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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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WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS is a good comprehensive tool for BI for companies. I feel that scenarios where you want the user to interact and be able to ingest data in different formats would be a good use of the tool. Performing data discovery is easier with InfoAssist, especially the most recent versions, and allows users to customize their views and provide comments.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
WebFOCUS
8.3
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
WebFOCUS
9.1
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
WebFOCUS
8.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
7.9

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
8.8
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.7
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.5
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.0
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.2
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.2
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
10.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
10.0
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.6

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.5
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.6

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
6.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.5
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
3.3
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
3.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
8.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.3
REST API
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
10.0
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
10.0
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.0

Pros

  • Easy data import
  • Multiple levels of user security
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  • One thing that has always been good at WebFOCUS is how they interact with the customer on items. They take suggestions and implement them. In addition technical support is timely and very detailed.
  • I think they keep up with and lead in implementing new technologies in the BI space. One case of this are the ability for user to create their own easy dashboard using the green plus buttons. Also the ability to link d3 into and have the ability to implement new types of graphs is nice.
  • I have been to a spoke at one of their user conferences and they are worth going to. In addition to all of the great seminars the interaction you get with vendors and other users is key in the growth of your knowledge. I've learned so much for my time at these conferences.
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Cons

  • Limited report writing ability unless you implant the iServer applications
  • End users have little or no control over data displays
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  • Some product offerings we have looked at were cost prohibitive based on the licensing. This could be improved on by having different pricing models.
  • Sometimes developing solutions for what we've had to do has been difficult to figure out.
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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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WebFOCUS8.6
Based on 5 answers
This software is deeply engrained with my organization and has become a tool that would not easily be replaced without spending more money and resources to get the same results. License cost is comparable to other report writing tools and the capabilities are greater than the competition without having to buy multiple apps to do the same thing.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
WebFOCUS10.0
Based on 2 answers
Best BI tool/product I have used. The others don't compare overall. Some can look fancier, but when you actually use them with large data and data from numerous systems/sources that is where most of the competition falls away. I also don't like downtime. I have basically none for a large user base with WebFocus. Even SAP Crystal Reports went down for 4 days once - 4 days because the admin password got locked out due to a glitch and we had zero reports for 4 days. WebFocus has never had more than a few minutes of downtime. It's like a tank that just keeps rolling. There is no other choice for reliable BI.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
WebFOCUS9.0
Based on 1 answer
Tracking availability formally for almost two years and we are at 99.8%
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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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WebFOCUS10.0
Based on 2 answers
They have extremely knowledgeable techs that I have worked with over the years. Some have actually become really good friends of mine. I see them often at local user groups and when we show them how we are using their tools to save millions of dollars throughout the company
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
WebFOCUS6.0
Based on 1 answer
It's hit and miss, the last class was overcrowded and people were having trouble connecting which took up much of the time. Instructors vary
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
WebFOCUS8.0
Based on 1 answer
Plan ahead on what data will be accessible and the type of security required on the database and if you will want to use security that is built into the software. It is worth consulting with the vendor on what your plan is and how they recommend you proceed in order to get results you are happy with.
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Alternatives Considered

I've used JReports and Actuate is very similar but seems to have a lot more customization features for the end user of BIRT reports.
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We've looked at Tableau as an alternative and the visuals are good in Tableau. One way that WebFOCUS beats Tableau is it doesn't have any issues with a set number of columns in a report. When you need to have an Excel output, which happens, WebFOCUS is far superior. The integration with all the Microsoft Office products is a nice tool to have for developers which enhances the user experience and adoption rates.
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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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  • We are not yet a success story. Though we've been implementing WebFOCUS for over a year, we have very few products in our Production portal. Of course, this is not all the responsibility of Information Builders, but we were ill-advised by our 'training coordinator' in our training of staff and coming up to speed with the tools has been very slow.
  • Once skilled analysts and professional IT staff achieve a grasp of the products, they are able to very quickly create polished and well-received products.
  • The DW/BI project has helped us to establish standards and protocols of communication that will allow us to more quickly meet knowledge transfer requirements
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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

WebFOCUS

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