Pentaho Bursting has many advantages over other reporting solutions:
By using messaging the content creation and delivery process can be distributed and clustered. New resources can even be added to the burst process while it is executing.
The Burst Rule and Burst Process can be scheduled, audited, and controlled. The processes execute on your schedule as batch processes that are protected from end-user interference.
The Business Rule and Business Process use your business logic to generate queries that can apply row-based security and to determine the best recipients.
Implement Best Practices
You can implement your organization's best practices for reporting and information delivery.
Information overload is reduced by customizing the content and using thresholds and business rules to boil the information down to the important cases.
Delivery thru email provides user's with offline access.
Delivery of content as spreadsheets allows client-side analysis
You focus on two separate and distinct tasks.
1.How do we identify the cases or triggers that start the information delivery process
2.What gets delivered where for each case
You can use business rules, database queries, web service calls, scripting, and workflows to customize the system as much as you need.
Since the Burst Rule and the Burst Process are separate processes Burst Rule could be implemented in any custom application and messaging, web services, or workflow orchestration used to initiate each Burst Process.