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Jet Reports

10 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Jet Reports

10 Ratings
Score 8.8 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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Jet Reports

Jet Reports is better suited if you have a specific population set you are looking at and less suited when querying or summing large pools or data, records, etc. I use a combination of Jet & SQL syntax when performing the latter because it allows me to harness the speed of our SQL server. Jet allows more for more customization when bodes better for users.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Jet Reports
9.9
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Jet Reports
9.9
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Jet Reports
10.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
9.9
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
9.9

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
9.8
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
9.6
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
9.9
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
9.9

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
9.9
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
9.9
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
9.9
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
9.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
9.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
9.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
9.9

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
9.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
9.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0
REST API
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0
Java API
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0

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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  • Customized billing (both batch and individual) for our clients
  • Customized historical approach using designated look back approaches.
  • Jet Scheduler function (send any report, any format, to any party, any time).
  • drill down function (allows us to drill on amounts
  • Jet Table builder (build customized tables and join on additional fields as necessary).
  • Jet Snippets (save customized Excel snippets) and re-use them anytime to save yourself time.
  • Jet Report builder (build customized 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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  • The number of "licenses" you are using can quickly and inadvertently explode causing your system to slow down.
  • Jet Reports could better help users by giving them tips and guidance for simplifying their queries so they run faster.
  • Jet Reports could explain user errors and post videos as to how they can be trouble shooted.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
Upper management looking for big data solutions
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No score
No answers yet
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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

We have about 2300 licensed users, but probably less than 1/3 actually log in during a quarter time. Less than 10% would be considered proficient users.
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Alternatives Considered

Actuate has been in the industry a while and the open source community make going with Actuate's BIRT a stable decision. Changing report engines can be expensive, so going with a company with a good reputation helps long-term
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Besides SQL, I have used no other similar reports
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
Having more that one developer working on Actuate reports became quite a problem because once a report was compiled it was published to the server. The published file then could not be decompiled and the design files had to be stored in a particular shared location on the server. Also, I experienced issues leaving code notes in the SQL statements of the reports when I tried to compile them
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Jet Reports9.9
Based on 3 answers
Jet Reports allows users to send reports either in design mode or in Report mode which allows non Jet Report users to just read and view information. Reports can be easily disseminated and sent out to numerous parties by utilizing the Jet Scheduler function. This function is tremendously useful and instantly scales your reporting capabilities either as an analyst, manager, or new employee.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
We connect to various data sources and enjoy quick connectivity
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Jet Reports9.9
Based on 3 answers
Jet Reports is currently configured for more than (5) data sources for our Company. This is excellent for us because we have numerous system interfacing scenarios every day. Jet Reports allows users to pick the data source thereby allowing numerous system's information to be brought to life.
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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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Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

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

Jet Reports

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