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Jedox

14 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Jedox

14 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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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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Jedox

We've found Jedox's strength for us has been in our general ledger reporting and budgeting. We are starting to explore more areas where we can leverage the power of Jedox. Without a dedicated development team inhouse we have struggled to set up new reporting cubes, where some competing products are easier to do this with. Jedox is great for data that isn't needing to be "real time" in our experience. We haven't yet leveraged the prospective capabilities of Jedox. Most importantly maximising the use of the models that we have has been the standout as we haven't had to materially upskill the team to leverage the reporting capabilities of Jedox given the familiar spreadsheet interface.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Jedox
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Jedox
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Jedox

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

OpenText Analytics
Jedox
7.4
Long-term financial planning
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
7.6
Financial budgeting
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
7.6
Forecasting
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
7.0
Scenario modeling
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
7.0
Management reporting
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
7.6

Consolidation and Close

OpenText Analytics
Jedox
4.4
Financial data consolidation
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
7.2
Journal entries and reports
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
2.7
Multi-currency management
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
4.5
Intercompany Eliminations
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
6.2
Local and consolidated reporting
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
2.7
Detailed Audit Trails
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
2.7

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

OpenText Analytics
Jedox
7.5
Financial Statement Reporting
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
7.6
Management Reporting
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
7.6
Excel-based Reporting
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
7.6
Automated board and financial reporting
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
7.0

Analytics

OpenText Analytics
Jedox
5.5
Personalized dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
5.7
Color-coded scorecards
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
6.1
KPIs
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
5.7
Cost and profitability analysis
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
6.1
Key Performance Indicator setting
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
6.1
Benchmarking with external data
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
3.6

Integration

OpenText Analytics
Jedox
7.1
Flat file integration
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
7.0
Excel data integration
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
7.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
OpenText Analytics
Jedox
7.2

Pros

  • The report outputs can vary across different types such as HTML, PDF, and Excel
  • Their open source offering is very sufficient
  • There are great boards and blogs for developers and engineers to expand and use their features.
  • The people from the company that I've worked with are professional and courteous.
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  • Write-back to the data repository
  • BI combined with CPM functionalities
  • License Pricing
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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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  • Diversity. Jedox can be applied to many different use cases from small to large deployments and from budgeting to enterprise class BI solutions. But rarely is one tool able to fulfill all of these requirements in one organisation. This value proposition can be complicated for prospective users.
  • Awareness. Jedox punches above its weight in capability and scalability, but not enough people have heard about it and therefore procurement processes can be drawn out as a result.
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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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Jedox6.4
Based on 2 answers
For a period of 5 years all our customers using Jedox have renewed their licenses.
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Usability

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Jedox9.1
Based on 1 answer
To me Jedox deserves 10/10 because it is a consistent one-in-all platform with a modern look and feel. It is intuitive to use and allows you to make intuitive applications integrating traditional business intelligence with performance management functionality. It certainly has a short
learning curve, especially for those that are familiar with MS Excel. An example: I've lost count but Jedox it is available in more than 25 languages. Another: Jedox does not require programming skills... it is developed to be used by the business.
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Reliability and Availability

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Jedox9.1
Based on 1 answer
Jedox has
very few bugs. Reports are available through an Excel add-in, the web and/or
mobile device (IOS/Android). In my opinion, availability also means high
performance, not having to wait for the system to give you the required reports,
analysis, dashboards instantly.
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Performance

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Jedox9.1
Based on 1 answer
Jedox is the fastest OLAP tool on the market. It can use GPU cards to increase performance even more
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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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Jedox8.5
Based on 2 answers
The Jedox support team are highly knowledgeable about both the product and how it is used in real life. They also are typically proactive in resolving issues.
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Implementation

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Jedox9.1
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Jedox goed beyond traditional BI. That means that it is more important to pick an implementation partner that understands your business. A partner that can anticipate your next requirements. Using the performance management functionality of Jedox, integrating BI with forecasting, workflow, planning takes the solution closer to key (decision) making processes. People do not only use Jedox for insight, reporting, dashboards and analytics but to share expectations and comments to better drive the business. This kind of rich functionality requires a very good functional design before you implement it. That is, if you want to benefit fully what it has to offer. Technically implementing Jedox is relatively easy. In fact, according thousands of business users that participate in the yearly Business Application Research Centre (BARC) Survey, it is the best do-it-yourself BI/performance management system on the market
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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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Jedox can and is applied for a whole range of applications throughout the company or organization. Typically the number of users rises as the applications grow in size/ functionality and number
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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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We have compared Jedox to many other products. Due to the lack of performance management capabilities all 'pure' business intelligence tools (with no write back) were dropped. In comparison with other modern performance management tools Jedox offers more flexibility. Other tools may look easier at first but making very specific applications often means you have to resort to programming. Jedox is one well designed platform built by one company, not a stack of different modules based on 'integrated' technology that was bought through take-overs. As a company Jedox is passionate and has proved to be very innovative including good customer service
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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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Jedox7.6
Based on 6 answers
Viewer licenses allow us to access reports with no full license required.
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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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Jedox7.4
Based on 6 answers
ETL function is not easy to program but is very powerful and secure when connected to data sources.
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Scalability

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Jedox9.1
Based on 1 answer
Scalability is often another word for speed. Given enough data, enough users or enough calculations, the tool becomes slower and slower. You will find that Jedox has a very high performance that can even be increased by the use of grafical cards. Other thaen that it does not only offer BI (looking back based on historical ERP data) but also allows you to look forward through integrated budgetting, planning, forecasting, workflow and collaboration. Not easy to find a tool that can support so much business functionality. So, also pretty scalable in that respect.
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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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OpenText Analytics

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

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