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Score 6.2 out of 101
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Score 6.7 out of 101

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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BizNet Software

If you have multiple divisions in your company this software allows easy structure suited for your needs. No so good for total project revenue/expenses that cover multiple periods
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
BizNet Software
8.1
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
BizNet Software
7.2
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
BizNet Software
8.7
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.4

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.3
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.2
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
9.2
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
10.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.6
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
9.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
7.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
7.3
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
7.7

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
9.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
BizNet Software
9.1

Pros

OpenText Analytics

  • The software can be tied to Actuate Basic which is much like MS Visual Basic and can provide an almost custom application feel to some reports.
  • Actuate had field movement tools that allowed a user to line rows up and disperse them across a report based off the width. Comparative tools like Crystal did not provide these.
  • The Actuate Server also gave easy access to review who had been running a report or reports via its web interface.
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BizNet Software

  • Financials
  • Storing data as BizProperties
  • Complex calculations made easier using BizInsight 7
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Cons

OpenText Analytics

  • 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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BizNet Software

  • Report Writing can be time consuming with big files and multiple reports
  • Greater flexibility in saving standard pivot queries
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics

OpenText Analytics 3.9
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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BizNet Software

BizNet Software 6.1
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
Lisa Beach profile photo

Usability

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BizNet Software

BizNet Software 8.4
Based on 3 answers
It's a good product and easy to sell
Lisa Beach profile photo

Support

OpenText Analytics

OpenText Analytics 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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BizNet Software

BizNet Software 8.8
Based on 3 answers
I found the tech support at the other end was willing to say he was not sure and it actually helped us both to work through a problem.
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Implementation

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BizNet Software

BizNet Software 8.6
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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Alternatives Considered

OpenText Analytics

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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BizNet Software

Each of these have their positive and negative points. The point I like best about BizNet is the capability of sending out reports to several at once. I did like the Crystal Reports that I could build and still do some reports there, but BizNet is almost as robust and has the sharing capabilities. Frx was one that I would suggest needs lots of improvements. I used it because it was all that was available to me at the time.
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Return on Investment

OpenText Analytics

  • 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 Software

  • I know it has saved me time, and believe the treasurer's department would say the same.
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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

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