OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

OpenText Actuate Information Hub

5 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

Scorecard without the Birt360 module is very limited in reporting and data displays. End users who are not computer savvy would have a difficult time using the advanced features
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OpenText Actuate Information Hub

iHub is a decent enough environment that it serves our needs. We can have unlimited users and it can tie into AD although we do not use that feature currently. It is a decent place to store all of the reports in one location, even though for us it is not visually appealing to the end users.iHub is not a place where you want to create robust/interactive dashboards for end users to drill through and follow a "story".
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
7.7
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
6.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
8.0

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
5.0
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
7.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
2.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
6.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
8.0
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
10.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
10.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
6.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
6.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
7.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
10.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
6.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
10.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
7.0
REST API
OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
7.0
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
9.0
Java API
OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
OpenText Actuate Information Hub
5.0

Pros

  • End user ability to customize Business Intelligence Reporting Tools (BIRT)
  • Actuate Support is usually prompt and helpful.
  • Ability to embed in other applications, has extendable code for authenticating/authorizing users.
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  • It is fairly easy to set the sharing rules for a report/dashboard.
  • They have a decent amount of time frame options for setting a schedule to generate a report.
  • The support is mostly helpful and timely if you have an issue.
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Cons

  • Report rendering can take a long time for large reports (250,000+ pages) - we run these in batch over night
  • The deployment of production code from development to test to production enviroments can be complex due to the number of components that must compile
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  • Setting up a "dashboard" is extremely lacking in functionality. The different chart widgets you place on the page do not interact with each other. When you select an item from one do not expect it to highlight or filter another.
  • The speed and stability are not great, but maybe that is just our environment not being up to snuff...even though we are above the "recommended" settings.
  • The main GUI for a user is TERRIBLE. You log into a File Tree format where you have to navigate folders to reach the correct dashboard. There are ways around this, but it would either require an expensive payment to the Professional Services team to revamp to UI or another option they gave us was to create the "Default Dashboard" and provide that link to users and in that Dashboard, you use a new tab to include the navigation back to the main screen so that at least on the initial load the user is taken to a friendly looking dashboard instead of a file tree.
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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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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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Our instance of iHub does not stack up against the other larger BI tools out today. It is a good place to store reports in a central location that allows users to run very specific reports on demand, but it is not a place I would want to store all of my "dashboards". As far as holding individual reports that are specific to an individual need, it is a great tool. If you want to create a report that will be used as a Template for a Form or a Label, iHub is a good choice to store and schedule the report or call it via API to generate it and return it to your calling app.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
We support an enterprise library of core components and deploy thousands of reports for varying business cases. We have integrated our network security into the product ensuring data does not get in the hands of those without access.
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OpenText Actuate Information Hub7.0
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It is not the easiest solution for distributing reports to various users but by no means is it hard. You can do just about everything by selecting a checkbox and a dropdown followed by the appropriate "wizard" to copy/move/share/etc. The issue is that you must share EVERYTHING and if you forget one thing then the end user will get a report that generates in an error stating they do not have access.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
We connect to various data sources and enjoy quick connectivity
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OpenText Actuate Information Hub8.0
Based on 1 answer
We have been able to connect to most of the DB's we have needed. If you use a custom driver, make sure it remains up to date. We were used a SQL driver instead of the default OpenText driver and after updating SQL Manager the driver broke. Switching the reports to use the OpenText default fixed the issue though so that is a plus one for OpenText.
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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

OpenText Actuate Information Hub

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