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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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Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI may not be suitable for information and reports where governed data is paramount. For instance, statutory reports or information that is needed by the regulatory or government body may not be suitable thru Power BI. For day to day business, there is no other better alternative than Power BI. For instance, to see the status reports to run your departments business, Power BI is a great choice.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.3
REST API
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.2
Java API
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
6.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.3

Pros

OpenText Analytics

  • Actuate has permitted us to create stronger visualizations of data and customer data for our clients so they can make better decisions about the course of their businesses.
  • Birt Analytics integrates with Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics, Xcel in a short period of time and permits stronger massaging of data and integration with better "what if"scenarios.
  • The ROI on this product is remarkable.
  • Employees who visualize the data and other components who have been questioning the direction of management change their focus upon what they can do to improve the company. Managers who are "micro-managers of data" actually begin to visualize where some of the sub-strata they have wasted time is impairing company results.
  • Customer support for their products is excellent. If you need support on site they are there when you need them.
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Microsoft Power BI

  • It is a great tool for Visualization.
  • Microsoft always brings monthly updates to this tool. It is great to see the new features and functionalities that are being added constantly.
  • Power BI is an excellent tool to create all kinds of reports and data visualization. It can go from very simple reports to complex ones.
  • There are enormous amount of Knowledge articles , YouTube videos and the support community to answer any question one has on Power BI. This makes life much easier.
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Cons

OpenText Analytics

  • We have found a ton of bugs in there, our implementation is very complex and we use a lot of features, but we wish there were less bugs. Particularly with parameter display and validation.
  • Actuate has decided not to continue to support the birtondemand platform and it is running on older versions of their main platform.
  • Building out security extensibility is rather complex.
  • They have not had a rest interface until new versions of iHub.
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Microsoft Power BI

  • Greater flexibility in formatting the look and feel or reports and dashboards.
  • Embedding Dashboards the way reports can be embedded.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics

OpenText Analytics 3.9
Based on 9 answers
Upper management looking for big data solutions
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Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Usability

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.9
Based on 3 answers
PBI is very easy to use because of its similarity with power pivot and excel. DAX is the basic foundation language to be mastered to quickly build reports. Custom measures have been introduce to write instant DAX functions (But doesnt work all the time and need a understanding of DAX to debug). Easy to chart multiple charts and also third party charts
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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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Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

OpenText Analytics

Actuate has been in the industry a while and the open source community make going with Actuate's BIRT a stable decision. Changing report engines can be expensive, so going with a company with a good reputation helps long-term
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Microsoft Power BI

I haven't tried other products for this specific type of utility. I have previously worked with PowerPoint to create graphs out of Excel spreadsheet data, but that is really no comparison with Power BI.
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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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Microsoft Power BI

  • It's a good start for setting up customized dashboards.
  • Available for all users based on Office 365 platform we have in place.
  • Doesn't really allow depth of report - specifically customization of visual displays.
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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

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

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