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OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.6 out of 101

iDashboards Enterprise Suite

13 Ratings
Score 6.2 out of 101

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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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iDashboards Enterprise Suite

A key issue to consider is: What are the key elements needed during the creation process?
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
7.6
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
8.3
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
6.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
9.1
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
6.2

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
7.2
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
6.2
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
6.3

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
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
6.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
7.6
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
6.9

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
8.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
7.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
iDashboards Enterprise Suite
8.6
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

  • 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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  • The different type of report templates and drill down functionalities which provides a clear vision and presentation of the key information.
  • With my strong database back ground and knowledge, it does not require much of training for mastering the basic of the product.
  • The end users love the results of iDashboards functionalities. (Good story teller)
  • Quick report creation time.
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Cons

  • Licensing is a bear.
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  • The drill down function can only drill down to one specific chart. Would like to see if it can drill down to different charts based on the input parameters.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
This rating would be a 10 if the licensing structure were more accommodating.
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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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

Adopted by infrastructure, ad-operations, sales, business, and account support. We are a small company and maintain a small number of accounts on this system. If pricing would be acceptable, we would roll this out to all of our customers.
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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

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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Quick report building time, better vision, good story teller.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
As a developer, the report code itself cannot be diffed and the merged from one version of a report to another. If you have 2 developers working on the same report, the last developer's changes have to be manually implemented into the first developer's version of the report. You cannot use a tool such as WinMerge to merge differences from one report design into another. Or rather, you could but there's no guaruntee that it would work. This is a real bottleneck. You have to implement changes in the design tool
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iDashboards Enterprise Suite7.4
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
They support plenty of major databases and we can connect to several different data sources.
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iDashboards Enterprise Suite7.4
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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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