OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

e.Report Designer Professional and the report output is suited to application embedded reports - but we also use the product to publish information for data analysts and finance deeper analysis.
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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

For a large company trying to bring processes and functions together with one tool, SAP BPC is a great solution. It requires hours of effort to implement and configure, which would not be appropriate for smaller companies. SAP BPC also requires dedicated resources to maintain the system on a day to day basis, as well as an administrator type personnel who can troubleshoot slow performance or issues with the system. You also need users who are willing and exciting to use this system and actually trust that this is a solution.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.6
Long-term financial planning
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.4
Financial budgeting
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.9
Forecasting
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.8
Scenario modeling
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.9
Management reporting
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.8

Consolidation and Close

OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.5
Financial data consolidation
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.9
Journal entries and reports
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.3
Multi-currency management
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.4
Intercompany Eliminations
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.6
Minority Ownership
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.9
Local and consolidated reporting
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.8
Detailed Audit Trails
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.6

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.0
Financial Statement Reporting
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.2
Management Reporting
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.0
Excel-based Reporting
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.2
Automated board and financial reporting
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.5

Analytics

OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.0
Personalized dashboards
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
5.7
Color-coded scorecards
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
5.9
KPIs
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.2
Cost and profitability analysis
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.6
Key Performance Indicator setting
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.0
Benchmarking with external data
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
5.5

Integration

OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.4
Flat file integration
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.6
Excel data integration
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.7
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
OpenText Analytics
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.8

Pros

  • The performance of Actuate IServer is tremendous. It can handle a large volume of reports with many concurrent users.
  • We can do anything in Actuate. We can write our own function, procedures, methods in Actuate. Basically we can create our own framework in Actuate. No other reporting tool is proving this functionality.
  • It supports the OLTP system very well. The data can be flowed easily from one report to another report, by using array.
  • Control level formatting is available.
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  • The Excel EPM functions are really good
  • BPF functionality with a step by step guidance is a plus
  • Intercompany Eliminations within BPC engine is very straightforward and easy to setup
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Cons

  • Support for more databases, such as other BI tools.
  • There can be more graph types.
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  • BPC should come standard with web functionality that enables the same functionality as the EPM formulas.
  • BPC script logic should run faster for logic which has to reference member properties. When script logic has such programming, it often runs slow as it goes through the dimension information.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
There are some very complex performance reports, which can not be handled in other tools. If we want to create our own framework in any reporting tool then Actuate is the best choice
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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)7.0
Based on 1 answer
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Usability

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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)7.0
Based on 1 answer
There is a heavy dependency on IT team. The system is not very flexible for Agile projects.
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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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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)7.0
Based on 1 answer
We need a big support team with various skillset like BPC, ABAP, BW, HANA, FICO etc
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In-Person Training

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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)9.0
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SAP BPC training content and trainers are very good. The training is structured and provides a very good understanding of the product features and functionalities. I attended 6 separate training sessions of week-long or more. I had very good experience in all the sessions. The training is organized very well.
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Online Training

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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)9.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP Training contents are very good, informative and exhaustive.
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Implementation

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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)8.0
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The implementation was carried out in two phases spread over a period of 4 years with 2 upgrades in between. We also had multiple upgrades to HANA.
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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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BPC was chosen primarily due to the revenue calculations it was capable of. The other factor in BPC's favor was the seamlessness of the multi-currency capabilities.
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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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  • Office administrators are able to enter data directly, freeing up accounting staff.
  • Dependent expenses such as taxes and benefits are automatically calculated, saving time for accounting staff.
  • Single source of data for budget information ensures consistency of information when reporting to senior management.
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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

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

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