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67 Open Source Replacements for Really Expensive Applications

Aug 17, 2011, 16:01 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cynthia Harvey)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Business Intelligence

"8. Jaspersoft Replaces Oracle Business Intelligence Standard ($2,000+) The self-proclaimed "most widely used business intelligence software," Jaspersoft products offer reporting, dashboards, analysis and data integration capabilities. The link above primarily promotes the commercial versions of the software, which include paid support. More info on the community versions can be found at JasperForge.org. Operating System: OS Independent

"9. Pentaho Replaces Oracle Business Intelligence Standard ($2,000+) Pentaho likes to calls itself "the open source business intelligence leader." It claims to reduce BI costs by 90 percent, and it's also available on an SaaS basis. Operating System: OS Independent

"10. Palo BI Suite Replaces Oracle Business Intelligence Standard ($2,000+) Palo offers planning, reporting, analysis, dashboards, consolidation and more. The community version essentially extends the capabilities of Excel or OpenOffice, while the paid premium verison adds more reporting and OLAP modules. Operating System: OS Independent

"11. JMagallanes Replaces SAP Crystal Reports ($495), DBxtra ($490 and up) If you only need reporting capabilities, JMagallanes might be right for you. It leverages code from several other open source projects to create static reports, Swing pivot tables for OLAP analysis, and charts. Operating System: OS Independent."

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