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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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Kepion Planning

The solution works extremely well for companies in complicated operations or with the ambition to forecast their operations on a driver based way or wanting to have the ability to create different scenarios based on external or internal drivers. It is a perfect piece of an existing analytical infrastructure (DWH/BI) lacking a planning solution on top.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Kepion Planning
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Kepion Planning
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Kepion Planning

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
7.7
Long-term financial planning
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
8.7
Financial budgeting
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
8.2
Forecasting
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
8.2
Scenario modeling
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
7.8
Management reporting
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
5.6

Consolidation and Close

OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
7.4
Financial data consolidation
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
6.7
Journal entries and reports
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
6.7
Multi-currency management
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
8.4
Intercompany Eliminations
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
7.3
Minority Ownership
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
6.2
Local and consolidated reporting
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
7.8
Detailed Audit Trails
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
8.5

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
6.9
Financial Statement Reporting
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
7.5
Management Reporting
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
5.6
Excel-based Reporting
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
8.7
Automated board and financial reporting
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
6.9
XBRL support for regulatory filing
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
5.6

Analytics

OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
6.4
Personalized dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
5.6
Color-coded scorecards
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
6.0
KPIs
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
6.0
Cost and profitability analysis
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
8.2
Key Performance Indicator setting
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
6.0
Benchmarking with external data
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
6.7

Integration

OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
8.5
Flat file integration
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
9.1
Excel data integration
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
8.7
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
OpenText Analytics
Kepion Planning
7.6

Pros

  • We integrate page level security allowing a single report to service audiences of 20,000+ consumers but only deliveing the data in the vast data set applicable to the consumer.
  • Publish common components allowing the development staff to deliver consistent look and feel based on the standard firm style guide.
  • Reusable library objects allow for fast deployment of new application reports.
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  • Customizable platform: Enables its users to handle just about any kind of budgeting scenarios tailored to each customer needs, whether based on drivers, allocations integrations with other systems (such as S&OP processes).
  • Easy integration with other systems: As data is stored within an MS SQL database it is very easy to integrate other applications with it for reporting, such as Tableau or PowerBI or from other downline systems such as S&OP.
  • Real-time: Enables the possibility to calculate bottom line results for all applications immediately allowing the possibility to calculate easily what-if scenarios.
  • Not stuck: within a single way of budgeting. as part of the beyond budgeting movement, companies have been creating a more driver-based high-level forecasting which is often a problem with specific budgeting systems that are locked within the P&L statement. Here you can make it as simple or as complicated as needed.
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Cons

  • Support for more databases, such as other BI tools.
  • There can be more graph types.
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  • Silverlight functionality is outdated which makes the front end solution a little bit old compared to latest UI. They will be tackling it in Q2 2018, but it leaves users wanting for more.
  • Reporting functionalities: Are not state of the art, we recommend users creating official reports within Kepion, but focusing on Tableau or PowerBI for reporting purposes as this is not and will never be Kepion strengths compared to the likes of Tableau.
  • Being customizable is great, however, the solution is not an out-of-the-box solution and does require a little integration to work. For smaller companies (under 5M USD) I would still recommend Excel.
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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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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

It is vastly superior to these in many ways, for complex reporting it is a much more sophisticated solution. Visualizations are very good. Javascript extensibility is very powerful, others don't support this or as well. Pentaho and MS are both OLAP oriented. Pentaho is moving more toward big data, which was not our primary focus. Others are stuck in the Crystal Reports Band metaphor.
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We are a Microsoft gold analytics partner. As such, we were looking for a Microsoft friendly solution which would fit into our analytics stack with Tableau on top. Kepion is a lightweight easy to use solution which integrates perfectly with the Microsoft framework. It is much easier to use and intuitive than the heavy Cognos and SAP/BO systems. However, if my existing infrastructure is Cognos, SAP or Oracle I would consider using that technology. For Microsoft SQL companies this is a great choice.
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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
OpenText Analytics Editions & Modules
OpenText Analytics
Additional Pricing Details

Kepion Planning

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Kepion Planning Editions & Modules
Kepion Planning
On-premise Edition
On premise Install
$01
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SaaS Edition
Cloud Planning
$01
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Additional Pricing Details
Please contact us at sales@kepion.com for more details.