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Highcharts

3 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Highcharts

3 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

Be sure to ask about pricing. If I remember correctly the pricing is by processor core, which can get VERY expensive in a large organization with multiple locations. I would say Actuate would be best suited for a medium/large sized organization with 1000-2500 employees with a dedicated team of software developers. If the organization needs someone who can get up and running quickly developing reports and where it is not the primary responsibility then I would recommend an alternative product like Crystal Reports.
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Highcharts

It is easy to use.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Highcharts
8.0
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Highcharts
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Highcharts
8.0

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Highcharts
9.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Highcharts
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Highcharts
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Highcharts
9.0
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Highcharts
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Highcharts
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Highcharts
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Highcharts
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Highcharts
9.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Highcharts
9.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Highcharts
9.0
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
Highcharts
9.0

Pros

  • We integrate page level security allowing a single report to service audiences of 20,000+ consumers but only deliveing the data in the vast data set applicable to the consumer.
  • Publish common components allowing the development staff to deliver consistent look and feel based on the standard firm style guide.
  • Reusable library objects allow for fast deployment of new application reports.
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  • It includes different kinds of charts that can be used based on your needs.
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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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  • I found it very nice and easy to use.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
Difficulty with some extensibility that should be fairly easy, lack of shading in the reports (even simple phong shading), lack of out-of-the box capabilities that seem like no brainers and instability with the design tools all drop the product a few marks, but the support community and the overall product experience is well above average. It's at least worth a try and its extensibility makes it a good contender
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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

Actuate is used extensively as a developemnt tool and by 10s of thousands of end users. Virtually every line of business in our large financial institution uses Actuate - many who are unaware because the components are built into our home grown applications.
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Alternatives Considered

We looked at a few other competitor's products but based on value for features chose Actuate for its total cost of ownership.
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I only used highcharts
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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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Highcharts7.0
Based on 1 answer
I think we need to see more diversity of user management. I see there are some good options to access control, data sharing between multiple teams but it would be very nice to see more advancements in these areas. The report formatting is somehow good but data visualization domain is huge and there are more to come.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
We connect to various data sources and enjoy quick connectivity
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Highcharts9.0
Based on 1 answer
You can visualize data easily by connecting the database. Then reading can be instant. I use it to build multiple dashboards and reports. Also, many users watch the reports or dashboards from the desktop or mobile devices as well as tablets. So either junior or executive person can watch the report on the go.
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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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Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

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

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