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OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Tableau Public

251 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

If you are a techie and love to face challenges, then Actuate is the choice. You can do anything in Actuate. It has nice security features page level security.
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Tableau Public

Generating data-based reports for donors or board of directors. However, note that the public version should not be used for any data that you would like to keep private. Also good for creating unique data visualizations to use in presentations, or simpler visualizations to use in the text of a blog post or in a social media post.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Tableau Public
9.4
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Tableau Public
9.1
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Tableau Public
9.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
10.0

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
9.4
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
9.1
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
9.6
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
9.4

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
8.4
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
9.2
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
8.7
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
7.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
9.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
8.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
9.5
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
7.8

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
9.7
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
10.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
7.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
7.1

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
8.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
9.2
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
9.0
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
9.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
8.4
REST API
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
8.0
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
8.3
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
8.9
Java API
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
9.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
8.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Public
7.9

Pros

  • The performance of Actuate IServer is tremendous. It can handle a large volume of reports with many concurrent users.
  • We can do anything in Actuate. We can write our own function, procedures, methods in Actuate. Basically we can create our own framework in Actuate. No other reporting tool is proving this functionality.
  • It supports the OLTP system very well. The data can be flowed easily from one report to another report, by using array.
  • Control level formatting is available.
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  • Integration with Goodle Drive
  • Allows you to highlight specific data points
  • Optimizes visualizations for viewing from different devices
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Cons

  • Support for more databases, such as other BI tools.
  • There can be more graph types.
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  • In order to keep your data private, you have to buy a subscription
  • Problems with embedding on some websites
  • Must have a professional subscription to share with your network
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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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Tableau Public9.1
Based on 2 answers
In the end, Tableau continues to innovate and deliver new functionality every year. Technical support is good, they also provide user forum(s) where experienced users share their knowledge and insights, as well as assist newer users with specific questions. This space (Business Intelligence) continues to grow and is very competitive with new vendors and products coming out all the time. That said, we've yet to see a product that can match Tableau.
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Usability

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Tableau Public9.1
Based on 1 answer
By far the most easy to use and intuitive user interface I've seen with any tool.
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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 Public9.0
Based on 2 answers
The Tableau support team is responsive and easy to work with. Tableau also provides user forums, where experienced users can help new users with their questions and best practice ideas. Documentation is solid as well.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Public9.0
Based on 1 answer
I found it sufficient, and fast. I could easily "kick the tires" with Tableau on my data so I got up and running fast.
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Implementation

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Tableau Public9.1
Based on 2 answers
Start at the end and work backward. Identify the business case / issue and questions the end users have, then identify the data needed, and where to get it.
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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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We use Tableau internally across the organization, as well as provide a suite of developed visualizations to K-12 Education and Government customers across the United States.
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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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Salesforce can be a black box when it comes to CRM and even though Tableau isnt a CRM program our organization started using it for customer relations
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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 Public7.5
Based on 6 answers
Visualizations are "published" from Tableau Desktop to Tableau Server, both with the public edition and the "for a fee" version. Once published, these are native web applications and may be accessed via a standard browser. Tablet applications are provided as well for iPad and Google Droid tablets. End user interactive functionality across web and tablet platforms is provided, enabling end users to interact "live" with their data, asking questions and gaining insights.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
You can include a large variety of data sources, any major rdbms, big data sources, nosql stores. A developer could write a driver for many other systems, though they have wide support. They have support for a number of sources such as salesforce.com, other web based sources can be included using scripting.
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Tableau Public8.5
Based on 6 answers
Tableau can connect to 41 different data sources at present, and also includes a generic ODBC driver for connecting to other data sources. Version 8.2 includes an intuitive tool to make these data connections to one or more data sources using drag and drop and visual pictures, along with instant review of the connected data (the first few records). Data Blending is also provided, where data can be linked from multiple data sources (e.g. SQL Server, Oracle, Excel) and used in your visualization as if they were all in one source.
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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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  • Quick visualizations.
  • Clean design. If you are a fan of Edward Tufte or Stephen Few, then you favor a lean, clean look. That seems to be Tableau's default. I appreciate that.
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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 Public

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