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OpenText Analytics

Be sure to ask about pricing. If I remember correctly the pricing is by processor core, which can get VERY expensive in a large organization with multiple locations. I would say Actuate would be best suited for a medium/large sized organization with 1000-2500 employees with a dedicated team of software developers. If the organization needs someone who can get up and running quickly developing reports and where it is not the primary responsibility then I would recommend an alternative product like Crystal Reports.
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TIBCO Jaspersoft

First of all I need to clarify that this is my first reporting tool so i do not have that much experience to compare. What i can think of is that Jaspersoft as I have worked with it is great for developing reports and dashboards which can be easily be embedded to any website or web app. There are various options for single-sign on processes and authentication. Also code customization is quite straightforward when you know what you are doing.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.2

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.1
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.6
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.5
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.5

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.2
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.4
REST API
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.4
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5
Java API
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.6

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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  • The tool is very flexible and powerful. You can add different types of charts and reports for any data structure. Especially the jasper studio has lots of possibilities and a good designed XML structure
  • Results are easy to use even for inexperienced user without IT Knowledge
  • There are lots of export possibilities. Especially important: Excel, PDF and PowerPoint
  • Jaspersoft reports are very lightweight: No extra database needed, they work directly with any database server
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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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  • In my opinion, error messages could be more detailed. If I encounter an error, the error message is very generic, and support is required to resolve the issue (which is often small and trivial)
  • Conditional formatting could be expanded slightly. Currently you can only logically highlight data based on absolute/ static values. Comparing two columns for example would make much more sense in JasperReports Server - not just Jasper Studio
  • Row highlighting is a regular request for us. With the current version, you can highlight an entire column, but not a row. When a report has 20+ columns, highlighting the entire row would make reading information much easier
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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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TIBCO Jaspersoft8.0
Based on 22 answers
JasperSoft has been amazing. It is well documented, fast, and transparent in how it functions. We have been very confident in JasperSoft in every aspect of our business and offerings where we've used it. On top of that, their improvements to the product have been fantastic. I am really looking forward to seeing where they take their product and how we can leverage that to please our clients
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Usability

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TIBCO Jaspersoft7.1
Based on 8 answers
JasperSoft is, by nature, a very technical product. They have made it as simple as possible to use but no simpler.
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Reliability and Availability

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TIBCO Jaspersoft9.5
Based on 2 answers
We've never had an outage of the software itself. If it was unavailable, it was due to a network outage, not a problem with Jasper.
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Performance

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TIBCO Jaspersoft9.0
Based on 2 answers
Never have we had a performance issue with it. The "slow" reports are due to the speed of the data being returned from the database, not Jasper.
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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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TIBCO Jaspersoft7.2
Based on 19 answers
Japsersoft provides competent support professionals who are experts with the software and the environments in which it is deployed resulting in rapid solutions to support request.
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In-Person Training

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TIBCO Jaspersoft7.5
Based on 3 answers
It did the job of getting us to our deadline we set for ourselves for initial launch. The customer we launched the product for was also there to learn about it at the same in order to better understand the capabilities. This helped greatly so that the customer was on the same page on what was possible when using jaspersoft. I think most people would not want their customers aware the product they are using is third-party but in this case it was a new experience for us both and so as we learned more about jaspersoft, we both had better communication on what the future road map was for their business needs in BI.
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Online Training

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TIBCO Jaspersoft5.7
Based on 7 answers
No agendaNo materials as everything is in wiki style documentation.Not much hands onAll this in the context of online delivered training,
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Implementation

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TIBCO Jaspersoft6.7
Based on 15 answers
The training is great. Rely on it early.
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Breadth of Deployment

The design tool is useful for basic reporting, but many reports require some experience in SQL and JavaScript. Java programming, though not a required skill for basic reports, is needed for better reporting and to access the more advanced features (such as debugging).
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Alternatives Considered

Actuate has a HUGE number of features that can tie nicely into almost any ERP but it takes some time to learn and the development community was relatively small compared to the Crystal Reports alternative. Crystal was far easier to learn and had a massive support base. Probably because it is now owned by SAP.
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Having an open source version was critical in our final decision. Another important aspect was the ability to embed Jasper server into our application UI and the rich features provided by Jasper Studio for report design.
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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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TIBCO Jaspersoft8.0
Based on 1 answer
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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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TIBCO Jaspersoft8.0
Based on 1 answer
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Scalability

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TIBCO Jaspersoft7.5
Based on 2 answers
We've have a few hundred scheduled reports, and about 60-ish concurrent users. We've never had a performance issue with this software.
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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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  • When we demo our Jaspersoft environment to potential clients, their eyes light up and they sit up in their chairs a bit more. A lot of our meetings have ended with with the client very interested in our product due to Jaspersoft.
  • Our existing clients have been very satisfied with the adhoc features of Jaspersoft. We've been able to provide them better access to their data on their terms instead of ours. Of course this turns into a huge win for us.
  • We've always used SQL Server Reporting Services to deliver our reports to our clients. Converting to Jaspersoft has allowed us to generate the reporting layer that our clients demand. They no longer feel like they are settling for what we offer.
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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

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TIBCO Jaspersoft

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Jaspersoft offers flexible pricing for ISVs and SaaS per customer or by CPU core.

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