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Google Charts

Top Rated
188 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.6 out of 101

Google Charts

Top Rated
188 Ratings
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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Google Charts

Google Charts can fit in your company if you're seeking a resource that can be managed, customized and also deployed all over the web, mobile apps or just add as an embedded object within your website or intranet resources. Can do awesome things for Finance entrepreneurs who wanted to take out the most from reports, dashboards with statistical analysis with a wide data source. For those who don't like web coding, or just get upset by handling crossing information from sheets to databases, this won't be the tool that fits with the business readiness that you might seek with IT developers that can understand the requirements wanted to be shown by Google Chart.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Google Charts
8.6
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Google Charts
8.3
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Google Charts
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
9.4

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.5
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
9.2
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
9.4
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
9.2
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
9.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
10.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.1
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
9.0
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
6.8
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.0
REST API
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.5
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.0
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.5
Java API
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
6.5

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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  • Google Charts is a powerful interactive tool which is easy to use and provide amazing charts.
  • It has a rich gallery with a variety of charts which are customizable.
  • It has cross-browser compatibility. No plugins are required for using it.
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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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  • Horizontal and veritical alignment is only offered specifically on the graph as a whole. I wish it were available only for specific data sets.
  • Chart loading time occasionally lags.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
We will continue to resell and support Actuate and its products.
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Google Charts7.3
Based on 8 answers
It's the best solution available right now, and we are pretty dependent on it
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Usability

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Google Charts7.0
Based on 1 answer
Google Charts is easy to use - there is no initial training needed and anyone can utilize. There are lots of room for improvements for troubleshooting and offering more assistance and options for usability.
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Reliability and Availability

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Google Charts10.0
Based on 1 answer
Google charts is always available and provides fast output.
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Performance

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Google Charts5.0
Based on 1 answer
Connectivity is occasionally very slow.
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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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Google Charts10.0
Based on 1 answer
Google Support is always available and makes sure my problem is addrssed and we have a solution implemented or in action before the end of our convrsation
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Online Training

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Google Charts5.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training was solely done through self training on google's guide to charts.
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Implementation

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Google Charts10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to implement
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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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At this point, only our IT department (that develops the Dashboard) is developing with it. We have thousands of users though.
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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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The basic configuration will take you a very long way. Rolling your own charts with GD and GIFGraph is very very cumbersome.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
Engineers can share and collaborate building tasks - e.g. One develope builds the report design while another builds the query. But I can't pass in a requirements template from a spreadsheet to construct the report. Collaboration is still strongly based on comminication between stakeholders and engineers rather than through automation
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Google Charts9.7
Based on 14 answers
You can use the Google user id to enter the charts and you can easily share with Google users and non-Google users. There are different ways to share, you can set up different access levels, it is very easy to see what type of access each user has. Report distribution is also a plus in this tool.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
It can connect to almost anything - solely based on what JDBC connectors are out there
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Google Charts8.3
Based on 14 answers
I'm actually using Perl to get data out of an Oracle database and having Perl construct data tables that are used for charts. So, I'm not using any native data connectivity.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
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Google Charts8.0
Based on 1 answer
Google Charts is essential for quick, easy, reporting. There are opportunities for advanced features.
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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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  • Increased employee efficiency.
  • Increased understanding of data to improve processes.
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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

Google Charts

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