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OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

ZAP Business Intelligence

1 Ratings
Score 10 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

Be sure to ask about pricing. If I remember correctly the pricing is by processor core, which can get VERY expensive in a large organization with multiple locations. I would say Actuate would be best suited for a medium/large sized organization with 1000-2500 employees with a dedicated team of software developers. If the organization needs someone who can get up and running quickly developing reports and where it is not the primary responsibility then I would recommend an alternative product like Crystal Reports.
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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

  • Actuate has permitted us to create stronger visualizations of data and customer data for our clients so they can make better decisions about the course of their businesses.
  • Birt Analytics integrates with Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics, Xcel in a short period of time and permits stronger massaging of data and integration with better "what if"scenarios.
  • The ROI on this product is remarkable.
  • Employees who visualize the data and other components who have been questioning the direction of management change their focus upon what they can do to improve the company. Managers who are "micro-managers of data" actually begin to visualize where some of the sub-strata they have wasted time is impairing company results.
  • Customer support for their products is excellent. If you need support on site they are there when you need them.
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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
We will continue to resell and support Actuate and its products.
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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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ZAP has a better interface and user-friendly.
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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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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
You can include a large variety of data sources, any major rdbms, big data sources, nosql stores. A developer could write a driver for many other systems, though they have wide support. They have support for a number of sources such as salesforce.com, other web based sources can be included using scripting.
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ZAP Business Intelligence10.0
Based on 1 answer
ZAP integration is incredible. Implementing relationships between disparate sources is user friendly.
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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
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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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