Oracle Reports is a tool for developing reports against data stored in an Oracle database. Oracle Reports consists of Oracle Reports Developer (a component of the Oracle Developer Suite) and Oracle Application Server Reports Services (a component of the Oracle Application Server).
Crystal Reports is a business intelligence application used to design and generate reports from a wide range of data sources. Several other applications, such as Microsoft Visual Studio, bundle an OEM version of Crystal Reports as a general purpose reporting tool. Crystal Reports became the de facto standard report writer when Microsoft released it with Visual Studio.
Database publishing is an area of automated media production in which specialized techniques are used to generate paginated documents from source data residing in traditional databases. Common examples are catalogues, direct marketing, report generation, price lists and telephone directories. The database content can be in the form of text and pictures but can also contain metadata related to formatting and special rules that may apply to the document generation process.
ExtenXLS is a Java Excel Reporting Toolkit developed by Extentech. It is a Reporting API that allows for the reading in, modifying and creation of spreadsheet-based reports from Java applications. Written entirely in the Java programming language, ExtenXLS creates new spreadsheet files from scratch as well as from existing spreadsheet files templates. ExtenXLS has the ability to utilize data from any source and output it in Excel-compatible XLS, XML, and HTML formats.
Oracle XML Publisher (XMLP) is Oracle Corporations new reporting technology. It was originally developed to solve the reporting problems faced by Oracle Applications. It was first released with Oracle E-Business Suite 11.5.10 in 2003. Since then it has been integrated into J.D. Edwards EnterpriseOne application 8.12 and Peoplesoft Enterprise 9, and as a standalone version, XML Publisher Enterprise with no dependency on Oracle Applications.
JasperReports is an open source Java reporting tool that can write to screen, to a printer or into PDF, HTML, Microsoft Excel, RTF, ODT, Comma-separated values and XML files. It can be used in Java-enabled applications, including Java EE or Web applications, to generate dynamic content. It reads its instructions from an XML or . jasper file.
Freereporting. com is a Web-based managed reporting business intelligence software by LogiXML available at no cost. It is available under an OEM license. Freereporting. com was a spin-off of LogiXML's first engine-driven, XML-based managed reporting application, called LGX Report. In 2004, LogiXML founder and CEO Arman Eshraghi made the decision to market a full-featured version of LGX Report while offering a basic version for free. The free version was branded Logi Report or Freereporting.
InetSoft Technology Corp. is a privately owned computer software company that develops web-based business intelligence applications. The company was founded in 1996, and has over 120 employees between their corporate headquarters in Piscataway, New Jersey and satellite offices in Xi'an, China. InetSoft provides a single product, Style Intelligence, with various editions that focus on operational BI, data visualization, business reporting, and an embeddable report engine.
XtraReports Suite, a . NET Reporting product is from Developer Express. This product works both in Windows Forms and ASP. NET platforms. XtraReports features an End User Report Designer to support the development of custom reports for end users. XtraReports competes with Crystal Reports, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and other business intelligence tools, and it works within the Express, Workgroup, Standard, and Enterprise editions of Microsoft Visual Studio.
JReport is a Java based reporting tool developed by Jinfonet. Built completely in Java, JReport is often deployed as an embedded reporting function in other applications. The product line consists of the JReport Enterprise Server, the JReport Live Server and JReport Designer. Enterprise Server interfaces with data sources, and manages report distribution and version control. Live Server is the component that powers ad hoc and self service reporting.
ActiveReports (version 6 is the latest) is a . NET reporting tool used by developers of WinForms and ASP. NET applications. It was originally developed by Data Dynamics, which was then acquired by GrapeCity. ActiveReports is a set of components and tools that facilitates the production of reports to display data in documents and web-based formats. It is written in managed C# and allows Visual Studio. NET programmers to leverage their knowledge of C# or Visual Basic.