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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 6.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch

The product is especially useful when you have real-time and/or time series data to analyze. If you have more mundane, simpler requirements, other products might do the job you need for less money (there are even some decent open source visualization tools you can find.) I know the product is very widely used in capital markets applications to monitor and analyze risk and price and volume changes; if you're working in that area, I don't think there's a better tool to use.
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

Datawatch Monarch
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Datawatch Monarch
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Datawatch Monarch
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
OpenText Magellan
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Datawatch Monarch
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Formatting capabilities
Datawatch Monarch
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Datawatch Monarch
OpenText Magellan
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Datawatch Monarch
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Publish to Web
Datawatch Monarch
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Publish to PDF
Datawatch Monarch
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Versioning
Datawatch Monarch
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Datawatch Monarch
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

Datawatch Monarch
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Datawatch Monarch
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Datawatch Monarch
OpenText Magellan
3.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Pros

Datawatch Monarch

  • Creating a basic model to extract data from a report is very easy.
  • Advanced features like Calculated Fields and External Lookups allow you to augment the raw data.
  • You can create a "project" to automate the data extraction. Combined with Datapump (a separate DW app), you can fully automate the process once the raw report is generated.
Frank Pappalardo | 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

Datawatch Monarch

  • Recently, we had some major sticker-shock when we wanted to upgrade Data Pump. It is an exceptional product, but when the price jumped from $6,000 to over $60,000, it was impossible to get the funds approved internally for the upgrade.
  • We also paid for yearly maintenance contracts which included Professional Services, but rarely found those services beneficial. However, we did receive all software upgrades for Datapump as part of the contract which we found to be very beneficial. However, with the new pricing, that is not longer the case.
Kim Shada | 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

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch Monarch 7.2
Based on 6 answers
Even though we do not utilize it on a daily basis, I do hope my current company renews it's license. If not, I intend to purchase myself.
Lisa Glassman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
Jeffrey Fischer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch is very good value of money compared to QlikView; QlikView is really more of a BI tool and has a lot of functions that I didn't need. Datawatch is very strong in the real-time area where Tableau, Panorama, and Qlik don't do very well. If you need to set up a visual monitoring dashboard, Datawatch is the best product I've seen for that. if you want to do a lot of in depth statistical analysis of large databases, Tableau is probably a good option.
Anonymous | 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

Datawatch Monarch

  • Data Pump reduces complexity of report solutions by offering a standardized approach for organizing and scheduling
  • 97% service level for past 5 years for all of our jobs going through Data Pump
Kim Shada | 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

Datawatch Monarch

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

OpenText Magellan

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch
8.1
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch
7.2
OpenText Magellan
3.9

Support Rating

Datawatch Monarch
OpenText Magellan
9.1

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