OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Oracle Analytics Cloud Service

18 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

e.Report Designer Professional and the report output is suited to application embedded reports - but we also use the product to publish information for data analysts and finance deeper analysis.
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Oracle Analytics Cloud Service

In my opinion, OAC works best to support operations across multiple departments, programs, and even countries as well as for integrating with legacy systems. It's all about extracting the right data from the right sources and having that information easily accessible from various endpoints. If you are centrally located with a small operation then there is little to no need for such a large BI tool that can sometimes be a bit overwhelming even in a larger company.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Oracle Analytics Cloud Service
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Oracle Analytics Cloud Service
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Oracle Analytics Cloud Service

Pros

  • In terms of extensibility this is the best reporting platform we have seen. You can build very sophisticated reports with different data sources, and extend the basic functionality with javscript code
  • Securing the BI system is also a strength and the system can be configured relatively easily.
  • Reports can be available on mobile devices
  • Good Javascript embedding framework does not require the site to be built in java
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  • Fantastic end-to-end business solution with OAC acting as the glue to hold it all together.
  • Customer service was phenomenal and we were able to get everything up and running in a short period of time.
  • Quick, reliable data that seamlessly integrated with our existing BI tools as well as external vendors.
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Cons

  • Anything that I would consider an area for improvement and have asked about from the company is a area where they are already doing development and refinement and when it is available it comes as a simple upgrade.
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  • Ease of use needs to be more heavily emphasized. Without some sort of IT background this will be virtually impossible to work with.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
We will continue to resell and support Actuate and its products.
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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

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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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 tried Tableau Server about a year ago and although we liked the visual appeal of it, it was not as robust as we were hoping for. Additionally, we have several vendors that had expressed concerns with connecting their data to this type of service and so ultimately we ended up going with OAC.
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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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Oracle Analytics Cloud Service8.8
Based on 4 answers
I will hand it to Oracle on the collaboration front. They have taken many strides to make sure the distribution and ease of collaboration within this platform is of high quality. Being in the cloud, this is easier to achieve
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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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Oracle Analytics Cloud Service8.0
Based on 4 answers
We primarily used Oracle programs and software and so needless to say the connectivity and usability between MySQL and other such programs with OAC is fast and efficient. Pulling data, running reports, accessing information remotely, and sending updates works really well with a server such as OAC.
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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
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Oracle Analytics Cloud Service

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