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Score 7.2 out of 101
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Score 5.6 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

BizNet Software

My favorite part is using if for analytical review reports, especially budget to actual reviews. I can make changes to the GL based on issues found during the review and the report updates immediately without having to update, re-key, verify changes, etc. I know it is going to be updated and correct every time.
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OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

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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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

BizNet Software
8.3
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Customizable dashboards
BizNet Software
8.2
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Report Formatting Templates
BizNet Software
8.4
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

Ad-hoc Reporting

BizNet Software
8.1
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
4.5
Drill-down analysis
BizNet Software
7.1
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
6.0
Formatting capabilities
BizNet Software
8.7
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
3.0
Report sharing and collaboration
BizNet Software
8.4
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

Report Output and Scheduling

BizNet Software
9.2
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Publish to Web
BizNet Software
10.0
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Publish to PDF
BizNet Software
8.6
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Report Versioning
BizNet Software
9.2
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Report Delivery Scheduling
BizNet Software
8.9
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

Data Discovery and Visualization

BizNet Software
7.5
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
BizNet Software
7.3
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Predictive Analytics
BizNet Software
7.7
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

Access Control and Security

BizNet Software
8.9
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Multi-User Support (named login)
BizNet Software
8.5
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Role-Based Security Model
BizNet Software
9.1
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
BizNet Software
9.1
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

Pros

BizNet Software

  • Once a worksheet has been created, you can change a single cell and update the entire report. This makes it much easier than recreating a report every time you start.
  • It draws data directly from our database that can be filtered down in various ways. This allows us to get the data that we really need quicker.
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OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

  • 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

BizNet Software

  • Access to comprehensive training for new users is lacking. While the pay-based BizNet University has some useful videos it doesn't allow for other learning styles.
  • Having to create a separate OCBC data source and linked server for each arm of business opened is sometimes a hassle.
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OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

  • The debug tool that came with the Actuate 8 developer was poorly written in my opinion; compiling a report could be very difficult when a number of functions were being called.
  • There wasn't any reporting that could be run to download Actuate utilization statistics. Analytics had to be done by manually reviewing who had been running reports.
  • At times when the Actuate Server would become overloaded the only solution was to restart it. There wasn't a way to clear up the list of pending report requests.
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Likelihood to Renew

BizNet Software

BizNet Software 6.1
Based on 2 answers
Lack of communication from BizNet on new policies with the resellers, changes in the policies that affect the client aren't positive in my opinion
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OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite 3.9
Based on 9 answers
We have invested much into the software and hardware that supports our reporting platform - Actuate is a staple in our environment.
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Usability

BizNet Software

BizNet Software 8.9
Based on 3 answers
Excel knowledge is a prerequisite to use BizNet well.
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OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

No score
No answers yet
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Support

BizNet Software

BizNet Software 9.0
Based on 3 answers
We have only had a few occasions to call on the support team over 4 years, but every time our need was met in a superior manner.
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OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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Implementation

BizNet Software

BizNet Software 9.0
Based on 3 answers
We went pretty seamlessly into BizNet, but could have had lots of trouble if the professional service was not aware of our set up and use.
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OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

BizNet Software

FRX - Great Plains Report Writer - These do produce financial reports but are much more tedious to set up.BizNet is much more flexible and easier to use. The functionality is an Excel add-on which allows us to use the powerful functionality of Excel as well as Biznet's functionality to do data retrieval from Sage 100 general ledger.
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OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

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.
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Return on Investment

BizNet Software

  • BizNet continues to pay for itself.
  • I am sure we haven't even learned to use half of what it is capable of and their customer service is top notch.
  • I would say that BizNet continues to have a positive impact on our entire financial portion of our business.
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OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

  • 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

BizNet Software

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$4,500*

* per install plus starter pack licenses

BizNet Software Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
BizInsight 7 (Stand-alone)$301
BizBroadcast$651
  1. per user, per month
SaaS Edition
BizInsight 7 (Stand-alone)$301
BizBroadcast$651
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
BizNet Training - Standard Package (3 Seats) $795.00 Yearly BizNet Training - Premium Package (3 Seats) $995.00 Yearly BizNet Training - Premium Plus Package (3 Seats) $1,295.00 Yearly Education Block $695.00 Installation Training $225.00

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

General

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

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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