Top 10 Best Open Source Reporting Tools to Lookout for in 2021

Top 10 Best Open Source Reporting Tools to Lookout for in 2021

Open source reporting tools help users find that the data is valuable by creating insights

Making sense of the infinite amount of data collected in an organization is incredibly difficult, even for highly-trained data scientists. However, emerging technology short-cuts like open source reporting tools can cut the slack from it. In economies where the role of big data is ever-increasing, business must have the company data analysed and presented in a precise and readable format. Open source reporting tool is a solution that synchronizes with databases to collect information, and then generates insights in graphs. With the help of reporting tools, users can ensure that the data is valuable, build visual dashboards and create data insights. One of the biggest reasons that businesses adopt open source reporting tools is the cost-saving that they offer. Besides, it easily meets your requirements and gives a dedicated discussion board for solving user problems. Henceforth, Analytics Insight has listed the top open source reporting tools that work best for business in 2021.

BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) is an open source technology platform sponsored by the Eclipse Foundation that consists of a visual report designer and a runtime component for Java and Java EE environment. These tools are used to create reports, data visualizations and charts that can be embedded in web-based and rich client application. BIRT is used in both real-time decision making and to track and analyze historical data or ongoing developments.

FineReport is a business dashboard software that is free for personal use. It provides both on-premise and SaaS versions. The distinct advantage is that the dashboard can be displayed on the TV dashboard and other large screens smoothly. Besides, you can import the data from Excel into FineReport in batches. Therefore, it is easy to visualize excel into visually impressive elements.

Pentaho reporting is a suite of open source reporting tool that enables the creation of relational and analytics reports from a wide range of data sources. The suite includes the Report Designer, Reporting Engine and Reporting SDK. Pentaho reporting is a part of the Pentaho BI Platform which has an analysis module comprised of an Analysis Engine (ROLAP) and advanced analytical views.

JasperReports is an open source reporting engine. It provides the ability to deliver rich content onto the printer, the screen, or into various formats such as PDF, HTML, XLS, RTF, ODT, CSV, TXT and XML files. It is a Java library and can be used in a variety of Java-enabled applications to generate dynamic content. Its main purpose is to help create page-oriented, ready-to-print documents in a simple and flexible manner.

KoolReport is an intuitive and flexible open source reporting tool used to analyze your data. It ultimately turns the data into visual reporting and dynamic dashboards. The open source reporting tool is able to connect and get data from databases such as MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, MongoDB as well as from CSV and Excel files. KoolReport contains many processes to support data cleansing, data manipulation and data analysis.

JFreeChart is an open source Java charting library that offers users the maximum alternatives to represent their complex data in a simple manner. It enables the extensive use of X-Y charts, Pie charts, Bar graphs, Gantt charts, Pareto charts, combination charts, wafer map charts and other special types of charts. On a whole, JFreeChart is a comprehensive charting package.

ReportServer is an open source reporting tool that integrates various BI reporting engines into a single user interface with the goal of allowing people to use the right analytics tool for the right purpose at the right time. There is a free community tier as well as an enterprise one, and the software's Dynamic List feature allows for the ad-hoc generation of list-like reports.

Seal Report is an open source tool, for the Microsoft.Net framework entirely written in C#. It offers a complete package for producing every day reports and dashboards from any database. Seal Report focuses on an easy installation and reports design. Once set up, the reports can be built and published in a minute.

QueryTree is an open-source, web-based ad-hoc reporting tool that works with any Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL or PostgreSQL database. Users can build reports on a mobile, tablet or desktop device using a simple and responsive report building widget. Users can select any table or view in your application's database, auto-join to related tables. Next users can add filters, grouping and calculated columns much like an Excel pivot table.

iReport is a free, open source report designer for JasperReports and JasperReports Server. It helps users to create very easy and sophisticated layouts containing charts, images, subreports, crosstabs and much more. The tool gives access to your data through JDBC, TableModels, JavaBeans, XML, Hibernate, CSV, and custom sources.

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