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SAP BW

78 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
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Score 6.6 out of 101

SAP BW

78 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

Scorecard without the Birt360 module is very limited in reporting and data displays. End users who are not computer savvy would have a difficult time using the advanced features
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SAP BW

I used it for one of our customers to predict the future performance. SAP BW provides the result very seamlessly and accurately which ultimately improved the business for our client. From my point of view SAP BW best suits for the business where the data modeling and special warehouse reporting is necessary on a regular basis for getting financial, customer, sales, stakeholders etc data.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
SAP BW
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
SAP BW
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
SAP BW

Pros

  • Easy data import
  • Multiple levels of user security
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  • Data replication from SAP ERP or other SAP systems (like SAP CRM, SAP APO).
  • Data transformation from SAP ERP.
  • Data warehousing capabilities.
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Cons

  • Licensing is a bear.
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  • Long cycle time from data preparation to reporting.
  • Below par standard reporting user interface when using Business Explorer (BEx) reporting tool.
  • Additional SAP products required for self-service capability and dashboarding.
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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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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 extensively as a developemnt tool and by 10s of thousands of end users. Virtually every line of business in our large financial institution uses Actuate - many who are unaware because the components are built into our home grown applications.
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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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SAP Business Warehouse just has better visibility on warehouse flows than some of the other SAP software. I think it is easier to use, and it makes some really great reports that are able to export to excel without much effort. This makes it easy to send customers as well as suppliers a list that they can work with and use with software that they are operating. It seems really easy to use with other systems that people have.
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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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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
We connect to various data sources and enjoy quick connectivity
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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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  • The positive Return on Investment we receive with the software was the ability to import decades of data. We were then able to review the materials see trends we were previously unable to see without intense work.
  • The only negative impact was applying the training and changing procedures to deal with the software. This worked out, obviously, because this is not a software to be using without proper training.
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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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SAP BW

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