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OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Panorama Necto

27 Ratings
Score 2.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

Be sure to ask about pricing. If I remember correctly the pricing is by processor core, which can get VERY expensive in a large organization with multiple locations. I would say Actuate would be best suited for a medium/large sized organization with 1000-2500 employees with a dedicated team of software developers. If the organization needs someone who can get up and running quickly developing reports and where it is not the primary responsibility then I would recommend an alternative product like Crystal Reports.
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Panorama Necto

All in all it is a great tool. Fits well in all scenarios
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Panorama Necto
7.3
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Panorama Necto
7.7
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Panorama Necto
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
6.6
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
7.3

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
7.8
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
7.5
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
7.2
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
7.8
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
6.7
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
7.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
7.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
8.5
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
7.6

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
7.3

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
7.4
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
6.8
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
6.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Panorama Necto
7.2

Pros

  • Actuate has permitted us to create stronger visualizations of data and customer data for our clients so they can make better decisions about the course of their businesses.
  • Birt Analytics integrates with Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics, Xcel in a short period of time and permits stronger massaging of data and integration with better "what if"scenarios.
  • The ROI on this product is remarkable.
  • Employees who visualize the data and other components who have been questioning the direction of management change their focus upon what they can do to improve the company. Managers who are "micro-managers of data" actually begin to visualize where some of the sub-strata they have wasted time is impairing company results.
  • Customer support for their products is excellent. If you need support on site they are there when you need them.
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  • One click insights to quickly pinpoint trends and challenges from volumes of data
  • Automatically identify the root cause of a problem using cause and effect
  • Panorama Necto tracks the interests of users and how they interact with data
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Cons

  • 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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  • Support for non Microsoft Platform and Tools
  • Integration with all data connectors
  • Non English language support
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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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Panorama Necto8.0
Based on 17 answers
It is a very good alternative for other BI Products like QlikView and Tableau which are very memory dependent products and a nightmare for SQL server DBA.
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Usability

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Panorama Necto8.2
Based on 2 answers
It provides all the features that are required and some that are not the basic requirements, but they represent a great additional capabilities, not available within the similar 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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Panorama Necto7.1
Based on 3 answers
I was able to get answers to all my questions.
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Implementation

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Panorama Necto6.7
Based on 2 answers
Everything went smoothly, we didn't have any unexpected issues
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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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Number of Users: 500+ in the form of Consultant and Center of ExcellenceTypes of users: Business Stakeholders, Consultants, Center of ExcellenceSpread of Usage - Business departments as well as company wide
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Alternatives Considered

Actuate has a HUGE number of features that can tie nicely into almost any ERP but it takes some time to learn and the development community was relatively small compared to the Crystal Reports alternative. Crystal was far easier to learn and had a massive support base. Probably because it is now owned by SAP.
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We compared Panorama Necto with another leading product. Necto's cost and visual appeal were certainly winners.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
Engineers can share and collaborate building tasks - e.g. One develope builds the report design while another builds the query. But I can't pass in a requirements template from a spreadsheet to construct the report. Collaboration is still strongly based on comminication between stakeholders and engineers rather than through automation
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Panorama Necto8.2
Based on 24 answers
We were thrilled with the capability to collaborate with other users utilizing social features such as the ability to subscribe to users, initiate context-based discussions and search for users and relevant content within the system
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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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Panorama Necto7.5
Based on 24 answers
It supports almost all major databases but needs support for Netezza and some Hadoop databases.
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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

Panorama Necto

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