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OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.6 out of 101

Dashboard Platform

4 Ratings
Score 8.2 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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Dashboard Platform

When there is the need to rapidly show data and/or build a nice UI without having to build your own stuff. Let's say one needs to have a complete dashboard about some business streams or other KPI intensive system. Designing and implementing everything from scratch will take a huge amount of time. And a steep learning curve. Dashboard platform will help cut down those two timelines.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Dashboard Platform
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Dashboard Platform
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Dashboard Platform

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
7.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
8.0
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
7.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
8.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
9.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
10.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
10.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
8.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
7.8
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
8.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
Dashboard Platform
7.0

Pros

  • We integrate page level security allowing a single report to service audiences of 20,000+ consumers but only deliveing the data in the vast data set applicable to the consumer.
  • Publish common components allowing the development staff to deliver consistent look and feel based on the standard firm style guide.
  • Reusable library objects allow for fast deployment of new application reports.
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  • Showing data in graphical form
  • The amount and types of charts/graphs that are available
  • The theme support could be better, but even so, the options available allow for good customization
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Cons

  • Support for more databases, such as other BI tools.
  • There can be more graph types.
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  • The documentation. It lacks detail and real-world examples.
  • The theme support. It really could use some improvement in the easiness of customization
  • As always, there's room for improvement. Maybe allowing for a better experience in terms of mix and match data points on the graphs
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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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No score
No answers yet
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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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They are basically on par, but the docs and in general, including support, Telerik is a bit superior. I find it to be better in terms of user-friendliness and also better polished UI wise, I mean, overall they just look better and offer somewhat better themes/skins to all the widgets.
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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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Dashboard Platform4.5
Based on 2 answers
Did not use this feature, so I don't really have an opinion.
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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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Dashboard Platform8.0
Based on 2 answers
It's pretty standard, so all in all, good. If one would detail an answer, from my limited contact and use with the platform, it seems there's plenty of room in the frameworks to merge data sources or use directly different data sources, if none else by using well-known code approaches to solve the trickier needs.
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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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Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

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

Dashboard Platform

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