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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

Scorecard without the Birt360 module is very limited in reporting and data displays. End users who are not computer savvy would have a difficult time using the advanced features
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iDashboards Enterprise Suite

You need to make sure that iDashboards will be able to connect to your databases you want to use. Working with an Excel spreadsheet is easy. However, one reason iDashboards was selected was the need to have a single source for all our presentations. After 6 months, we are just now getting connected to our main database.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
7.5
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
8.2
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
6.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
9.1
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
5.9

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
5.9
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
6.2

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
9.1
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
9.1
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
9.1
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
9.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
9.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
6.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
7.4
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
6.9

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
7.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
9.1
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
9.1
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
9.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
6.9

Pros

  • The software can be tied to Actuate Basic which is much like MS Visual Basic and can provide an almost custom application feel to some reports.
  • Actuate had field movement tools that allowed a user to line rows up and disperse them across a report based off the width. Comparative tools like Crystal did not provide these.
  • The Actuate Server also gave easy access to review who had been running a report or reports via its web interface.
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  • Designing a dashboard is easy. In other words, it is fairly easy to make data look really nice!
  • Data Analytics. This makes it easy to do calculations on your data (averages, etc.)
  • Training and examples: Our introduction to iDashboards was thorough. There are plenty of tutorials as well, plus manuals.
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Cons

  • The debug tool that came with the Actuate 8 developer was poorly written in my opinion; compiling a report could be very difficult when a number of functions were being called.
  • There wasn't any reporting that could be run to download Actuate utilization statistics. Analytics had to be done by manually reviewing who had been running reports.
  • At times when the Actuate Server would become overloaded the only solution was to restart it. There wasn't a way to clear up the list of pending report requests.
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  • Provide basic video training tutorials
  • Ability to upload/convert Excel data to non-Windows servers such as Linux or AIX
  • Increase the data row limitation
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
I am no longer working for the company that was using Actuate but I believe they would continue to use it because the stitching costs would be to high. It would require a complete rewrite of the reports and the never version of Actuate (BIRT) even required an almost complete report rewrite
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iDashboards Enterprise Suite8.6
Based on 6 answers
Our executive leadership relies on the dashboards provided through the iDashboards software. Thus, there is no doubt the contract will be renewed.
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Usability

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iDashboards Enterprise Suite9.0
Based on 2 answers
iDashboards are fairly logical and easy to use once you get started. I have taught myself most of what I know on my own, by taking webinars, reading through all the knowledge base, and doing the tutorials. Expertise is needed to do some of the data manipulation, but most graphs are simple to make.
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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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No score
No answers yet
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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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iDashboards is now the official gateway to information about the College. It is available on the Institutional Research website and accessible to all internal and external stakeholders. It is therefore an institutional and public/community-wide source of information. As mentioned, it has replaced the annual and manually produced Fact Book, which took months to produce.
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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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Argos is a report writing tool which also includes the ability to construct dashboards. While Argos does have more robust features relevant to object programming and analytics (e.g. creation of form elements, event specific triggers, and OLAP cubes), it has a steep learning curve. The immediate usability of iDashboards has resulted in a decreased use of the Argos software for many departments at our organization.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
We support an enterprise library of core components and deploy thousands of reports for varying business cases. We have integrated our network security into the product ensuring data does not get in the hands of those without access.
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iDashboards Enterprise Suite7.3
Based on 4 answers
The licensing provides two levels of builders and basic viewers. Admin duties are easy and provide very flexible security features
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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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iDashboards Enterprise Suite7.3
Based on 4 answers
We currently use real time queries, SQL Data mart and excel spreadsheet data and it is very easy to incorporate new data sources.
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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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  • Better customer service
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Critical decision making
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OpenText Analytics

Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
OpenText Analytics Editions & Modules
OpenText Analytics
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iDashboards Enterprise Suite

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
iDashboards Enterprise Suite Editions & Modules
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
Edition
Enterprise Suite
1
1. Per Seat per Month
Additional Pricing Details