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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

Scorecard without the Birt360 module is very limited in reporting and data displays. End users who are not computer savvy would have a difficult time using the advanced features
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ZAP Business Intelligence

ZAP is an incredible tool for those IT Organizations that need to stay lean. Within days, I was able to implement the ZAP solution instead of hiring Developers and ETL developers to tie into multiple Data infrastructures.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.8
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
10.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.8
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
10.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
REST API
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Java API
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0

Pros

  • The software can be tied to Actuate Basic which is much like MS Visual Basic and can provide an almost custom application feel to some reports.
  • Actuate had field movement tools that allowed a user to line rows up and disperse them across a report based off the width. Comparative tools like Crystal did not provide these.
  • The Actuate Server also gave easy access to review who had been running a report or reports via its web interface.
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  • Extremely Robust Interface
  • Implementation and Connection to Data Stores extremely fast. I was able to implement BI reporting within days.
  • Fantastic Support
  • Cost Effective Tool for any IT organization. Reduction in FTE, Data Reporting Deployment, and Cube Creation.
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Cons

  • Anything that I would consider an area for improvement and have asked about from the company is a area where they are already doing development and refinement and when it is available it comes as a simple upgrade.
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  • I would love to see a strong integration with Google Analytics. ZAP works great with CRM platforms but would be interested to get the metrics on how marketing campaigns are tied to organic traffic and PPC.
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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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No score
No answers yet
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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

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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ZAP has a better interface and user-friendly.
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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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ZAP Business Intelligence9.0
Based on 1 answer
ZAP does make it extremely easy. Security is great (which is a big selling point due to my HIPPA concerns.). No one likes handling roles and security of reports, but ZAP makes it simple and strong.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
It can connect to almost anything - solely based on what JDBC connectors are out there
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ZAP Business Intelligence10.0
Based on 1 answer
ZAP integration is incredible. Implementing relationships between disparate sources is user friendly.
Roger Safont profile photo

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
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ZAP Business Intelligence

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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