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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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Board

Budgeting, financial reporting, forecasts and KPI.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Board
7.1
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Board
8.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Board
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Board
5.8
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Board
7.4

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Board
7.2
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Board
6.9
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Board
7.7
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Board
6.9

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Board
7.1
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Board
6.9
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Board
7.1
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Board
7.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Board
7.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Board
6.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Board
6.6
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Board
5.8
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Board
5.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Board
6.6

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

OpenText Analytics
Board
8.7
Long-term financial planning
OpenText Analytics
Board
9.1
Financial budgeting
OpenText Analytics
Board
8.6
Forecasting
OpenText Analytics
Board
9.1
Scenario modeling
OpenText Analytics
Board
8.2
Management reporting
OpenText Analytics
Board
8.6

Consolidation and Close

OpenText Analytics
Board
8.4
Financial data consolidation
OpenText Analytics
Board
9.0
Journal entries and reports
OpenText Analytics
Board
9.0
Multi-currency management
OpenText Analytics
Board
9.0
Intercompany Eliminations
OpenText Analytics
Board
9.0
Minority Ownership
OpenText Analytics
Board
9.0
Local and consolidated reporting
OpenText Analytics
Board
7.0
Detailed Audit Trails
OpenText Analytics
Board
7.0

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

OpenText Analytics
Board
8.8
Financial Statement Reporting
OpenText Analytics
Board
9.0
Management Reporting
OpenText Analytics
Board
9.0
Excel-based Reporting
OpenText Analytics
Board
8.6
Automated board and financial reporting
OpenText Analytics
Board
8.1
XBRL support for regulatory filing
OpenText Analytics
Board
9.0

Analytics

OpenText Analytics
Board
8.6
Personalized dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Board
8.5
Color-coded scorecards
OpenText Analytics
Board
8.5
KPIs
OpenText Analytics
Board
8.2
Cost and profitability analysis
OpenText Analytics
Board
9.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
OpenText Analytics
Board
9.0

Integration

OpenText Analytics
Board
8.5
Flat file integration
OpenText Analytics
Board
9.0
Excel data integration
OpenText Analytics
Board
8.6
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
OpenText Analytics
Board
7.9

Pros

OpenText Analytics

  • The report outputs can vary across different types such as HTML, PDF, and Excel
  • Their open source offering is very sufficient
  • There are great boards and blogs for developers and engineers to expand and use their features.
  • The people from the company that I've worked with are professional and courteous.
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Board

  • It allows users to create their own reports based on their current needs
  • It has dash-boarding capabilities that allow for consistent reporting of key metrics at your fingertips
  • It provides us the ability to combine several sources of data into one reporting tool
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Cons

OpenText Analytics

  • Support for more databases, such as other BI tools.
  • There can be more graph types.
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Board

  • Data security - i.e. As of today is not possible to define "only read" a portion of a cube.
  • Definition of password by the end-user for restricted access to some screen or execute some procedures.
  • Self-retrieval of data from different database (as of now it is mandatory to extract cube from database 1 and re-load to database 2).
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics

OpenText Analytics 3.9
Based on 9 answers
We will continue to resell and support Actuate and its products.
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Board

Board 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Board Business Intelligence is an integral part of our process.
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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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Board

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

OpenText Analytics

Actuate has a HUGE number of features that can tie nicely into almost any ERP but it takes some time to learn and the development community was relatively small compared to the Crystal Reports alternative. Crystal was far easier to learn and had a massive support base. Probably because it is now owned by SAP.
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Board

We selected Board for its broader capabilities for reporting, dash-boarding, and planning/forecasting as well as its ability to house alternative hierarchies within the tool.
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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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Board

  • Has helped us save time in monthly close, due to the fact that we can now report in the platform rather than Excel.
  • Allows our business partners to get real time analytics to make actionable decisions.
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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

Board

General

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

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