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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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BOARD

Board is well suited for the build of a sales analysis dashboard where data feeds occur daily and slicing and dicing is required. Other functionality or use of the tool is to build a robust set of financials and or other operational reports that are needed. Standardized reports can be put together here.
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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
7.9
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
BOARD
7.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
5.9
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
7.5

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
7.2
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
7.1
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
7.3
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
7.1

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
BOARD
6.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
6.7
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
9.0
Financial budgeting
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
9.0
Management reporting
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
9.0

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
9.0
Automated board and financial reporting
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
8.0
XBRL support for regulatory filing
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
9.0

Analytics

OpenText Analytics
BOARD
8.5
Personalized dashboards
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
8.0
Color-coded scorecards
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
8.0
Cost and profitability analysis
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
9.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
9.0

Integration

OpenText Analytics
BOARD
8.3
Flat file integration
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
9.0
Excel data integration
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
9.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
OpenText Analytics
BOARD
7.0

Pros

  • Easy data import
  • Multiple levels of user security
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  • Pulling info from different data systems
  • Easy to read
  • Friendly customer service
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Cons

  • Limited report writing ability unless you implant the iServer applications
  • End users have little or no control over data displays
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  • The developer environment should be accessible from the internet. Developing on a desktop only to find visual issues online is quite time-consuming to rectify.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
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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BOARD10.0
Based on 1 answer
Board Business Intelligence is an integral part of our process.
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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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No score
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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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Company wide for consulting and executive
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Alternatives Considered

It is vastly superior to these in many ways, for complex reporting it is a much more sophisticated solution. Visualizations are very good. Javascript extensibility is very powerful, others don't support this or as well. Pentaho and MS are both OLAP oriented. Pentaho is moving more toward big data, which was not our primary focus. Others are stuck in the Crystal Reports Band metaphor.
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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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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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BOARD7.6
Based on 17 answers
Works well for users and non-users to receive informaton in real-time.
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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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BOARD9.0
Based on 21 answers
BOARD can access all data through the standard data reader that will be configured to connect with a standard ODBC Connection.
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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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  • Ease to load data.
  • Visual presentations.
  • Drill-down capabilities.
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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

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BOARD

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

BOARD More Information