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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

It depends on extensibility, set-up, access & style. Actuate performs fairly well, but has performance issues because it sits on top of eclipse, which sits on top of Java. Extensibility usually comes at that price. Set-up is fairly straightforward and it can be secured.
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ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot is well suited for ad-hoc data searches, to derive real-time metrics, to create personalized pinboards, to explore data that you haven't thought in the past exists.ThoughtSpot is not the right tool if you are used to canned reporting, i.e. BOXI or Tableau.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
ThoughtSpot
8.0
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
ThoughtSpot
8.7
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
ThoughtSpot
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
8.4

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
6.7
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
6.5
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.2
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
6.3

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.3
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
8.3
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.7
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
6.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
6.9
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
6.6

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
8.2
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.9

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
8.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.3
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
8.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
6.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.3
REST API
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.4
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.7
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
6.9
Java API
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
ThoughtSpot
7.0

Pros

  • End user ability to customize Business Intelligence Reporting Tools (BIRT)
  • Actuate Support is usually prompt and helpful.
  • Ability to embed in other applications, has extendable code for authenticating/authorizing users.
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  • ThoughtSpot is great at answering questions no one asked before.
  • SpotIQ helps identifying the data quality issues.
  • Giving users ability to create their own reports is a huge plus.
  • Lightening fast performance on terabytes of data.
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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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  • ThoughtSpot can do a better job of providing prescriptive analytics.
  • Live connection for other databases is a much needed feature.
  • Pinboard canvas should allow for custom size rather than sticking to 5 pre-defined sizes.
  • More features needed in pinboard level filters.
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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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ThoughtSpot8.0
Based on 2 answers
We have had success with the initial use cases and there are more use cases that can receive return on investment. I don't give it a 10 because other products like Tableau are building functionality that may start to compete in the coming years.
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Usability

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ThoughtSpot8.1
Based on 24 answers
Incredibly intuitive user experience - evidenced by the short learning curve we have experienced with end users
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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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ThoughtSpot7.0
Based on 1 answer
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Implementation

No score
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ThoughtSpot7.0
Based on 1 answer
Understand use case and model and design accordingly
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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

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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Compared to most reporting and analytics tools of a similar nature, ThoughtSpot seems to work particularly well with financial and sales related data. In terms of ease of use, ThoughtSpot ranks above average. On the other hand, there are dozens of basic features (esp. reporting) from tools like Oracle that are surprisingly not available on ThoughtSpot.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
LDAP and Active Directory can be integrated. Access control can be extended with web services but it can be complicated. Different types of users can have different permissions and reports can be hidden from some users. Reports can be exported in a lot of formats including microsoft formats, and pdf. Interactive viewer is very powerful.
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ThoughtSpot7.8
Based on 5 answers
Thoughtspot is a web based tool that offers a search bar so essentially everything is shared depending on your access level however thoughtspot also offers the capability to download PDFs and csv-s to be shared across your team.
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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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ThoughtSpot8.4
Based on 5 answers
While thoughtspot supports basic ODBC drivers it is highly complex to move data to the thoughtspot box for any kind of analysis since thoughtspot does not run on your RDBMS system. To get thoughspot to do what it is good at a lot of investment needs to go into data modeling to deliver the right data model that makes analysis easy.
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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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  • Speed to Insights - something that would take a few weeks to build in Tableau can be done in minutes
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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

ThoughtSpot

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