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TARGIT

17 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

TARGIT

17 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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OpenText Analytics

Be sure to ask about pricing. If I remember correctly the pricing is by processor core, which can get VERY expensive in a large organization with multiple locations. I would say Actuate would be best suited for a medium/large sized organization with 1000-2500 employees with a dedicated team of software developers. If the organization needs someone who can get up and running quickly developing reports and where it is not the primary responsibility then I would recommend an alternative product like Crystal Reports.
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TARGIT

If your user base is technically saavy they may find Targit limited due to the fact that the data that is available in Targit is generally from a data warehouse that is created by IT and the ability to analyze other data that does not already exist is limited (although I think Targit is working on that). Also Targit does not have strong customer service and support. They originated in Europe and I believe they may have a US customer service department but it is not easy to find Targit help if needed with their limited customer base. With all that said, I would highly recommend Targit for a company who's needs are to have an easy to use BI tool for users and for companies with a lean IT staff.
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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
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.1
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.7

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.1
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.8
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.7
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.1
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.9
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
8.5

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
TARGIT
9.0
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
8.6
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
7.9
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

  • 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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  • The intuitive user interface does not intimidate users that are new to BI.
  • Dashboards really stand out with great metrics and KPIs.
  • Great dedicated team behind the product that is willing to work with you while you get acclimated with their product set.
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Cons

  • Anything that I would consider an area for improvement and have asked about from the company is a area where they are already doing development and refinement and when it is available it comes as a simple upgrade.
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  • We look forward to the opportunity to be able to take advantage of Data Discovery for Ad-Hoc scenarios. This is something that didn't necessary work as expected from Day 1 but TARGIT has enhanced the functionality moving forward and [we] look forward to testing and implementing it.
  • We should have looked at TARGIT sooner!
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
We will continue to resell and support Actuate and its products.
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TARGIT7.0
Based on 11 answers
The use of Targit is widespread throughout our organization. Our users are becoming comfortable with the tool and Targit has allowed our company to truly grasp the concept of Business Intelligence and making better business decisions through the analysis of our data. Our users are not waiting for IT to create reports for them, they have full rich self-service BI with Targit and are able to turn a great analytical idea or ad-hoc query hypothesis into concrete answers with actionable responses within minutes.
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Usability

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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

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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 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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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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It really met our business requirements when we were searching for a reporting/Bi tool and the flexible business model of being able to introduce additional functionally as your organization grows and requires it made the investment decision the right one for us. The functionality available in comparison to the investment is well worth it.
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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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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
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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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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  • As a Project Manager it is easy to report actual results compared to the scope
  • Able to measure business, department, and business unit success
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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
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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.