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Score 6.2 out of 101
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Score 8.7 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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Phocas Business Intelligence

Phocas Business Intelligence is great for drilling down into data, getting very specific information, and viewing dashboards, but Phocas is not great for creating charts and graphs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.6
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.1
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
6.4
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.3

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.2
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.3
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.2

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
5.2
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
6.4
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
5.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
3.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
4.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
5.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
4.6
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
4.6

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.1
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.3

Pros

OpenText Analytics

  • 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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Phocas Business Intelligence

  • Phocas is great at drilling down data, getting specific information, and presenting it in a report.
  • Phocas can be used to view up to the minute data gathered from the database.
  • It allows the user to create and view different type of dashboards very easily.
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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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Phocas Business Intelligence

  • Phocas needs to make it easier to connect to different types of databases.
  • The data in Phocas needs to be updated faster in some cases.
  • It needs to provide functions to create better charts and graphs.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics

OpenText Analytics 3.9
Based on 9 answers
Upper management looking for big data solutions
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Phocas Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Phocas Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

OpenText Analytics

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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Phocas Business Intelligence

Phocas is easy to use for end users and can be used on desktops, laptops, and phones.
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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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Phocas Business Intelligence

No answers on this topic

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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

Phocas Business Intelligence

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Phocas has built its business model on exceeding customer expectations. We’ve operated on a subscription basis from the start and in the words of Phocas Group chairman and co-founder Paul Magee: ‘That puts the onus on us to perform’. And we like that. In fact, our whole company ecosystem is built around that ‘light bulb moment’ when customers achieve a breakthrough by seeing their business through fresh eyes.

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