What users are saying about

ORBIT

1 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

ORBIT

1 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

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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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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

  • 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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  • User-Friendly
  • Results-Driven
  • Aesthetically Pleasing
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Cons

  • 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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  • More Predictive Analytics
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
Upper management looking for big data solutions
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Usability

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ORBIT10.0
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 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

We have about 2300 licensed users, but probably less than 1/3 actually log in during a quarter time. Less than 10% would be considered proficient users.
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Alternatives Considered

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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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
Basic scorecard without iServer and Birt360 modules are extremely limited in reporting ability. Scheduling pushed reports also fairly technical
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ORBIT9.0
Based on 1 answer
They are great - they enable us to share important data and analytics throughout the company.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
Easy to set up data imports from a variety of sources and use scripts to automatically import data. Manual imports and translators also very easy to use
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ORBIT8.0
Based on 1 answer
There are many data sources and the data is given to you very quickly and efficiently
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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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ORBIT

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