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OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.6 out of 101

SAS Visual Analytics

40 Ratings
Score 7.8 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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SAS Visual Analytics

Its best suited for a staff that already knows how to use it. If they don't, might look for a simpler solution.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
SAS Visual Analytics
8.3
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.9
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.5
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
7.0

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
7.2
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
7.5
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
6.3

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.1
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.0
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
7.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
7.7

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
9.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.0
REST API
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.2
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.2
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.2
Java API
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
7.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics
8.2

Pros

  • Easy data import
  • Multiple levels of user security
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  • Present data across a range of axis in a meaningful way
  • bring out correlations that could lead to some interesting research
  • it's FAST!
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Cons

  • Support for more databases, such as other BI tools.
  • There can be more graph types.
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  • Better HTML5 support.
  • More tutorial videos or literature on the features that are present in SAs visual analytics
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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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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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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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I have used SAP Lumira as well. The reason for me to use both software is to see the user experience. With Lumira, it was easy for me to visualize data and data storytelling and with SAS it was easy for me to create an algorithm as I wanted them to be. SAS software allows me to create conditions, analyze data as I want it which is a limitation in Lumira. This was the main reason why I chose to use SAS Analytics.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
Having more that one developer working on Actuate reports became quite a problem because once a report was compiled it was published to the server. The published file then could not be decompiled and the design files had to be stored in a particular shared location on the server. Also, I experienced issues leaving code notes in the SQL statements of the reports when I tried to compile them
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SAS Visual Analytics6.8
Based on 6 answers
In our case, I was working on the data alone. Sharing the workbook wasn't really a problem since it was meant only for viewing for the rest. No time was wasted in waiting to share the access and allow to view. We were able to work side by side. It was efficient.
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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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SAS Visual Analytics7.7
Based on 6 answers
Data source connectivity for me isnt a really a problem since I work mostly with Excel data, however other data source like entries saved in notepad cannot be added in SAS. It is easy to migrated notepad entries in excel after giving conditions. I would recommend SAS to provide this option as well
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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.