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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

What is the licensing structure? How long does it take to get licenses? Can an OEM reseller of Actuate get one license for the entire development organization?
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Venngage

If you are a small business or even a small team within a larger firm, Venngage is extremely useful. Larger enterprises, with in-house designers or multiple design stakeholders, may not find the offering appropriate as it's THAT easy to use that it could lead to folks going outside the lines of official, corporate-mandated brand guidelines. That said, for small businesses, this is absolutely the best tool I have come across (after trying many from Adobe Spark to Canva and others), and for the monthly price of $49, you cannot beat the amount of original graphics and materials you are able to produce, without having any prior "design" experience to boot
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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
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Venngage
8.6
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

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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Venngage

  • Extremely user-friendly: simple, easy-to-follow interface really made ramping up on the offering incredibly fast and painless.
  • Variety of templates: Venngage has a HUGE assortment of templates ranging from corporate reports and business decks to more visually-engaging, "fun" content such as infographics, awesome charts, and highly customizable social graphics.
  • Brand-alignment: we really appreciated the opportunity to tee up our brand guidelines and have those remain on the back-end and let us apply our style guide to multiple templates instantaneously.
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Cons

OpenText Analytics

  • The debug tool that came with the Actuate 8 developer was poorly written in my opinion; compiling a report could be very difficult when a number of functions were being called.
  • There wasn't any reporting that could be run to download Actuate utilization statistics. Analytics had to be done by manually reviewing who had been running reports.
  • At times when the Actuate Server would become overloaded the only solution was to restart it. There wasn't a way to clear up the list of pending report requests.
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Venngage

  • While extremely helpful, I do think the ability to import and apply your brand guidelines (typography, colors, logo, etc.) to any template instantaneously could be improved, and the array of auto-populated "on-brand" templates could be amplified.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics

OpenText Analytics 3.9
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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Venngage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Venngage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

OpenText Analytics

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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Venngage

Venngage's template library is easier to sort through than Canva, in my opinion. I also found the templates to be more applicable and valuable to my organization (more corporate, whereas I found Canva to have more social and e-commerce driven templates)
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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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Venngage

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

Venngage

General

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

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