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OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Amazon QuickSight

14 Ratings
Score 5.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

It depends on extensibility, set-up, access & style. Actuate performs fairly well, but has performance issues because it sits on top of eclipse, which sits on top of Java. Extensibility usually comes at that price. Set-up is fairly straightforward and it can be secured.
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Amazon QuickSight

The service is still in an evolving phase and at this position this can not be the only tool for reporting. Business users can directly generate reports with this tool but those are very basic reports so you need to get assistance from an IT person.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
3.0

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
2.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
3.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
2.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
4.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
4.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
10.0

Pros

  • Easy data import
  • Multiple levels of user security
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  • Good for creating basic reporting by the business user.
  • Integration with other data storage services of AWS
  • You can start getting your business insights immediately no need think of license or setting up infrastructure.
  • You need to pay as you use so its economical.
  • Spice space can be shared across all users in the account. SPICE is QuickSight storage where data is stored in an optimized way for fast reporting.
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Cons

  • The debug tool that came with the Actuate 8 developer was poorly written in my opinion; compiling a report could be very difficult when a number of functions were being called.
  • There wasn't any reporting that could be run to download Actuate utilization statistics. Analytics had to be done by manually reviewing who had been running reports.
  • At times when the Actuate Server would become overloaded the only solution was to restart it. There wasn't a way to clear up the list of pending report requests.
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  • You can not use it as a primary reporting tool as many of the features are missing.
  • For complex reports for business, users need to get help from an IT person.
  • Business users time will waste in developing reports, it should have a version where we can promote the report from one environment to other.
  • Sharing report with the user who is not added in IAM is complex.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
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
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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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Breadth of Deployment

Actuate was used by the indirect procurement team and the maintenance departments company wide across many facilities. Well over 100 concurrent users at anytime. Actuate was used across vast majority of locations with the ERP solution we had at the time.
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Alternatives Considered

We looked at a few other competitor's products but based on value for features chose Actuate for its total cost of ownership.
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In our case, we are storing our large amount of data in the cloud so using QuickSight adds up to the performance of the reporting. We are using it as a secondary reporting tool so that a business user can generate their own report. We are using Tableau as our primary reporting tool.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
We support an enterprise library of core components and deploy thousands of reports for varying business cases. We have integrated our network security into the product ensuring data does not get in the hands of those without access.
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Amazon QuickSight2.0
Based on 1 answer
Very very limited functionality when looking at sharing of the reports, users need to be part of QuickSight. No customized distribution and security functionalities are available.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
We connect to various data sources and enjoy quick connectivity
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Amazon QuickSight7.0
Based on 1 answer
Quicksight is providing some support to different databases, we can connect to any of the AWS storage which is most important if we talk about the third party database. The supports are very limited when we compare it with the leading reporting tools like Tableau WebFOCUS.
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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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Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

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

Amazon QuickSight

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