OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.6 out of 101

Business Intelligence Discoverer

490 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

Scorecard without the Birt360 module is very limited in reporting and data displays. End users who are not computer savvy would have a difficult time using the advanced features
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Business Intelligence Discoverer

For a company using Oracle EBS this is a very good product that quickly provides value.For non-Oracle EBS environments, building out the data definitions is no better than any other product and may therefore be hard to justify over another tool that provides the same types of reporting features.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.8
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.4
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.5
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.8

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.6
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.3
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.2
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.5

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.8
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.4
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
3.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
3.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.1
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.1

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
3.8

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.3
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
3.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.5
REST API
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.5
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.5
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.5

Pros

  • Easy data import
  • Multiple levels of user security
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  • Discoverer is a good tool for providing customer ad hoc reporting. The UI is clean and easy to use.
  • Built in interfaces to Oracle applications seamlessly integrate reporting with application security and data access restrictions. Having a reporting environment that matches the OLTP system security simplifies compliance with various legal, regulatory, and business data access requirements.
  • The ability to link data from one report to another and drill to detail provides detailed data analysis from high-level reports with exception reporting.
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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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  • Discoverer needs better data visualization options.
  • I would like to see built in integration with SharePoint so published management reports can more easily be delivered to users.
  • Mobile tools for both report delivery and system maintenance would enhance usability.
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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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Support

OpenText Analytics9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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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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Discoverer was already in place when I joined the company so I was not involved in the selection process. However, I have been involved in the review of Discoverer as compared to alternatives including Business Objects, OBIEE, and SSRS. On a cost benefit analysis Discoverer always came out on top. Changing to another tool never provided enough additional functionality to overcome the cost of conversion and ongoing maintenance.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
We support an enterprise library of core components and deploy thousands of reports for varying business cases. We have integrated our network security into the product ensuring data does not get in the hands of those without access.
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Business Intelligence Discoverer4.3
Based on 2 answers
One of the features I really liked about Discoverer is that it allowed for very easy data sharing and report distribution. Since the software is made to work for those with little database knowledge, it makes the sharing of information and files very simple and straightforward. There are easy walk-throughs as well that will get you started on whatever it is you are trying to collaborate.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
We connect to various data sources and enjoy quick connectivity
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Business Intelligence Discoverer4.2
Based on 2 answers
My previous company actually had different sources of data from different vendors that were always accessed separately and then manually put together. This was due to a lack of database knowledge and so, by the time that we had developed a team to integrate these sources, we had already moved on to another program. That said, I think that Discoverer would be well suited to merging various data sources.
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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 have used Discoverer to respond to state sales and use tax audits and saved the company more than the cost of the product. Discoverer has thus assisted in our objective of managing costs.
  • Discoverer is used to provide reports for EEOC reporting assisting our goal of complying with all government requirements.
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Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Business Intelligence Discoverer

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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