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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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QlikView

It is well suited for creating simple dashboards. Larger data models will require significant back-end development to make up for QlikView's lack of front end caching. QlikView is a much better alternative than creating Excel pivot tables powered by macros. Its security settings, scalability, and stability surpass anything that can be built in Excel
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
QlikView
7.4
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
QlikView
7.7
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
QlikView
7.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
7.4
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
7.2

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
QlikView
6.9
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
6.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
6.8

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
QlikView
6.9
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
7.2
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
6.8
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
7.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
6.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
QlikView
6.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
5.3
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
QlikView
7.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
7.9
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
7.6

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
QlikView
6.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
6.9
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
5.4
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
QlikView
7.0

Pros

  • The software can be tied to Actuate Basic which is much like MS Visual Basic and can provide an almost custom application feel to some reports.
  • Actuate had field movement tools that allowed a user to line rows up and disperse them across a report based off the width. Comparative tools like Crystal did not provide these.
  • The Actuate Server also gave easy access to review who had been running a report or reports via its web interface.
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  • Qlikview has an excellent online community support. This was probably the best part of buying the project. I had never worked in BI before purchasing Qlikview but after a short one-week class, I was up and running. Whenever I got stuck, I reviewed previous posts or posted a question myself. The questions were almost always answered within a couple of hours. The fantastic community really helped me learn the product.
  • Qlikview is a great product and very powerful. It is not always easy learning all the formulas but for those who know it, it can do almost anything you want a BI tool to do. It is fantastic at integrating multiple sources of information.
  • Qlikview provides a lot of free demo dashboards which are fantastic to learn from. They are open so you can see exactly how they were designed behind the scene. The variety of boards are a great strawman or baseline to use for almost any BI initiative that people take on.
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Cons

  • Support for more databases, such as other BI tools.
  • There can be more graph types.
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  • Data must be properly structured to function within Qlikview. This applies to any in-memory tool, but it requires more effort than originally anticipated.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
We will continue to resell and support Actuate and its products.
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QlikView8.8
Based on 29 answers
Qlikview is a solid tool for any organization looking for a in-memory dashboard tool.
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Usability

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QlikView9.8
Based on 6 answers
Once the data is loaded (which can range from simple to complex depending on the data set), it is relatively easy to create new charts/dashboards
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView9.8
Based on 4 answers
QlikView server is very stable, with minimal errors and rare outages.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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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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QlikView2.1
Based on 7 answers
They are still building it out. Just recently I received a contact for an escalation manager. I used to just call my sales guy.

Response times vary
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In-Person Training

No answers on this topic
My team attended, but I cannot myself rate, but I think it was good as they've successfully launched a training program at our company themselves for users. It was 3-4 day training.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView8.0
Based on 3 answers
Training was as expected. The demo environments tend to be more fully featured that our own environment, but the training was clear and well delivered.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView7.4
Based on 13 answers
It has taken some time to get used to Qlikview and the backend team behind it. From understanding the new regulations on using less images and also pushing for more tools (such as full compatibility on desktop, laptop, ipad, phone). We were given training on this and have helpful tips to find analytics behind Qlikview but it is very much also a learn as you implement system.
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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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It's easier to learn than Pentaho.
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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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  • Speed to market is the really big thing. You can attach to multiple data sources quickly and build a consumable model for a dashboard. It doesn’t require IT talent to build. We have built more dashboards and added more users in the last year, then in our entire history. I was at a company of 30k+ employees before, and we didn't have near this level of BI adoption.
  • As a result, we are seeing benefits across business function. For example, within sales, our pipeline has much more visibility. It allows for much faster decisions on things like quotas. One of our biggest power users is in sales ops. She feels her dashboards load 10x faster than our previous tool and she can make changes on the fly.
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Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
OpenText Analytics Editions & Modules
OpenText Analytics
Additional Pricing Details

QlikView

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
QlikView Editions & Modules
QlikView
Edition
QlikView Desktop
Free1
QlikView
Custom2
1. Personal Edition
2. Per License
Additional Pricing Details
On an perpetual license basis, based on server plus number of users. Contact vendor for pricing.