Jaspersoft, maker of the world’s most widely used business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that CardSmith, a leading provider of campus card program management services, uses Jaspersoft to provide clients with first-in-class reporting tools. CardSmith embeds Jaspersoft BI in its Software as a Service (SaaS) transaction solution allowing administrators to seamlessly create robust reports that analyze student and consumer behavior. As a result, Jaspersoft’s reporting solution has become a key differentiator for the company.
“School administrators benefit from having decision-making information at their fingertips, powered by Jaspersoft,” says Taran Lent, VP Product Management and Development and co-founder of CardSmith. “We’ve been able to leapfrog our competitors using Jaspersoft’s reporting capabilities. Jaspersoft gives our customers on-demand access to critical information, automates distribution of information to key decision makers and provides faster insight than other competitive solutions.”
Traditional campus card programs are expensive, often requiring significant investments in resources and IT infrastructure. CardSmith’s managed service provides educational institutions with campus card services and benefits without the incremental IT resource investments.
CardSmith chose to embed JasperReports Server based on its flexible licensing costs, modern architecture, and customizable framework. Through its simple, powerful ad hoc reporting capabilities, Jaspersoft BI now provides campus administrators with business and operational insights, such as sales activity volumes for accounting, as well as student purchasing insights used to optimize business operations and the student experience. Due to Jaspersoft’s easy-to-use and web-based report server functionality, the CardSmith team easily implemented JasperReports Server with no customization beyond basic re-branding.
“The combination of Jaspersoft and CardSmith gives schools a complete solution and the best data insight for card programs on the market,” said Jim Bell, Chief Marketing Officer at Jaspersoft. “Architected for SaaS environments, Jaspersoft can be easily embedded to deliver powerful reporting to companies like CardSmith,”
Jaspersoft (jaspersoft.com / jasperforge.org) provides the most flexible, cost effective and widely deployed business intelligence suite in the world, enabling better decision-making through highly interactive web-based reports, dashboards and analysis. Leveraging a commercial open source business model, Jaspersoft provides end-to-end BI capabilities at a fraction of the cost of other vendors. The BI suite includes pixel-perfect enterprise reporting, ad hoc query, dashboards, OLAP and in-memory analysis, and data integration. Jaspersoft is the only BI vendor that enables companies to adapt to the new, virtualized world by providing a complete spectrum of on-premise, multi-tenant SaaS and cloud-based deployment options for both embedded and standalone business intelligence. Unlike traditional BI vendors, Jaspersoft is built on a modern, lightweight, standards-based architecture and offers greater vendor independence thanks to its open source codebase. Unlike niche BI vendors, Jaspersoft represents a safe choice with tens of thousands of production deployments across a wide range of industries.
Jaspersoft's open source business intelligence software has nearly 14 million product downloads worldwide, 175,000 production deployments and over 14,000 commercial customers in 100 countries. Its BI suite is advanced regularly by a development community of nearly 240,000 registered members.
CardSmith (card-smith.com) is a campus card solutions company. We manage an innovative "SaaS" transaction system that powers custom card processing solutions for clients nationwide with no local systems, software or administration. We offer a comprehensive menu of professional services giving clients the flexibility to self-operate or outsource card program management and support functions.