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Dundas BI

54 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Dundas BI

54 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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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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Dundas BI

For all the scenarios I have so far worked on or I am currently working on, Dundas BI has proved to be more than adequate and apt to handle all of those.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Dundas BI
7.9
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Dundas BI
8.4
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Dundas BI
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
7.4
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
8.7

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
8.8
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
8.7
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
7.9
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
8.5
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
8.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
7.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
9.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
8.3
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
7.2

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
9.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
9.2
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
9.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
9.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
9.1

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
8.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
7.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
9.1
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
Dundas BI
9.1

Pros

  • End user ability to customize Business Intelligence Reporting Tools (BIRT)
  • Actuate Support is usually prompt and helpful.
  • Ability to embed in other applications, has extendable code for authenticating/authorizing users.
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  • Easy to create aestheically pleasing visualizations
  • Easy naviagation for people used to MS look and feel
  • ETL layer allows for advanced development
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Cons

  • Licensing is a bear.
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  • Response is always speedy from customer service, though frequently is not as thorough as expected
  • Slower performance of wide tables for reports
  • Migration between environments is very manual
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
This rating would be a 10 if the licensing structure were more accommodating.
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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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Dundas BI9.1
Based on 6 answers
I work with many vendors and software companies. I am always delighted to call Dundas, get a live person (that I can understand), and typically get resolution on the first call. The few times that support isn't able to resolve my issue on their own, they have always put me in touch with the correct account representative or corporate resource to help me work through the issue holding me up. I truly enjoy working with this company.
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Breadth of Deployment

Actuate is used in 3-4 product lines. We have about 30 developers company wide that develop reports and perhaps 100 testers and business analysts that use it. Then we resell it with our product which is used by thousands of end users.
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Alternatives Considered

I've used JReports and Actuate is very similar but seems to have a lot more customization features for the end user of BIRT reports.
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Dundas BI provided all of the connectivity, flexibility, and visualizations we needed - all at the right price. We compared total cost of ownership over 5-years, and Dundas was the clear winner. In our experience, they also had the strongest sales support staff. After using Dundas products for over two years now, I have to say their post-sales support is second to none
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
As a developer, the report code itself cannot be diffed and the merged from one version of a report to another. If you have 2 developers working on the same report, the last developer's changes have to be manually implemented into the first developer's version of the report. You cannot use a tool such as WinMerge to merge differences from one report design into another. Or rather, you could but there's no guaruntee that it would work. This is a real bottleneck. You have to implement changes in the design tool
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Dundas BI8.3
Based on 42 answers
Dundas allows us to give users access to exactly the data they need, and no more, with a single sign-on
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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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Dundas BI8.4
Based on 43 answers
- Great Connectivity, you can setup DB polling on whatever intervals necessitate.
- Can connect to MYSQL, ORACLE, MICROSOFT SQL, EXCEL, and many other Database Formats available.
- Data connectors are created to any datasource, you can even drag excel spreadsheets onto the dashboard and all of the data will be automatically made available.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Dundas BI

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