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IBM SPSS

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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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IBM SPSS

It is suitable for analyzing statistical data and formulating statistical quality analyzes. Suitable for generating charts and graphs that represent or summarize the statistical study. Highly suitable for performing complex statistical studies. Inadequate to perform simple tasks, this software is specialized and to make the most of it, it is best to use it in studies that require statistical precision.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
IBM SPSS
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
IBM SPSS
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
IBM SPSS

Pros

  • The performance of Actuate IServer is tremendous. It can handle a large volume of reports with many concurrent users.
  • We can do anything in Actuate. We can write our own function, procedures, methods in Actuate. Basically we can create our own framework in Actuate. No other reporting tool is proving this functionality.
  • It supports the OLTP system very well. The data can be flowed easily from one report to another report, by using array.
  • Control level formatting is available.
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  • Generation of charts and graphs with statistical precision.
  • I get what it takes to perform data analysis without using other similar software.
  • It adapts to the needs of the statistical study that is intended to be carried out.
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Cons

  • Support for more databases, such as other BI tools.
  • There can be more graph types.
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  • It slows down when using large volume of information.
  • The license seems expensive to me.
  • Being a specialized software requires prior knowledge in the area of statistics to make the most of it.
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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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IBM SPSS9.2
Based on 14 answers
Tested, reliable, straight-forward to use.
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Usability

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IBM SPSS7.8
Based on 8 answers
Overall very easy to use and powerful through the menus.
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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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IBM SPSS6.4
Based on 4 answers
I have not contacted IBM SPSS for support myself. However, our IT staff has for trying to get SPSS Text Analytics Module to work. The issue was never resolved, but I'm not sure if it was on the IT's end or on SPSS's end
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Implementation

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IBM SPSS6.8
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I implement and maintain SPSS at the organization. It was already here before I arrived, but I have since become the SPSS administrator.
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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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If I were to compare SPSS to other software like SAS, STATA, and R, I would consider SPSS the easiest to learn and use. While SPSS certainly has its drawbacks, the other programs available have a steeper learning curve that makes them difficult to adopt. For those put off by the price tag of SPSS, however, I would recommend R as it is open source. That being said, SPSS has the significant advantage of its UI.
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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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  • SPSS has allowed me and other researchers to analyze data in a simple and efficient manner.
  • While SPSS doesn't produce the results, the software helps researchers to uncover results. In that sense, SPSS facilitates the research process.
  • SPSS has also made an impact in teaching students about statistics because it allows them to run tests without spending the time to learn a programming language.
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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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IBM SPSS

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