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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

Scorecard without the Birt360 module is very limited in reporting and data displays. End users who are not computer savvy would have a difficult time using the advanced features
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Geckoboard

Best suited for at-a-glance stats.Not to be used for deep, long term reporting.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Geckoboard
8.1
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Geckoboard
8.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Geckoboard
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
9.4

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
7.6
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
7.9
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
7.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
8.1
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
9.6
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
9.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
7.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
7.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
7.6
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
9.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
9.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
9.6
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
10.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
9.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
10.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
9.0
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
9.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Geckoboard
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

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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  • Simple to use and configure.
  • A good set of pre-built integrations to pull data back and summarise on a dashboard.
  • Excellent support! They actually respond when you ask them questions and are very thorough with their response.
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Cons

  • Licensing is a bear.
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  • Building the Geckoboard had limitations using MS Excel. It would be nice to have a cloud based platform to revise the display.
  • Needs to add more visualization graphs
  • Ability to add more pages to 1 Geckoboard like a website
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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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Geckoboard4.7
Based on 2 answers
My company did not renew due to changes in the organization.
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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 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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The system was only used by a few people.
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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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Geckoboard is a great dashboard that offers value and simplicity. It is easy to train and use right away. The other systems are more expensive but offer more details.
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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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Geckoboard8.7
Based on 4 answers
It's easy to share a public viewable dashboard, but also ability to lock down via IP.
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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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Geckoboard9.4
Based on 4 answers
It connects to most things I want but missing some key ones (like Adobe Cloud offerings). Doesn't really merge data. Is careful about over-use of quotas from given sources like GA.
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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
OpenText Analytics Editions & Modules
OpenText Analytics
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Geckoboard

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Geckoboard Editions & Modules
Geckoboard
Edition
Solo
$491
Team
$951
Multi-team
$1791
Company
$3991
Enterprise
Call
1. Per month
Additional Pricing Details