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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

It depends on extensibility, set-up, access & style. Actuate performs fairly well, but has performance issues because it sits on top of eclipse, which sits on top of Java. Extensibility usually comes at that price. Set-up is fairly straightforward and it can be secured.
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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
There are some very complex performance reports, which can not be handled in other tools. If we want to create our own framework in any reporting tool then Actuate is the best choice
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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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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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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