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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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ClicData

We used ClicData dashboards in a somewhat unorthodox way: we used "Indicators", or icons within tables to represent data, and the results looked great. The ability to integrate 3rd party HTML into dashboards was valuable (although Clic Data correctly warns that response time may suffer).The ability to start small and release dashboards incrementally suited our needs very well. We also valued the responsive account team getting us quickly pointed in the right direction.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
ClicData
7.0
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
ClicData
7.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
ClicData
7.0

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
ClicData
7.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
ClicData
7.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
ClicData
6.5
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
ClicData
7.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
ClicData
6.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
ClicData
7.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
ClicData
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
ClicData
7.0

Pros

  • 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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  • There are many widgets (charts and tables to use for dashboards). There is no limit to the number of dashboards.
  • Data synchronization is simple with their data connectors. Connect to Dropbox, SQL, Google Drive and more...
  • Each dashboard has its own live link that you can set to use forever or have it expire after a given set of time.
  • The flexibility of the product is key. Use of Azure for data storage and data connectivity to just about any type of data source is a big benefit.
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Cons

  • Report rendering can take a long time for large reports (250,000+ pages) - we run these in batch over night
  • The deployment of production code from development to test to production enviroments can be complex due to the number of components that must compile
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  • I wish there were even more widgets for the dashboards such as calendar layouts.
  • It would also be nice to be able to query the back-end data using SQL Studio.
  • It would be nice to change data connections from the dashboard to dashboard even though they have the same fields and schema.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
There are some very complex performance reports, which can not be handled in other tools. If we want to create our own framework in any reporting tool then Actuate is the best choice
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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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ClicData was the most flexible. It is cloud-based and even has WebService access. You can publish your data for access from other applications. The sheer number of data connectors is amazing. The ability to not only create dashboards, but you can schedule them to be delivered to specific recipients on a scheduled basis via PDF or a static HTML page.
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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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ClicData10.0
Based on 1 answer
I will be very honest, our operations would not be as efficient as they are today without ClicData boards. They are easy to deploy (my main role is an operations manager, I am not a programmer). Our customers love them and love us for the transparency in our promise to them. I have created dashboards for operations, sales, and marketing.If there is one wish I have is for it to connect via SSO or AD.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
Easy to set up data imports from a variety of sources and use scripts to automatically import data. Manual imports and translators also very easy to use
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ClicData10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have not found a data source that ClicData has not been able to connect to. I can even connect via ODBC to our older AS400 system.
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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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Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

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

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$20*
1.  data volume, type of data source and level of automation
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