Ayasdi Core vs. OpenText Magellan

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ayasdi Core
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Ayasdi Core is a business intelligence software offering from Ayasdi.N/A
OpenText Magellan
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite leverages a comprehensive set of data analytics software to identify patterns, relationships and trends through data visualizations and interactive dashboards.N/A
Pricing
Ayasdi CoreOpenText Magellan
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ayasdi CoreOpenText Magellan
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Ayasdi CoreOpenText Magellan
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
7.3
1 Ratings
11% below category average
OpenText Magellan
7.0
2 Ratings
15% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable dashboards7.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates6.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
7.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
OpenText Magellan
8.3
3 Ratings
3% above category average
Drill-down analysis7.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Formatting capabilities6.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration7.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
7.6
1 Ratings
9% below category average
OpenText Magellan
8.3
2 Ratings
0% below category average
Publish to Web9.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Report Versioning7.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling7.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
7.3
1 Ratings
10% below category average
OpenText Magellan
8.0
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive Analytics5.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
7.5
1 Ratings
13% below category average
OpenText Magellan
9.0
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model7.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)7.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)8.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
-
Ratings
OpenText Magellan
7.0
2 Ratings
13% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
-
Ratings
OpenText Magellan
6.2
1 Ratings
24% below category average
REST API00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Ayasdi CoreOpenText Magellan
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
3.9
(9 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ayasdi CoreOpenText Magellan
Likelihood to Recommend
Ayasdi
Well suited: 1. If data set is not yet well organized. 2. Hypothesis is not yet established. 3. Need to visually explore to find patterns of data (often when analysts have no good understanding of data) 4. When [you need] to analyze events with a timeframe (specifically a sequence of events as a transaction) Less appropriate 1. If a data set is very large, such as Hadoop data, it becomes hard to manage data pipeline and process to feed the data into Ayasdi. To be feed into Ayasdi, data should be aggregated or organized to some level.
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OpenText
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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Pros
Ayasdi
  • Ayasdi Core provides an easy way to get some insight on data. Typically analytics may require having a model or hypothesis before starting to look into the data, but Ayasdi lets you just feed the data first then start seeing what the data looks like.
  • Ayasdi Core's topological network visualization is quite unique. It allows you to explore patterns and potential relations between multiple data elements. A user can also dynamically navigate data with different aspects on the web.
  • The Web version of Ayasdi is easy to use, stable, and fast. It hasn't crashed even when we feed it a lot of data sets, although it took time.
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OpenText
  • The report outputs can vary across different types such as HTML, PDF, and Excel
  • Their open source offering is very sufficient
  • There are great boards and blogs for developers and engineers to expand and use their features.
  • The people from the company that I've worked with are professional and courteous.
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Cons
Ayasdi
  • Use of Python SDK is required to feed data into Ayasdi, but it lacks training materials or sample codes for a novice to get started.
  • Although Web UI of Ayasdi is looking good, often it freezes when the user runs an analysis. It doesn't crash but the web page needs to be refreshed to see the progress of analysis.
  • Algorithms provided by Ayasdi, such as metrics types, lens types need to be explained (what they are and what their strengths and weaknesses are). We had to Google or do research on our own to understand what they are.
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OpenText
  • The documentation on all the available features, but most importantly on the scripting side, can be improved
  • The standard look & feel of some basic options, like parameter selection or sorting and filtering, looks dated and can't be customized
  • The server portal needs to provide better tools
  • More integration is needed with other OpenText products
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Likelihood to Renew
Ayasdi
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OpenText
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
Ayasdi
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OpenText
It is quite intuitive to use. It is fit specifically for doing sentiment, emotion, and intention analysis as well as text classification and text summarization. I would have given 10 if it is fit for the purpose of doing image processing and analysis as well. There is a huge market to analyze video and image data.
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Support Rating
Ayasdi
No answers on this topic
OpenText
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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Alternatives Considered
Ayasdi
We had a working group that has been using R studio for the general purpose of statistical analysis in our organization. Although it is a great tool that provides enriched function sets, it is time-consuming for our clinical analysts to learn the tool to see the first result. R is somewhat of a developer-oriented/friendly tool. Ayasdi is friendly to a domain analyst or end users. Plus, support and consulting from Ayasdi were excellent so that we could get knowledge from them immediately whenever we needed.
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OpenText
It is vastly superior to these in many ways, for complex reporting it is a much more sophisticated solution. Visualizations are very good. Javascript extensibility is very powerful, others don't support this or as well. Pentaho and MS are both OLAP oriented. Pentaho is moving more toward big data, which was not our primary focus. Others are stuck in the Crystal Reports Band metaphor.
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Return on Investment
Ayasdi
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OpenText
  • 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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ScreenShots

OpenText Magellan Screenshots

Screenshot of A Magellan BI & Reporting dashboard that an individual can interact with and personalize to their needs, such as changing chart types or computations.Screenshot of Magellan Data Discovery provides a Smart User Interface, designed to equip new users and users seeking a more streamlined set of features for insightsScreenshot of Magellan Data Discovery provides an Advanced User Interface that allows data analytics pros to leverage its breadth of sophisticated capabilities for insightsScreenshot of Magellan Text Mining insights can be displayed within easy-to-use dashboards.Screenshot of Data scientists can create visualizations within the Magellan Notebook and see it dynamically update as they write changes to it.