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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

9 Spokes

Good for letting your investors, employees and others know at a glance how your company is doing. The interface is clean and organized well. I just wish more of the app's functionality was available for testing and implementation. "Coming soon" is not really encouraging when we already have been waiting for a year or more.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

If you do not have a large budget and are a large organization, I would steer clear of Actuate. If you are looking to do very complex washboarding, I would not use them. Your developers have to be very skilled to work with this. Plan to bring in consultants if necessary to help your process. Adhoc reporting is weak. If your pricing is user based and you expand, this could be very expensive.
Christopher Noyes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
OpenText Magellan
7.7
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
OpenText Magellan
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
OpenText Magellan

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
OpenText Magellan
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
OpenText Magellan
3.0

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
6.2
REST API
9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Javascript API
9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Java API
9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Pros

9 Spokes

  • Grouping several apps in one place for easy viewing.
  • Clean dashboard interface that looks uncluttered when viewing several apps at once.
  • Setting up the apps is a breeze when the platform supports them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

  • The report outputs can vary across different types such as HTML, PDF, and Excel
  • Their open source offering is very sufficient
  • There are great boards and blogs for developers and engineers to expand and use their features.
  • The people from the company that I've worked with are professional and courteous.
Bri Gipson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

9 Spokes

  • Integration with apps that are listed. Some of them are not supported yet and it seems the wait is taking longer than I'd like.
  • iPhone support. It would be nice to have this in the app store. Not available as of 04/25/2018.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

  • The documentation on all the available features, but most importantly on the scripting side, can be improved
  • The standard look & feel of some basic options, like parameter selection or sorting and filtering, looks dated and can't be customized
  • The server portal needs to provide better tools
  • More integration is needed with other OpenText products
Martin Rubens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 3.9
Based on 9 answers
I am no longer working for the company that was using Actuate but I believe they would continue to use it because the stitching costs would be to high. It would require a complete rewrite of the reports and the never version of Actuate (BIRT) even required an almost complete report rewrite
Todd Bellamy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

9 Spokes

9 Spokes 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Support was helpful in the beginning but no longer needed because I didn't use the software as much. The experience that I did have with support was very friendly but not enough to give a good review. If the support team was called for initial setup, video chat or messenger app was used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
Jeffrey Fischer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

9 Spokes

I actually chose QuickBooks (currently using) and Method (used for a month) before deciding that 9 Spokes is just good for looking at a few apps in one place. I'll keep checking back with them to see if they have improved. I wouldn't be surprised if 9 Spokes improves their product within the next 6-12 months.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

I've used JReports and Actuate is very similar but seems to have a lot more customization features for the end user of BIRT reports.
Amy Broome | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

9 Spokes

No answers on this topic

OpenText Magellan

  • Actuate can handle 50 to 60 sub reports inside a report very well.
  • Dynamically creating the datasource, chart, graph, reports are the main advantages. We can do any level of drilling, and can create a performance matrix dashboard efficiently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

9 Spokes

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

OpenText Magellan

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

9 Spokes
7.0
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

9 Spokes
OpenText Magellan
3.9

Support Rating

9 Spokes
5.0
OpenText Magellan
9.1

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