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Score 6.5 out of 101
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Score 8.1 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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Gephi

Gephi is wonderfully suited for research and conducting follow-up social network analysis that GIS is too cumbersome for. It is less-well-suited for spatial statistical modeling, which is easier in programs like GeoDA, Stata, R, and GIS.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Gephi
4.3
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Gephi
8.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Gephi
2.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Gephi
5.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Gephi
2.0

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Gephi
6.7
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Gephi
4.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Gephi
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Gephi
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Gephi
4.0
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Gephi
2.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Gephi
8.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Gephi
2.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Gephi
6.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Gephi
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Gephi
3.1
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Gephi
8.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Gephi
10.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Gephi
10.0

Pros

  • In terms of extensibility this is the best reporting platform we have seen. You can build very sophisticated reports with different data sources, and extend the basic functionality with javscript code
  • Securing the BI system is also a strength and the system can be configured relatively easily.
  • Reports can be available on mobile devices
  • Good Javascript embedding framework does not require the site to be built in java
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  • Gephi has a very easy interface to use and get to the tools you need quickly. Without much training or learning, it's pretty simple to figure out.
  • The data import process is very easy in CSV format and the software produces a graph automatically once the correct data is loaded and mapped together (edges and nodes).
  • The visualization is very easy to edit, drag around, and customize. There is flexibility to change the size and color of nodes and edges to represent various characteristics of the graph.
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Cons

  • The report designer can be unstable at times.
  • The reporting engine tends to have memory leaks with certain types of massive-data reporting.
  • The report graphics don't have the sexiest appeal (e.g. Glossy feel, animated output)
  • Some extensibility is extremely difficult to get to without purchasing a license (e.g. Setting a simple flag so that HTML outputs in compressed mode requires either creating your own emitter or going the paid route)
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  • I (and many others) have had to expand Gephi's memory manually by experimenting with the configuration file. I'm glad it's possible, but it should be easier.
  • Gephi sometimes crashes inexplicably and loses your work, so I have developed a habit of explicitly exporting versions of my graphs as csv's, but I think this should be handled automatically in Gephi.
  • Because it is prone to crash, ideally, Gephi would help the user manage his/her use, by estimating processing and memory for very large tasks and prompting the user to confirm their requests before executing. Instead, I just tend to avoid certain functions.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
Difficulty with some extensibility that should be fairly easy, lack of shading in the reports (even simple phong shading), lack of out-of-the box capabilities that seem like no brainers and instability with the design tools all drop the product a few marks, but the support community and the overall product experience is well above average. It's at least worth a try and its extensibility makes it a good contender
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Gephi7.1
Based on 9 answers
I understand better what Gephi is for and I might start using other solutions to actually operationalize the techniques I've developed in Gephi. However, I will probably always use Gephi to experiment with new graph-based data, to make beautiful graph visualizations, or to test new graph analysis techniques. Because of its speed and ease of use, I think of it now as my scratchpad for graph visualization.
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Usability

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Gephi8.0
Based on 1 answer
Gephi is very intuitive and the fact that it shows its process helps the user understand what's going on. However, the animation features can really slow it down and there isn't a way to shut them off. Furthermore, the failures on saving mean you frequently have to start over. These problems disrupt the workflow and can be frustrating.
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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

The design tool is useful for basic reporting, but many reports require some experience in SQL and JavaScript. Java programming, though not a required skill for basic reports, is needed for better reporting and to access the more advanced features (such as debugging).
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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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  • More visual graphs & tools

  • Ability to handle huge data

  • Handle geospatial data
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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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Gephi7.9
Based on 3 answers
For individuals with Gephi installed, this is pretty easy to do. However, in our organization not many colleagues have this installed, so the only way to produce reports is with a screenshot or exported image file. This loses much of the interactivity of the software and many of the key insights that can be uncovered by playing with the nodes and edges.
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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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Gephi8.0
Based on 3 answers
The upload process into Gephi is pretty streamlined. We upload csv files and the software is able to make the links easily and generate the graphs. The only way this could be better is if it connected directly to SAS, R, etc. or the databases themselves through SQL or a similar querying language (similar to Tableau)
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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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  • Efficient and Faster Decisioning
  • Inputs to Executive Dashboard
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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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Gephi

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