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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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Yellowfin

Other than those mentioned Yellowfin has worked well for the scope of what we need to report on for our end clients within the Governance, Risk and Compliance environment.
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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
7.7
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

  • Easy data import
  • Multiple levels of user security
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  • Ease of use
  • Simple highly visual dashboards and reports
  • Web based, so zero footprint
  • Cost effective
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Cons

  • 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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  • More options to include meta data (column description, data annotation, report annotation) for BI self service end users
  • The compliance to the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS) is currently not possible
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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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Usability

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Yellowfin8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based centralised architecture with best user interfaces.
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Reliability and Availability

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Yellowfin9.1
Based on 1 answer
99.9% availability
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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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Yellowfin8.2
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

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Yellowfin9.1
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

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Yellowfin8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based training for large audiences for Level 1 and Level 2 I would suggest
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Implementation

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Yellowfin9.1
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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Breadth of Deployment

Actuate was used by the indirect procurement team and the maintenance departments company wide across many facilities. Well over 100 concurrent users at anytime. Actuate was used across vast majority of locations with the ERP solution we had at the time.
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Alternatives Considered

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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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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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
Having more that one developer working on Actuate reports became quite a problem because once a report was compiled it was published to the server. The published file then could not be decompiled and the design files had to be stored in a particular shared location on the server. Also, I experienced issues leaving code notes in the SQL statements of the reports when I tried to compile them
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Yellowfin8.1
Based on 6 answers
The sharing and collaboration features of Yellowfin BI are a very powerful part of the BI application. Reports can be shared, distributed, broadcasted and embedded (e.g. into websites) with only a few clicks.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
Easy to set up data imports from a variety of sources and use scripts to automatically import data. Manual imports and translators also very easy to use
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Yellowfin8.1
Based on 6 answers
Yellowfin BI is able to connect to a wide range of data sources. Furthermore, the application comes with an inbuilt InMemory DB.
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Scalability

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Yellowfin8.2
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

  • 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

Yellowfin

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