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Score 6.2 out of 101
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Score 8.4 out of 101

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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Toad Data Point

I have not worked with another tool that covers so many different data stores so easily. I find the Query Builder and the data scrubbing abilities just top-notch and something the analyst needs. Toad Data Point is very good at working with Excel...can output directly to Excel, to a page in an existing spreadsheet (ie: refresh the data), to pivot tables, and can even set up Excel with the SQL behind the scenes so all you have to do is refresh the spreadsheet and Excel will pull the data! If your analysts use the SQL language, Toad Data Point has an extensive SQL editor, customized to the database environment the focus is pointing to...that includes templates, code snippets, SQL history, and more. This editor comes from the very popular Toad database access/development tool with a rich history in the IT world.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Toad Data Point
9.0
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Toad Data Point
8.5
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Toad Data Point
8.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
8.7

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
8.8
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
7.4
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
9.9

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
8.9
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
9.1
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
8.5
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
9.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
8.0
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
8.5

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
9.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
9.4
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
10.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
10.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
10.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
8.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
8.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
9.6
REST API
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
9.1
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
8.7
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
10.0
Java API
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
9.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
Toad Data Point
10.0

Pros

OpenText Analytics

  • 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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Toad Data Point

  • Ease of use. It is a very easy product to use without any particular training.
  • Multiple data source connection. It easily connects to multiple data sources which allows you to use different data sources to run reports.
  • Seamless application. Once you set everything up-- whether it is an FTP or export of data-- you can set it and forget it!
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Cons

OpenText Analytics

  • We have found a ton of bugs in there, our implementation is very complex and we use a lot of features, but we wish there were less bugs. Particularly with parameter display and validation.
  • Actuate has decided not to continue to support the birtondemand platform and it is running on older versions of their main platform.
  • Building out security extensibility is rather complex.
  • They have not had a rest interface until new versions of iHub.
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Toad Data Point

  • Data presentation. There really isn't a dashboard technology...Toad Data Point makes it very easy to request data and putting the data in a format for other tools...such as presentation software designed to build dashboards.
  • Again...data presentation...Toad Data Point is more of a data prep/data analysis tool than a mobile app.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics

OpenText Analytics 3.9
Based on 9 answers
Pricing for BIRT onDemand is going up 10x and sales can't negotiate. They are not supporting this platform. For us, a smaller company using iHub is going to be too expensive. We can't continue to use this solution.
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Toad Data Point

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
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Toad Data Point

Toad Data Point 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We use this product every day. It is invaluable to us.
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Support

OpenText Analytics

OpenText Analytics 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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Toad Data Point

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

OpenText Analytics

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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Toad Data Point

Toad give me more flexibility. Being able to utilize FTP to send data and receive files from external systems is wonderful. Using the automation tool to run different database, file, and system activities has made my day-to-day functions easy. Being able to schedule tasks right from the software has also made thing easy.
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Return on Investment

OpenText Analytics

  • 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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Toad Data Point

No answers on this topic

Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

General

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

Toad Data Point

General

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

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