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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

  • 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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  • More Predictive Analytics
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
Difficulty with some extensibility that should be fairly easy, lack of shading in the reports (even simple phong shading), lack of out-of-the box capabilities that seem like no brainers and instability with the design tools all drop the product a few marks, but the support community and the overall product experience is well above average. It's at least worth a try and its extensibility makes it a good contender
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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

The design tool is useful for basic reporting, but many reports require some experience in SQL and JavaScript. Java programming, though not a required skill for basic reports, is needed for better reporting and to access the more advanced features (such as debugging).
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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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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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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
You can include a large variety of data sources, any major rdbms, big data sources, nosql stores. A developer could write a driver for many other systems, though they have wide support. They have support for a number of sources such as salesforce.com, other web based sources can be included using scripting.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

ORBIT

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