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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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Composable Enterprise

They need to better identify what their product excels at. I'm continually trying to think of new ideas to run through Composable Analytics. They need to better Identify what this product shines at and market themselves to that subset of an industry
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Composable Enterprise
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Composable Enterprise
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Composable Enterprise

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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  • Testing Commission Runrates
  • Testing tying Commissions to performance of the fund.
  • Easily overlay two data streams to compare perf vs index, but many products do that already.
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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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  • I can not really comment because I do not have a complete fluency with the product as of now.
  • Recreating the wheel on some uses but i guess that may be user error.
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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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Composable Enterprise8.0
Based on 2 answers
I am unable to answer this question at this time
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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 was used by the indirect procurement team and the maintenance departments company wide across many facilities. Well over 100 concurrent users at anytime. Actuate was used across vast majority of locations with the ERP solution we had at the time.
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Alternatives Considered

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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I would compare them to custom system like Morgan Stanley has that I use. A more appropriate company is Novus or LightKeeper. This product is potentially much cheaper but Novus and Lightkeeper already have built in Analytics screens that you could potential build yourself with Composable.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
Having more that one developer working on Actuate reports became quite a problem because once a report was compiled it was published to the server. The published file then could not be decompiled and the design files had to be stored in a particular shared location on the server. Also, I experienced issues leaving code notes in the SQL statements of the reports when I tried to compile them
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Composable Enterprise9.1
Based on 1 answer
Need bit more work to create a collaborative tool.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
This was a feature of Actuate I almost forgot. You could connect to number of different data sources across the organization from Oracle to MySQL and just about everything in between. Also if you have multiple environments of the same system (DEV,QA,PROD) you can change the connection string each time you compile the same report to promote changes. This was easier then changing the connections in alternative software like Crystal Reports
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Composable Enterprise8.2
Based on 1 answer
It works well. Some data source may need customization.
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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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OpenText Analytics

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

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