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RJMetrics

8 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

RJMetrics

8 Ratings
Score 7.3 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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RJMetrics

If you have multiple sources of data that you need to compile into one to cross report, this is a good tool to do that. The connections of those data sources definitely need an expert, so keep that in mind. Also keep in mind, that if you are starting from square 0 on database queries and reporting, there will be a learning curve. I think once you have the base knowledge though, RJ Metrics is relatively intuitive, has a nice UI, and most importantly, allows us to build the reports that we need with confidence that the information included in the reports is up to date and correct.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
RJMetrics
8.3
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
RJMetrics
7.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
RJMetrics
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
RJMetrics
10.0

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
RJMetrics
9.7
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
RJMetrics
9.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
RJMetrics
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
RJMetrics
10.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
RJMetrics
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
RJMetrics
8.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
RJMetrics
10.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
RJMetrics
10.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
RJMetrics
10.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
RJMetrics
10.0

Pros

  • 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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  • It is relatively easy to manipulate the time period in which you want to see your report. This is important for our business because we are constantly analyzing sales month over month, quarter over quarter, and year over year. RJ makes it easy to toggle between these time ranges on the same report.
  • The visualizers available for reports are what you would expect out of a product like this. You have the ability to view your results in tables and a multitude of charts.
  • The ability to customize dashboards and rearrange reports quickly is great and intuitive!
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Cons

  • Limited report writing ability unless you implant the iServer applications
  • End users have little or no control over data displays
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  • I don't have any database or SQL training, so it took me a little longer than desired to get started up and comfortable with RJ. I wasn't present when we on-boarded with RJ though, which could have been part of the problem, but you definitely need a very basic level of query language and formula writing knowledge to hit the ground running and use this tool to its full capability.
  • RJ gives you the ability to set email updates on whichever reports you choose. I wish that these reports were a little more customizable to give only the pertinent information from a large report to the parties who need it. IE, customize the view for marketing vs. design but all based on the same report.
  • It would be helpful to get an email from RJ with tips and tricks (short videos or blogs) to be able to continue to learn more about this tool.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
This rating would be a 10 if the licensing structure were more accommodating.
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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

Actuate has a HUGE number of features that can tie nicely into almost any ERP but it takes some time to learn and the development community was relatively small compared to the Crystal Reports alternative. Crystal was far easier to learn and had a massive support base. Probably because it is now owned by SAP.
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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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RJMetrics8.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to set access per report and to share a view or edit access with the necessary parties. Again, I do wish that the email updates of reports were a little more customizable so that you can share relevant information with people who do not need to be involved in the report creating in RJ. In order to do this, you have to just build out each individual report for each party, instead of picking and choosing the information you would like to send from one large report. Not unworkable, just takes more time than ideal.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
It can connect to almost anything - solely based on what JDBC connectors are out there
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RJMetrics7.0
Based on 1 answer
There is a definite lag in our connection between Google Analytics and RJ Metrics which can sometimes be 2-3 days. Most of our other connections update once per day. The initial connection was done by a database expert that we had to hire and so everything went fine there, but we did have to contract that out since we didn't have anyone internally with the knowledge. Some sources are harder to connect than others because of the structure of their databases; we have had particularly hard times with our inventory systems (Ship Hero and NetSuite).
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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
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RJMetrics

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