The real benefit to me is how Japsersoft makes it easy to use and understand data. Take a look at the high level "What's New", also Brian Gentile's thoughts, as well as a nice little video that shows how simple query and reporting capabilities are in Jaspersoft 4:
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Jaspersoft Goes Modern!
Jaspersoft came out with Version 4. As the number implies, Jasper has been around quite a while. What is great about this release is that it really makes BI relevant to today's web. Lots of buzz words here like Cloud, Gadgets, UI Framework, SaaS-enabled, Tablets, etc.