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Tableau Server

Top Rated
573 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Tableau Server

Top Rated
573 Ratings
Score 8.1 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 Server

Tableau does a great job of providing a simple interface to access various dashboards by groups, and has powerful development tools, but they can be a little quirky. It would be much better if there were better admin tools to analyze data sources, the dependencies in the database, and who owns the various dashboards throughout the system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Tableau Server
7.8
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Tableau Server
7.7
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Tableau Server
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
7.8

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
8.1
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
7.8

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
7.9
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
8.9
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
7.8
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
7.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
8.3
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
7.5

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
7.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
7.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
7.5
REST API
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
8.1
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
8.0
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
7.6
Java API
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Server
6.8

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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  • Set up and administration are very easy. It takes little time to implement and structure according to the business needs.
  • Broad customization is possible through the use of embedded analytics. Even without that - simple tweaks such as replacing the landing page logo with a company logo and modifying the logos within the standard tableau server interface allow for enough customization to ensure professionalism.
  • Permission structures are thoughtful. It's not challenging to create groups of users that are able to access only the elements appropriate for them to be viewing.
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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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  • Scaling Tableau Server comes with a big price tag.
  • In an organization that does not already have Tableau as its enterprise reporting tool, driving adoption is very tough. People tend to slink back into the comfort of excel analyses.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
I am no longer working for the company that was using Actuate but I believe they would continue to use it because the stitching costs would be to high. It would require a complete rewrite of the reports and the never version of Actuate (BIRT) even required an almost complete report rewrite
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Tableau Server9.1
Based on 19 answers
We will continue our use of Tableau server due to the following factors:- Cost effectiveness. This persists from year-to-year. Tableau consistently gives us the best value for the cost- Reliability. Tableau server has been rock-solid for our users, particularly during emergencies.- Innovation. You can bet that Tableau will release stable new versions on a regular basis.We have often experienced the need for a function in Tableau that will be included in a future release.
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Usability

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Tableau Server9.1
Based on 10 answers
While Tableau has the highest ease of use for analysis, the data set has to be ready for that and Tableau hasn't (yet) brought that ease of use to the ETL process.
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Reliability and Availability

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No answers yet
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Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
This is one area which can be improved. This is also dependent on the infrastructure we run it on. But Tableau Server 8 has had "unidentified" down times which had no answers on further troubleshooting.
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Performance

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No answers yet
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Tableau Server8.1
Based on 8 answers
Server can lag a little - problem can be addressed by moving to core-based licensing but it's a significant cost jump over user-based.
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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 Server9.1
Based on 12 answers
I think the folks that work in support are generally pretty good at what they do (when you get them on a WebEx). But the process of reporting issues to them and waiting for a response (via email only) is a hassle. I never understood why you can't just call them up and discuss the issues with them. It would take a handful of email exchanges before they would agree to a WebEx session. That was frustrating.
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In-Person Training

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No answers yet
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Tableau Server8.0
Based on 4 answers
In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
The sales consultants do an amazing job of introducing the tool and its capabilities. They are also helpful in explaining the layout of the desktop client and its different functionality.Keep in mind that they use a sample data source (MS Excel) with a very small amount of data to show off what it can do. What you have to remember is that you are buying the tool so that you can connect to large amounts of data (and possibly blend data together from different databases).
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
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Tableau Server9.1
Based on 13 answers
My department was largely Excel and paper-based when I started, so there's been a tremendous amount of work to get the data into shape, so when I look at the overall implementation of our visualization and reporting infrastructure, I'm less satisfied. Tableau has been wonderful, the one place that would get me to a 10 is if it was easier to tune workbook performance on Tableau Server, there are a huge number of variables to deal with across the workbook/application/hardware stack. In a small environment like ours that takes more effort than I'd like.
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Breadth of Deployment

Actuate was used by the indirect procurement team and the maintenance departments company wide across many facilities. Well over 100 concurrent users at anytime. Actuate was used across vast majority of locations with the ERP solution we had at the time.
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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 find Tableau Server much more flexible and powerful for the developer. The resulting dashboard and interactive charts far surpass those of Business Objects. IBM Cognos is much too restrictive in its ability to present data visualizations in a way that is easily integrated into both web platforms and mobile applications.
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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 Server7.8
Based on 67 answers
It's good. It's like publishing research papers. There is only ONE primary (first) author. This is the OWNER in Tableau terms. You can have any number of secondary authors but at the end of the day it's the OWNER that rules absolutely. I also like the option to manage permissions by workbook or by project (i.e. all objects in a project folder have permissions assigned to the folder regardless of how published).
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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 Server8.9
Based on 70 answers
Great range of data sources that can be directly tapped. Adding the ability to join disparate data sources is a big improvement over data "blending".
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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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  • Time to adoption has been a very big factor; it was easy to adopt.
  • Deployment cost has also been a big factor; outside of the initial purchase of an 8 core license, my organization has been unwilling to revisit getting a larger core license due to the large cost.
  • The headcount needed to setup and install Tableau Server can be pretty low. It depends upon your deployment preference, but as an example a single server option domain connected on a windows server install is likely to take only a couple of hours to setup and a couple of hours of maintenance a month. Even a more highly available setup is still not going to require more headcount per-say, merely a little bit more time on initial setup and maintenance.
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Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Tableau Server

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