kehoe, director of alliances for JasperSoft. “ISVs and SIs are on the front lines delivering mission-critical applications to end users who increasingly expect advanced BI functionality from within their applications. Using JasperReports, our partners are able to drive down the TCO of their applications, without sacrificing rich features.”

Using JasperReports, a highly customizable and embeddable reporting library, Java developers can quickly integrate pixel-perfect reporting into applications with zero upfront license costs. This allows developers to easily enhance their commercial software with rich, complex reporting that supports integrated charting, cross-tabs, internationalization and multiple report outputs, including screen, printer, and PDF, XML, HTML, CSV, XLS, RTF, TXT files. JasperDecisions, a commercial embeddable report server that bundles JasperReports and easily integrates with application servers and authentication and authorization systems, delivers interactive, ad hoc reporting.

JASPERSOFT ANNOUNCES ONE MILLION DOWNLOADS OF JASPERREPORTS OPEN SOURCE REPORTING SOLUTION

Leading open source reporting product sees popularity double in last six months

JasperSoft Corporation, the leader in commercial open source reporting, today announced that JasperReports, their flagship open source product, has been downloaded one million times. The milestone comes six months after JasperSoft’s last investment round, which was led by Partech International, an early investor in Business Objects. Downloads of JasperReports increased by more than 100 percent during that period.

“Our efforts to put commercial support, services, and development behind an exceptional open source project have met with overwhelming support both from commercial software vendors that need operational reporting in their products and the open source community of users and developers behind JasperReports,” said Paul Doscher, CEO of JasperSoft. “The rapid increase in downloads is due to the growing number of ISVs that embed the JasperReports reporting library into their own products, to the incredible cooperation we’re getting from other open source communities like MySQL and JBoss, and to the rapid adoption of JasperReports by Java developers in enterprises around the world.”

“JasperReports provides all the functionality of Crystal Enterprise without the brittleness and expense of commercial software,” said Thomas Kast, an Oregon developer who in January won the JasperReports community award for best report creation. “JasperReports provides the dexterity required by real enterprise reporting, combined with a persistence layer (ussrp) and a scheduler (quartz).”

“This partnership and alliance provides Javlin and Jaspersoft another dimension to our different product ranges and more importantly allows both companies to harness the power of product synergy,” said David Pavlis, architect and lead developer for CloverETL. “Incorporating CloverETL into JasperSoft business intelligence and reporting applications will better enable both parties to serve their subsequent customers and further diversify product availability. We at Javlin look forward to this partnership with JasperSoft.”

In the six-month period leading up to the millionth download milestone, JasperSoft worked with commercial ISVs and a number of open source projects to increase the value of open source reporting for the users and developers. For example, the company worked with enterpriseDB, Greenplum, MySQL to develop the open source DBA Dashboard and with JBoss on the new JBoss Reporting Portal. JasperSoft also sponsored iReports, the world’s most popular open source report designer and integrated iReports into JasperReports.

At the start of this period, JasperSoft announced that 22,000 copies of JasperReports were being downloaded each month. Today, an average of 45,000 copies of JasperReports are downloaded each month and that trend continues to grow as more projects move to JasperReports as their reporting engine.

As part of the company’s efforts to support the open source community, JasperSoft is currently sponsoring a contest that gives developers free iPod Nano music players for the best use of JasperReports every month. These report templates will be available on the JasperSoft website to help developers rapidly create useful reports. More information on the JasperReports Report of the Month contest is available at: http://www.jaspersoft.com/best_report.html.

About JasperSoft
Based in San Francisco, JasperSoft is the leading provider of commercial open source BI reporting solutions. Anchored by the world’s most popular open source reporting engine, JasperSoft brings customers the best of the open source and commercial software worlds via its open source project, JasperReports, and its commercial reporting solution, JasperDecisions. More than 10,000 companies in at least 50 countries currently use JasperReports in their enterprise operations. Delivering broad deployment and lower cost of ownership to customers worldwide, JasperSoft customers have the benefits of solutions that are backed by a community and supported by a company. For more information, please visit http://www.jaspersoft.com.

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