BIRT Reviews, Pricing, and FAQs

Learn about Eclipse Foundation's free BI software for small businesses, BIRT. Includes info on BIRT, free trials, pricing, customer reviews and FAQs

Updated on May 10th, 2019

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BIRT is an open source business intelligence platform for small businesses. Features include visual report designer, a runtime component, and charting engine. Businesses use BIRT to create data visualizations and reports.


BIRT is an open source software project free to download on the website.


Pros: Software is adaptable. User-friendly dashboard.

Cons: Does not have analytics function.

Bottomline: BIRT is the right option if your main focus is its reporting capabilities and little else, and if you have some developer expertise.

Key Information:


Eclipse Foundation






Ottawa, Canada


Mike Milinkovich

Number of Employees



2934 Baseline Road, Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 1B2


News & Activity:


News or Activity

January 10, 2019

Tradista Joins Eclipse Foundation, developer of BIRT

December 18, 2018

Eclipse Foundation, Developer of BIRT, Drives $9 Billion in Open Source Innovation


Is there a BIRT free trial?

BIRT is open source software free to download on the website.

Where can I find the BIRT login?

Go to and click "Login" in the top right corner of the homepage, or sign in directly here.

What are some BIRT alternatives?




JesseJessie0115 -

Personally, BIRT is not easy to use. BIRT lacks the reporting function and is poorly customizable, so it is difficult to adapt to user needs.

Xris-l -

BIRT is an alternative to Jasper, but I have only had bad experiences with it. When generating large Excel reports, BIRT can consume all available memory.

Piva00 -

My gosh, don't use BIRT, it was a nightmare to maintain.

Emelski -

I've used BIRT in a commercial product setting for the last 8 years and have only bad things to say about it: The reports are ugly. The reports don't scale up/down very well. The visuals are not easily customized, in terms of labels, axis, etc. The toolkit has a limited variety of visualizations. It's hard to teach users how to add their own reports.