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Tableau Desktop

Top Rated
1200 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Tableau Desktop

Top Rated
1200 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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Tableau Desktop

It definitely depends on the use case of company. If they have the data cooked and ready for reporting they can always add a layer like Tableau on top of their EDW or Data Marts which would make their reporting goals successful undoubtedly. Gartner's magic quadrant rates Tableau the best visualization layer for last couple of years.One thing to keep in mind is if the company is very small and has less of a budget to spend on tools for each ETL layer, architect and visualization layer then Tableau won't be a good choice. It might be expensive for them. Also you can't bring in facts and dimension inside Tableau Desktop to create relationships and logical model like MicroStrategy.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.7

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.1

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.1
REST API
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.1
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
6.7
Java API
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.0

Pros

  • Easy data import
  • Multiple levels of user security
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  • Drag and drop functionality allows a user that is comfortable with MS Excel pivot tables to shorten the learning curve.
  • Ability to quickly build dashboards and publish them to Tableau server.
  • Connecting to your data sources is simple and intuitive. You can connect to multiple data sources easily.
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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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  • Cannot put multiple metrics on the secondary vertical axis. Some workarounds available, but less than ideal.
  • Wonderful feature of floating containers in dashboards, however, "No Fill" for background color is white, not transparent, which limits where you can float the containers.
  • Metric calculations are SQL based, so more complex joins and formulas require custom SQL coding.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
We have invested much into the software and hardware that supports our reporting platform - Actuate is a staple in our environment.
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Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 39 answers
As it's currently rolled out across many departments of the organisation, with the current level of user feedback (which is very satisfactory) there is no reason to look for other products to replace this application as Tableau currently fulfills all of the organisational needs and competitors are still lagging behind based on latest versions.
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Usability

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Tableau Desktop8.6
Based on 23 answers
It's pretty easy to use Tableau...you need to have your data formatted properly before you try. Since the majority of calculations are written almost exactly as you would in Excel, the learning curve is quite shallow
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Reliability and Availability

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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
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Performance

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Tableau Desktop6.8
Based on 9 answers
It performs as well as could be expected; the challenge is making sure the data is organized correctly to optimize performance.
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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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Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 16 answers
I personally have no had any experience with the HelpDesk. However, our clients speak highly of it.
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In-Person Training

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Tableau Desktop9.4
Based on 4 answers
Extensive and beneficial - users have shown great benefit of training and put it to practical use.
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Online Training

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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
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Implementation

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Tableau Desktop8.1
Based on 34 answers
It's fairly straightforward to set up and upgrade. If you can install a generic piece of modern software like MS Office, you won't have any trouble.
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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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The department I worked in had around 30 people. I believe we had at least 15 licenses possibly more.
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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 have evaluated QlikView as well. QlikView is another tool in the "Self-Service BI" world. However, it's focus is mainly on creating ad-hoc data models and using these models to make visualizations. Tableau, on the other hand, will take an existing data model and make much more impressive, and useful, charts than QlikView would.
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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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Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
With Tableau on the server, it is easy to share dashboards. It is also easy to develop reports on your desktop then pass the file to the server to be shared.
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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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Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
Easy to merge disparate sources.
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Scalability

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Tableau Desktop7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
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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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  • Saves analysts tremendous amounts of time from authoring/formatting/distributing traditional rigid reports in Excel.
  • Enhances skill sets of users to better understand how data is structured and its impact on business in areas previously 'invisible' using traditional wall of text reports, resulting in 'cleaner' data which gives more visibility to all areas previously deemed not relevant.
  • Ability to answer business questions quickly and allow rapid prototyping of dashboards which gives stakeholders much faster turnaround time to reach decisions.
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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

Tableau Desktop

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules
Tableau Desktop
Edition
Personal
$9991
Professional
$1,9991
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.