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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightGauge

Any data-driven business that requires metrics and performance benchmarks, that need to drill into data for analysis, should use Bright Gauge. If you don't require data that can be displayed in a meaningful way, and that's not important to your business, then this product is probably not for you; otherwise, it's great.
Ian Hansen | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

Using OpenText Magellan for complex statements does not necessitate any interaction from users. It has AI-enabled predictive analytics and AI-enabled machine learning capabilities. Legal Personnel Documents establish it even more secure for sensitive information to be stored here. The scorecard without the Birt360 module provides only rudimentary documents and data visualization, and it would be difficult for non-technical users to use the more advanced features.
Md Tuhin Sarker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

BrightGauge
7.5
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
BrightGauge
6.4
OpenText Magellan
Customizable dashboards
BrightGauge
9.3
OpenText Magellan
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
BrightGauge
6.8
OpenText Magellan
7.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

BrightGauge
7.3
OpenText Magellan
7.9
Drill-down analysis
BrightGauge
8.7
OpenText Magellan
6.9
Formatting capabilities
BrightGauge
6.1
OpenText Magellan
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
BrightGauge
7.9
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
BrightGauge
6.6
OpenText Magellan
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

BrightGauge
8.0
OpenText Magellan
8.5
Publish to Web
BrightGauge
8.1
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Publish to PDF
BrightGauge
8.7
OpenText Magellan
8.4
Report Versioning
BrightGauge
7.4
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
BrightGauge
7.9
OpenText Magellan
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
BrightGauge
8.1
OpenText Magellan

Data Discovery and Visualization

BrightGauge
8.5
OpenText Magellan
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
BrightGauge
8.5
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
BrightGauge
8.9
OpenText Magellan
Predictive Analytics
BrightGauge
8.0
OpenText Magellan
9.0

Access Control and Security

BrightGauge
8.4
OpenText Magellan
6.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
BrightGauge
9.1
OpenText Magellan
Role-Based Security Model
BrightGauge
7.9
OpenText Magellan
6.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
BrightGauge
7.5
OpenText Magellan
6.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
BrightGauge
9.0
OpenText Magellan
6.9

Mobile Capabilities

BrightGauge
6.1
OpenText Magellan
6.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
BrightGauge
6.0
OpenText Magellan
6.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
BrightGauge
6.1
OpenText Magellan
6.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

BrightGauge
7.8
OpenText Magellan
7.6
REST API
BrightGauge
9.9
OpenText Magellan
6.9
Javascript API
BrightGauge
9.5
OpenText Magellan
9.0
iFrames
BrightGauge
6.0
OpenText Magellan
Java API
BrightGauge
6.0
OpenText Magellan
7.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
BrightGauge
6.0
OpenText Magellan
7.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
BrightGauge
9.5
OpenText Magellan
6.9

Pros

BrightGauge

  • Near real-time data in dashboards is a game changer for decision making
  • Easy of setup of gauges, dashboards and reports makes the product versatile
  • Automated scheduled reporting increases visibility and reduces workload.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

  • In terms of extensibility this is the best reporting platform we have seen. You can build very sophisticated reports with different data sources, and extend the basic functionality with javscript code
  • Securing the BI system is also a strength and the system can be configured relatively easily.
  • Reports can be available on mobile devices
  • Good Javascript embedding framework does not require the site to be built in java
Christopher Noyes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BrightGauge

  • Support quality has decreased since BrightGauge was acquired by Continuum then ConnectWise.
  • It would be helpful to be able to change multiple similar gauges at one time, as opposed to individually.
  • Reporting system could be improved. At the moment, I am not comfortable scheduling reports to be sent to customers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

  • The report designer can be unstable at times.
  • The reporting engine tends to have memory leaks with certain types of massive-data reporting.
  • The report graphics don't have the sexiest appeal (e.g. Glossy feel, animated output)
  • Some extensibility is extremely difficult to get to without purchasing a license (e.g. Setting a simple flag so that HTML outputs in compressed mode requires either creating your own emitter or going the paid route)
Bri Gipson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BrightGauge

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

Usability

BrightGauge

BrightGauge 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Usability is BrightGauge's strength. Granting the ability of virtually any user to be able to create a dashboard is incredibly valuable. If an organization very simple and straight forward reporting needs then BrightGauge is a perfect fit for them. Connecting to the dataset we used was very quick and easy and I imagine it would be the same for any major data source you would like to pull from.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use, Magellan cubes connect to a wide range of data sources and support a wide range of databases. Multiple data imports and scripts for automated data imports are simple with this tool. We often combine data from various sources seamlessly, and still, there is room for improvement in the connections between data sources. In addition, there are limitations on the types of data cubes that can use.
Md Tuhin Sarker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BrightGauge

BrightGauge 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We did not need to use BrightGauge's support for the entire time that we used it. Best support is always the one that isn't needed because nothing breaks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Engineers, stakeholders, and engineers still rely on communication for collaboration; without iServer and Birt360 modules, the reporting capabilities of basic scorecards are compelled. Scheduling push report schedules is also a technical undertaking. Our primary use of Magellan is to format the output to the user’s specifications.
Md Tuhin Sarker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BrightGauge

We looked very briefly at Solar Winds, but due to Connectwise the reporting was not very accurate and was conflicted.
Dale Bradford | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan can produce reports that are much more elaborate than PowerBI, which is ideal for users that just need to see a report. On the other hand, PowerBI seems to be better at allowing users to interact with data.
Martin Rubens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BrightGauge

  • ROI can be difficult to measure specifically on a tool like this, but quicker, easier access to information is key.
  • Decrease workload and time in creation of reports has definitely created an ROI.
Anonymous | 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

BrightGauge

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

BrightGauge
8.5
OpenText Magellan
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

BrightGauge
OpenText Magellan
3.9

Usability

BrightGauge
9.5
OpenText Magellan
9.0

Support Rating

BrightGauge
10.0
OpenText Magellan
9.0

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