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Grow.com

25 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Grow.com

25 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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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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Grow.com

Grow is very well-suited for the power user that wants fine-grained control over their metrics and access to raw SQL. I think it might also be well-suited for other use cases as well but I can't speak to them. I wouldn't necessarily preclude it for non-power users, I just don't know based on my experience.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Grow.com
7.8
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Grow.com
7.6
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Grow.com
7.4
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.3

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.2
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
7.8

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.4
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.6
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
7.9

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.7

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.7
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
7.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
7.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
7.9
REST API
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
7.9

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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  • Easy to learn and administer
  • Great customer success team
  • Ascetically clean and appealing
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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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  • Dashboard styling is severely lacking. While the metrics look fine on their own, it doesn't take long before your dashboard can look like a Data Scientist vomited all over your monitor. Creating pages within a dashboard would be awesome. Adding sections with different heading styles and background colors would be helpful.
  • Dashboard layout. Re-arranging metrics on a dashboard is cumbersome. If the user could zoom-out, rearrange the metrics then zoom back in, it would make the layouts so much easier to manage.
  • Labeling data points. If I could only click on the chart and type my own labels . . .
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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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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

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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Alternatives Considered

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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We've used several Google Docs as our own dashboarding platform. Integration was ok but not nearly as clean as grow. Implementation was slightly easier if you were familiar with Excel though.
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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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Grow.com8.3
Based on 22 answers
[It's] very easy to see others' data as well as your own clearly.
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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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Grow.com7.7
Based on 22 answers
Connects with every tool we use
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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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OpenText Analytics

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Grow.com

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
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