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Tableau Online

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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 Online

Tableau is Yearly charged per user. It is Saas and Multi-Tenancy, secure and no access to other companies and it is maintained by Tableau. It cannot connect to cubes.Tableau Online means you don't have to worry about the scaling - it is just there and works. For those who don't have IT infrastructure to handle it, Tableau Online is a great alternative.Tableau Online eliminates the need for a server environment, which includes hardware, deployment, and maintenance. Tableau Online can communicate directly with other cloud-based analytics services, such as Google BigQuery and Amazon Redshift. It also has compatibility with Salesforce and Google Analytics. From a cost analysis point Tableau Server environment is less than the Tableau Online considering the starting cost, configuration cost so for small and medium scale industry can go for a Server environment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Tableau Online
7.8
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Tableau Online
7.9
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Tableau Online
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
8.2

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
7.6
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
8.6
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
6.9

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
7.9
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
8.7
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
8.3
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
7.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
8.6
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
7.4

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
8.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
7.6
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
7.3
REST API
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
8.0
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
8.2
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
7.5
Java API
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
6.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Online
6.5

Pros

  • The software can be tied to Actuate Basic which is much like MS Visual Basic and can provide an almost custom application feel to some reports.
  • Actuate had field movement tools that allowed a user to line rows up and disperse them across a report based off the width. Comparative tools like Crystal did not provide these.
  • The Actuate Server also gave easy access to review who had been running a report or reports via its web interface.
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  • Visualizations of data
  • Aggregation of complex big data
  • Tabbed browsing for organization
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Cons

  • Report rendering can take a long time for large reports (250,000+ pages) - we run these in batch over night
  • The deployment of production code from development to test to production enviroments can be complex due to the number of components that must compile
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  • Online zooming into small data gets very hard to see and very grainy
  • Viewing raw data sources
  • Explanations of calculations
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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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Usability

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Tableau Online8.2
Based on 1 answer
Simple, easy and straighforward interface.
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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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Breadth of Deployment

Adopted by infrastructure, ad-operations, sales, business, and account support. We are a small company and maintain a small number of accounts on this system. If pricing would be acceptable, we would roll this out to all of our customers.
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Alternatives Considered

It is vastly superior to these in many ways, for complex reporting it is a much more sophisticated solution. Visualizations are very good. Javascript extensibility is very powerful, others don't support this or as well. Pentaho and MS are both OLAP oriented. Pentaho is moving more toward big data, which was not our primary focus. Others are stuck in the Crystal Reports Band metaphor.
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Tableau is more sophisticated than Google Docs. It can handle larger data sets, has more advanced reporting capabilities, etc.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
Basic scorecard without iServer and Birt360 modules are extremely limited in reporting ability. Scheduling pushed reports also fairly technical
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Tableau Online7.7
Based on 24 answers
Easy to share
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
Easy to set up data imports from a variety of sources and use scripts to automatically import data. Manual imports and translators also very easy to use
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Tableau Online7.9
Based on 24 answers
The integration with REST web services was more complex than other products.
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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

Tableau Online

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