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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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SAS Visual Analytics

It is particularly well suited to big data collections that have good structure. It is not really designed for unstructured datasets (documents, etc). Its strength is the processing speed (particularly when implemented on Hadoop). It is not cheap but it is worth it!
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
SAS Visual Analytics
9.0
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.4
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.9
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.1

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.8
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.1
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.7
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.6
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.1
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.4

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
7.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.1
REST API
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
Java API
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2

Pros

  • End user ability to customize Business Intelligence Reporting Tools (BIRT)
  • Actuate Support is usually prompt and helpful.
  • Ability to embed in other applications, has extendable code for authenticating/authorizing users.
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  • Stock market analysis.
  • Resource utilization and optimization.
  • Pivot table analysis.
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Cons

  • Licensing is a bear.
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  • Support. Have had billing and license/key issues. The first time my staff reached out to support, they recommended contacting our site admin for help (me). If we could help ourselves, why would we contact? Support seems lacking.
  • Download. The install file is huge and can be an issue for remote employees, or areas where networking is poor.
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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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SAS Visual Analytics10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent and fast support
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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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SAS visual analytics has high sped LASR servers mounted on Hadoop filesystems which makes it more powrful for analytics.
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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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  • Expensive in dollars (but worth it)
  • Significant establishment effort but once set up easy to manage
  • good user feedback
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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

SAS Visual Analytics

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
SAS Visual Analytics Editions & Modules
SAS Visual Analytics
Edition
SAS Visual Analytics for SAS Cloud
1
1. Annual By Users: 5, 10, 20
Additional Pricing Details
SAS Visual Statistics and SAS Office Analytics are also available as add-ons.