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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

If you are a techie and love to face challenges, then Actuate is the choice. You can do anything in Actuate. It has nice security features page level security.
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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
8.4
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
WebFOCUS
9.2
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
WebFOCUS
8.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
8.1

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
8.8
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.5
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.6
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
7.4

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.1
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.3
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.3
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
8.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.9
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.6

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.6
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
8.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.6
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
8.6

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
9.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
WebFOCUS
9.0

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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  • In Predictive Analytics. Allowing users to do predictive analytics after analyzing the fund data.
  • Allows users to create a dashboard.
  • Help users in integration with different technologies like Java, Oracle,SQL Server etc.
  • Its ReportCaster allows users to generate independent reports
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Cons

  • We have found a ton of bugs in there, our implementation is very complex and we use a lot of features, but we wish there were less bugs. Particularly with parameter display and validation.
  • Actuate has decided not to continue to support the birtondemand platform and it is running on older versions of their main platform.
  • Building out security extensibility is rather complex.
  • They have not had a rest interface until new versions of iHub.
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  • They can penetrate more into handling unstructured data by using Big Data as far as i know they only handle relational databases like Oracle etc.
  • The Interface is not that attractive, so they can work on making a good interface. The interface i used was very old fashioned. They should really work on adding different themes so that users can create their own attractive dashboards.
  • I found out difficult to get the material on the net. So please work on making the product user friendly.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
Pricing for BIRT onDemand is going up 10x and sales can't negotiate. They are not supporting this platform. For us, a smaller company using iHub is going to be too expensive. We can't continue to use this solution.
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WebFOCUS8.6
Based on 5 answers
It is a great product. It is providing the value for the license we are paying.
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Usability

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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

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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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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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Our organization has about 100 developers distributing reports to an audience of several thousand. In addition there are hundreds of report launch pages on the company's intranet that were created by the various departments that use the tool. The tools is leveraged by finance, engineering, marketing, labor relations, operations, and technical services.
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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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I've used a few other development frameworks, but the desition of the company to use WF was not mine. I came and WF is the tool that the company uses.I think that WF is a very important framework to achieve the goals of the company and I would like this technology to become the industry standard.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
LDAP and Active Directory can be integrated. Access control can be extended with web services but it can be complicated. Different types of users can have different permissions and reports can be hidden from some users. Reports can be exported in a lot of formats including microsoft formats, and pdf. Interactive viewer is very powerful.
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WebFOCUS8.8
Based on 12 answers
Is not that easy since we have version 7 and all of this has to be coded instead of using the drawer.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
You can include a large variety of data sources, any major rdbms, big data sources, nosql stores. A developer could write a driver for many other systems, though they have wide support. They have support for a number of sources such as salesforce.com, other web based sources can be included using scripting.
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WebFOCUS9.5
Based on 12 answers
I do not create connections. The IT team is in charge, but we do have connectivity to every database in the company.
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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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  • Identify the problem easily through our dashboards. Faster action can taken through that.
  • User satisfaction.
  • Providing good service to the customer.
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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