JasperSoft Integrates World's Leading Open Source Reporting Technology JasperReports With SugarCRM

JasperReports is the First Featured Solution on SugarExchange, the new SugarCRM marketplace beta website

SAN FRANCISCO, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- JasperSoft Corporation, the leader in open source business intelligence, today announced JasperReports for SugarCRM, the first open source reporting engine for the SugarCRM Sugar Suite. The new solution, available for download on SugarExchange at http://www.sugarexchange.com, provides a library of pre-set, transactional reports that run with Sugar Suite, offering users the ability to easily generate customer interaction-based reports.

Since releasing JasperReports for SugarCRM in late March, the solution has been downloaded over 15,000 times, making it a high-ranking SugarForge project (http://www.sugarforge.org), and earning both a SugarForge Editor's Pick and the SugarForge Project of the Month for June. The overwhelming response to JasperReports on SugarForge makes it the obvious inaugural featured product in SugarExchange, SugarCRM's new marketplace for Sugar Suite extensions, set for launch in early July.

Expanding upon the Sugar Suite ability for advanced ad-hoc, multi module reporting, JasperReports focuses on transactional reporting displayed in multiple visual formats for ease of use. Combined, JasperReports with Sugar Suite ensures that everyone within a company -- including sales, marketing, financial, purchasing, and operations staff -- has access to the reports they need, whenever they need them, and in the format they prefer, including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PDF, and web-based formats. For example, companies using Sugar Suite to track customer data can now easily view their quarterly sales pipeline graphically with charts supported by detailed text reports for further analysis.

"For Sugar Suite users, JasperReports for SugarCRM is a great reporting engine that quickly generates new reports based on Sugar Suite data," said Clint Oram, Co-Founder and GM of Sugar Online at SugarCRM. "By combining Sugar Suite and JasperReports, businesses can experience excellent transactional reporting in an extremely high quality visual layout that will drive improved marketing, sales, and customer satisfaction."

JasperSoft for SugarCRM also gives Sugar Suite users a secure, real-time reporting system for accessing and displaying business-critical information stored within Sugar Suite. Because JasperReports for SugarCRM is fully integrated into the Sugar Suite authentication system, users can access reports using the same account they use to login to Sugar Suite. JasperReports for SugarCRM seamlessly integrates into existing IT infrastructure and communicates with other third-party applications using HTTP or Java APIs. Corporate data can be pulled from existing databases with JDBC, POJO, and XML.

"JasperReports can quickly and cost-effectively transform Sugar Suite data into a strategic transactional business asset for employees at all levels within the organization to build and retain more profitable relationships," said JasperSoft CTO and Project Lead Barry Klawans. "By combining JasperSoft reporting capability with Sugar Suite, the true power of open source CRM and BI can be experienced by Sugar Suite users throughout any organization."

JasperSoft and SugarCRM Live Webcast

JasperSoft and SugarCRM will be hosting a joint webcast, "Turning Data into Decisions," at 10:00 a.m. PDT on June 29, 2006. Barry Klawans, JasperSoft CTO and Lars Nordwall, SugarCRM VP of Worldwide Sales, will present and demonstrate the JasperSoft for SugarCRM solution.

About JasperSoft

JasperSoft is the leader in open source business intelligence (BI). With more than one million downloads and 10,000 corporate deployments in 200 countries, JasperSoft offers the most widely used open source BI software in the world. The company's JasperIntelligence architecture is comprised of open source server, report design, analytics, and commercial software for scalable enterprise applications. JasperSoft is based in San Francisco and is backed by leading venture capital firms Morgenthaler Ventures, Doll Capital Management, Discovery Ventures, and Partech International. More information at http://www.jaspersoft.com.

About SugarCRM

SugarCRM is the world's leading provider of commercial open source customer relationship management (CRM) software for companies of all sizes. SugarCRM's Sugar Suite easily adapts to any business environment by offering a more flexible, cost-effective alternative than proprietary applications. SugarCRM's open source architecture allows companies to more easily customize and integrate customer-facing business processes in order to build and maintain more profitable relationships. SugarCRM offers several deployment options, including on-demand, on-premise and appliance-based solutions to suit customers' security, integration and configuration needs. For more information, call (408) 454-6900 or 1 87 SUGARCRM toll free in the US, email contact@sugarcrm.com, or visit http://www.sugarcrm.com.