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OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

BizNet Software

85 Ratings
Score 6.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

If you are a techie and love to face challenges, then Actuate is the choice. You can do anything in Actuate. It has nice security features page level security.
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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
8.2
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
BizNet Software
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
9.6

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.4
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.2
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
9.5
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
9.6

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
9.1

Pros

  • Actuate has permitted us to create stronger visualizations of data and customer data for our clients so they can make better decisions about the course of their businesses.
  • Birt Analytics integrates with Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics, Xcel in a short period of time and permits stronger massaging of data and integration with better "what if"scenarios.
  • The ROI on this product is remarkable.
  • Employees who visualize the data and other components who have been questioning the direction of management change their focus upon what they can do to improve the company. Managers who are "micro-managers of data" actually begin to visualize where some of the sub-strata they have wasted time is impairing company results.
  • Customer support for their products is excellent. If you need support on site they are there when you need them.
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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

  • Anything that I would consider an area for improvement and have asked about from the company is a area where they are already doing development and refinement and when it is available it comes as a simple upgrade.
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  • Excel doesn't handle the amount of data well sometimes. The error messages are not very helpful to understand the problem when there is one.
  • I've had problems with Biznet 7 on terminal services. The other products Bizinsight, Broadcast and BizArchitect work well.
  • Bizarchitect is a good product but could be better and simplified.
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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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BizNet Software6.2
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 Software6.2
Based on 2 answers
It's a good product and easy to sell
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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 Software7.8
Based on 2 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
No answers on this topic
BizNet Software7.0
Based on 2 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

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 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
Engineers can share and collaborate building tasks - e.g. One develope builds the report design while another builds the query. But I can't pass in a requirements template from a spreadsheet to construct the report. Collaboration is still strongly based on comminication between stakeholders and engineers rather than through automation
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BizNet Software9.0
Based on 2 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
You can include a large variety of data sources, any major rdbms, big data sources, nosql stores. A developer could write a driver for many other systems, though they have wide support. They have support for a number of sources such as salesforce.com, other web based sources can be included using scripting.
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BizNet Software7.7
Based on 2 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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  • BizNet continues to pay for itself.
  • I am sure we haven't even learned to use half of what it is capable of and their customer service is top notch.
  • I would say that BizNet continues to have a positive impact on our entire financial portion of our business.
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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