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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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BizNet Software

This is well suited for accounting departments that are developing financial statements or daily reports that are dependent on ledger codes. It is less helpful with reporting that is customer or department specific. From a financial reporting perspective, this software allows you to build reports the way you want and does not tie you down to a fixed template.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
BizNet Software
9.0
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
BizNet Software
8.5
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
BizNet Software
9.1
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
9.4

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.3
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.2
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
9.4
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
10.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
9.2
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
9.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
9.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
7.3
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
9.1

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
9.1

Pros

  • In terms of extensibility this is the best reporting platform we have seen. You can build very sophisticated reports with different data sources, and extend the basic functionality with javscript code
  • Securing the BI system is also a strength and the system can be configured relatively easily.
  • Reports can be available on mobile devices
  • Good Javascript embedding framework does not require the site to be built in java
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  • BizNet eliminates the need to manually combine different GL details into a financial report.
  • BizNet allows for the ease of Excel-based manipulation of data for end-users needs.
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Cons

  • We have found a ton of bugs in there, our implementation is very complex and we use a lot of features, but we wish there were less bugs. Particularly with parameter display and validation.
  • Actuate has decided not to continue to support the birtondemand platform and it is running on older versions of their main platform.
  • Building out security extensibility is rather complex.
  • They have not had a rest interface until new versions of iHub.
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  • I would like to be able to have the total overall over periods for project reporting
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
We have invested much into the software and hardware that supports our reporting platform - Actuate is a staple in our environment.
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BizNet Software6.1
Based on 2 answers
Lack of communication from BizNet on new policies with the resellers, changes in the policies that affect the client aren't positive in my opinion
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Usability

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BizNet Software7.8
Based on 3 answers
Excel knowledge is a prerequisite to use BizNet well.
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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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BizNet Software8.5
Based on 3 answers
The support department at BizNet is the best department. I love the support team at BizNet
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Implementation

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No answers yet
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BizNet Software8.2
Based on 3 answers
We went pretty seamlessly into BizNet, but could have had lots of trouble if the professional service was not aware of our set up and use.
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Breadth of Deployment

Adopted by infrastructure, ad-operations, sales, business, and account support. We are a small company and maintain a small number of accounts on this system. If pricing would be acceptable, we would roll this out to all of our customers.
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Alternatives Considered

Actuate has been in the industry a while and the open source community make going with Actuate's BIRT a stable decision. Changing report engines can be expensive, so going with a company with a good reputation helps long-term
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We used FRX in the past and were able to transition to Biznet with minimal training. We would not be able to use another reporting product without it being integrated into Excel.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
Basic scorecard without iServer and Birt360 modules are extremely limited in reporting ability. Scheduling pushed reports also fairly technical
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BizNet Software9.1
Based on 3 answers
Super easy to share the spreadsheets. Have not tried the collaboration function yet. Look forward to that one though - a feature I have not had with other software like this.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
Easy to set up data imports from a variety of sources and use scripts to automatically import data. Manual imports and translators also very easy to use
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BizNet Software8.1
Based on 3 answers
When it connects, things seem to work fine, but having trouble with dropped connections. Have not tried to connect from disparate sources yet. Real-time connectivity is excellent!
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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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  • We use the BizNet Suite daily in over 5 locations. The IT support is minimal which keeps that department happy. Also I'm able to support other locations with reporting issues. Very positive ROI.
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Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

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

BizNet Software

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$4,500*
1.  per install plus starter pack licenses
BizNet Software Editions & Modules
BizNet Software
On-premise Edition
BizInsight 7 (Stand-alone)
$301
BizBroadcast
$651
1. per user, per month
SaaS Edition
BizInsight 7 (Stand-alone)
$301
BizBroadcast
$651
1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
BizNet Training - Standard Package (3 Seats) $795.00 Yearly BizNet Training - Premium Package (3 Seats) $995.00 Yearly BizNet Training - Premium Plus Package (3 Seats) $1,295.00 Yearly Education Block $695.00 Installation Training $225.00