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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    Azure AI (Cortana)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    OpenText Magellan

    70%
    OpenText Magellan ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    2 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Azure AI (Cortana)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    OpenText Magellan

    82%
    OpenText Magellan ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    3 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    3 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    2 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    Azure AI (Cortana)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    OpenText Magellan

    82%
    OpenText Magellan ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    2 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    2 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    2 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    Azure AI (Cortana)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    OpenText Magellan

    80%
    OpenText Magellan ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Access Control and Security

    Azure AI (Cortana)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    OpenText Magellan

    88%
    OpenText Magellan ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    2 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    2 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    2 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Azure AI (Cortana)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.8

    OpenText Magellan

    68%
    OpenText Magellan ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    2 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    2 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    Azure AI (Cortana)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.2

    OpenText Magellan

    62%
    OpenText Magellan ranks higher in 5/5 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • OpenText Magellan is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.2

    Azure AI (Cortana)

    82%
    3 Ratings
    8.9

    OpenText Magellan

    89%
    11 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure AI (Cortana)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.9

    OpenText Magellan

    39%
    9 Ratings

    Usability

    Azure AI (Cortana)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    OpenText Magellan

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    Azure AI (Cortana)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    OpenText Magellan

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    It's easy for anyone who is expecting some simple AI problems like fetching the keywords, understanding the intent, language translation, etc. to be solved from an existing database and all they need is to connect to their APIs via a subscription model. But for complex use cases, there is still room for improvement like customization of underlying AI models for a specific use case like identifying some unique identifiers with respect to industry.
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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

    Microsoft

    • Being hosted in Azure solves a massive hosting problem
    • The language understanding system has the ability to revolutionize many vertical markets
    • Integrating with Cortana Analytics was really simple due to easy to understand documentation
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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

    Microsoft

    • More partnerships with colleges and schools to increase the workforce with technical knowledge (increase local workforce)
    • Have more online training and documentation in other languages
    • Have affordable prices for students
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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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    Pricing Details

    Azure AI (Cortana)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Azure AI (Cortana) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      OpenText Magellan

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      OpenText Magellan editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Microsoft

        No answers on this topic

        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

        Microsoft

        No answers on this topic

        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

        Microsoft

        No answers on this topic

        OpenText

        Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Microsoft

        IBM Watson Assistant has been early into this market and has improved a lot over time compared to Azure AI Cortana. More documentation related to the services. But Ease of integration Azure AI ranks over IBM Watson Assistant. And again in terms of services offered under the ecosystem, Azure AI precedes IBM Watson Assitant.
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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

        Microsoft

        • 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.
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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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