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Qlik Sense

Top Rated
320 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.6 out of 101

Qlik Sense

Top Rated
320 Ratings
Score 7.8 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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Qlik Sense

There is no such thing as suited scenarios to use Qlik Sense, it can be used where analytics is required on data.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Qlik Sense
8.6
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Qlik Sense
8.9
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Qlik Sense
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
9.1

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.6
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.9
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
9.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.8
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
9.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.5
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
7.5

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
7.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
9.3
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
9.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.2
REST API
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
7.0
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.0
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.0
Java API
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
Qlik Sense
8.0

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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  • User Interface - Easy to navigate and play across the dashboard, its charts and objects are like floating things like a bubble which is well suited for an official purpose
  • Connect Different Data Sources - with the help of various connectors QlikSense connects Database like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc
  • Security - It provides security in application level as well as data level
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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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  • The license structure is bizarre. The use of tokens is very confusing at first but does get easier to manage the longer you are operational. Knowing when to name tokens or keep them un-named is very tricky.
  • More customization of color and layout/design aesthetics is much needed.
  • Price is a factor as well. It’s hard to see the value proposition up to senior management when Other Tools have a lower entry price threshold.
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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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Qlik Sense9.4
Based on 5 answers
The product is good but may be great in the next few versions.
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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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Qlik Sense9.0
Based on 3 answers
Not only can you ask the support team for help, but you can also ask the community. Also with the community there is a vast amount of problems that have already been solved. The problem you are encountering has a likely chance of already being discussed and even solved in the community section saving you time from reaching out.
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In-Person Training

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Qlik Sense9.1
Based on 1 answer
The instructor was very knowledgeable.
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Online Training

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Qlik Sense9.1
Based on 1 answer
The online instructor was very knowledgeable.
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Implementation

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Qlik Sense9.0
Based on 3 answers
Hire Qlik consultants. It's better done by them or with their aid.
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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

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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Qlik Sense uses the same ETL platform as Qlikview, allows to publish data to cloud. The process of publishing is easy. Cloud (file storage on the cloud, file upload etc) interface is simple for developer.
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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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Qlik Sense8.2
Based on 32 answers
The nice thing with Qlik is that they have worked with EPIC, so there are many hooks were we can add the reports directly into the system that our user use on a daily basis. Qlik Sense offers the ability to share easily across the enterprise on it's platform or we can inject it directly into the operations system
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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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Qlik Sense8.9
Based on 33 answers
Qlik has an underlying associative model that looks for connections of data that has similar properties. So when you throw disparate data from mutiple sources, it does it's best to try and find associations. There are commonalities in healthcare databases like the new Medicare ID called the MBI (Medicare Beneficiary Identifier). Qlik Sense will look for this column and try and associate it across multiple tables.
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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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  • Qlik Sense fills the gap between Excel's ad-hoc reporting and the traditional Qlik View scheduled type reporting. We have considered Qlik Sense Enterprise but feel that the desktop edition is good enough for our needs.
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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

Qlik Sense

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details
Qlik Sense Enterprise: Perpetual license basis, based on number of users Qlik Sense Desktop: FREE Qlik Sense Cloud: FREE