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Score 8.2 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 Data Studio

Really depends on the need. If it's to produce a dashboard that needs to look good and is reliable, I would use a different tool. However, if that colleague is an analyst, I think Data Studio is a quick and free tool you need to have in your analytics toolbox.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Google Data Studio
7.2
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Google Data Studio
6.2
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Google Data Studio
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
5.7
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
9.2

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.2
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.7

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.9
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
8.3
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.4
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
9.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
8.0
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
6.0

Pros

  • The report outputs can vary across different types such as HTML, PDF, and Excel
  • Their open source offering is very sufficient
  • There are great boards and blogs for developers and engineers to expand and use their features.
  • The people from the company that I've worked with are professional and courteous.
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  • Highly customizable
  • Easy to read graphs
  • Modern/sleek look
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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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  • The ability to calculate custom metrics is limited. Unfortunately, you can't apply a "filter" to a custom metric, which has been a major road block for our org lately
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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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No answers yet
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Usability

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No answers yet
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Google Data Studio9.0
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 Analytics9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Actuate has been in the industry a while and the open source community make going with Actuate's BIRT a stable decision. Changing report engines can be expensive, so going with a company with a good reputation helps long-term
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Tableau is a great tool, but comparing the desktop version (which is the cheapest) with data Studio, the choice was obvious, Data Studio. First, it's free. Second, it updates automatically. With Tableau Desktop, I had to manually update each of the charts, whichewas very time consuming
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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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  • Not much at the moment. The tool helps save some hours of work. It remains to be seen the positive impact of the reports sent to clients, which we are using recently
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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