Jaspersoft Replaces Crystal Reports to Drive Business Intelligence for Leading Nonprofit Constituent Management Platform
SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2009 — Jaspersoft, provider of the world's most widely used business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that Orange Leap, the company that delivers innovation and efficiency through technology to the nonprofit community, has chosen Jaspersoft to replace Crystal Reports for its web-based, custom reporting product, The Guru.
Orange Leap provides open source software solutions for nonprofit organizations that need to manage the entire lifecycle of relationships with donors and constituents. The Guru was specifically introduced to create sophisticated reports for analyzing data from any data source to enhance the productivity of relationship development and fundraising initiatives.
There are nearly 1.5 million nonprofit organizations operating around the world. Almost half of those organizations require more than spreadsheets to manage relationships with large groups of constituents but don't have on-staff IT administrators or software developers. Orange Leap is the leading open source provider addressing this market and enabling nonprofits to benefit from insightful business intelligence. With Orange Leap, nonprofit organizations of any size can benefit from analytical capabilities comparable to those enjoyed by many of the world's largest institutions and businesses.
"Jaspersoft shares our open source philosophy on software and provides an easy, customizable solution for our nonprofit customers who often don't have IT administrators on staff," said Randy McCabe, CEO at Orange Leap. "We were able to take advantage of Jaspersoft's leadership position in the BI market and do in six months what would have taken us years to develop on our own."
By using Jaspersoft's open source BI suite, Orange Leap was able to develop a sophisticated yet easy-to-use report building wizard to simplify the analysis process while reducing customer training costs. Before The Guru was introduced, the nonprofit community was limited to paying large sums of money for custom development. Today, The Guru gives anyone the ability to create sophisticated custom reports through a web interface in five simple steps.
"Nonprofit organizations play a critical role in society and are having a positive impact on people and economies around the globe. By providing these organizations with an easy-to-use, customizable reporting tool, Orange Leap is enabling that important work," said Nick Halsey, vice president of marketing and product management at Jaspersoft. "We're honored to be the foundation from which nonprofit organizations can manage their relationships and look forward to further collaboration with Orange Leap and its customers."
As an extension of its open source commitment, Orange Leap is making the source code of its reporting wizard freely available to members of the open source software community. To download the Jaspersoft-hosted project, please visit JasperForge at http://jasperforge.org/projects/orangeleaptheguru.
For the commercially supported version of The Guru, please visit the Orange Leap website at http://www.orangeleap.com/theguru.shtml.
About Orange Leap
Orange Leap's open source constituent management platform energizes nonprofits, making it easier for them to achieve mission success. The Dallas-based company (formerly known as MPower) offers innovative yet simple to use software-based solutions that strengthen relationships with constituents and other nonprofits. With access to the software's source code, Orange Leap's ever-growing community collaborates on developing and sharing advanced constituent management technology and the smartest practices. Nonprofits big and small, with a wide range of missions and constituencies, choose Orange Leap to move their organizations forward. More information is available at www.orangeleap.com.
About Jaspersoft Corporation
Jaspersoft's open source business intelligence suite is the world's most widely used BI software, with nearly 9 million total downloads worldwide and more than 10,000 commercial customers in 96 countries. The company's Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite provides a web-based, open and modular approach to the evolving business intelligence needs of the enterprise. Jaspersoft's software is rapidly updated by a community of more than 95,000 registered members working on more than 350 projects, which represents the world's largest business intelligence community. More information is available at www.jaspersoft.com and www.jasperforge.org.