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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

D3.js

It's well suited for dynamic data, especially when multiple users are using the application and generating data, it helps us to get analytics of the data for users.
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

D3.js
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Customizable dashboards
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

D3.js
OpenText Magellan
7.7
Drill-down analysis
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Formatting capabilities
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

D3.js
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Publish to Web
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Publish to PDF
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Versioning
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Access Control and Security

D3.js
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Role-Based Security Model
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Mobile Capabilities

D3.js
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
3.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

D3.js
OpenText Magellan
6.2
REST API
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Javascript API
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Java API
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
D3.js
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Pros

D3.js

  • It provides multiple ways of visualizing data easily.
  • It is fast and light on system resources. It is built with JavaScript and visualizations can be easily hosted on the web across browsers.
  • It has a huge community backing it so it is easy to find people to help with whatever you're doing.
Firaz Peer | 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

D3.js

  • Hard to code, not a kids play toy.
  • No tutorial from official documentation.
  • Requires web development experience.
Sanyam Jain | 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

D3.js

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

D3.js

D3.js 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Support can be improved by providing more educational videos.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

D3.js

Protoviz does not require as much knowledge of programming to build visualizations as with D3.js or Google Charts. Highcharts or AnyChart are other alternatives that are more specific to building charts only
Firaz Peer | 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

D3.js

  • Rapid Development using templates helps faster delivery of the project.
  • Documentation requires a lot of time to study.
  • D3 creates high-quality visual effects which can be used over large screens.
Sanyam Jain | 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

D3.js

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

D3.js
8.8
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

D3.js
OpenText Magellan
3.9

Support Rating

D3.js
8.0
OpenText Magellan
9.1

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