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OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

ReportMiner

2 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

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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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ReportMiner

ReportMiner is well suited for digitizing PDFs that includes data that follows a pattern such as a bank statement. It saves a bunch of time to make one report that will be able to be used each month for that bank. The program would not be useful if you had to spend the time making a new report each month for a new bank with a few lines of data
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
ReportMiner
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
ReportMiner
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
ReportMiner

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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  • ReportMiner's OCR accuracy is flawless to my experience. I use the program to pull values from check details, and have yet to find an error.
  • ReportMiner's interface is easy to learn. I never even got formal training on the program. I watched some YouTube videos and learned as I went.
  • ReportMiner training personnel is very knowledgeable and quick to respond. Anytime I ran into a problem I could not figure out on my own, they would get back with me within a half a day.
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Cons

  • Anything that I would consider an area for improvement and have asked about from the company is a area where they are already doing development and refinement and when it is available it comes as a simple upgrade.
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  • The only weakness I have seen with ReportMiner is they do not offer some features I personally would like to see. This is only because I need to manipulate the data in ways that ReportMiner would not have been able to forsee a customer needing the program for.
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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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ReportMiner9.1
Based on 2 answers
We will always have files that need to be digitized in my company
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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 is used in 3-4 product lines. We have about 30 developers company wide that develop reports and perhaps 100 testers and business analysts that use it. Then we resell it with our product which is used by thousands of end users.
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I am the only person who uses it because I am able to handle the workload for the amount of documents we need digitized.
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Alternatives Considered

I've used JReports and Actuate is very similar but seems to have a lot more customization features for the end user of BIRT reports.
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I have never actually used another program like ReportMiner. Before I was just using PDF viewers such as Adobe that had OCR capabilities. I would have to select a range of numbers and copy and paste to Excel. It was tedious, slow, and sometimes error prone. I chose to learn ReportMiner because it saves me at least 4 times the amount of time I would have to use by copy and pasting.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
LDAP and Active Directory can be integrated. Access control can be extended with web services but it can be complicated. Different types of users can have different permissions and reports can be hidden from some users. Reports can be exported in a lot of formats including microsoft formats, and pdf. Interactive viewer is very powerful.
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ReportMiner6.4
Based on 2 answers
I have not had to work with any of these features.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
You can include a large variety of data sources, any major rdbms, big data sources, nosql stores. A developer could write a driver for many other systems, though they have wide support. They have support for a number of sources such as salesforce.com, other web based sources can be included using scripting.
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ReportMiner8.2
Based on 2 answers
I have only needed to use ReportMiner with PDFs so I can not review over the other data sources
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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
OpenText Analytics Editions & Modules
OpenText Analytics
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ReportMiner

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
ReportMiner Editions & Modules
ReportMiner
Edition
ReportMiner Enterprise
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1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are provided for 10 pack, 20 pack, 50 pack, and enterprise-wide ReportMiner Professional licenses.