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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

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.
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Adaptive Insights

Adaptive Insights is very fit for us as a global company of c.600 employees. We have offices in multiple countries and have multiple users who need to access the data simultaneously. We are going through a rapid period of expansion and change as a business and Adaptive is easily able to keep up.For very small companies, Adaptive may be too much. For a very large organization, there may be other solutions that are more suitable.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
9.3
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
10.0

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Long-term financial planning
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Financial budgeting
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.8
Forecasting
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
9.1
Scenario modeling
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.2
Management reporting
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.1

Consolidation and Close

OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
7.5
Financial data consolidation
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
7.9
Journal entries and reports
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
5.6
Multi-currency management
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
7.6
Intercompany Eliminations
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
7.5
Minority Ownership
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
7.1
Local and consolidated reporting
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Detailed Audit Trails
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.5

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Financial Statement Reporting
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Management Reporting
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Excel-based Reporting
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.4
Automated board and financial reporting
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.5
XBRL support for regulatory filing
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
7.0

Analytics

OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
7.6
Personalized dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Color-coded scorecards
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
6.8
KPIs
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Cost and profitability analysis
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Benchmarking with external data
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
7.3

Integration

OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Flat file integration
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Excel data integration
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
OpenText Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.7

Pros

  • 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.
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  • Discovery - monitoring KPIs. The new Discovery interface is the easiest dashboard I've ever used. I can have a new report on a Dashboard in under a minute.
  • Reporting - the click and drag graphical user interface makes it easy to design reports to answer almost any financial question. It also makes it easy to adapt a single report for 100 different users.
  • Planning - having multiple versions and multiple levels allows us to compare, contrast, monitor and manage with ease.
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Cons

  • Limited report writing ability unless you implant the iServer applications
  • End users have little or no control over data displays
Lynn Kutz profile photo
  • The in-house consultants who originally set up Adaptive were poor listeners - and as a result built a model that didn't work for my organization. I had to hire an outside consulting firm with more experience with nonprofits to redo my model. I lost about 1 year of usefulness as a result.
  • Mastering attributes for reporting takes time. The system can do many things, but not without lots of time and effort. I ended up hiring a consultant to build initial reports I needed. I'm comfortable enough now to edit and update, but still have some hesitancy building new reports. One difficulty I have is not knowing the impact a single change, such as the name of a field, can have on everything else associated with that named field or dimension or attribute. It would be nice to have a map showing the links between everything.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
There are some very complex performance reports, which can not be handled in other tools. If we want to create our own framework in any reporting tool then Actuate is the best choice
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Adaptive Insights8.6
Based on 32 answers
We have renewed this a number of times. It fits our business model and it is now an integral part of our organization.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adaptive Insights7.7
Based on 75 answers
Building complex reports is still difficult to do when using dimension or level attributes. Formulas are still a challenge.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adaptive Insights9.1
Based on 9 answers
We have not experienced issues when we are accessing the system.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adaptive Insights9.1
Based on 4 answers
Product performs well when making and saving changes and navigating between pages within the application
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Support

OpenText Analytics9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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Adaptive Insights6.8
Based on 11 answers
Support requests are always handled promptly and resolved favourably.Many user support requests arise during initial deployment and use and often represent questions relating to best methods or how to approach their particular situation, which we gladly assist with as we provide the appropriate skills transfer training and assistance.As clients become more knowledgeable in working with the product suite then they tend not to ask many questions.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adaptive Insights8.2
Based on 6 answers
Training receives the highest rating due to the availability of Webex training from an expert at Adaptive, with several sessions tailored to specific features including personnel, capital, formulas, reporting, etc
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adaptive Insights8.2
Based on 13 answers


Implementation was very easy and fast. The ability to
customize Levels and Dimensions to match our Organization’s structure and
accounting practices is great. Our organization is continually changing and
adaptive has the ability to be changed without issue.

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Breadth of Deployment

Actuate is used extensively as a developemnt tool and by 10s of thousands of end users. Virtually every line of business in our large financial institution uses Actuate - many who are unaware because the components are built into our home grown applications.
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It is used throughout the company in different divisions and at our corporate level. When used in a division recently the personnel from different departments directly inputted data and monitored their budget against actual. It is very user friendly and flexible.
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Alternatives Considered

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.
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My decision came down to Adaptive vs Host Analytics. Host made the claim that because their sheets were just like excel, you wouldn't need to learn any new commands. Rather, I thought that was a downside. I didn't want another glorified version of excel, I was looking for something different, something new. Adaptive had that. They were also far more willing to work with a nonprofit and become a partner, rather than just a vendor.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
As a developer, the report code itself cannot be diffed and the merged from one version of a report to another. If you have 2 developers working on the same report, the last developer's changes have to be manually implemented into the first developer's version of the report. You cannot use a tool such as WinMerge to merge differences from one report design into another. Or rather, you could but there's no guaruntee that it would work. This is a real bottleneck. You have to implement changes in the design tool
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Adaptive Insights7.5
Based on 17 answers
This is one of the best features as personnel in different areas at different sites can work together on the budget, forecast or "what-if" models.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
They support plenty of major databases and we can connect to several different data sources.
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Adaptive Insights7.6
Based on 17 answers
We have used Adaptive for years and it works well as we adapt to changing business scenarios. We can make changes and see potential impacts to our business before they occur.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adaptive Insights9.1
Based on 7 answers
Adaptive is the leader and is very progressive with the product improvements that they provide.
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Return on Investment

  • 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.
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  • Cycle time for processing financial statements, budgets, and forecasts are greatly reduced.
  • Visibility of company metrics and drivers has been increased across the company.
  • The ease and ability to quickly create multiple forecasts using different scenarios is now available.
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Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

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

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
1.  per seat, per installation
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