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Google Data Studio

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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 Data Studio

Well Suited: Simple/complex reports as long the source is from a Google app; for super quick reporting with an Excel file; If you are not a data professional but still want to start with reporting. Less appropriate: If you have used an enterprise reporting tool such as Power BI or Tableau, you might not see this as an equivalent tool or replacement tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Google Data Studio
7.7
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Google Data Studio
7.1
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Google Data Studio
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
6.9
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
9.2

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.8
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
8.1
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
8.5
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
8.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
8.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.9
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
6.9

Pros

OpenText Analytics

  • 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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Google Data Studio

  • Quickly build and prototype dashboards to test proof-of-concepts for data visualization.
  • Hosted on Google which means it's accessible internally and externally to different parties (dev, data/analytics, client reps, account management).
  • Well-maintained community connectors and documentation for extensive platform/data source support.
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Cons

OpenText Analytics

  • Licensing is a bear.
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Google Data Studio

  • Community connectors are developed by third parties and sometimes cost money, which can disrupt building free dashboards
  • Reconciling disparate / multiple file types can be a hassle and usually requires doing it off-site (in SQL) to create a master data set for ingestion and viz in the Data Studio platform
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics

OpenText Analytics 3.9
Based on 9 answers
This rating would be a 10 if the licensing structure were more accommodating.
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Google Data Studio

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Data Studio

Google Data Studio 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Google Data Studio is a highly usable, approachable dashboard program to ingest and analyze/visualize data and information. It offers a number of templates to organize and present material in a logical fashion.
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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 Data Studio

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

OpenText Analytics

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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Google Data Studio

Before using Data Studio, I was just pulling reports from Google Analytics and building presentations/dashboards with that data. This took a lot more time and forced me to make manual updates regularly. Data Studio takes on more of that behind-the-scenes work - but it still is necessary to have a human eye on the numbers to make sure the reports are built in the right way and are showing things that make sense
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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 Data Studio

  • It's significantly cut down on the time it takes to report on our marketing campaigns - freeing us up to focus on other tasks.
  • It's made the impact of successful campaigns more clear - leading to more investment in what's working.
  • It's helped to contribute to more of a data-driven focus across our organization.
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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 Data Studio

General

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

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