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Score 8.4 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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TARGIT

Targit is very strong when the data is presented to the system. Because of this, we are able to report on almost all of the information that is valuable to us. When we have questions or ideas on how to better leverage Targit, they are great to work with. We track our sales progress/process in Targit and AP tracks things such as outstanding invoices, open invoices, etc
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
TARGIT
8.8
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
TARGIT
9.1
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
TARGIT
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.1
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.8

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.3
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.8
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.8
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.1
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.0
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.6

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.1
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.1

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.7
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.7
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.9
REST API
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.0
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.1
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.1
Java API
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.1

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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  • With a user community that knows how to make steel but does not necessarily know the ins and outs of software applications and data Targit has been an invaluable tool to get our users quickly analyzing their data. Its easy drag and drop capability as well as its toggle buttons allow users to easily visualize their data from cross tabulations to graphs and charts with the click of a button without having to know complicated query strings or data relationships.
  • With the 2k11 release of Targit they have included rich dynamic date functionality that allows users to easily create views using fiscal date comparisons.
  • With the use of the Documents tab in the Smart Pad of Targit users are easily able to collaborate by viewing other people's reports and changing criteria to make it their own without "reinventing the wheel".
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Cons

  • Licensing is a bear.
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  • Improve some of the flexibility with creating dashboards. Small issue since we find the simplier the dashboard the better.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
This rating would be a 10 if the licensing structure were more accommodating.
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TARGIT7.0
Based on 11 answers
It has become a tool that I use daily and very important for day-to-day tasks.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
TARGIT8.0
Based on 1 answer
Everything on the back end needs to be correct, which sometimes it may not be set up or missing some variables. Some of the more difficult parts of Targit require a lot more attention and object creation to work properly
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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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TARGIT9.1
Based on 2 answers
Everyone I've dealt with at Targit genuinely cares about me and my success, and they respond to questions quickly and accurately. There is literally nothing more I could ask for from their support.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
TARGIT5.0
Based on 1 answer
Make sure all of the back end work is done prior to getting Targit set up. Every variable you may need for calculations needs to be correct and every item needs to be uniform so it is read properly.
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Breadth of Deployment

Actuate is used in 3-4 product lines. We have about 30 developers company wide that develop reports and perhaps 100 testers and business analysts that use it. Then we resell it with our product which is used by thousands of end users.
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Alternatives Considered

Actuate has a HUGE number of features that can tie nicely into almost any ERP but it takes some time to learn and the development community was relatively small compared to the Crystal Reports alternative. Crystal was far easier to learn and had a massive support base. Probably because it is now owned by SAP.
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Targit was more expensive, but it was going to be easier for us to add more data sources (Google Analytics in particular) than Jet Reports would have been. I also liked the reporting interface in Targit much better; the ability to click on elements in an object to dynamically filter other objects on the page saves a significant amount of screen real estate.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
Having more that one developer working on Actuate reports became quite a problem because once a report was compiled it was published to the server. The published file then could not be decompiled and the design files had to be stored in a particular shared location on the server. Also, I experienced issues leaving code notes in the SQL statements of the reports when I tried to compile them
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TARGIT9.1
Based on 2 answers
It is very easy to export information and reports out of Targit, as well as give access to those that need to see it. The security allows us to be very granular with the security preferences and set up permissions by users and their roles. Tracking and managing all of that is easy as well.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
This was a feature of Actuate I almost forgot. You could connect to number of different data sources across the organization from Oracle to MySQL and just about everything in between. Also if you have multiple environments of the same system (DEV,QA,PROD) you can change the connection string each time you compile the same report to promote changes. This was easier then changing the connections in alternative software like Crystal Reports
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TARGIT9.1
Based on 2 answers
We currently feed all of our data from our own software, DocuPhase. It was very easy to OEM the Targit BI tool into our own software and leverage it for internal use. We also resell Targit in our own software to our clients. They are able to leverage both of our softwares to drive automation, report on meaningful information, and connect to other systems.
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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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  • Employee efficiency
  • Better customer service
  • Better understanding of account trends
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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

TARGIT

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
TARGIT Editions & Modules
TARGIT
Edition
Viewer
$53
Standard User
$105
Developer
$1,500
ANTserver
$8,000
Business Intelligence Accelerator
$2,375
Additional Pricing Details
All prices given are starting points; see vendor for more details.