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Endeca

128 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Endeca

128 Ratings
Score 6.6 out of 101

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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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Endeca

Endeca is better suited for companies that are aiming to sell across multiple channels and that will profit greatly from being able to offer their customers a smarter way to search, including recommending products during their search. If you have a simple offering for customers, then this program will be too complex for it to be worth undertaking.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Endeca
10.0
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Endeca
10.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Endeca

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Endeca
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Endeca
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Endeca
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Endeca
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Endeca
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Endeca
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Endeca
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Endeca
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Endeca
8.2

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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  • Speed
  • Accuracy
  • Relevance
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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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  • Dynamically-generated dimension values can be messy, hard to control.
  • Pipelines can get quite complicated very quickly unless the data is carefully organized beforehand.
  • Scalability may be an issue since I don't believe there's support for more than two MDEX servers for a particular index (I could be wrong about this, but this is what the config file implies).
  • There's no easy way to search multiple indices at once.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
We have invested much into the software and hardware that supports our reporting platform - Actuate is a staple in our environment.
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Endeca7.4
Based on 12 answers
Price is a deterrent.
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Usability

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Endeca7.0
Based on 1 answer
The system itself is very usable, and with proper training is very sensible in its organization and method of operation. There are some downsides in initial setup in the way things are imported (or not in some cases) in setting up properties and dimensions. Overall however it's amazingly flexible in terms of the content it can index and make available for search.
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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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Endeca8.0
Based on 1 answer
Support has been very good, and the trainers for the various Endeca courses have all been very willing to help long after the classes have been completed, so in the instances where we're waiting on support from Oracle, it's often that the members of their training arm can help us out as well.
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In-Person Training

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Endeca8.0
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The training is actually really good, and absolutely necessary - although this is software that has great documentation, the documentation itself is so vast, that it would be difficult to learn haphazardly, not to mention being incredibly time consuming to do so. Online training probably would have been fine except for the fact that having someone look over your shoulder to see where you're going wrong is helpful. This also allowed our team to sit in a single room and converse about functionality, etc. that would have been difficult to facilitate via an online class.
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Online Training

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Endeca9.9
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We did some online Q&A with the Oracle team, but I would definitely recommend doing an in person class if you have a large team that will be attending - there's definitely no replacements for a large class of technically oriented staff members who can drive conversation about specific topics that might surface.
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Implementation

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Endeca8.0
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There were some features we were hoping to get implemented in this particular release of Endeca, but were unable to facilitate those requirements due mostly to timeline. Having seen several other implementations, we will definitely have future iterations to add functionality and improve upon our implementation of Endeca. For the time being, we are satisfied with our implementation as it turned out.
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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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Compared to Elasticsearch, Endeca has many out-of the box features that you'll have to code yourself if you're using Elasticsearch. Also, Endeca is a commercial-grade solution, Elasticsearch is still probably in the startup category, although they are gaining traction rapidly.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
LDAP and Active Directory can be integrated. Access control can be extended with web services but it can be complicated. Different types of users can have different permissions and reports can be hidden from some users. Reports can be exported in a lot of formats including microsoft formats, and pdf. Interactive viewer is very powerful.
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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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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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  • There is no exact way to put a number to the impact it has had on our site and the sales, but from a user experience we know if has improved
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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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Endeca

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