18 Ratings
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Score 6.2 out of 101
8 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 101

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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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

OpenText Analytics

  • Easy data import
  • Multiple levels of user security
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OpenText Actuate Information Hub

  • 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

OpenText Analytics

  • 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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OpenText Actuate Information Hub

  • 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 Analytics

OpenText Analytics 3.9
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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OpenText Actuate Information Hub

No score
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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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OpenText Actuate Information Hub

No score
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Alternatives Considered

OpenText Analytics

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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OpenText Actuate Information Hub

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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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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OpenText Actuate Information Hub

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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

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