When comparing Jasper Reports vs List & Label, the Slant community recommends List & Label for most people. In the question“What are the best reporting and business intelligence (BI) tools?” List & Label is ranked 5th while Jasper Reports is ranked 9th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Has many more output formats than Nextreports
Pro Easy to learn
Pro Eclipse-based report designer is fairly easy to use
Jasperstudio report designer is easy enough to grok. It is full of features for designing your reports in a wysiwyg manner.
Pro Can be run as a service (server version) that allows deep links to individual reports or embedded with your web app as a library
You may or may not want a server version with its own learning curve and API. With Jasper you have the option of server vs library. With either one you can whip up reports and make them available in PDF, XML, HTML, CSV, XLS, RTF or TXT format. It's not very difficult to do that with JasperReports. And there are many examples out there to learn from.
Pro Interactive preview
Pro Never missed any type of chart or graph
Pro All reporting features with the integration of one tool
Pro Easy to integrate
Pro Good support and documentation
Pro Best report designer
Pro Incredible .NET component
Incredibly good .NET component that comes with numerous data providers and is super easy to use - only a few lines of code are needed to create reports!
Pro Cross platform
The Report server can be used for cross-platform reporting on Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS clients.
Con Geared towards Java programmers
Extremely slow to load
Con Dependency on Windows Printer Driver
Cannot be used in Azure Apps, because no printer driver could be used/installed on this machine and LL needs them.