So, we’ve tried a lot of different techniques to help fund development of Saiku Reporting, we’ve asked companies and corporations who use Saiku nicely, we’ve emailed people and asked nicely if they wanted to help, but neither were particularly successful, but, so many people have asked for Saiku Reporting over the last few years we really want to make it available to both our Enterprise and our open source users. So we put it on Kickstarter.
We’ll add some more details over the next few days, but basically we want to bring Saiku Reporting back to life, plug it into Saiku Server and also provide Pentaho 5 & Pentaho 6 plugins.
We also want to update Saiku Reporting into a 2 step platform where people can design complex queries in a UI not too dissimilar to Saiku Analytics, that allows for both query writing and data discovery, then in a second step allow people to create “pixel perfect reports” from a web based, user friendly report designer.
All of this will be Apache licensed and available to anyone who wants to use it, but, it requires support from businesses who would like to use it!
So, help us out, sponsor some Saiku Reporting and you’ll receive our love and appreciation and also (discounted) Saiku Enterprise licenses in return!
Don’t forget in funding Saiku Reporting you aren’t just paying for the cheaper licenses, you’re ensuring the continuing development of Saiku CE, allowing the building of Saiku 4 and extending the platform.