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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

What is the licensing structure? How long does it take to get licenses? Can an OEM reseller of Actuate get one license for the entire development organization?
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Cyfe

Quick and easy dashboard with a lot of integrations. If you need something quick and you can play with the widgets yourself; it is great! If you have very specific formats you'd like to follow, that's where it might lack a bit ("out of the box"; i.e. solvable with some technical integrations, Zapier, Google Sheets, etc.).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Cyfe
8.0
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Cyfe
8.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Cyfe
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
7.6
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
7.9

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
9.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
8.7
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
9.0
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
9.5
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
9.3
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
9.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
8.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
8.2
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
8.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
9.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
9.7
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
9.6

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
8.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
8.7
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
9.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
9.0
REST API
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
9.4
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
9.0
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
9.4
Java API
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
9.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
Cyfe
9.0

Pros

  • The software can be tied to Actuate Basic which is much like MS Visual Basic and can provide an almost custom application feel to some reports.
  • Actuate had field movement tools that allowed a user to line rows up and disperse them across a report based off the width. Comparative tools like Crystal did not provide these.
  • The Actuate Server also gave easy access to review who had been running a report or reports via its web interface.
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  • Cheap ($19/m I believe?)
  • Easy to set up
  • A lot of data integrations
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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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  • It can be clunky to use
  • No search feature when you have a lot of accounts for quick access
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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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Cyfe9.4
Based on 9 answers
We depend on Cyfe now as a business and our clients depend on it. It's a service that we provide that many others do not provide and has assisted our business in becoming more efficient
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Cyfe8.0
Based on 2 answers
It is very easy to use when creating dashboards that use widgets from existing integration partners. You can easily create attractive and functional dashboards in less than 5 minutes so the learning curve is minimal at most. Out-of-the-box capabilities are quite high for such a low priced service, so it's surprising how easy it is to use.
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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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Cyfe10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because I had a very minor question and I was able to speak directly to the founder through LinkedIn and through email. I know that as they grow this may not always be an option but the fact that he made himself available to answer my questions said a lot about his passion for the product.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Cyfe10.0
Based on 1 answer
Cyfe is a 15 minutes implementation, then some time to get your data sources created. This is an easy one person job that will not result in down time or unnecessary wasted man hours.
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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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I have about 5 users that can log in and review data.
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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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Cyfe's pricing model makes it affordable for a small company like mine.
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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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Cyfe7.6
Based on 23 answers
I appreciated the very useful multilevel access with different rights, sometimes I can create access for customers and some colleagues. I like the pdf reports that are automatically sent via mail.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
They support plenty of major databases and we can connect to several different data sources.
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Cyfe7.4
Based on 23 answers
Very easy to merge data and export analysis into charts to present
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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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  • Cyfe allows us to provide real time data to our clients
  • Cyfe allows us to provide detailed analytics to our clients showing actual results
  • Cyfe reduced our need to provide monthly "reports" to our marketing clients
  • Cyfe allows us to have better situational awareness and know what is going on throughout our multiple organizations
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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

Cyfe

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