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JReport

6 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
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Score 6.6 out of 101

JReport

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Score 9.2 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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JReport

JReport is well suited for enterprise use. It makes creating and managing schedules easy. Each machine in the cluster is capable of functioning in isolation. Load sharing and load balancing options available OOTB are diverse for various types of business needs. The best feature is its ability to detect that a schedule did not complete due to a crash or any other reason and ensure completion through parallel nodes.JReport is not well suited for a small business.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
JReport
9.1
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
JReport
8.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
JReport
9.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
JReport
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
JReport
9.0

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
JReport
8.7
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
JReport
10.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
JReport
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
JReport
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
JReport
9.8
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
JReport
10.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
JReport
10.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
JReport
10.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
JReport
10.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
JReport
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
JReport
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
JReport
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
JReport
7.0
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
JReport
9.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
JReport
9.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
JReport
10.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
JReport
10.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
JReport
9.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
JReport
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
JReport
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
JReport
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
JReport
8.2
REST API
OpenText Analytics
JReport
10.0
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
JReport
8.0
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
JReport
7.0
Java API
OpenText Analytics
JReport
9.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
JReport
7.0

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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  • Creates powerful reports and charts
  • Highly customizable and can fit multiple needs
  • Distributed Architecture offers higher reliability and avoids single point of failure
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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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  • Designing UI for a new report can be time consuming
  • Building an entirely new report requires a fully trained resource with knowledge of using the Designer tool
  • Upgrades can be complex
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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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Support

OpenText Analytics9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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Breadth of Deployment

Actuate is used extensively as a developemnt tool and by 10s of thousands of end users. Virtually every line of business in our large financial institution uses Actuate - many who are unaware because the components are built into our home grown applications.
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Alternatives Considered

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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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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JReport8.5
Based on 2 answers
JReport comes built in with collaboration capabilities. With role management and user management options, schedules can be managed across diverse group of users and schedules can be delivered to many stakeholders
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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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JReport9.5
Based on 2 answers
JReport can connect to various data sources for pulling information
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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

JReport

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details