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Jaspersoft, maker of the world's most widely used business intelligence software, is moving to expand its business relationships in Australia as it tries to consolidate its position ahead of the competition.


Towards that end, chief executive Brian Gentile (pic below) is down in Melbourne, and, together with Sydney-based ANZ channel sales manager Michael Woodham, is spreading the good word.

That necessarily includes a few media encounters and iTWire was at the other end this morning.

Given that Jaspersoft has a dozen customers with commercial subscriptions in Australia, there are no plans to open any branch office here as yet; Woodham is the lone employee but there are partners like Call Design, Loaded Technologies, Ingres and Naked Data who support Jaspersoft's offerings, according to Gentile.
Brian Gentile
Jaspersoft has five products: JasperReports, iReport, JasperReports Server, Jaspersoft OLAP and Jaspersoft ETL.

It competes against proprietary products like CrystalReports, Cognos, Oracle and MicroStrategy and has held its own since it was co-founded in 2003 by Romania-based Teodor Danciu (who developed JasperReports) and Italy-based Giulio Toffoli (who developed iReport), Gentile said.

The two technical co-founders operate from their own countries; Jaspersoft has its headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Frankfurt, Bangkok, Dublin and Paris. It is a relatively small outfit with about 150 employees globally, counting contract relationships, of whom a little more than a third are based in the US.

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A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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