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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

Best fit for this product:- Advanced or Sophisticated Enterprise Search platform: If you spend effort on your search capabilities, Endeca is the tool.- If you are looking for capabilities to search and navigate similar to a relational-database system, then Endeca is not the best fit.- If you are spending effort to drive customer experience, especially around customer interaction with your web application, Endeca can help with that in a multichannel environment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Endeca
4.8
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Endeca
10.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Endeca
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Endeca
1.8
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Endeca
2.7

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Endeca
4.5
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Endeca
4.5

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Endeca
4.7
REST API
OpenText Analytics
Endeca
4.5
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
Endeca
6.4
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
Endeca
5.5
Java API
OpenText Analytics
Endeca
5.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
Endeca
3.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
Endeca
2.7

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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  • Possibly the best tool for a basic/simple search platform implementation
  • XQuery works well
  • Rule Manager is a very useful tool
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Cons

  • Support for more databases, such as other BI tools.
  • There can be more graph types.
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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
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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Endeca7.4
Based on 12 answers
The cost and risk of changing now at the expense of delaying other projects is too great right now. We have a policy to evaluate all contracts before renewing to make sure we are in the right partnership for our needs and cost structure.
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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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No answers yet
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Endeca8.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Based on 2 answers
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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No answers yet
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Endeca8.0
Based on 1 answer
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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We have not looked at alternatives other than open source, but it does have a leg up but it comes with a very high cost.
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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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Endeca3.6
Based on 1 answer
Endeca is not primarily built for reporting and data sharing or distribution. Therefore, these features are not really its strengths.
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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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Endeca4.5
Based on 1 answer
In terms of data source connectivity, Endeca does not make an engineer's job any easier. The process is fairly tedious requiring a lot of work with JSON and HTML.
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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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  • Faster development turnaround
  • Rich feature set
  • Effortless data mining
  • A/B testing of relevancy algorithms led to an improvement in overall conversion
  • Robust user experience
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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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