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Score 6.2 out of 101
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Score 8.5 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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Yellowfin

The agile and flexible nature of the product along side the standard APIs and technologies makes Yellowfin a strategic winner for companies looking to offer services and products into the business world where the primary focus is not simply business intelligence but where business intelligence still forms a key contributor to the overall customer solution.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Yellowfin
8.1
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Yellowfin
8.3
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Yellowfin
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
8.3

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
7.8
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
7.7

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
8.1
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
8.2
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
8.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
7.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
7.8
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
6.5

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
7.8

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
9.1
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
8.5
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Yellowfin
8.5

Pros

OpenText Analytics

  • In terms of extensibility this is the best reporting platform we have seen. You can build very sophisticated reports with different data sources, and extend the basic functionality with javscript code
  • Securing the BI system is also a strength and the system can be configured relatively easily.
  • Reports can be available on mobile devices
  • Good Javascript embedding framework does not require the site to be built in java
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Yellowfin

  • The Yellowfin user interface fits seamlessly into our own web software as it too is designed in the latest web technologies making it easy to use and easily accessible to our client base.
  • The Yellowfin user interface is intuitive and easy to use, elevating VSV clients from needing in-depth training on the product before true value can be realised.
  • The Yellowfin architecture supports the Pintl architecture 100% due to a similar design strategy and as such no real overhead is added to the Pintl system for the addition of the Yellowfin product nor does it add any additional IT overhead to be used.
  • The Yellowfin product is quick and simple to develop reports and dashboards in cutting turn-around-time at the VSV development team and when new/custom reports are required by VSV clients.
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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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Yellowfin

  • Initially the Yellowfin business model was difficult to align to the VSV model but through some simple negotiations a workable model was reach which made in commercial application viable
  • Some additional licensing models could also be of value as we do not use the product in a pure business intelligence only application.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics

OpenText Analytics 3.9
Based on 9 answers
Upper management looking for big data solutions
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Yellowfin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based centralised architecture with best user interfaces.
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Reliability and Availability

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
99.9% availability
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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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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
  • Availability of 24x7x365 support team to cover all regions
  • Technical team well trained
  • Knowledge of product
  • Proper product documentation and support guidelines
  • Defined SLA
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In-Person Training

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Yellowfin provides 3 levels of training to support consumers, business analytics, developers and Administrations :
  1. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 1 (Exploration)
  2. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 2 (Advanced)
  3. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 3(Expert)
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Online Training

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based training for large audiences for Level 1 and Level 2 I would suggest
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Implementation

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Design the data model and views for each dashboard is very important and it is the success factor Configuration of cluster for large implementation
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Alternatives Considered

OpenText Analytics

I've used JReports and Actuate is very similar but seems to have a lot more customization features for the end user of BIRT reports.
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin BI has a strong focus on a clear structured and easy to use user interface. Furthermore, the licence model was adequate for a BI system with a lot of end users.
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Scalability

OpenText Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
- Tested 500 con-current users in Linux platform with 4 cores systems - Tested with cloud based VM - Tested with 1000 reads per minutes
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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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Yellowfin

No answers on this topic

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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

Yellowfin

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

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