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OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Ayasdi Core

6 Ratings
Score 7.3 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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Ayasdi Core

Well suited: 1. If data set is not yet well organized.2. Hypothesis is not yet established.3. Need to visually explore to find patterns of data (often when analysts have no good understanding of data)4. When [you need] to analyze events with a timeframe (specifically a sequence of events as a transaction)Less appropriate1. If a data set is very large, such as Hadoop data, it becomes hard to manage data pipeline and process to feed the data into Ayasdi. To be feed into Ayasdi, data should be aggregated or organized to some level.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
7.3
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
9.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
6.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
7.6
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
9.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
8.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
7.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
7.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
10.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
5.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
7.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Ayasdi Core
8.0

Pros

  • We integrate page level security allowing a single report to service audiences of 20,000+ consumers but only deliveing the data in the vast data set applicable to the consumer.
  • Publish common components allowing the development staff to deliver consistent look and feel based on the standard firm style guide.
  • Reusable library objects allow for fast deployment of new application reports.
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  • Ayasdi Core provides an easy way to get some insight on data. Typically analytics may require having a model or hypothesis before starting to look into the data, but Ayasdi lets you just feed the data first then start seeing what the data looks like.
  • Ayasdi Core's topological network visualization is quite unique. It allows you to explore patterns and potential relations between multiple data elements. A user can also dynamically navigate data with different aspects on the web.
  • The Web version of Ayasdi is easy to use, stable, and fast. It hasn't crashed even when we feed it a lot of data sets, although it took time.
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Cons

  • Report rendering can take a long time for large reports (250,000+ pages) - we run these in batch over night
  • The deployment of production code from development to test to production enviroments can be complex due to the number of components that must compile
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  • Use of Python SDK is required to feed data into Ayasdi, but it lacks training materials or sample codes for a novice to get started.
  • Although Web UI of Ayasdi is looking good, often it freezes when the user runs an analysis. It doesn't crash but the web page needs to be refreshed to see the progress of analysis.
  • Algorithms provided by Ayasdi, such as metrics types, lens types need to be explained (what they are and what their strengths and weaknesses are). We had to Google or do research on our own to understand what they are.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
We will continue to resell and support Actuate and its products.
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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 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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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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We had a working group that has been using R studio for the general purpose of statistical analysis in our organization. Although it is a great tool that provides enriched function sets, it is time-consuming for our clinical analysts to learn the tool to see the first result. R is somewhat of a developer-oriented/friendly tool. Ayasdi is friendly to a domain analyst or end users. Plus, support and consulting from Ayasdi were excellent so that we could get knowledge from them immediately whenever we needed.
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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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Ayasdi Core6.0
Based on 1 answer
Ayasdi's sharing and collaboration capabilities are good enough to satisfy a normal organization's need: simple access control to view report and dashboard, share resources. We implemented it to be integrated with our user directory based on LDAP and it worked well.
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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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Ayasdi Core7.0
Based on 1 answer
Ayasdi Core provides a good level of connectivity to a variety of data sources. However these days users expect more than that. Tableau is a de-facto standard of how a tool should provide the connectivity. Additionally, Ayasdi is an analytics tool, not a platform. It doesn't have to provide everything about data pipelining end to end. It would be good to provide a way to be integrated or interfaced with tools like Alteryx, to supplement necessary functions to each other.
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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

Ayasdi Core

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