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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure AI (Cortana)

As a provider of software applications to the legal market there is not a huge amount that the Cortana Intelligence suite can be utilised for though at the speed that new features are being added I suspect that will change very quickly. However the current functionality is clearly really well suited for e-commerce companies or vertical markets where process is very prescriptive and linear.
Rich Mephan | 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

Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Formatting capabilities
Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Publish to Web
Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Publish to PDF
Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Versioning
Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Access Control and Security

Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Role-Based Security Model
Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Mobile Capabilities

Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
3.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Pros

Azure AI (Cortana)

  • Provide data scientists and data analysts with tools that give their processes more intelligence
  • Decrease software development time, bringing the intelligence structure out of systems
  • Azure has a lot of support documentation and excellent technical support services
Fernanda Ministerio | 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

Azure AI (Cortana)

  • The language understanding service can be a little overwhelming at first trying to understand the differnces between intents and entities
Rich Mephan | 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

Azure AI (Cortana)

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

Azure AI (Cortana)

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

Azure AI (Cortana)

- Lower acquisition cost (my institution has other contracts with Microsoft which lowers the global cost of many tools and technologies)
- More learning and study material available (which facilitates learning by teams
- More intuitive technology
- Microsoft has a local data center reducing costs and facilitating contracts in local currency
- Price based only on services used
Fernanda Ministerio | 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

Azure AI (Cortana)

  • Difficult to ascertain the ROI as we are a software house who have developed a module in our application using Cortana. However for companies that use our software I would say the use of sentiment analysis in our application could free up at least 1 full time resource to be used elsewhere in their organisation.
Rich Mephan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Azure AI (Cortana)

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

Azure AI (Cortana)
10.0
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
3.9

Support Rating

Azure AI (Cortana)
OpenText Magellan
9.1

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