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Score 6.2 out of 101
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Score 8.9 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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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
7.3
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Grow.com
7.6
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.4

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.1
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.1
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.5
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.4

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.4
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
7.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.1
REST API
OpenText Analytics
Grow.com
8.1

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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Grow.com

  • Creating a new metric is simple and easy to learn.
  • Grow does a good job of abstracting the user away from needing to know SQL to see what they want.
  • Grow also allows me to dive in deep by writing my own SQL to manipulate the data when I need to.
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Cons

OpenText Analytics

  • We have found a ton of bugs in there, our implementation is very complex and we use a lot of features, but we wish there were less bugs. Particularly with parameter display and validation.
  • Actuate has decided not to continue to support the birtondemand platform and it is running on older versions of their main platform.
  • Building out security extensibility is rather complex.
  • They have not had a rest interface until new versions of iHub.
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Grow.com

  • Their pricing structure can be difficult as they charge for the peak number of metrics you have used over a given time
  • Some of the individual metrics are not as customizable as one would like
  • Using some of the spreadsheet functions take some learning and are not as intuitive as the rest of the product seems
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics

OpenText Analytics 3.9
Based on 9 answers
Pricing for BIRT onDemand is going up 10x and sales can't negotiate. They are not supporting this platform. For us, a smaller company using iHub is going to be too expensive. We can't continue to use this solution.
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Grow.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Grow.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

OpenText Analytics

It is vastly superior to these in many ways, for complex reporting it is a much more sophisticated solution. Visualizations are very good. Javascript extensibility is very powerful, others don't support this or as well. Pentaho and MS are both OLAP oriented. Pentaho is moving more toward big data, which was not our primary focus. Others are stuck in the Crystal Reports Band metaphor.
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Grow.com

We needed a tool that had more connections than Don King. And that tool is Grow.
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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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Grow.com

No answers on this topic

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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

Grow.com

General

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

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