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Score 6.5 out of 101

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Score 8.6 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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Sisense

Sisense is especially well-suited to a company without a data warehouse already. Further, for companies like us who have a smaller number of users, we found it to be fairly affordable. For customers with a larger need for redundancy of data, stronger uptime etc., the basic version would not suffice but Sisense does have some options now for building a more sophisticated architecture.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Sisense
8.2
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Sisense
8.8
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Sisense
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
8.6
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
7.3

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Sisense
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
8.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Sisense
8.7
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
9.1
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
9.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
8.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Sisense
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
9.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
8.9
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
8.8

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Sisense
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Sisense
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
7.9
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Sisense
7.8

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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  • In particular, the ability to easily model data within the Sisense ElastiCube, re-build the data and see the changes reflected within our dashboards is great.
  • SiSense's ability to make short work of large data sets to answer questions is impressive.
  • Sisense allows you to easily pull data from multiple sources. If you have data, it can use it.
  • The filtering and formula capabilities within Sisense are strong.
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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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  • While loading elasticube sometimes it would display error or entire elasticube may not load properly.. Some bug fixes and refreshing solves the issue
  • Predictive pattern for the graphs could be a great add on feature
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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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Sisense8.9
Based on 14 answers
The support for SiSense is almost immediate, the product is very intuitive to use, but it seems that its greatest strength is in ROI which comes in form of quickly building robust dashboards. SiSense has very efficient APIs e.g. it allows users to create remotely without the involvement of an administrator.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Sisense7.3
Based on 4 answers
It's really easy to learn and use for developers and business users, compared to all other BI applications with similar functionalities
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
There are very few situations when there is unexpected downtime. Mostly during development, new dashboard implementation and during upgrades. other then that there were very few crashes.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
SiSense is usually performing better then other solutions even if going for complex reports/dashboards(of course within reasonable frames). I haven't noticed any bad influence on other systems, usually if something happens it stays within SiSense.
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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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Sisense10.0
Based on 5 answers
Been nothing but impressed by the professionalism of the SiSense support team
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Sisense7.3
Based on 1 answer
Easy and free training that allowed us quickly understand basics in SiSense and start using them. More advanced features requires some browsing through SiSense forums, but there is always support to help, and SiSense support is one of the best whith which I worked so far.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
Many examples, videos and scenarios which you try on your own right away. This combined with in-person training gives you enough to utilize most of SiSense's power.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Sisense7.1
Based on 3 answers
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
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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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We evaluated each software and chose 4 candidates to build a proof-of-concept for the most complicated and challenging reporting scenario at our company with real data and business requirement.
We selected SiSense because its strengths and abilities (fast-to-deliver, small investment, big-data capability) best solve our problems and meet our business needs.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.
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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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  • Reduced time preparing and delivering client reporting
  • Deeper insight and better views on data that weren't available before.
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OpenText Analytics

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

Sisense

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Sisense Editions & Modules
Sisense
Modules
SAP Connector
1
1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details