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Looker

Top Rated
85 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Looker

Top Rated
85 Ratings
Score 8.1 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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Looker

Looker is strongly recommended as a Business Intelligence tool when you wish to work with huge amounts of data. Moreover, Looker capitalizes on the power of your own database, and does not have its own analytics engine. This cuts down cost and makes it more performance-oriented.On the other hand, if you are looking for out-of-the-box trends or data patterns, Looker is not the right tool for you.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Looker
7.6
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Looker
8.1
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Looker
7.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Looker
6.4
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Looker
8.7

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Looker
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Looker
7.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Looker
8.6
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Looker
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Looker
8.0
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Looker
8.1
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Looker
8.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Looker
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Looker
8.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Looker
6.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Looker
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Looker
7.8
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Looker
4.6

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Looker
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Looker
9.4
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Looker
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Looker
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Looker
6.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Looker
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Looker
5.0
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Looker
5.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Looker
7.8

Pros

  • Easy data import
  • Multiple levels of user security
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  • Looker connects directly to our databases in MySQL and hence there is no wait time for the data to be updated into another data warehouse.
  • LookML is extremely powerful and easy to learn.
  • Derived tables in Looker help in speeding up the reports.
  • Chat support is extremely efficient as the support personnel are quite knowledgeable.
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Cons

  • Licensing is a bear.
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  • Visualisation capabilities clearly lack behind Tableau and some others.
  • Allow for custom branding and CSS changes to fit a given corporate identity / design.
  • Ability to blend data between different sources (i.e. two different connections / databases).
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
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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Looker9.0
Based on 4 answers
We've been very happy with Looker so far, and all teams in the organization are starting to see its value, and use it on a frequent basis. It has quickly become our accessible "source of truth" for all data/metrics.
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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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Looker10.0
Based on 1 answer
I can get responses to questions in minutes through their in-app chat feature. They have provided 6 months of LookML training to our analytics team, with weekly calls. They also provided in-office business user training for our entire organization
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Breadth of Deployment

Adopted by infrastructure, ad-operations, sales, business, and account support. We are a small company and maintain a small number of accounts on this system. If pricing would be acceptable, we would roll this out to all of our customers.
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All product related departments use Looker (strategy, operations, marketing and content), that is, at about 8 users.
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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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Easier and more intuitive than Tableau!
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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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Looker9.0
Based on 36 answers
Easy to share across teams and individuals.
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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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Looker8.3
Based on 36 answers
It seems to me from our data team that connectivity is actually pretty easy, so I'm going off their experience.
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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

Looker

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