I downloaded both the version 6 and 7. The version 7 is super, fell in love with it instantly. I decided not to embed Reportico into Codeigniter, worst of all Laravel (terribly overloaded). I am intending to install the reportico on a standalone basis and use the Admin Dashboard system i developed in CI to link to the reports. Much easier, simpler and manageable.
This is a better approach as the reports can be managed independently by another user without affecting the main CI platform. I managed to integrate CI into Joomla using Joomla authentication without disturbing any component in Joomla except the authentication module (have been busy with this).
Only problem: The installation structure in the documentation mentions about 2 template folder but I could not locate them in the unzipped folders. Advise please.