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36 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
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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

Great for a team with a limited budget for reporting and analytics that still wants to evaluate their performance and share results. If you're already using Google Analytics, it's tempting to take the next step and report out of Google Data Studio. Leave time to learn how to use it, though.
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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
6.6
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Google Data Studio
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
5.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
9.4

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.7
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.4
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
8.1
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
6.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
6.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
8.1
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Google Data Studio
6.0

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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  • Easy to create great looking reports to make data more accessible to anyone
  • Can take a complex data set and gives you options on how to present them to make it make sense
  • It can be used by people who do not have a data background or access to a data analyst
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Cons

  • Support for more databases, such as other BI tools.
  • There can be more graph types.
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  • There needs to be more templates ready to go, or at least an easy way for others to share their templates
  • I would love it if some professional designers created some layouts that we could use for free
  • Better error handling at times, not clear why data isnt showing up the way I want it to
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
There are some very complex performance reports, which can not be handled in other tools. If we want to create our own framework in any reporting tool then Actuate is the best choice
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Usability

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Google Data Studio9.0
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Google Data Studio has a clean interface that follows a lot of UX best practices. It is fairly easy to pick up the first time you use it, and there is a lot of documentation on line to help troubleshoot, if needed
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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

We have about 2300 licensed users, but probably less than 1/3 actually log in during a quarter time. Less than 10% would be considered proficient users.
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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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Data Studio takes Analytics data and just makes it easier to present. I like how much faster I am in that tool. I also love that you can bring in data from other sources since most businesses have multiple data sources to build a big picture. Also there are a lot of layers to Google Analytics so Data Studio has an easier learning curve.
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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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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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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
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Google Data Studio

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