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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

It depends on extensibility, set-up, access & style. Actuate performs fairly well, but has performance issues because it sits on top of eclipse, which sits on top of Java. Extensibility usually comes at that price. Set-up is fairly straightforward and it can be secured.
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Phocas Business Intelligence

Phocas is well suited to keep track of sales numbers for small businesses like ours. It's not that well suited in writing queries, and there is some level of initial difficulty in figuring how to use the system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Phocas Business Intelligence
6.7
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
5.0

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
4.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
5.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
3.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
6.3
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
6.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
6.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.0
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.0

Pros

  • End user ability to customize Business Intelligence Reporting Tools (BIRT)
  • Actuate Support is usually prompt and helpful.
  • Ability to embed in other applications, has extendable code for authenticating/authorizing users.
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  • Detailed tracking of sales numbers
  • Timely updates - data refreshed every day
  • Ability to work with our ERP system and extract data
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Cons

  • Licensing is a bear.
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  • Ability to build reports
  • Could be more user friendly
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
I am no longer working for the company that was using Actuate but I believe they would continue to use it because the stitching costs would be to high. It would require a complete rewrite of the reports and the never version of Actuate (BIRT) even required an almost complete report rewrite
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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

Actuate was used by the indirect procurement team and the maintenance departments company wide across many facilities. Well over 100 concurrent users at anytime. Actuate was used across vast majority of locations with the ERP solution we had at the time.
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Alternatives Considered

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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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
We support an enterprise library of core components and deploy thousands of reports for varying business cases. We have integrated our network security into the product ensuring data does not get in the hands of those without access.
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Phocas Business Intelligence5.0
Based on 1 answer
Haven't found it very easy to share reports
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
We connect to various data sources and enjoy quick connectivity
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Phocas Business Intelligence8.0
Based on 1 answer
Data refreshes every night, not real time. It's been easy to integrate with our ERP system, and we are looking for ways to integrate it with our HRIS system.
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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

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.