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Score 6 out of 101
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Score 8.3 out of 101

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

If you use Google Drive at all to do collaborative work between several people at your organization or to work remotely, it would be smart to learn how to use Google Charts. If you don't use Google Drive, Sheets, or Docs, then Google Charts has more limited functionality and does not make as much sense.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Google Charts
8.2
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Google Charts
8.2
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Google Charts
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.8

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
9.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.7
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
9.9
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.6
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.8
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
7.9

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
7.9

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.9
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.8
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.3
REST API
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.4
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.5
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.5
Java API
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
8.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
Google Charts
7.6

Pros

OpenText Analytics

  • 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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Google Charts

  • Very easy to learn and interactive.
  • Works well on all modern browsers.
  • It's free and includes maps.
  • Can read from Excel, Google Spreadsheets, SQL databases, CSV files and auto update.
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Cons

OpenText Analytics

  • The debug tool that came with the Actuate 8 developer was poorly written in my opinion; compiling a report could be very difficult when a number of functions were being called.
  • There wasn't any reporting that could be run to download Actuate utilization statistics. Analytics had to be done by manually reviewing who had been running reports.
  • At times when the Actuate Server would become overloaded the only solution was to restart it. There wasn't a way to clear up the list of pending report requests.
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Google Charts

  • It doesn't offer much more than charts
  • Sometimes it can be too simple
  • Lack of open-source
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics

OpenText Analytics 3.9
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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Google Charts

Google Charts 7.3
Based on 8 answers
Google Charts are free, work pretty well, and is expanding in features so for some applications it's a no brainer
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Usability

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Charts

Google Charts 7.0
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

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Charts

Google Charts 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Google charts is always available and provides fast output.
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Performance

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Charts

Google Charts 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Connectivity is occasionally very slow.
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Support

OpenText Analytics

OpenText Analytics 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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Google Charts

Google Charts 10.0
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

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Charts

Google Charts 5.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training was solely done through self training on google's guide to charts.
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Implementation

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Charts

Google Charts 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to implement
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Alternatives Considered

OpenText Analytics

Actuate has a HUGE number of features that can tie nicely into almost any ERP but it takes some time to learn and the development community was relatively small compared to the Crystal Reports alternative. Crystal was far easier to learn and had a massive support base. Probably because it is now owned by SAP.
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Google Charts

Google Charts offers a wide range of possibilities, and it is precisely on this issue that it stands out above other libraries such as JavaScript and jQuery. The API being unified provides us a great advantage in ease of use and standardization of code. There are some reports where JavaScript or jQuery libraries are better, but the cases are not enough to discredit Google Charts as a mature tool in managing graphical reports.
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Scalability

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Charts

Google Charts 8.0
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

OpenText Analytics

  • 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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Google Charts

  • Not having to develop our own in-house library.
  • Fast installation and implementation on existing websites.
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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

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