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Venngage

3 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Venngage

3 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

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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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Venngage

Venngage works really well for basically creating any type of standard infographic that you can see when you browse the templates. We have used it successfully to communicate retention data, strategic plan information, workflows and more. It doesn't work as well though when you try to get too fancy with it. Meaning, you want a Word Cloud taking on a specific shape or reusing certain words a specific number of times. For those things, we found that it was best to use another application and then import the work as a graphic.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Venngage
5.5
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Venngage
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Venngage
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Venngage
2.0

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Venngage
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Venngage
8.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Venngage
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Venngage
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Venngage
6.7
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Venngage
8.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Venngage
10.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Venngage
2.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Venngage
7.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Venngage
7.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Venngage
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Venngage
7.0
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Venngage
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Venngage
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Venngage
7.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Venngage
3.0
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
Venngage
3.0

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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  • Venngage comes with a good suite of templates for starting projects from. For anyone working with infographics, getting started is usually 3/4 of the battle and having a good set of templates to choose from is a nice feature to save you time searching the internet.
  • Venngage makes it easy to change colors on most of their shapes, lines, backgrounds, etc.. ie., it is simple to customize in Venngage, which is incredibly important if you have a large team of users and not a great deal of time to train them in working with these types of tools.
  • Venngage's auto-save feature is not only one of it's best assets, but it has saved our team many times! Not all competitors have this feature and when you're working with precision as intricate as you typically are with an Infographic, auto-save is imperative!
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Cons

  • Licensing is a bear.
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  • It's hard to lock graphics into place in Venngage once you create something.
  • Layering is next to impossible. The feature is there but is very difficult to use and most times the user is better off copying the object over instead
  • Unless you have a business account (we have a professional account- middle grade) you cannot sort and organize your infographics. This is messy and cumbersome to go through and the price difference between professional and business grade accounts was quite large.
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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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Support

OpenText Analytics9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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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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Overall, they are pretty similar platforms. Canva is a nicer platform and more professional. Venngage is easier for people with zero experience to use, which some of the people on our team have, so we like that. Canva also offers more options we have noticed and more shapes/pre-loaded images for quick infographic creation.
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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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Venngage6.5
Based on 2 answers
  1. Sharing is a 10 since you can easily create links and publish them anywhere, or download the work as almost any format you'd want to, but for
  2. Collaboration, I'd only give it a 3 since it is impossible with a professional plan to work on a project with someone else who does not have the same level of access you have. This is difficult to sometimes determine.
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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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Venngage5.0
Based on 2 answers
This isn't a strong rating because we have to build a manual connection to our data source. Unlike with a connection to Tableau or a another visualization tool, the data source cannot just connect right into Venngage. There are specific areas of the infographic where you can insert a graphical (or varied other forms) representation of some data, and this is where we connect our data
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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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Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

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

Venngage

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