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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

What is the licensing structure? How long does it take to get licenses? Can an OEM reseller of Actuate get one license for the entire development organization?
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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
10.0
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
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
9.9
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
9.8
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0
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
10.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Jet Reports
10.0

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

OpenText Analytics

  • 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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Jet Reports

  • 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

OpenText Analytics

  • 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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Jet Reports

  • Licensing is at times a challenge if you are using a Citrix remote desktop or remoting into a server.
  • For complex formulas the wizard could provide more contextual help.
  • More online documentation would be a big help for new users.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics

OpenText Analytics 3.9
Based on 9 answers
We have invested much into the software and hardware that supports our reporting platform - Actuate is a staple in our environment.
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Jet Reports

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

OpenText Analytics

OpenText Analytics 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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Jet Reports

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

OpenText Analytics

We looked at a few other competitor's products but based on value for features chose Actuate for its total cost of ownership.
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Jet Reports

Jet Reports is light weight and has a minimal barrier to entry for new users. Tableau has a higher learning curve and is more cost prohibitive
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Return on Investment

OpenText Analytics

  • 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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Jet Reports

No answers on this topic

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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

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