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BI Leaders Should Track Tibco's Integration Plan for Jaspersoft Acquisition

Published: 07 May 2014

ID: G00264058

Analyst(s): Rita Sallam , Bill Hostmann, Josh Parenteau


Tibco Software's planned acquisition of the open-source BI vendor Jaspersoft will expand its BI footprint and meet a rise in new BI needs. Integrating Jaspersoft may take time, so customers and prospects should ask for integration road maps and clarity on licensing models from Tibco.

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Impacts and Recommendations

  • Although it may take time, Tibco's integration of Jaspersoft should enable it to address a broader range of BI buying requirements, potentially making it more appealing to customers than other data discovery specialists
  • Tibco's decision to run Jaspersoft as a separate product group means that, in the near term, customers and prospects should expect to deal with Jaspersoft and Spotfire as separate businesses with little to no product integration
  • Tibco's plans to continue to sell Jaspersoft software to existing and new customers via the current open-source license model may confuse customers and prospects, but are crucial to retaining Jaspersoft customers and developers
  • Tibco's plans to integrate Spotfire's data discovery capabilities with parts of the traditional reporting and embedded Jaspersoft capabilities will take time, leaving customers open to competitors' new offerings

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