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Score 9 out of 101

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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ORBIT

It has been very useful in a wider variety of different scenarios within our organization, I could not be more pleased with my experience. It is appropriate for business decision makers who really need analytics to influence what they do day to day. I would say that ORBIT probably is not as useful for developers, but there are other software solutions out there that provide information that is more useful.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
ORBIT
8.5
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
ORBIT
9.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
ORBIT
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
9.0

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
8.7
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
8.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
8.0
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
8.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
7.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
9.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
7.0
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
9.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
7.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
8.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
9.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
8.0
REST API
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
8.0
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
6.0
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
8.0
Java API
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
9.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
ORBIT
9.0

Pros

OpenText Analytics

  • The report outputs can vary across different types such as HTML, PDF, and Excel
  • Their open source offering is very sufficient
  • There are great boards and blogs for developers and engineers to expand and use their features.
  • The people from the company that I've worked with are professional and courteous.
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ORBIT

  • User-Friendly
  • Results-Driven
  • Aesthetically Pleasing
Jaclyn Parker, MPA profile photo

Cons

OpenText Analytics

  • The report designer can be unstable at times.
  • The reporting engine tends to have memory leaks with certain types of massive-data reporting.
  • The report graphics don't have the sexiest appeal (e.g. Glossy feel, animated output)
  • Some extensibility is extremely difficult to get to without purchasing a license (e.g. Setting a simple flag so that HTML outputs in compressed mode requires either creating your own emitter or going the paid route)
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ORBIT

  • More Predictive Analytics
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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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ORBIT

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ORBIT

ORBIT 10.0
Based on 1 answer
ORBIT is so incredibly user-friendly. It makes things so much easier and it makes them go so much quicker.
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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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ORBIT

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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ORBIT

No answers on this topic

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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ORBIT

No answers on this topic

Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

General

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

ORBIT

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details

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