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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Ayasdi Core

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 appropriate1. 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

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.
Christopher Noyes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Ayasdi Core
7.3
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Ayasdi Core
9.0
OpenText Magellan
Customizable dashboards
Ayasdi Core
7.0
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Ayasdi Core
6.0
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Ayasdi Core
7.0
OpenText Magellan
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Ayasdi Core
7.0
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Formatting capabilities
Ayasdi Core
6.0
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Ayasdi Core
8.0
OpenText Magellan
Report sharing and collaboration
Ayasdi Core
7.0
OpenText Magellan
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Ayasdi Core
7.6
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Publish to Web
Ayasdi Core
9.0
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Publish to PDF
Ayasdi Core
8.0
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Versioning
Ayasdi Core
7.0
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Ayasdi Core
7.0
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Ayasdi Core
7.0
OpenText Magellan

Data Discovery and Visualization

Ayasdi Core
7.3
OpenText Magellan
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Ayasdi Core
10.0
OpenText Magellan
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Ayasdi Core
7.0
OpenText Magellan
Predictive Analytics
Ayasdi Core
5.0
OpenText Magellan

Access Control and Security

Ayasdi Core
7.5
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Ayasdi Core
8.0
OpenText Magellan
Role-Based Security Model
Ayasdi Core
7.0
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Ayasdi Core
7.0
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Ayasdi Core
8.0
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Mobile Capabilities

Ayasdi Core
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Ayasdi Core
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Ayasdi Core
OpenText Magellan
3.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Ayasdi Core
OpenText Magellan
6.2
REST API
Ayasdi Core
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Javascript API
Ayasdi Core
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Java API
Ayasdi Core
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Ayasdi Core
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Ayasdi Core
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Pros

Ayasdi Core

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

  • 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.
Bri Gipson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ayasdi Core

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

  • 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
Martin Rubens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Ayasdi Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 3.9
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
Todd Bellamy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Ayasdi Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
Jeffrey Fischer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ayasdi Core

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

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.
Amy Broome | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ayasdi Core

No answers on this topic

OpenText Magellan

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Ayasdi Core

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

OpenText Magellan

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ayasdi Core
7.0
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Ayasdi Core
OpenText Magellan
3.9

Support Rating

Ayasdi Core
OpenText Magellan
9.1

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